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  • July 25, 2022 1:45 PM | Dina Storz (Administrator)

    The Washington State Department of Ecology is searching for an innovative and strategic leader for the position of Government Relations Director (Exempt Band 4). This is an exempt management service (EMS) Band 4 position that reports to the Director of Ecology. The position is located at Ecology’s Headquarters Office in Lacey, Washington.

    This position is critical to Ecology’s success and is focused on establishing and maintaining positive, effective relationships with key members of Ecology’s authorizing environment. In this role, you will direct agency-wide external relations and public affairs. These include the State Legislature, legislative staff, Governor’s office, state and federal agencies, local governments, tribal governments, and Washington’s Congressional delegation. You will also direct agency strategy and public affairs for a variety of non-governmental organizations, including business, environmental, media, agriculture, ports, utilities, community groups and other interests. These relations are critical to furthering Ecology’s mission through successful resolution of issues pertaining to legislation, constituent concerns, budget, regulations, policies, and state and federal agreements. You will be expected to develop solutions that meet the state’s interests in, and responsibility for, environmental protection of air, land, water, and climate while meeting the interests of stakeholders to the extent possible. 

    In addition to what is listed above, you will lead and direct the activities of Ecology’s Rules and Accountability Section, including supervision of the section manager. This section provides strategic and diverse management of programs and policies that are highly complex, multi-program and agency-wide, in nature. The section supports the work of this position, and serves the Agency Director, Deputy Director, and the executive leadership team in setting agency direction for strategic and long-range planning, performance, and accountability, continuous process improvement and organizational effectiveness, customer service and surveying, rule-making, economic analysis, and coordination of a variety of agency-wide responsibilities (e.g. enforcement appeals). 

    For more information and to apply, follow this link: Government Relations Director (Exempt Band 4)

  • July 25, 2022 1:34 PM | Dina Storz (Administrator)

    City of Grand Rapids
    Closing Date:  August 7, 2022

    The purpose of this job is to provide professional level administrative support services to a department head or other administrative position. Manages assigned projects. Work as staff liaison to the various departmental divisions and programs and outside agencies; may act as staff liaison with the media. In some instances, this position will have supervisory responsibility.
    This position will work with all departments, community leaders and our residents to co-create, administer and implement the city’s engagement plan by providing leadership and direction to improve our community engagement opportunities.
    The core objectives of this position include:

    • Lead the co-creation of the City’s community engagement framework (approach, definitions, goals, metrics, tools) with internal and external stakeholders, and track implementation of framework.
    • Provide strategic consulting to and for City Departments to implement inclusive and organized engagement that includes the collection of relevant data and information from engagement efforts. This may include co-facilitating engagement to build initial capacity for engagement.
    • Create tools and training for City Departments to engage community and collect and report out data.
    • Create a system to identify and calendar City community engagement activities to maximize coordination across the organization.
    • Assess all City community engagement, and related policy, through a lens of diversity, equity and inclusion.
    • Lead a workgroup in drafting policy, administrative and governance, around community engagement processes. 
    • Vet potential software, platforms and services to be used for City in-person and virtual engagement and serve as lead on acquired products and services.
    • Draft annual report on City’s community engagement framework efforts, data and learning.

    Possession of a bachelor's degree in business or public administration, government or related field (a master degree in public or business administration is preferred) and four years of progressively responsible professional experience in public sector management, preferably in local government; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.


  • July 25, 2022 1:28 PM | Dina Storz (Administrator)
    • Salary $67,641.60 - $87,921.60 Annually
    • Location Los Angeles, CA
    • Job Type Full Time
    • Division Government and Public Affairs
    • Job Number 00295
    • Closing 8/15/2022 5:00 PM Pacific

    The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) is seeking one Community Engagement Specialist to join our Media and Public Affairs Department. The Community Engagement Specialist will design and implement comprehensive and inclusive community engagement and comment-gathering strategies for the agency projects and initiatives and in the development and implementation of Connect SoCal – RTP/SCS. This position will be responsible for creating opportunities for participatory, collaborative, meaningful, voluminous, and representative community engagement. This work includes overseeing the coordination of major outreach activities, planning public events, designing and facilitating public meetings, focus groups and questionnaires, and mobilizing new and existing partners in the SCAG region. The Community Engagement Specialist will work with Planning, Government Relations, and Media &  Public Affairs departments to track and monitor agency compliance with federal and state requirements. This position will ensure that contracts and other activities follow and adhere to SCAG’s Public Participation Plan Additionally, the Community Engagement Specialist will assess metrics of engagement, manage contracts and update policies and procedures as necessary.

  • July 18, 2022 11:47 PM | Dina Storz (Administrator)

    The  Air Quality Program (AQP) within the Department of Ecology is looking to fill a Senior Legislative Program Planner (Environmental Planner 5) 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.

