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  • June 13, 2022 10:39 PM | Dina Storz (Administrator)

    The Air Quality Program within the Department of Ecology is looking to fill an Air Quality Planner (Environmental Planner 3)(In-Training) position. This position is located in our Headquarters Office in Lacey, WA. Upon hire, you must live within a commutable distance from the duty station.

    In this role, you will be on the front line of developing air quality policy for the State of Washington. You will get to work with scientists, engineers, economists, other planners, and communication experts as part of a team to develop air quality rules and plans. You will consult with Federal Environmental Protection Agency staff and engage with Washington industry, environmental justice, and local government stakeholders in the creation of rules and plans for protecting air quality in Washington.

  • June 09, 2022 12:09 AM | Dina Storz (Administrator)

    The Water Quality Program within the Department of Ecology is looking to fill a General Permit Coordinator (Environmental Planner 2) position. This position is located in our Headquarters Office in Lacey, WA.

    Who are we looking for?

    Along with our permit writers and rule writing project managers, you are an integral component to keeping water quality general permits, rules and 401 certifications on schedule and in compliance with laws, rules and best practices. You are well organized, self-motivated, enjoy collaborating with a team, have leadership qualities, and are interested in helping us advance our public outreach and Environmental Justice goals.  If you like a dynamic position with opportunities for continuous process improvement, we are looking for you.

  • May 23, 2022 11:21 PM | Dina Storz (Administrator)

    Date:  May 9, 2022

    Job ID:  2808
    Specific details regarding the work arrangements for this position will be discussed in further detail during the interview process.

    Job Responsibilities

    • Employee Safety, Development & Team Building - Provides employees with coaching, feedback, and developmental opportunities and building effective teams:
    • Demonstrates a passion for safety. Promotes and supports a culture of total safety including eliminating at-risk behaviors by conducting safety audits and inspections, eliminating hazards and near misses, and attending safety meetings.
    • Sets clear expectations and holds employees accountable for performance as well as safety goals/targets where applicable.
    • Oversees training and development of employees directly and indirectly managed and makes effective staffing decisions. Ensures required training is successfully completed.
    • Challenges and inspires employees to achieve business results.
    • Accountable to ensure employees adhere to legal and operational compliance requirements, as well as safety standards.
    • Conducts and ensures the completion of performance reviews and development plans.
    • Provides coaching, direction and leadership support to team members in order to achieve employee, business, customer and safety results.
    • Leads and manages the communications, public engagement, and outreach teams for key strategic company initiatives and issues related to clean energy planning and implementation. This includes development and implementation of the communications and public engagement work plan, materials, and team coordination and project management.
    • Assists in identifying, diagnosing, and solving complex organizational problems. Works confidently and diplomatically with diverse stakeholder groups.
    • Develops and executes the communication, public engagement, and outreach plans, which includes: clarification of the project scope goals and strategies, development of a communications and outreach work plan including timeline, deliverables, milestones and resources (financial and human), recruits cross-functional team members, conducts team building and provides training as needed.
    • Provides input into the development of the department's strategic planning process and input into the evolution of PSE's communication, public engagement and outreach strategies and approaches. Adapts departmental plans and priorities to address resource and operational challenges.
    • Accountable for the budget and team performance.
    • Exercises full management authority, including performance reviews, pay decisions, recruitment, discipline, termination and other personnel actions.
    • Contributes towards development of annual department budget and performance goals.
    • Serves as a regular liaison to internal groups including development and preparation of communications to internal stakeholders on communications and outreach issues related to clean energy impacting PSE.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.
    Minimum Qualifications
    • Bachelor’s degree in communications, media, business innovation, strategic leadership/management, public relations or relevant field and 7 years of related work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience
    • Proven experience in managing complex projects with cross-functional teams and in an ever-changing and fast-paced environment
    • Practical and successful application of community engagement strategies and tactics
    • Ability to contribute effectively in peer management teams
    • High level of organizational skills and attention to detail
    • High level of communication skills; strong written and oral skills; presentation skills
    • Ability to work with conflict
    • Ability to work on and with a cross-functional team
    • Professional level competencies necessary to comprehend, analyze, and influence a wide range of complex business units and corporate-wide initiatives and issues
    • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage multiple priorities and irregular schedule commitments
    • Ability to manage projects, work with other departmental teams and deliver on commitments
    • Proficiency in MS Office tools
    Desired Qualifications
    • Advanced degree in strategic leadership or management
    • Direct experience in public engagement and managing advisory groups.
    • Experience with environmental equity.
    • Experience leading key communication or outreach initiatives outside of the utility industry
    • Broad knowledge of gas and electric utility rates, business objectives, to include operations, customer service, finance, and corporate relations
    • Public Affairs acumen/aptitude. Understanding of working with communities and civic world, and its effect on PSE projects
    Additional Information

