Protecting Washington State’s environment for current and future generations is what we do every day at Ecology. We are 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, and believes in the fun factor, Ecology is a good fit.
The Spill Prevention, Preparedness, and Response program (SPPR) program within the Department of Ecology is looking for a collaborative and human-centered Plan Review and Development Unit Supervisor. This position will be located in our Headquarters Building in Lacey, WA.
This is an opportunity for an innovative leader to guide a high-performing team developing oil spill readiness plans that minimize damages when oil spills into Washington waters. You’ll be a part of an established, successful oil spill planning program with great opportunities for collaboration with industry, other federal and state agencies, tribes and advocacy groups.
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.
Local efforts… Diverse people… Statewide impacts
The mission of the Spill Prevention, Preparedness, and Response (SPPR) program is to protect Washington’s environment, public health, and safety through a comprehensive spill prevention, preparedness and response program. The Spill’s Program’s vision is to prevent, prepare for and respond aggressively to oil spills; to be our best for the State of Washington. Our Spills goals are “zero spills” and rapid, aggressive, well-coordinated response.
The Plan Review and Development Service Unit Supervisor position is classified as Washington Management Service (WMS Band 1). To learn more about the State’s management classification system, please visit this link.
Some of the key work activities for the position include:
- Reviewing oil spill plans written by the largest oil industries in Washington (refineries, terminals, vessels, pipelines, railroads and mobile facilities).
- Developing geographic response plans for all areas of the state.
- Using education and outreach to local governments, communities and tribes to increase confidence in the readiness of the state.
- Using informed observation to evaluate the efficacy of the oil spill plans through drills and exercises.
- Ensuring that unit employees have clear expectations, priorities and objectives and have the skills, training, and tools to effectively accomplish their work.
This is an excellent opportunity to enhance and develop your leadership skills and gain technical knowledge in the area of natural resource planning. Come and be part of a Program management team that focuses on a culture of engagement and innovation!
This position is identified as a Critical Agency Employee and is expected to work during facility closures and natural disasters, including on short notice. They will also need at times to be available after-hours and on weekends to support staff that are assigned on after-hours duty rotation.
This position is open until filled, with an initial screening on Monday, October 5th. In order to be considered for initial screening, please submit an application on or before Friday, October 2nd. The agency reserves the right to make an appointment any time after the initial screening date.
A Bachelor’s degree involving major study in an environmental, physical, or natural science, planning, business administration, education, or closely allied field, or law degree.
Four (4) years of professional experience in marine transportation, planning, environmental policy, supervising or conducting oil spill response.
A Master’s degree involving major study in an environmental, physical, or natural science, planning, business administration, education, or closely allied field, or a law degree.
Two (2) years of professional experience in marine transportation, planning, management or emergency response.
Demonstrate knowledge and expertise in planning practices, project management, understanding of environmental compliance programs; federal oil spill planning regulations; design, team/small organization leadership.
- Highly developed communication skills
- Strong project management skills
- Budget management experience
Special Requirements / Conditions of Employment:
- Be able to obtain the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card which entails a detailed background check.
- Hold and maintain eligibility and certification to travel to and from Canada, including passport or Enhanced Driver’s License.
- Hold and maintain a valid Washington State driver’s license and be able to operate a motor vehicle.