    Do you want to work to help shape policy initiatives affecting climate and air quality in Washington? If this sounds like a great way to use your excellent analytic, organizational, and communication skills to work collaboratively with a high performing team and make a difference for Washingtonians, this may be the position for you!

  • July 10, 2022 12:54 AM | Dina Storz (Administrator)

    The Hazardous Waste Toxics Reduction program within the Department of Ecology is looking to fill a Chemical Action Plan Implementation Planner (Environmental Planner 3) position. This position can be located in any of the following locations: 

    Headquarters Office in Lacey, WA.
    Northwest Regional Office (NWRO) in Shoreline, WA.
    Central Regional Office (CRO) in Union Gap, WA.
    Eastern Regional Office (ERO) in Spokane, WA.

    Upon hire, you must live within a commutable distance from the duty station.

    Are you interested in protecting people and the environment from hazardous chemicals? As a successful candidate, you could serve as a Hazardous Waste and Toxics Reduction (HWTR) Program planner, responsible for the implementation of recommendations from Chemical Action Plans (CAP’s) and Action Plans (AP). CAP’s and AP’s identify the potential health and environmental effects of persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic (PBT) chemicals and other chemicals that may not qualify as a PBT’s, and recommend strategies to reduce or eliminate those impacts.

  • July 10, 2022 12:35 AM | Dina Storz (Administrator)

    Job Number: 2022-47
    Classification: Management Analyst
    Closes: Sunday, July 31, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.
    Community Development Division
    SEIU represented, Exempt
    Full Benefits including PERS. *Benefit enrolled employees and dependents have access to a free, on-site health and wellness center.
    Grades: C41-C43

    Applicants will be considered based on their qualifications for the following positions:

    • Planner I (C41): $27.32- $38.25/hour ($56,834- $79,567 annual)
    • Planner II (C42): $29.45- $41.23/ hour ($61,261- $85,766 annual)
    • Senior Planner (C43): $31.58- $44.21/ hour ($65,689- $91,964 annual)

    Salary dependent on qualifications and based on State of Oregon defined bona fide factors in accordance with Oregon's Pay Equity Act.

    *Relocation reimbursement for actual costs up to $5,000 may be available if incumbent is relocating greater than 100 miles.

    **The City will consider remote work options, alternative schedules, and less than full time hours.

    Overview of Positions

    The City of Springfield is seeking multiple planners to join our team to enhance Springfield’s hometown feel while focusing on livability and environmental quality, improving our infrastructure, and fostering an environment that values diversity and inclusion. In particular, we have opportunities for senior planners (Planner III) skilled in transportation and/or land use, as well as Planner I/II options for those earlier in their planning career. We are looking for planners who enjoy serving the community, develop positive relationships with stakeholders and bring shared visions to reality. Viable candidates for senior planner positions will demonstrate success in managing projects and/or processing complex development applications within a team environment.

    With the passage of the state’s rules for climate friendly and equitable communities, the City is staffing up to be able to take on this important work which includes designating climate friendly areas, shaping the City’s approach to parking management, and updating our Transportation System Plan. We also need a Senior Planner to take some comprehensive planning projects to the finish line: the Comprehensive Plan Map Clarification Project and Natural Resource Inventories & Protections for Springfield’s UGB Expansion Areas. Within the transportation realm, we are seeking someone to represent the City in regional funding and coordination discussions at the Metropolitan Planning Organization; identify, seek funding for, and plan for capital transportation projects; and expand multi-modal opportunities which includes staffing the City’s Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee. Finally, we need a senior planner to focus on current planning and to staff the Historic Commission.

    Consider joining our Community Development staff team anchored by an open and inclusive environment that supports and values the contributions of forward-thinking professionals and provides interesting, meaningful, and challenging opportunities to serve our community. City Hall is located in Springfield’s dynamically evolving Downtown and the City as an organization emphasizes employee health and wellness.

    If you would like to learn more about these positions, please see the job description links below:

    Planner-I.pdf (

    Planner-II.pdf (

    Sr-Planner.pdf (

    The City of Springfield is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    How to Apply:

    Please visit our website at to learn more about this job posting and how to apply.

  • July 05, 2022 11:00 PM | Dina Storz (Administrator)

    City of Austin, Texas

    The City of Austin is a progressive, dynamic, full-service municipal organization operating under the Council-Manager form of government. The City Council is responsible for appointment of the City Manager, who is the Chief Administrative and Executive Officer of the City, City Clerk, City Auditor, Municipal Court Judges and the Municipal Court Clerk. The Mayor, City Council and City Manager of Austin are committed to their mission of delivering the highest quality services in the most cost-effective manner. The organization’s vision is to make Austin the most livable city in the country and the City Manager’s resolve is to make it the best-managed city in the country.

