Habitat Engineers – Environmental Engineer 3 (In-Training) – Permanent – Two Openings – Spokane Valley, WA – Spokane County – Yakima, WA – Yakima County

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Spokane, WASHINGTON
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 05 Dec 2022

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Agency
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Location
Spokane Valley, Washington – Spokane County -Yakima, Washington – Yakima County
Job Category
Full time Positions
Salary
$64,788.00 - $98,592.00
Last Date to Apply
12/05/2022
Website
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/3749084/habitat-engineers-environmental-engineer-3-in-training-permanent-two-open?keywords=Habitat%20Engineers%20-%20Environmental%20Engineer%203%20(In-Training)%20-%20Permanent%20-%20Two%20Openings%20-%20*14390-22&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs
Description
TWO (2) OPENINGS // FULL-TIME/PERMANENT HABITAT ENGINEERS ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEER 3 (IN-TRAINING OPTION) Habitat Program -One (1) Position – Region 1 – Spokane Valley, Washington – Spokane County -One (1) Position – Region 3 – Yakima, Washington – Yakima County **Spokane Valley & Yakima Washington are the current duty stations, however, depending on the successful candidates, other duty stations may be considered. This recruitment is posted until December 5, 2022. Application review will be ongoing, and therefore we encourage you to submit your application materials as soon as possible. The Hiring Manager reserves the right to close the posting at any time once a selection has been made. Represent WDFW as a registered Professional Engineer and provide/approve final engineering designs and decisions on an assortment of fish passage, fish screening, fish habitat restoration, and water crossing structure projects! Applicants may be hired at the EE2 or EE3 level. If hired as an Environmental Engineer 2, you will embark on a 24-month training plan. Once you have successfully completed the In-Training program, you’ll advance to an Environmental Engineer 3. Depending on which level you are hired at, your salary range will be as follows: Environmental Engineer 2: $64,788.00 - $85,020.00 OR Environmental Engineer 3: $75,120.00 - $98,592.00A brown wooden bridge over the river with bright yellow fall trees and grasses covering the river bank. Hills in the background - sunny day. Tucannon River in Fall – Photo Credit: Alan L. Bauer With that in mind, -Picture yourself providing professional engineering technical assistance to Agency staff and individuals/groups outside the Agency involved in all aspects of aquatic habitat restoration work of varying scope and scale! -In this dynamic role, you will prepare professional engineering designs and permit documents for fish passage (fish ladders, fishways roughened channels, grade control weirs, etc.) erosion control, bank protection, gravity and pump fish screening for various fish species and life history stages, and habitat restoration projects. -You thrive on building collaboration and teamwork, represent WDFW on large, complex passage and screening projects with a variety of local, state, and federal stakeholders in the Yakima Basin Integrated Plan, Yakima Tributary Access and Habitat Program, and other venues to ensure protection of fish life. -We are seeking candidates with demonstrated values matching those of WDFW: Accountability, Service, Professionalism, Integrity, Respect, and Empathy (ASPIRE). DUTIES Our Habitat Engineers, Technical Assistance: -Specializes in reviews, negotiations, and recommendations for approval or disapproval of plans, proposals, and designs for fish passage and screening project proposals, water crossing project proposals, bank protection/erosion control, fish habitat enhancement and restoration, flood hazard reduction, and mitigation for various instream projects submitted as part of the agency regulatory and technical assistance functions. -Prepares professional engineering designs and permit documents for fish passage (fish ladders, fishways roughened channels, grade control weirs, etc.) erosion control, bank protection, gravity and pump fish screening for various fish species and life history stages, and habitat restoration projects. Serves as a liaison with other agency personnel, state and federal agencies, and local governments to resolve complex engineering issues. -Provides technical assistance for designs of proposals for work affecting fish and wildlife habitats. Project Design: -Combines environmental engineering expertise, biology, and project management skills and abilities to develop complex projects for habitat restoration, fish passage, and bank protection projects under the supervision of an assigned engineer. -Performs design and calculations for fish passage analysis, geomorphology, stream hydrology, open channel flow and backwater hydraulics, placement of wood in streams, hydraulics, structural analysis, and sediment transport. -Identifies and evaluates alternatives and provides project oversight during development and construction. Training and Documents: -Researches, writes, and participates in development of aquatic habitat guidelines for the design of water crossings, fish passage, bank protection, stream restoration, screening and habitat restoration, flood hazard management, and other instream activities and techniques.? WORKING CONDITIONS: Work Setting, including hazards: -Work is performed in an office and outdoor environment - approximately 70% office work and 30% field work. -Office work requires using computers, answering phones, reviewing designs, writing comments, developing designs and guidance documents – telework/remote options may be available. -Field work includes hiking and wading streams and walking over rough terrain for short distances (less than a mile) regularly and occasionally for long distances (several miles) in rough weather conditions, driving a vehicle to conduct field review of project sites, working in remote forested and aquatic environments, conducting fish surveys and other related tasks. These activities can consist of 8 to 10 hour days, for several days in a row. Schedule: -40 hours per week, typically on weekdays, specific schedule is negotiable. -Workload demands may require work outside the assigned work hours and adjustment of work schedules. Travel Requirements: -Travel throughout the state to evaluate site conditions and attend meetings is required – most travel occurs within the coverage area. -Periods of overnight travel will be required, and work hours may exceed the standard 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. workday. Tools and Equipment: -Phones, computers, surveying equipment, pressure transducers, and flow meters. GPS, survey equipment, clinometer, and digital camera. Customer Interactions: -Interaction with tribes, federal, state, and local governments, politicians, engineers, biologists, scientists, restoration groups and the public are frequently required.
Qualifications
