The King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks (DNRP) is looking for a person with strong project management skills and ability to coordinate across multiple programs and provide leadership in growing and implementing the County's Clean Water and Healthy Habitat agenda.
The Environmental Affairs Officer position will work with several programs in the Department of Natural Resources and Parks and other departments to enhance the clean water and habitat programs and create a Clean Water/Healthy Habitat strategic plan that includes targets, measures and actions similar to King County's Strategic Climate Action Plan. In the long term this position will monitor the implementation of the strategic plan and ensure work is achieving the intended outcomes. This position will also assist in developing positions on state and federal legislation and regulations and programs related to natural resources, habitat protection and restoration, water quality, wastewater, stormwater, toxics reduction, and climate change.
Who may apply: This position is open to all qualified applicants. King County and the Department of Natural Resources and Parks values diverse perspectives and life experience and encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, women, people with disabilities, and veterans.
Work schedule: The workweek is normally Monday through Friday with occasional weekend or evening work as needed. This position is exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act and is not eligible for overtime pay. However this position will be eligible for approved Executive Leave.
Application Procedure: This posting will remain open until the position is filled. Applications submitted by December 16, 2018 will be screened and considered first. Applicants must submit a (1) King County Application, and (2) letter of interest. The letter of interest should describe how your experience meets the qualifications and has prepared you to perform the essential functions of the job.
About King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks (DNRP): The King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks works to advance sustainable and livable communities and a clean and healthy natural environment that support a prosperous and resilient economy. With roughly 1800 employees, its mission is to provide regional parks and trails; protect the region's water, air, land, natural habitats and historic properties; and reduce, safely dispose of, and create resources from wastewater and solid waste. The Department is comprised of Parks and Recreation, Solid Waste, Wastewater Treatment and Water and Land Resources divisions. The Director's Office coordinates between divisions and departments, and leads or supports several countywide initiatives, including key roles in the County's response to climate change, and in equity and social justice issues.
About King County's Clean Water and Habitat Programs: King County has a long history of protecting and restoring clean water and healthy habitat, through land conservation, habitat restoration, wastewater treatment, stormwater management, and clean-up of historic pollution. Even with these efforts, orca remain critically endangered and Puget Sound salmon runs continue to decline. As this region experiences rapid growth and a changing climate, we must focus our future investments on actions that will bring the greatest gains for orca, salmon, and our quality of life before it's too late.
King County has important roles and responsibilities in the protection and restoration of healthy watersheds and the salmon that depend on them. The County provides regional wastewater treatment for 1.7 million residents and local stormwater services in unincorporated King County. King County protects forested headwaters, critical habitat, and river corridors that are essential to salmon conservation and recovery and works with partners to restore watershed functions. We also have a key role to play in cleaning up historic pollution and keeping toxics out of waterways. Through growth management and development regulations, we shape our natural and built environment for generations to come.
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Contact Information: For questions regarding this announcement, please contact Prakash Meloot at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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