    Location:  Bellevue, WA, US, 98004

    Remote and Hybrid Work Opportunities:  Hybrid (WA Based)

    Puget Sound Energy is looking to grow our community with top talented individuals like you!  With our rapidly growing, award winning energy efficiency programs, our pathway to an exciting and innovative future is now.

    PSE's VP Clean Energy Strategy team is looking for qualified candidates to fill an open Mgr Communications Initiatives position!

    PSE's Clean Energy Strategy team is working to fulfill the policies of the Clean Energy Transformation Act - reaching clean electricity standards and ensuring all customers benefit from the clean electricity transition. Responsible for leading the communications, public engagement, and outreach components for the Clean Energy Implementation Plan and supporting stakeholder engagement efforts for resource planning. Facilitates the effective leverage of key resources from within and outside of the department in order to attain PSE's goals. Through cross-functional collaboration and excellent team building and management, this position will play a key role in operations and planning to pro-actively clarify and challenge expectations and assumptions about each initiative and issue reflecting the customer and/or employee perspective.

    Upholds the safety compliance standards inherent in PSE’s operating and/or field procedures related to work responsibilities. Promotes and supports a culture of total safety.

    Demonstrates commitment to conduct business honestly, ethically and consistent with our core values and Code of Conduct.  Ensures duties are performed in accordance with all regulatory compliance obligations.

    Families and businesses depend on PSE to provide the energy they need to pursue their dreams. Our steadfast commitment to serving Washington communities with safe, dependable and efficient energy started in 1873. Today we're building the Northwest's energy future through efforts like our award winning energy efficiency programs and our leadership in renewable energy.

    At PSE we value and respect our employees and provide them opportunities to excel. We offer an expansive pay package that includes competitive compensation, annual goals-based incentive bonuses, comprehensive benefits, 401(K), a company paid retirement pension plan, and an employee assistance and wellness program.

    Puget Sound Energy is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status or presence of a disability that with or without reasonable accommodation does not prevent performance of the essential functions of the job, or any other category prohibited by local, state or federal law.

    Should you have a disability that requires assistance and/or reasonable accommodation with the job application process, please contact the Human Resources Staffing department at or 425-462-3017.

  • April 26, 2022 12:55 PM | Dina Storz (Administrator)

    The Air Quality Program (AQP) is looking to fill two (2) Cap-and-Invest Market Planner (Environmental Planner 2) positions. Both positions will be located at our Headquarters Building in Lacey, WA subject to Ecology’s telework policy.

    In this role, you will support the work of two staff leads in the cap-and-invest Auctions and Market Unit. One staff lead is focused on allowance trading and entity education, and the other lead is focused on allowance auctions. The Auctions and Market Unit helps bring companies into the cap-and-invest program, facilitates allowance auctions and trading, and safeguards the cap-and-invest program’s integrity through ongoing market surveillance. You will also be involved in outreach to similar programs in other jurisdictions (e.g., California and Québec), external agencies, stakeholders, and the Western Climate Initiative, Inc. For more details on job duties and qualifications, please see below.

    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 not currently required to work in the office on a regular basis.

  • April 18, 2022 11:22 PM | Dina Storz (Administrator)

    JLA Public Involvement

    Portland, OR 97205
    Temporarily remote
    $52,000 - $65,000 a year - Full-time

    JLA is seeking a full-time senior program coordinator to work on a fast-paced team. If you like to solve problems, constantly learn new things, can track lots of tasks, and are self-directed, then this is the perfect job for you. Strong written, verbal, and visual communication skills are at the core of everything we do at JLA, since we help the public talk and engage with government agencies about projects that affect their daily lives.