Qualifications REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: To enter at the Environmental Engineer 2 in-training to the Environmental Engineer 3 level: (Note: After successful completion of a twenty-four (24) month in-training period as an Environmental Engineer 2, the incumbent will advance to an Environmental Engineer 3). A Master's degree with major study in one of the following engineering fields: sanitary, water resource, civil, geotechnical, environmental, chemical, mechanical, or a related field AND One (1) year of experience in environmental engineering. OR An Engineer-In-Training Certificate or a Bachelor's degree with a major study in one of the following engineering fields: sanitary, civil, geotechnical, water resource, environmental, chemical, mechanical or a related field AND Two (2) years of environmental engineering experience. To be considered for the Environmental Engineer 3: Registration as a Professional Engineer in the state of Washington as required by RCW 18.43. Please Note: -Requirements for professional registration as an engineer in the state of Washington are eight (8) years of professional experience (which may include up to four years of college-level engineering education) and successful completion of sixteen (16) hours of professional licensing exams. -Applicants qualifying through the licensing equivalency option must achieve professional registration as an engineer in the state of Washington within six (6) months of appointment to this class. Certifications/Licenses: -A Valid Driver’s License. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: -A Master's degree with major study in one (1) of the following engineering fields: water resources, civil, geotechnical, environmental, chemical, mechanical, or a related field. AND -Registration as a Professional Engineer in the state of Washington or another state based on registration requirements equivalent to those in Washington. AND -Two (2) years of experience in environmental engineering. OR -An Engineer-In-Training Certificate or a Bachelor's degree with a major study in one (1) of the following engineering fields: civil, geotechnical, water resources, environmental, or a related field. AND -Registration as a Professional Engineer in the state of Washington or another state based on registration requirements equivalent to those in Washington AND -Three (3) years of experience in environmental engineering. **Please Note: A Ph.D. in one (1) of the above engineering fields may substitute for two (2) years of the environmental engineering experience. CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT: WDFW requires all employees to be fully vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of employment. You will be required to provide proof of vaccination as part of the hiring process. Please do not upload your vaccination documentation with your application materials - your vaccination status will be verified by your supervisor before you will be allowed to work. Exemptions may be granted for religious or medical purposes. Supplemental Information Please note: Failure to follow the instructions below may lead to disqualification. In order to successfully apply for this position, you MUST complete your profile at www.careers.wa.gov and attach the following to your profile before completing the online application: -A cover letter describing how you meet the qualifications of this position (Generic cover letter will not be accepted). -A current resume. -Three professional references. IMPORTANT NOTES: All new employees must complete an Employment Eligibility Verification Form (I-9 Form) on their first day of work. If hired for this or any position at WDFW, you will be required to provide documentation proving you are eligible to work in the United States. For a list of acceptable documents, please use the following link: https://www.uscis.gov/i-9-central/form-i-9-acceptable-documents JOIN THE WDFW TEAM: Learn about our agency and the perks of working for WDFW! The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has some of the most talented people in the natural resource field. We celebrate and value diversity, appreciating that a workforce composed of those from different backgrounds and experiences creates an inclusive environment, strengthens positive relationships with the local community, and brings new perspectives and approaches to fulfilling the agency’s mission. We value demonstrated skill in living WDFW values of Accountability, Service, Professionalism, Integrity, Respect, and Empathy (ASPIRE). WDFW 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 (Download PDF reader), Combined Fund Drive, SmartHealth. UNION - WAFWP: This position is in the bargaining unit represented by the Washington Association of Fish & Wildlife Professionals and is subject to the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the State of Washington, Department of Fish & Wildlife, and the Washington Association of Fish & Wildlife Professionals. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Employer VETERAN PREFERENCE NOTICE: To take advantage of veteran preference, please do the following: Email a copy of your DD214 (Member 4 copy), NGB 22 or USDVA signed verification of service letter to RecruitmentTeam@dfw.wa.gov. Subject line should include recruitment number, position, and Vet (for example: #10155 Biologist 1 – Veteran) Include your name as it appears on your application in careers.wa.gov. MILITARY SPOUSE PREFERENCE NOTICE: To take advantage of military spouse preference, please do the following: Notify us of your military spouse status by email at RecruitmentTeam@dfw.wa.gov. Subject line should include recruitment number, position, and MS (for example: #10155 Biologist 1 – MS) Include your name as it appears on your application in careers.wa.gov. Note: Please blackout any PII (personally identifiable information) data such as social security numbers. For further information, please contact us at RecruitmentTeam@dfw.wa.gov. As part of WDFW’s efforts to advance respectful and inclusive work environments, the Agency expects inclusivity as part of our professional interactions and communications. Therefore, we want to ensure that all individuals feel welcome, are treated fairly and respectfully. All staff are empowered to fully contribute to serving their work unit, Agency, and the citizens of Washington. The Department of Fish and Wildlife 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, disabled and Vietnam era veterans and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons needing accommodation in the application process or this announcement in an alternative format may call (360) 902-2276 or the Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) at (800) 833-6388. If you are having technical difficulties creating, accessing, or completing your application, please call NEOGOV toll-free at (855) 524-5627 or support@neogov.com. Follow us on social media: LinkedIn | Facebook | Instagram
Contact Person
Liz Bullard
Contact Phone
360-902-2200

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