WCC Crew Supervisor 1 – Southwest
at State of Washington
Overall Job Objective
Keeping Washington Clean and EvergreenProtecting Washington State’s environment for current and future generations is what we do every day at Ecology. We have a culture that is invested in making a difference. If you want to join a team that is highly effective, collaborative, has leadership that embraces the value of people, Ecology is a good fit.The Shorelands and Environmental Assistance (SEA) program is hiring Washington Conservation Corps (WCC) Crew Supervisor 1 positions. The WCC consists of three subprograms: the original Corps Program, Veteran Conservation Corps, and Puget Sound Corps.If you are looking for an exciting opportunity to work outdoors across Washington State, this job is for you! Our crew supervisors mentor young adults and military veterans as they develop skills in the environmental field. In exchange, our crew supervisors develop their own skills through a variety of certifications that WCC offers to both supervisors and members (e.g. Hazwoper, Pesticide Applicator, and Wilderness First Responder).If you have strong communication skills, demonstrated leadership abilities, and knowledge of environmental restoration and enhancement, we encourage you to apply for this position.As an agency, our mission is to protect, preserve and enhance Washington’s environment for current and future generations. We invest in our employees to create and sustain a working environment that encourages creative leadership, effective resource management, teamwork, professionalism and accountability. Maybe you’ve seen some of our recent stories on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or our blog.Local efforts… Diverse people… Statewide impacts
The Shorelands and Environmental Assistance (SEA) program helps communities manage shorelands and wetlands. Our primary focus is on state and local responsibilities for administering Washington state and federally-delegated laws. Our mission is to work in partnership with communities to support healthy watersheds and promote statewide environmental interests.
The program’s Washington Conservation Corps (WCC) section is looking to fill Washington Conservation Corps (WCC) Crew Supervisor 1 positions located across the State of Washington.
This is a project position that is funded until September 30, 2019, with a possibility of extension.
This posting will be used to fill vacancies in our Southwest region which includes the following counties: Clark, Pierce and Thurston counties and is open continuous.
When applying for these positions, you are entering your name into a candidate pool. There may or may not be a vacancy at the time you apply. Please visit our WCC job page to see if we have current openings.
If interested in being considered for ALL Statewide opportunities, you MUST apply for all 4 job announcements for the WCC Crew Supervisor 1 positions.A position could come open at any time. It is to your advantage to apply as soon as possible.The applications expire every 90 days. If you want to continue to be considered for the WCC Crew Supervisor positions, you must re-apply every 90 days.This position will supervise a crew of Washington Conservation Corps (WCC) members in the performance of natural resource assignments.As a supervisor, you may lead the following projects:1) Habitat Enhancement: environmental restoration, wetland mitigation, in-stream salmon recovery work, etc.2) Recreational Enhancement: Campground upgrades and maintenance, front and back country trail construction and maintenance, boardwalk installation, etc.3) Combination: Many WCC crews work on both project types, depending on the season.As a leading AmeriCorps program with a nationally recognized disaster response program, WCC supervisors may also lead deployments to local and national disasters.Duties typically include:
Working Conditions – this position often requires:
- Reviews, plans and assigns work tasks for corps members in completing conservation projects.
- Manages the completion of projects. This includes monitoring the use of materials, communicating with project sponsor on progress, and assigning tasks to individual members.
- Performs evaluations of corps members. Gives clear feedback on past performance and expectations for future performance and career objectives. Documents performance issues and makes recommendations for disciplinary action.
- Interviews and makes selections of new corps members.
- Completes and turns in necessary paperwork such as timesheets, travel logs, credit card logs & receipts, safety reports, AmeriCorps forms, hiring and termination forms, evaluations and production reports.
- Ensures that equipment is being used safely and makes sure all equipment is properly maintained.
- Drives vehicle and ensures that it is being maintained.
- Operates small power tools, such as chain saws, weed-eaters, drills, augers, laser transits and others.
- Operates state owned/leased vehicles, usually four wheel drive pick-up trucks.
- Uses hand tools, such as shovels, hoes, rakes, hammers and axes.
- Works on steep inclines for long periods of time.
- Walks several miles per day in rough terrain.
- Lifts 60 pounds repetitively for long periods of time.
- Overnight travel to accomplish assignments.
- Work in excess of 40 hours per week.
- Working in inclement weather.
- Rough terrain and wilderness areas.
- Lifts 60 pounds repetitively for extended periods of time.
- Consecutive days of work up to eight (8) days in travel status.
- Deployment to natural disaster areas in an emergency response capacity for up to 30 consecutive days.
- Required Qualifications:
An Associate’s degree in Environmental Science or Studies, Forestry, or closely related field, and one (1) year of experience as a WCC crew member or work that includes emergency response to natural disasters, hazardous spills, firefighting, and/or habitat restoration.
Satisfactory completion of a two-year Forest Technology Vocational Program and one (1) year of WCC field experience.
Three (3) years of experience equivalent to WCC field work, young adult mentorship, or leadership.
Qualifying military experience can substitute, year for year, for field experience.
- Experience in the supervision and training of employees, natural resource conservation and maintenance work, and the use of a variety of hand and power tools.
- Wilderness First Aid Certification.
- Pesticide Operators License.
- Wild land Firefighter Red Card.
- ICS 300.
- NIMS 700.
Special Requirements / Conditions of Employment:
- Must possess a WA State Driver’s License and provide a driver’s license abstract upon hire.
- Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position.
- There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.
Why work for Ecology?
Joining Ecology means becoming a part of a team committed to protecting and restoring Washington State’s environment.
A career in public service allows you to help solve some of the most challenging problems facing our state, while keeping the health and financial security of you and your family a priority. We combine one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation with a strong commitment to work/life balance.
Ecology employees may be eligible for the following:
Medical/Dental/Vision for employee & dependent(s), Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), Vacation, Sick, and other Leave*, 11 Paid Holidays per year*, Public Service Loan Forgiveness, Tuition Waiver, Long Term Disability & Life Insurance, Deferred Compensation Programs, Dependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP), Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA), Employee Assistance Program, Commute Trip Reduction Incentives, Combined Fund Drive, SmartHealth
Student debt and how working for Ecology can help
Employees may be eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program, which forgives the remaining balance on your Direct Loans after you have made 120 qualifying monthly payments under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time for a qualifying employer. See https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service for more details.
*See the Benefits tab in this announcement for more information
- Supplemental Information
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The Washington State Department of Ecology is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and gender identity diversity. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, veterans or people with military status, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons needing accommodation in the application/testing process or this job announcement in an alternative format may call (360) 407-6186. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call the Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.