    Every day is different at JLA (and that is part of the fun). As a senior program coordinator, you will have a lot of control over your daily work activities as you help the larger team provide quality products for our clients and ensure that we can engage with communities about the projects that affect their lives.

    Job Responsibilities

    • Solving problems and being curious as you help clients and the JLA team figure out how to communicate, run a meeting or event and engage with the community. You will be gaining a better understanding of public involvement principles as you work and through training.
    • Working closely with managers to track the details on an average of 10 projects. Organization is a skill that will serve you well! This may look like scheduling and planning logistics for public and internal events and meetings; coordinating with other teammates to get materials or surveys produced, responding to emails and phone calls from stakeholders; helping facilitate and taking meetings at virtual and in-person meetings; and summarizing meetings, events, and public comments.
    • Being a critical team member on several projects at once, collaborating with multiple internal and external teams. You will also provide quality control review to ensure that clients receive polished work products. You should feel comfortable managing up and with your peers, as well as asking for help as needed.
    • Summarizing complicated or conflicting information by asking questions and capturing key messages from meetings, conversations, and written materials. You will need to rewrite and explain complex information so that the public can understand issues related to a wide range of projects: roadway and transportation, wastewater treatment, long-range planning, and others. You should feel comfortable and curious about learning about many aspects of our government.
    • Able to communicate with a wide range of people with curiosity, respect, and kindness. You will need to feel comfortable both in front of the public and directly interacting with people from all walks of life, as well as working behind the scenes to complete summaries, reports, and data processing of what you’ve heard from the public.
    • Being self-directed. You will be assigned work and will also seek out work from others. You must be able to work both independently and with others on a fast-paced team to manage your daily work and ensure each task is delivered on time and budget.
    • Being responsive to clients (government agencies and the public) who expect us to be responsible stewards of public funds while balancing the needs of the wider community.


    Studies show that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they can meet every experience or skill listed in the job description. However, we know that each new JLA staffer brings unique skills (some that we haven’t considered) to our collaborative team. We encourage you to apply, even if you don’t feel like you have all of the listed skills! If we sound like a good fit, we’re interested to hear what you can bring to the role.


    • Relevant work experience (1-4 years) and/or Associates/Bachelor’s degree in a person-first (or public- facing) field such as journalism, public relations, communications, community outreach, education, event planning, politics/governance, planning, or similar.
    • Customer/client service experience at any level is critical, internal with your teams and external with clients. As well as strong interpersonal skills and ability to move things forward.
    • Strong communication skills, including comfort with public speaking and writing, including the ability to use Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) products.
    • Comfort working with people both in-person (dependent on health protocols) and virtually in Zoom and Microsoft Teams meetings.
    • Project management skills to drive complex projects with collaborative teams including peers and senior staff.


    • Ability to work with limited information, ask questions, and then rewrite/explain complex information so that the public can understand the issue; the ability to feel comfortable and curious about learning.
    • Education, training, or volunteer experience related to working with people, which could include facilitation, de-escalation, mediation, communications, or similar topics.
    • The ability to speak another language besides English and provide informal translations/interpretations at events/with the public. Professional interpretation is not necessary.
    • Experience with or knowledge of online engagement tools (websites, online surveys and social media).
    • Previous experience working for a consulting firm or a job where you needed to track and report the hours you work to specific jobs or clients.

    To apply:

  • April 18, 2022 11:21 PM | Dina Storz (Administrator)
    City of Boulder, Colorado

    The City of Boulder has a rare and exciting opportunity for a professional in both community engagement and city planning. The successful candidate will join an award-winning Communication and Engagement team that prioritizes meaningful, inclusive and transparent public participation, communication that demystifies local government, and the cultivation of trusting relationships with community. This senior-level position will support engagement planning and implementation for the city’s Planning & Development Services Department. Applicants should have a basic understanding of urban planning principles and best practices, as well as a desire to foster constructive conversations around the values and goals articulated in the community’s Comprehensive Plan, innovative design, the effective use of public space and the rights and responsibilities of private developers.

