Environmental Specialist 3 @ Washington Military Department

Environmental Specialist 3



Environmental Specialist 3
Camp Murray, WA

This position reports to the Environmental Program Manager and is responsible to perform professional level environmental specialist duties with the primary focus on Sustainability, Pollution Prevention, and Environmental Management System (EMS) implementation.

About the Washington Military Department

Protecting people is our passion. At the Washington Military Department, we combine our unique talents to create safer communities and ensure our neighbors and loved ones can recover from whatever emergency might arise. Our agency unites civilian employees with members of the Washington National Guard, creating a team that is deeply committed to public service. We go home at night knowing that our day-to-day work supports activities that truly make a difference. Whether that's partnering with our communities to prepare for a disaster, leading an emergency response, hiring top-notch talent or supporting at-risk kids at our Washington Youth Academy - the Washington Military Department seeks to safeguard our way of life and those that call Washington home.

In addition to job fulfillment, the Washington Military Department offers an excellent benefits package which includes exceptional health care coverage, a retirement savings plan and job training opportunities.


Assist in advancing Agency efforts to achieve Sustainability and Pollution Prevention goals.

  • Develop annual reports, pollution prevention plans, emissions inventories, Greenhouse Gas Reduction reports, and other related environmental reports.
  • Ensure facility permits as required by regulatory agencies are obtained and manage those permits to ensure statutory and regulatory compliance.
  • Assure the Agency meets the statutory and regulatory requirements related to Pollution Prevention.

Support the Environmental Performance Assessment System (EPAS) program.

  • Assist with managing the EPAS program by evaluating organizational performance through unit/facility inspections and implementation of Installation Corrective Action Plans.
  • Conduct site assessments and facility inspections per program guidance and Environmental Management System standards for EPAS.
  • Help to identify facilities/units' EPAS-related training, supplies, and equipment needs.

Aid in the management of the Water Quality Program (including storm water, drinking water, and wastewater).

  • Ensure compliance with environmental regulations and permits for water and wastewater systems.
  • Perform technical/regulatory analysis, field sampling and testing, and report preparation.

Assit with the administration of the Emergency Planning and Community Right- to-Know Act (EPCRA) Program (including Controlled Substances, non-medical, non-pharmaceutical).

  • Work with facility managers to use the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Threshold Screening Tool.
  • Help to establish Emergency Notification protocols.
  • Assist in the collection, management, and dissemination of information required to be reported under EPCRA, commonly referred to as Tier I or Tier II Report.
  • Assist in environmental condition site evaluations and provide recommendations for appropriate action.

Assist in managing the hazardous materials/wastes program area.

  • Act as a secondary Spill Coordinator.
  • Conduct and coordinate site visits to provide hazardous materials/wastes handling/disposal assistance.
  • Help identify spill response supplies and facilities hazardous wastes supplies and equipment needs.
  • Formulate plans to conduct hazardous materials/waste compliance research/studies.
  • Review compliance related permit applications for technical accuracy

Promote Agency Environmental Management System (EMS) implementation.

  • Monitor progress towards EMS objectives and targets.
  • Plan and facilitate quarterly management review meetings. ****

Support the procurement, direction and evaluation of contracted services/projects to advance the environmental work of the Agency.

  • Perform contracting activities such requests for proposals, coordinate with contracts office in developing scopes of work and contracting documents, review project plans for accuracy, and evaluate proposals.
  • Oversee contractor or consultant services for compliance with contract terms/conditions, performance of services, ensure project deliverables achieved, and reimbursement requests.



One year of experience as an Environmental Specialist 2;


A Bachelor's degree involving a major study in environmental, physical, or one of the natural sciences, environmental planning, or closed related field.


Two years of professional level experience in environmental analysis/control or environmental planning.


A Ph.D. in environmental, physical, or one of the natural sciences, or environmental planning.



  • Resource Conversation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Hazardous Wastes Certification.
  • DOT Hazardous Materials Transportation Certification.
  • Hazardous Materials Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER)


  • Performing complex environmental compliance audits/investigations and conducting environmental surveys/assessments; reviewing, monitoring and/or issuing environmental permits; and writing of technical, scientific, or popular papers.
  • Managing sustainability, EMS, EPAS, Pollution Prevention program areas.
  • Spill response and reporting.

Skills & Abilities to:

  • Perform and act as subject matter expert on Sustainability, EMS, EPAS, Pollution Prevention including Air Quality, general environmental management, working to support the environmental conformance objectives.
  • Provide assistance to environmental staff in performing stormwater, NEPA/ECOP, natural resources, cultural resources, and pest management program areas.
  • Use Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, or similar software) to develop documents in support of program objectives.

Supplemental Information

Compensation: Wage/salary depends on qualifications or rules of promotion.

Temporary Reduction in Hours: Due to the State of Emergency declaration issued on February 29, 2020, by Governor Jay Inslee, the ongoing fight to reduce the impacts of the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), and the budget impacts of the pandemic, the work hours may be temporarily reduced in accordance with the temporary layoff rules. The temporary reduction in hours is scheduled to occur eight hours per month August through November, but may change dependent on direction by the Governor. The candidate appointed to this position will receive additional details upon initial hire.


Camp Murray, WA, USA




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