    The Public Information and Marketing Program Manager will lead the integrated communications team for the Corridor Program Office (CPO). This position is responsible for the marketing, public relations, media relations, public involvement, coordinating marketing initiatives, organizing departmental initiatives, leading graphic design development, video productions, and web content. The ideal candidate is a critical component of the CPO team, ensuring internal and external communications are correct, clear, concise and timely. This position will work with multiple CPO divisions, other City Departments, as well as agencies outside the City of Austin to support the diverse and complex work of these entities.

    The ideal candidate is politically savvy, has an in-depth understanding of local and national media best practices, is comfortable with flexibility, and is able to work in a fast-paced working environment. This position requires managing multiple projects simultaneously, and the ability to shift from one project to another without sacrificing quality. A strong knowledge of transportation policies, events, agencies and projects will be necessary for this position. It will benefit this person to have this knowledge, but at a minimum the candidate should have a strong desire to learn and absorb this information.

    Primary responsibilities include:

    • Lead and supervise the Corridor Program Office Integrated Communications Team.

    • Coordinate with the City Manager’s Office, City Council Offices, other city departments, and external agencies.

    • Plan, organize, attend and record public engagement efforts including public meetings, town halls, press events, and more.

    • Oversee the development and implementation of strategic communications plans and strategies.

    • Serve as editor and coordinator for a weekly transportation newsletter, with accompanying communications elements.

    • Maintain and expand the departmental online resources, which ensuring they are all compliant with ADA standards.

    • Assist with developing and integrating new communication tools and technologies to support the transportation portfolio.

    • Write press releases, speeches, talking points and coordinate public presentations.

    • Conduct media training and provide media/communications consulting for executive team.

    • Provide communications support during citywide emergencies, such as flooding, ice storms, and additional natural and manmade disasters.

    Working for the City of Austin provides a number health and welfare benefits such as low-cost medical, dental, vision, paid leave time, a highly competitive retirement plan, career development opportunities and more. For more information on City of Austin Benefits click here!

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Prior experience working with media, and a background in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, or a related field.

    • Excellent communication skills written and verbal, ability to work with city and community leaders.

    • Experience managing a team of communications professionals.

    • Experience planning and executing communications strategies and public involvement campaigns to reach diverse audiences while considering cultural diversity and equitable outcomes.

    • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft 2010 suite to include Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook.

    • Experience and interest in transportation, mobility and land use issues, especially the complexity of serving all users including, people riding transit, bicycling, walking and driving.

    • Ability to problem solve under time constraints.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Journalism, Marketing, Advertising, or related field plus six (6) years of work experience two (2) of which were in a lead or supervisory capacity.

    • A Master’s degree may substitute for two years of the required non-supervisory experience

    • Experience may substitute for the education up to the maximum of four (4) years.

    To be considered for this position, candidates must apply online at:

    The City of Austin has excellent benefits and provides an exceptional retirement system as well as a 457 plan for its employees.

    About Austin, Texas

    Austin has long been known as a technologically advanced city, a place where new ideas go to be tested and adopted. Austin has enjoyed a robust and diverse economy for the past 10 years, with economic indicators regularly exceeding national averages. Austin metropolitan area is one of the fastest growing in the country, with a 2.9 percent increase in population in 2016. Austin, Texas has a population of 926,000, making it the 11th largest city in the country. One of the country’s most popular, high-profile “green” and culturally dynamic cities, Austin was selected as the #1 Best Places to Live (US News and World Report 4/2017), # 5 Top 25 Future-Ready US Cities (Convention Management Association Convene Magazine, 2/2016), “Best City for the Next Decade” (Kiplinger), the “Best Places to Live in the US” (US News), the “Top Creative Center” in the US ( and #1 on the “On Numbers Economic Index” as the fastest growing economy.

    EOE - City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act

  • June 29, 2022 10:36 PM | Dina Storz (Administrator)

    The Water Quality Program within the Department of Ecology is looking to fill an Eastern Region Watershed Planner (Environmental Planner 4) position. This position is located in our Eastern Regional Office (ERO) in Spokane, WA. Upon hire, you must live within a commutable distance from the duty station.

    Are you looking for a challenging, engaging, rewarding career that uses your facilitation and planning skills to help protect waters in Eastern Washington? You will work alongside other water quality professionals, stakeholders, and members of the community to find solutions to complex water quality issues. Plan strategies for efficient implementation of Ecology’s Eastern Region’s water quality permits and water quality implementation plans. Coordinate with large-watershed stakeholder groups, other Ecology programs and Ecology’s regional staff to ensure that Ecology’s resources are applied in a coordinated manner as we work towards achieving water quality standards. 

  • 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.

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