    Closing date: April 28, 2022


  • April 18, 2022 11:19 PM | Dina Storz (Administrator)

    The Toxics Cleanup Program (TCP) within the Department of Ecology is looking to fill a Public Outreach Specialist (Community Outreach & Environmental Education Specialist 3) position. This position will be located in our Central Regional Office (CRO) in Union Gap, WA.

    We are looking for a confident, energetic, passionate communications professional who will serve as lead coordinator for education and outreach efforts related to legacy pesticide pollution. This lead and arsenic contamination is widespread throughout Central Washington. You will get to work with educators and health professionals through the region to increase community engagement around this issue. 

    To apply:

  • April 14, 2022 10:47 AM | Dina Storz (Administrator)

    City of Ann Arbor, Michigan

    Job Summary: Performs community/civic engagement responsibilities for city projects, policies, and programs, which includes assisting with development and implementation of engagement plans and strategies. Implementation efforts includes development and distribution of public notices, staffing engagement activities, collecting, organizing, and analyzing input, creating reports, and helping with staff education and training. Assists with coordination and implementation of physical and natural infrastructure planning projects. This position includes administrative and professional work.

    Closing date: Open until filled.

    Salary: $65,000 to $76,000/year


  • March 28, 2022 10:39 PM | Dina Storz (Administrator)

    Salary $44,412.00 - $58,260.00 Annually
    Location Thurston County – Lacey, WA
    Job Type Full Time - Permanent
    Remote Employment Flexible/Hybrid
    Department Dept. of Ecology
    Job Number 2022-SWM2205-03962
    Closing Continuous

    The Solid Waste Management (SWM) program within the Department of Ecology is looking to fill a Publications and Hotline Database Coordinator (Communications Consultant 2) position. This position is located in our Headquarters Office in Lacey, WA.

    In this role, you will manage our 1-800-Recycle Hotline, database, and related outreach. As the primary Publications Coordinator for the Solid Waste Management Program, you will have a role in keeping our webpages up to date. If you enjoy a variety of tasks then this is the job for you!

    During Healthy Washington Roadmap to Recovery, employees are working a combination of in-office and/or telework based on position and business need. At the present time, this position is working remotely, however it is anticipated that employees will work a combination of in-office and/or telework based on the business needs of the position. Ecology is following current state guidance regarding mask requirements, health screening questions before entry, and social distancing. Looking ahead, Ecology has recently updated the agency policies on telework and flexible and compressed work schedules. Applicants with questions about position location options, telework, and flexible or compressed schedules are encouraged to reach out to the contact person listed below in “other information.”

    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. Join a team that is highly effective and collaborative, with leadership that embraces the value of people.

    Ecology cares deeply about employee wellness; we go beyond traditional benefits, proudly offering:

    • A healthy life/work balance by offering flexible schedules and telework options for most positions.
    • An Infants at Work Program that is based on the long-term health values of infant-parent bonding and breastfeeding newborns.
    • Continuous growth and development opportunities. 
    • A wellness program that offers education, fitness classes, and an agency-wide fondness for outdoor meetings.
    • Opportunities to serve your community and make an impact through meaningful work.

    Diversity, equity, inclusion, and respect (DEIR) are core values central to Ecology’s work. We strive to be a workplace where we are esteemed for sharing our authentic identities, while advancing our individual professional goals and collaborating to protect, preserve, and enhance the environment for current and future generations.

    Diversity: We celebrate and appreciate diversity; our unique perspectives and abilities enrich us all and lead to innovative approaches and solutions.

    Equity: We champion equity, recognizing that each of us need different things to thrive.

    Inclusion: We intentionally create and hold space so that we all have meaningful opportunities to participate and contribute to Ecology’s work.

    Respect: We treat each other with respect and dignity, acknowledging the inherent worth of our diverse perspectives and lived experiences, even in times of uncertainty and disagreement.

    We believe that DEIR is both a goal and an action. We are on a journey, honoring our shared humanity and taking steps to demonstrate our commitment to a vision where each of us is heard, seen, and valued. 

