Please see the following website for application link: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/doh/jobs/2538261/cultural-and-environmental-program-specialist-environmental-planner-3-doh4628
The Washington State Department of Health’s mission is to protect and improve the health of all people in Washington. The Office of Drinking Water supports this mission by ensuring safe and reliable drinking water to more than 6.2 million residents.
This position reports directly to the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) Lead Engineer and serves as the DWSRF Cultural and Environmental Program Specialist. DWSRF makes funds available to drinking water systems to pay for infrastructure improvements. This program provides low-interest construction loans to publicly owned (municipal) and privately-owned drinking water systems. These loans cover capital improvements that increase public health and compliance with drinking water regulations.
The primary responsibility of this position is to perform cultural and environmental reviews of DWSRF funded projects in accordance with applicable federal and state regulations. This position also implements capacity development strategies within DWSRF, including asset management, value planning, and regionalization activities. The position is expected to exercise a high level of technical expertise in coordinating outreach and technical assistance to stakeholders for DWSRF cultural reviews, environmental reviews, and capacity development program activities. In addition, this position will be the DWSRF representative on the Infrastructure Assistance Coordination Council (IACC).
Location: The duty station for this position may be assigned to DOH offices in Tumwater, Kent, or Spokane, WA depending on the incumbent’s preference.
Washington State Department of Health (DOH) works with federal, state, tribal, and local partners to help people in Washington stay healthy and safe. Our programs and services help prevent illness and injury, promote healthy places to live and work, provide education to help people make good health decisions and ensure our state is prepared for emergencies. To learn more about the agency, visit our website, DOH Infographic (Download PDF reader), and see what it’s like to Work@Health!
DOH is a great place to work and has implemented several “Employer of Choice” initiatives, including:
- We are committed to diversity and inclusion. DOH fosters an inclusive environment that encourages all employees to bring their authentic selves to work each day. We strive to hire, develop, and retain a competent and diverse workforce that is reflective of the customers we serve.
- We have an engaging Wellness@Health program which offers programs that support healthy behaviors and work/life balance. Our program provides wellness education, access to healthy food, physical activity classes, stress relief, and many other resources to support a healthy you.
- We support a healthy life/work balance by offering flexible/alternative work schedules, and mobile and telework options. (Depending upon job duties.)
- We are making exciting steps towards modernizing our workplace by providing motivating and inspiring workspaces that promote creative thought, innovation, and collaboration among co-workers.
- We have an Infant at Work Program that is based on the long-term health values of breastfeeding newborns and infant-parent bonding. Eligible employees who are new mothers, fathers, or legal guardians can bring their infant (6 weeks to 6 months) when returning to work. (Depending upon job duties and work location.)
- Perform cultural reviews of funded projects in accordance with the National Historic Preservation Act or Governor’s Executive Order 05-05.
- Perform environmental reviews of funded projects in accordance with the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA).
- Coordinate environmental and cultural review process with DWSRF grant and loan staff, regional staff, state agencies, tribes, and others to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations.
- Conduct DWSRF training, client training workshops, and other outreach activities on DWSRF cultural and environmental review process.
- Prepare reports for EPA on cultural and environmental review compliance
- Conducts site visits as needed.
- Perform outreach and education to DWSRF funding applicants and recipients on asset management, value planning, and regionalization efforts.
- Coordinate capacity development strategies with the Office of Drinking Water’s Capacity Development Program Manager.
- Serve as the DWSRF program representative to National SRF Coordinators Workgroup.
What we’re looking for
Success in this position requires one to be a team player, defined as having a driving passion for the work, bringing humility to their job and people interactions, and understanding how their words and actions affect others.
Option 2: Masters degree in planning or related field AND two (2) years of experience conducting environmental or cultural reviews of infrastructure projects.
Conditions of Employment/Working Conditions
With or without accommodation, I am willing and able to:
- Work indoors, at a desk/workstation the majority of a workday, in an open office environment with possible conversation and other noise distractions.
- Work at a tobacco-free campus and environment.
- Occasionally work in excess of 40 hours per week and/or to adjust normally scheduled hours, which may include evening and weekends.
- Occasionally travel throughout the state (including rural areas) which may include overnight stays.
- Legally operate a state or privately owned vehicle or provide alternative transportation.
- Work in a fast-paced/stressful environment with multiple priorities and competing deadlines.
This is a position covered by a bargaining unit for which the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) is the exclusive representative.
The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is an equal opportunity employer. DOH strives to create a working environment that is inclusive and respectful. It is our policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of our workforce.
If you have questions, need alternative formats or other assistance please contact Zach Covington at (360) 236-2406, Zach.Covington@doh.wa.gov, or TDD Relay at 1-800-833-6384 or 7-1-1. Technical support is provided by NEOGOV, 855-524-5627 (can’t log in, password or email issues, error messages).
Intrigued? We’d love to hear from you. Click “Apply” to submit your detailed application profile along with the following:
- A letter of interest, describing how you meet the specific required and desired qualifications for this position.
- A current resume.
- Three (3) or more professional references, to be included in your profile. Please include at least one supervisor, peer, and (if you have supervised staff) a subordinate.
Do not attach transcripts or other documents that are not requested in the Application Process. These documents will not be reviewed.
Supplemental InformationOnly applicants who follow the directions and complete the Application Process in-full will have their responses reviewed for consideration.
Education and experience selected, listed and/or detailed in the Supplemental Questions must be verifiable on the detailed applicant profile submitted.
This recruitment may be used to fill other positions of the same job classification within the agency.