Oil Spill Team Section Manager – Environmental Planner 5 – Permanent – *14185-21

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
Last Date to Apply
12/27/2021
Website
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/3328405/oil-spill-team-section-manager-environmental-planner-5-permanent-14185-21
Description
FULL-TIME/PERMANENT ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNER 5 (EP5) OIL SPILL TEAM SECTION MANAGER WDFW Habitat Program - Protection Division Olympia, Washington Are you an effective leader and 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, then apply to become an Oil Spill Team Section Manager! As our Oil Spill Team Section Manager, you’ll direct the activities of the WDFW Habitat Program's Oil Spill Team (OST). With your leadership, OST will advocate for fish and wildlife resources during oil spill planning and response activities, specifically for natural resource protection, wildlife rescue, and resource damage assessment and restoration. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) Oil Spill Team works with Washington Department of Ecology Spills Program, the petroleum industry, federal and state agencies, tribes, oil response organizations, and non-government organizations to reduce the impacts of oil spills on fish, wildlife, and their habitats. With that in mind, Picture yourself working closely with OST 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 strategy partners 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 Oil Spill Team Section Manager, Ensures the activities of the Oil Spill Team (OST) support the agency mission to preserve and protect fish, wildlife, and habitats in three main focus areas: natural resource protection, wildlife rescue, and resource damage assessment and restoration. Supervises employees on the OST – ensures OST training is current and that response equipment is in good condition – promotes opportunities for employee professional development and advancement. Administers OST budget and contracts. Ensures that agency interests are represented during review of state and regional oil spill response plans such as Northwest Area Contingency Plan, Geographic Response Plans, and individual facility contingency plans. Oversees that the OST develops and maintains datasets and tools for use during oil spill responses. Appropriately notifies agency of oil spill incidents. Serves as team "Duty Officer” in rotation with other team members (typically one-week 24/7 rotations) – receives spill notifications, assesses potential resource risks, conducts initial response activities as needed, and mobilizes team resources. Serves within the Incident Command System for spill responses within the environmental unit or wildlife branch as needed. Participates in reconnaissance to assess resource risks and potential impacts. Participates in early sampling activities as necessary to document injuries to fish and wildlife resources. Issues emergency Hydraulic Project Approval (HPA) permits for oil spill response activities. Participates in oil spill drills. WORKING CONDITIONS Work Setting, including hazards: Work is performed primarily in an office setting, although may require the ability to respond to field locations anywhere in the state – work activities may involve boat or aircraft use. Activities may include exposure to oiled environments, adverse weather conditions, distressed wildlife. Schedule: Typically, work schedule is Monday – Friday - Generally, 40 hours/week, may be required to work a significant additional amount of time outside of normal business hours. In the event of a significant oil spill, will be required to work for extended periods (including overnight stays) outside of normal work hours. Will be required to serve as the team Duty Officer in 24/7 rotation with other team members – work several times per year outside of normal work hours (with occasional overnight stays) while participating in scheduled drill exercises. Travel Requirements: Frequent travel statewide both in response to significant oil spill incidents and to participate in scheduled drill exercises – overnight stays may be required. Tools and Equipment: Team vessels and vehicles. Customer Interactions: Regular interactions during spill responses and drills – this position primarily serves in the Incident Command System under intense emergency conditions – may be required to deliver public presentations in contentious public forums. Qualifications REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor's degree or above with major emphasis in fisheries biology, marine/wildlife biology, ecological systems, environmental science, or natural resource planning, or closely related field. AND Five (5) years of professional experience in one or more of the following: environmental or natural resource planning, fisheries management/planning, wildlife management/planning, and/or program development. OR Additional relevant experience may substitute year for year for the degree. Must demonstrate knowledge and experience in: Effects of oil and hazardous substances on fish, wildlife, and habitats. General fish and wildlife biology and ecology (particularly of fish and wildlife species that are dependent on marine and aquatic ecosystems). Oil spill response and the Incident Command System for oil spill management. Operating within a dynamic emergency environment, including making decisions that direct the activities of others. Planning and administering budget. Supervising professional staff. Managing programs, policies, and procedures. Certifications/Licenses: Valid Driver’s License. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Skills and abilities in: State and federal natural resource damage assessment and restoration rules, regulations, and processes. Evaluating habitat protection and restoration plans. 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. UNION -WAFWP: This position is in the bargaining unit represented by the Washington Association of Fish & Wildlife Professionals and is subject to the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the State of Washington, Department of Fish & Wildlife, and the Washington Association of Fish & Wildlife Professionals. 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 or above with major emphasis in fisheries biology, marine/wildlife biology, ecological systems, environmental science, or natural resource planning, or closely related field. AND Five (5) years of professional experience in one or more of the following: environmental or natural resource planning, fisheries management/planning, wildlife management/planning, and/or program development. OR Additional relevant experience may substitute year for year for the degree. Must demonstrate knowledge and experience in: Effects of oil and hazardous substances on fish, wildlife, and habitats. General fish and wildlife biology and ecology (particularly of fish and wildlife species that are dependent on marine and aquatic ecosystems). Oil spill response and the Incident Command System for oil spill management. Operating within a dynamic emergency environment, including making decisions that direct the activities of others. Planning and administering budget. Supervising professional staff. Managing programs, policies, and procedures. Certifications/Licenses: Valid Driver’s License. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Skills and abilities in: State and federal natural resource damage assessment and restoration rules, regulations, and processes. Evaluating habitat protection and restoration plans.
Contact Person
Salyse Duckworth
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