    Application Timeline: This position will remain open until filled, with an initial screening date of April 6, 2022. In order to be considered for initial screening, please submit an application on or before April 5, 2022. The agency reserves the right to make an appointment any time after the initial screening date.

  • March 23, 2022 11:43 PM | Dina Storz (Administrator)

    Puget Sound Regional Council; Downtown Seattle, Washington; The position may be eligible for hybrid or remote work (within Washington state).

    The position is open until filled with applications reviewed beginning April 5, 2022.

    Regular Full-time, 40 hours per week; Exempt FLSA status.

    The starting salary and decision to offer the position at an Assistant or Associate level will be made at the end of the recruitment process, based on the experience of the selected candidate. The starting salary range is $72,000- $75,000 annually, DOE, with full benefits.


    The Puget Sound Regional Council is the regional transportation, growth management and economic development planning agency serving Seattle and the central Puget Sound. The thriving region is home to over 4 million people and is one of the nation’s fastest growing metropolitan areas. PSRC brings together the region’s counties, cities and towns, native tribes, ports, the state of Washington and civic interests to understand the challenges facing our region’s future and make plans for the region to continue to succeed. The agency serves as the region’s Metropolitan Planning Organization and also plays the leading regional role in growth management and economic development under state and federal laws. PSRC seeks to support an inclusive region and build a work culture which embraces diversity and promotes equity. Visit to find out more. 


    PSRC is seeking an Assistant or Associate Data Programmer and Analyst to join its Data Department and perform a variety of data analytics and data engineering tasks under supervision. A qualified applicant for this position will have exceptional technical and communication skills, keen interests in scripting and data analytics to support complex planning and policy questions, and enthusiasm for learning new techniques and tools to tackle dynamic problems with data. 

    The position will conduct statistics, scripting, data analyses, visualization, and other data-related tasks using demographic, economic, land use, and transportation datasets and tools. It will also involve written and oral communication of analytic needs, processes, and findings, and provide general assistance for data engineering work in support of modernizing the agency’s technical capabilities. Additional responsibilities include conducting database development and maintenance tasks, performing quantitative and qualitative research, and responding to information requests from external member jurisdictions and organizations. The position will conduct the following tasks:

    • Use statistical, spatial, and other diagnostic techniques for data analysis.

    • Develop computer programs to help process and clean data, manage databases, and perform statistical analyses.

    • Collect, process, organize, and manage a wide variety of planning-related data.

    • Visualize data through maps, charts, and other graphical displays to help examine and transform data into easily digestible forms.

    • Perform research, synthesize, and summarize analytic processes and findings, and make recommendations to improve planning data analysis and processing.

    • Ensure high quality and maintain proper documentation for data products.


    The ideal candidate will have:

    • Demonstrated experience in statistics and data analytics. Ability to apply statistical, spatial, and/or other technical skills to analyze data to answer planning and policy questions.

    • Knowledge of transportation modeling research methods and techniques

    • Familiarity with Python, R, SQL, or other scripting languages is highly desirable. 

    • Ability to adapt to the changing data science landscape, learning new techniques, software and scripting languages 

    as the needs arise.

    • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

    • Excellent attention to detail, organization, and problem-solving skills. Able to coordinate between multiple and diverse work tasks with limited supervision.

    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, and with the general public and planning professionals.


    Typical ways in which incumbents acquire the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities include:

    • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, mathematics, computer science, economics, geography, statistics, planning, or related field.

    • Minimum of one year (Assistant) or two years (Associate) increasingly responsible experience in engineering, planning, data science or related field.

    • Or, any combination of lived experience or education experience in a related field that would provide the applicant with the desired skills, knowledge, and ability required to perform the job.

    Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service

    programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional, philanthropic,

    religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge,

    and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You

    will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


    For full job announcement, visit


    • PSRC is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran, or protected veteran status, genetic information and other legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please contact Human Resources at

    • This recruitment is being used to fill an existing vacancy and may be used to fill future openings for up to six (6) months.

    • Individuals hired at the Assistant level may be eligible to advance to the next level without competition, once the competencies of the higher level have been met and upon recommendation of their supervisor.  

    • PSRC office hours are Monday – Friday from 8:00am – 5:00pm with work hours determined upon hired.


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