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Environmental Specialist/Senior Environmental Specialist (Environmental Planner)

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Date: Jan 3, 2023

Location: Everett, WA, US

Company: Snohomish PUD

Job ID  15124  Department  Environmental Affairs (10000011) 
Union Classification  Non Union  Type  Full Time - Salaried  
# of Openings  Job Location  Everett, Washington (US-WA) 
Closing Date  01/31/2023   Salary/Wage  $88,584.00 - $132,285.00 annually 


Job Definition

The Environmental Affairs Department is a dynamic team that provides environmental support and regulatory compliance assistance to management and operations programs District wide, delivering on the District’s commitment to environmentally responsible utility operations. We are seeking an energetic, customer focused professional to serve as a project leader for the SEPA program, providing technical expertise to District staff during the environmental permitting process. This position also serves as a project leader and implements related District programs and procedures, as well as participating in District spill response, rotating on-call after hours response duties with three other team members. 

Distinguishing Characteristics


Essential Job Functions

Specialized Job Functions

Represents the District while working with governmental entities and the public on environmental matters.


Assists the District in obtaining permits or approvals on and complying with regulatory requirements as necessary.


Visits jobsites to preview site conditions, evaluates work in progress and provides support to project leaders and field crews performing site planning, construction, maintenance or emergency response work.


Conducts electric and magnetic field (EMF) surveys and provides written survey reports to customers.  Provides EMF information to employees, customers and agencies as needed.


Provides information, technical assistance and consultation to customers, employees and the general public regarding the District's environmental activities, policies and programs.


Prepares technical specifications and scopes of work for consultants and contractors, assists with consultant/contractor selection, and acts as project leader and contract administrator for assigned projects.


Serves as a technical resource for other District departments regarding environmental issues; monitors, analyzes, and applies new and proposed environmental laws and regulations, and incorporates changes into District activities, programs and procedures.


Creates and maintains or reviews and analyzes records, reports, and other documents as required by applicable law and regulation within areas of responsibility.


Conducts sampling of soils, water, air and other materials and interprets results.


Supervises oil and hazardous substance spill response and cleanup activities.

Other Job Functions

Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge of:
• Federal, state, and local laws and regulations pertaining to use, storage, and disposal of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), hazardous materials and dangerous wastes, SEPA, hazardous substance spill response.
• Federal, state, and local laws and regulations pertaining to air and water quality, storm water, shorelines, and wetlands regulation and other relevant environmental matters.
• Water and electric utility system operations.
• Contract administration and policies.
• Environmental health laws and regulations.
• Accident prevention and safe work practices.
• Project management principles, practices, and philosophies.
• Electric and magnetic field science associated with electric utility operations.
Ability to:
• Communicate and work effectively with all levels of the District organization, other agencies, and the public.
• Write and speak effectively and with clarity.
• Make presentations at public meetings or hearings.
• Research, analyze, and apply environmental regulations.
• Perform soil and water sampling procedures.
• Think logically, be organized and attend to details.
• Work effectively with minimal supervision, using independent and discretionary judgment.
• Perform a variety of tasks and assignments simultaneously and meet deadlines.
• Understand and interpret technical information.
• Learn, interpret and apply District policies and procedures.
• Prepare environmental records and documents.
• Perform EMF surveys, interpret data, and prepare reports.
• Work as part of a team.


  • Environmental Specialist
    • Bachelor's degree in environmental health, environmental science, engineering, or technical or scientific field relating to environmental matters.
    • Three (3) years experience in application of environmental laws/regulations to business, industry, or governmental operations, with at least two (2) of those years in directly related areas.
  • Senior Environmental Specialist
    • Bachelor's degree in chemical engineering, environmental health, environmental science, industrial hygiene, or other technical, engineering, or scientific field relating to environmental matters.
    • Six (6) years experience in application of environmental laws/regulations to business, industry, or governmental operations, with at least four (4) years involving environmental health and compliance related program development and implementation.


• Valid Washington State Driver License.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Work experience in comprehensive environmental practice and program implementation.


In addition to a competitive compensation program, Snohomish County PUD #1 offers a comprehensive benefits package. Employees (& their eligibile dependents) have the opportunity to enroll in medical, dental, vison hardware, basic life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, accidental death and dismemberment, voluntary term life, and retirement benefits (including PERS pension, 401(k), and 457 plan). The Snohomish County PUD also provides an employee assistance program, tuition reimbursement, paid time off benefits starting at 20 days a year, including 5 days of extended sick leave and 10 holidays paid holidays. For more information on our benefits package please visit

Working Conditions

• Duties are performed in an office environment and field locations.
• Non-standard working hours are routinely necessary for emergency spill response, and may be necessary for special assignments.
• Incumbent will drive a District vehicle in varying traffic conditions to field sites and meetings and will be required to lift equipment, tools or materials weighing up to 50 pounds.
• Field location conditions will be varied (chemicals, energized equipment, uneven terrain, inclement weather) and will necessitate the use of applicable personal protective equipment.
• Office conditions will involve the regular use of a computer, keyboard and mouse.
• Several forms of communications such as a telephone, portable 2-way radio and mobile phone will be regularly used.



Snohomish County P.U.D. #1 is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Women, Disabled and Veterans.

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Everett

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