Environmental Coordinator

Date: Oct 16, 2020

Job ID  11561  Department  Natural Resources (10000095) 
Union Classification  Non Union  Type  Full Time - Salaried  
# of Openings  Job Location  Everett, Washington (US-WA) 
Closing Date  11/13/2020   Salary/Wage  $84,155.00 - $112,206.00 annually 

 

Job Definition

Assists the District in complying with Federal, State, and local environmental laws and regulations, including but not limited to, laws and regulations concerning the Federal Power Act as applied to hydropower licensing, the Endangered Species Act, the Clean Water Act, and the Washington State Environmental Policy Act.

Distinguishing Characteristics

N/A

Essential Job Functions

Represents the District while working with governmental agencies, the private sector, and the public on environmental issues as directed.  Represents the District in agency permit processes.

 

Responds to concerns, questions, and/or complaints of customers, employees, and the general public regarding the District’s environmental activities and public responsibilities.

 

Prepares technical specifications/scopes of work for consultants, assists with consultant selection and administers contracts for environmental studies and construction projects.

 

Serves as technical environmental specialist during integration of environmental concepts, principles, and processes that affect operational procedures in area of responsibility.

 

Monitors, analyzes, and interprets proposed and evolving changes in environmental laws, policies, and regulations at Federal, State, regional, and local level that affect or may affect District interests.  Drafts testimony and/or position papers as required.

 

Monitors environmental effects of District’s generating facilities operation for compliance with environmental regulations and requirements.

 

Conducts environmental studies related to utility generating operations and makes recommendations as appropriate.

 

Assists Senior Manager, Regulatory Affairs with the development of department budget, goals and objectives.

 

Specialized Job Functions

Wildlife Management

 

Participates on an interdisciplinary environmental and operational team.  Provides technical and administrative assistance to consulting firms and District Management when preparing and implementing wildlife mitigation plans for the Jackson Hydroelectric Project.  Serves as a liaison in mitigation activities with resource agencies, providing professional advice on technical aspects of wildlife mitigation.

 

Develops plans, coordinates and makes recommendations for the development and implementation of mitigation plans and responses to other environmental regulatory requirements.

 

Develops and presents recommendations regarding wildlife/environmental management issues to District management.  Makes presentations to District Management, the Board of Commissioners, and the public on wildlife mitigation issues.

 

Administers and monitors consultant services retained for environmental mitigation work including scope of service and contract administration.

 

Aquatic Resources Management

 

Participates in interdisciplinary environmental and operational team.  Provides technical (fisheries related) and administrative expertise in developing and implementing an aquatic resources plan for the Jackson Hydroelectric Project.  Serves as liaison for the District in mitigation activities with resource agencies.

 

Makes recommendations for the development and implementation of the aquatic resources mitigation plan. 

 

Develops the plans and schedules for aquatic resources mitigation.  Implements the aquatic resource plans with internal resources and/or by contract administration of consultants, including scope of service, quality control, and contract administration.

 

Ensures communication and coordination with natural resource agencies in the development and implementation of aquatic resource plans.

 

Represents the District in regional aquatic resource planning activities.

 

Makes presentations to District management, natural resources agencies and the general public on the District’s aquatic resources activities.

Other Job Functions

Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
Knowledge of:
• Federal, State, and local environmental laws and regulations pertaining to Hydroelectric Power production.
• Federal Energy Regulatory Commission environmental regulations
• Effects of particular actions on environmental quality, plant life, animal habitat, and electric utility operations. (Wildlife Management)
• Hydroelectric project operations. (Aquatic Resources)
• Effects of hydroelectric project operation on aquatic life. (Aquatic Resources)
• Effective written and verbal communication techniques.
• Business concepts/theories/ practices.
• Computer applications including word processing, spreadsheets and data bases.
• Effective presentation skills.
Ability to:
• Communicate effectively with all levels in the organization, governmental agencies, customers, and the general public.
• Remain current on Federal, State, and local environmental legislation and regulation.
• Interpret detailed Federal regulations.
• Apply effective verbal and non-verbal communication methods.
• Perform comprehensive research and analysis.
• Gather and process biological field data.
• Prepare environmental documents.
• Use personal computer and associated software.
• Make presentations at public meetings or hearings.
• Handle sensitive situations and confidential information.
• Interpret, understand and follow District policies and procedures.
• Work effectively as a team member.
• Use independent and discretionary judgment.
Experience/Education
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a scientific field of study (i.e., environmental, physical, or natural).
  • Four years progressively more responsible directly related experience.
License/Certification
• Valid Washington State Driver License.
Preferred Qualifications

N/A

Working Conditions
• Duties performed in this position may require the incumbent to work irregular hours.
• Travel to indoor or outdoor work sites is required for presentations, data collection, and other duties.
• Incumbent is exposed to inclement weather conditions and required to walk over rough terrain in the performance of their duties
• May be required to lift at least 50 lbs., including ability to lift 50 lbs. overhead in the storage/retrieval of equipment.
• May be exposed to hazardous chemicals or sites.

 

 

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