Senior Section Planner, Department of Ecology, Lacey, WA

February 28, 2022 12:39 PM | Dina Storz (Administrator)

The Toxics Cleanup Program (TCP) within the Department of Ecology is looking to fill a Senior Section Planner (Environmental Planner 4) position. This position is located in our Headquarters Office in Lacey, WA.

During Healthy Washington Roadmap to Recovery, employees are working a combination of in-office and/or telework based on position and business need. This position is expected to work in the office up to 1 day every two weeks. Ecology is following current state guidance regarding mask requirements, health screening questions before entry, and social distancing.
The Healthy Environment for All (HEAL) Act is landmark piece of environmental legislation, with huge implications for environmental justice. This position will be on the front lines as the cleanup program works to ensure impacted communities have their cleanups prioritized. The HEAL Act has specific deadlines about incorporating environmental justice into all aspects of agency work. You will have the opportunity to be innovative and creative as we work towards this goal.  

What you will do: 

  • Coordinate efforts to ensure that environmental justice and the requirements of the HEAL act (SB 5141) are integrated throughout section projects. Facilitate consultation and engagement with external stakeholders early and often throughout the policy development process. 
  • Lead the development of complex guidance documents regarding major new initiatives or major modification to policy and program needs, working closely with technical staff and program management. 
  • Develop outreach strategies and materials. 
  • Lead involvement for internal and external training efforts related to environmental justice.
  • Coach and mentor other planners and project managers regarding best practices for developing and rolling out key rule and policy initiatives.  

For more information and to apply, follow this link: Senior Section Planner (Environmental Planner 4)

If you are interested, please apply at your earliest convenience.

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