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Environmental Analyst, Sr.

Seattle Parks and Recreation is recruiting an outstanding Senior Environmental Analyst to be a key member of the Engineering, Design, and Technical Services Group, within the Planning and Development Division. Read on to see what we're looking for.

Apply by September 17, 2019 at 4 pm.

This position provides a wide array of environmental review and assessment services. Typical responsibilities include:

  • Designs and oversees environmental studies and analysis of land parcels and facilities as applicable to Parks acquisitions, projects, and programs. Such work may include Phase I and II ESA's, testing for hazardous materials and industrial contaminants, inspection of facilities and construction sites for environmental regulation compliance, etc.
  • Manages studies and analyzes which may involve supervision of interns, consultants and co-workers in conducting field investigations, risk assessment, policy analyzes, and long-range planning.
  • Evaluates proposed local, state and federal legislation and regulations which may affect requirements for environmental compliance during construction, operation, and maintenance of facilities.
  • Independently conceptualizes project needs and manages environmental mitigation/monitoring projects from start to finish.
  • Participates in presentation to and negotiations with City, State, Tribal, County, and Federal agencies/groups on given projects.

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  • Serves as member on various City and/or department committees regarding environmental issues.
  • And more

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Required Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in natural or physical sciences, environmental sciences, planning (with emphasis on environmental issues), public administration/policy (with emphasis on natural resources) or related field.

Minimum of five years experience in environmental research, environmental law, impact analysis, environmental compliance, toxic substance management, or a related field (Other combinations of education, training and experience will be evaluated on an individual basis for comparability).

Current State of Washington driver's license or evidence of equivalent mobility.

Hazardous materials/toxics work may require specialized health & safety training and certification

Please apply if you have most or all of these qualities and credentials: 

  • Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) certification
  • Experience with Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments
  • Practical knowledge of Model Toxics Control Act (MTCA) Regulation/Statute requirements in evaluation and cleanup of contaminated sites
  • Familiarity with Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife regulations and permit requirements.
  • Interpretation of the Clean Water Act and National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit requirements as pertinent to the local area and Parks facilities and protection of storm water.
  • Experience in monitoring construction and industrial sites for environmental/regulatory compliance.
  • Familiarity with Joint Aquatic Resources Permit Application (JARPA) process and other permitting as pertinent to wetlands, creeks, steep slopes, and other environmentally critical areas
  • Familiarity with OSHA/DOSH requirements for employees with regard to industrial and public buildings and facilities 
  • Experience with challenges and requirements of parks facilities located on former landfills or other contaminated sites.

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  • Experience in researching and interpreting existing and potential regulations by Washington State Department of Ecology (WSDOE) and other environmental and local agencies to determine potential impacts to Parks operations and maintenance
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