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Environmental Manager (TPS5)

By November 17, 2021

Washington State Department of Transportation

About WSDOT

Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is the steward of an integrated, multimodal transportation system that helps to ensure that people and goods move safely and efficiently throughout the state. In addition to building, maintaining, and operating the state highway system, WSDOT operates the largest ferry system in the nation, manages the world’s longest floating bridge, and recently completed the world’s widest tunneling project.

 

The Opportunity

The I-405/SR 167 Megaprogram is seeking an Environmental Manager, who will be responsible and accountable for the successful delivery of mega design-build projects on the I-405/SR 167 corridors.  As the Environmental Manager for the Megaprogram, this position will be responsible for developing, implementing, and communicating the long-term environmental vision for the program.  This position will strategically manage the environmental policy, standards, procedures, and provide oversight of all environmental elements to ensure program’s construction, maintenance and operations activities comply with all federal, state, and local environmental laws and regulations in a manner that is consistent with WSDOT’s mission and goals. This position will also manage the Megaprogram projects and environmental staff of 15-40 professionals (State and Consultants), as well as provide day-to-day management of professional and technical engineers to incorporate environmental protection and improvements to the Megaprogram transportation plans and facilities.

What to Expect

Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, the Environmental Manager will:

Facilitate on-time, on-budget delivery of environmental deliverables and services for all projects.
Develop and implement environmental decisions and highly effective and efficient project delivery strategies.
Strategize effective and efficient pathways to obtain NEPA/SEPA and environmental permit approvals for environmentally and politically complex projects.
Assign, oversee, and prioritize work of staff providing guidance and direction as needed.
Ensure all required environmental permits and approvals are obtained, environmental compliance notebooks are prepared, and all environmental commitments are entered into the Commitment Tracking System (CTS).
Manage and oversee special projects as assigned or delegated by the Deputy Program Administrator.
Qualifications

To be considered for this opportunity, the following are required:

Bachelor’s degree involving a major study in transportation, landscape architecture, environmental or urban, regional or land use planning, engineering, public or business administration, economics, biology, or natural or physical sciences AND five (5) years of professional transportation experience involving analysis and evaluation of transportation and/or environmental issues and problems. OR
Master’s degree involving a major study in transportation, landscape architecture, environmental or urban, regional or land use planning, engineering, public or business administration, economics, biology, or natural or physical sciences AND four (4) years of professional transportation experience involving analysis and evaluation of transportation and/or environmental issues and problems. OR
One (1) year of experience as a Transportation Planning Specialist 4, Transportation Engineer 4, Landscape Architect 1, or equivalent classification in city or county agencies.
Current Driver’s License
It is preferred that qualified candidates also have:

Five (5)  years of professional experience in environmental review documentation and permitting.
Advanced knowledge of environmental laws, regulations, and WSDOT policies pertaining to permitting WSDOT transportation projects.
Advanced knowledge of environmental laws, regulations, and FHWA and WSDOT policies pertaining to NEPA and SEPA environmental review for WSDOT transportation projects.
Advanced knowledge of federal, state, and local governmental environmental permitting and approval requirements and processes, including environmental studies needed for WSDOT transportation projects.
Advanced knowledge of environmental requirements and decision making during scoping, design, right-of-way, construction, and post-construction phases of project delivery.
Advanced ability to work with FHWA, Sound Transit, local governments with a strong background in EIS, CAO’s, Water Quality CESCIL background, knowledge of local wildlife, botany, and wetlands sciences.
Important Notes

By issuance of proclamation, the Governor of Washington State mandates that all employees who work for executive cabinet agencies (which includes the Department of Transportation) must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This is a condition of employment with WSDOT. Exemption may be granted for religious or medical purposes, however, accommodations will be subject to approval based on the essential functions required of the position.
The information provided on your application profile, any supplemental material attached to your application, and the responses to the supplemental questions will be used to determine qualifications for interview selection. Therefore, it is to your advantage that your application packet be completed in as much detail as possible.
The listed salary includes the Legislative approved King County Premium.
The recruiting efforts for this position may be extended beyond the displayed closing date for as long and until a sufficient candidate pool has been established. However, the first review of applications will be on November 29th, 2021. The Appointing Authority reserves the right to make a hiring decision at any time thereafter. It is to your benefit to submit your application as soon as possible.
This recruitment may also be used to fill additional positions per business needs.
Why WSDOT

Work-Life Balance – We are committed to ensure that our staff experience the reward of public service, while also sustaining a routine that suits each individuals’ lifestyle. As such, there are a number of flexible schedule options available to staff, including occasional telework for eligible positions.
Paid Leave – In addition to 10 paid holidays, full-time employees earn a minimum 14 paid vacation days per year!
Plan For Your Future – WSDOT offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes a variety of healthcare options, and free dental coverage! Employees also have their choice of state retirement programs, and much more. Go to State Benefits for more information.
Tuition Assistance – Our employees have several options for assistance with education expenses, including tuition reimbursement programs, government discounts at participating colleges throughout the state, and eligibility for federal student loan forgiveness.
Check out this video to learn more: Why WSDOT?

 

How to Apply

Applications for this recruitment will be accepted electronically. Your relevant experience may be evaluated to determine salary. Therefore, it is very important that the “Work Experience” portion of the application be completed in as much detail as possible. In order to be considered for this opportunity, please include the following with your online application:

An attached Resume outlining (in reverse chronological order) your experience to date.
An attached Cover Letter that further details your qualifications, and indicates why you believe you are a viable candidate for this role.
Contact information to be included in the “References” section of the online application for a minimum three (3) individuals who can attest to your work performance, technical skills, knowledge base, and job-related competencies.
Please click the “APPLY” button to proceed. Note that you will be prompted to either sign in, or create an account. This step is required in order to submit an application to this opportunity.

 

WSDOT is an equal opportunity employer. We value the importance of creating an environment in which all employees can feel respected, included and empowered to bring unique ideas to the agency. Our diversity and inclusion efforts include embracing different cultures, backgrounds and viewpoints while fostering growth and advancement in the workplace. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, disabled and Vietnam era veterans, as well as people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply.

 

WSDOT does not use the E-Verify system. For more information, please visit www.uscis.gov

 

Contact us:

For inquiries about this posting, you may contact the assigned Recruiter, Eric Saniatan, at SaniatE@wsdot.wa.gov. Please be sure to reference 21DOT-NWR-80528 in the subject line.

 

Persons with disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the listed Recruiter.

To apply for this job email your details to saniate@wsdot.wa.gov

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