Environmental Planner 5 – Senior Environmental Planner – Non-Permanent-Project – *10050-21

Agency
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Location
Thurston County – Olympia, WA
Job Category
Full time Positions
Salary
$6,063.00 - $7,957.00 Monthly
Start Date
07/01/2021
Last Date to Apply
09/28/2021
Website
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/3229950/environmental-planner-5-senior-environmental-planner-non-permanent-project
Description
FULL-TIME/NON-PERMANENT PROJECT ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNER 5 (EP5) SENIOR ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNER WDFW Habitat Program - Ecosystem Services Division Olympia, Washington Anticipated Project Length: 2 Years (with possibility of extension) July 1st, 2021 - June 30th, 2023 Are you an effective planning adviser who thrives on implementing highly complex environmental resource plans, policies, and regulations that impact fish and wildlife? Do you excel at building relationships with strategy partners? If so, apply to become a Senior Environmental Planner! As our Senior Environmental Planner, you will handle day-to-day responsibilities in developing priorities, talking points, draft rules, informing legislation and rules regarding land use planning for change resiliency to ensure the needs of fish and wildlife and ecosystems are met. With that in mind, Picture yourself working closely with climate change staff to develop new or update existing resources and other information to inform development of resiliency guidance. This is an opportunity for you to collaborate with the Department of Commerce and other state agencies to develop guidance and regulations. The optimal applicants thrive on building collaboration and teamwork, are motivated, honest, transparent, professional, tactful, and politically sensitive. We are seeking a candidate who respects and values the opinions of others, creating an inclusive team environment where every member feels they contribute value to the team and WDFW. Duties Our Senior Environmental Planner, Coordinates the development and implementation of highly complex environmental resource plans, programs, policies, and regulations to incorporate climate change into local government planning processes affecting natural areas and species migration corridors. Tasks include: Ensuring that guidance provided to local jurisdictions (counties and cities), pursuant to their Growth Management Act Comprehensive Plan updates, Critical Area Ordinances, Shoreline Management Act applications and projects, and other activities affecting fish and wildlife habitat and species. Developing and implementing the strategy and operational planning systems to systematically insert the climate change guidance into these plans, ordinances, applications, and projects. Directing the work of the Climate Change Research Scientist to review – synthesizing, and summarizing findings from literature, modeling data, and other sources of information as necessary to inform the guidance. Identifying situations where gaps exist and confidence is low, to help identify priority areas for future research and policy making and to inform guidance implementation. Leads WDFW’s engagement in the inter-agency development of climate resiliency guidance for local jurisdictions. Tasks include: Overseeing the development of agency policy positions and talking points for WDFW in support of agency legislation, rules writing, and agency policies and practices pursuant to the role of climate adaptation and resiliency in Growth Management Act, Comprehensive Plan updates, Critical Area Ordinances, Shoreline Management Act applications and projects, and other activities of local jurisdictions affecting fish and wildlife habitat and species. Maintains mutual situational awareness of, and integration with, other relevant actions, work plans, etc., which are managed by or of interest to the Land Use Conservation & Policy Section. Tasks include: Providing subject matter expertise to senior management that may include proposing and drafting relevant legislation, rules, policies, and budgets. Providing input to and other assistance with planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating Priority Habitat and Species Section Revamp activities. WORKING CONDITIONS Work Setting, including hazards: Typical office setting, home-based for the foreseeable future. Schedule: Typically, Monday – Friday - 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. or equivalent. Flexible schedule options are available after completion of probation/trial service period. Travel Requirements: No travel, work consists of mandatory telework. Possible occasional travel to meet with WDFW regional staff and local jurisdiction staff. Tools and Equipment: Standard desktop or laptop computer workstation. Customer Interactions: Regular interactions with Regional Habitat Program staff, city and county planning staff/directors, other state agency staff. There will be occasional communication with local elected officials, and tribal natural resources staff. Other: Per Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14 state employees must be fully vaccinated effective October 18, 2021, absent an approved medical or religious accommodation. Qualifications REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor’s degree in natural resource or related field. AND Minimum seven (7) years of relevant experience in planning, public policy, and/or natural resources management work experience within a local government, environmental or conservation organization, consulting firm, or state or federal natural resources agency. Additional relevant experience may substitute year for year for the degree. AND Must demonstrate experience and strong competence in these skills and abilities: Working knowledge of the state’s Growth Management Act (GMA). Demonstrated success in fostering a collegial, collaborative, and productive work environment with colleagues who are not co-located. Basic GIS user skills. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: A Master’s degree in natural resources or related field. AND Five (5) years of years of relevant experience in planning, public policy, and/or natural resources management work experience within a local government, environmental or conservation organization, consulting firm, or state or federal natural resources agency. AND Knowledge of: Monitoring and adaptive management principles and current practices. Climate adaptation principles and practices. Solid understanding of the state’s salmon recovery objectives and/or Puget Sound recovery objectives. 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: On Monday August 9, 2021, Governor Inslee enacted Proclamation 21-14 which requires that all employees of all state agencies not headed by an elected official be fully vaccinated with a recommended COVID-19 vaccine by October 18, 2021 as a condition of employment. Fully vaccinated includes the two-week waiting period after the last shot in each series, or single shot, is given. If hired for this or any position at WDFW, you will be required to provide verification of COVID vaccination. A list of acceptable documents to provide verification can be reviewed here. Vaccination acceptable documents link (Download PDF reader) (Download PDF reader) 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 The Department of Fish and Wildlife’s priority during the Covid-19 health crisis is to keep our staff, candidates, and the public safe. We are hiring and encourage you to apply to open positions. We have transitioned to a virtual recruitment process, to include web-based interviews. 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. 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
Qualifications
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor’s degree in natural resource or related field. AND Minimum seven (7) years of relevant experience in planning, public policy, and/or natural resources management work experience within a local government, environmental or conservation organization, consulting firm, or state or federal natural resources agency. Additional relevant experience may substitute year for year for the degree. AND Must demonstrate experience and strong competence in these skills and abilities: Working knowledge of the state’s Growth Management Act (GMA). Demonstrated success in fostering a collegial, collaborative, and productive work environment with colleagues who are not co-located. Basic GIS user skills. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: A Master’s degree in natural resources or related field. AND Five (5) years of years of relevant experience in planning, public policy, and/or natural resources management work experience within a local government, environmental or conservation organization, consulting firm, or state or federal natural resources agency. AND Knowledge of: Monitoring and adaptive management principles and current practices. Climate adaptation principles and practices. Solid understanding of the state’s salmon recovery objectives and/or Puget Sound recovery objectives.
Contact Person
Salyse Duckworth
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