Senior Environmental Planner

King County   Pioneer Square, WA   Full-time
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$95,846.40 - $121,492.80 Annually

Seattle, WA

Job Type
Career Service, Full Time, 40 hrs/week

DNRP-Natural Resources & Parks

Job Number

Wastewater Treatment

4/7/2023 11:59 PM Pacific


The Environmental Services Unit of the Wastewater Treatment Division is seeking a Senior Environmental Planner. This senior level position is an opportunity to develop and apply skills to provide environmental support to varied and complex wastewater infrastructure projects and programs.

The Environmental Services Unit is committed to environmental protection and restoration through its responsibilities to ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local environmental regulations and requirements.

The successful candidate will be an effective communicator with a proven ability to independently manage multiple assignments on projects of varying sizes and complexities while building strong relationships in the process.

Who is Eligible - This position is open to the general public and all King County Employees. This recruitment may also be used to fill future career service, TLT and SDA opportunities.

Working Conditions
  • Telecommuting
  • Flexible work schedule available
  • Union Representation
Telecommuting Requirement
The work associated with this position will be performed predominantly by telecommuting, with occasional onsite work and meetings, as influenced by business needs. Employee will have access to shared workspaces at various King County facilities. Employees must reside in WA state and within a reasonable distance to their King County worksite to respond to workplace reporting requirements.

Employees will be provided with a County issued laptop and must maintain a workspace with an internet connection (access may be supplemented in some situations) where they can reliably perform work and remain available and responsive during scheduled work hours. Please note that when an employee conducts work that is likely to bring them in contact with another individual, safety precautions are required by the department in alignment with the Public Health Directive from the Seattle & King County Public Health Officer. King County is doing its part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and remains committed to reducing our carbon footprint.

To support employees during this time King County has a robust collection of tools and resources to support working remotely. The individual selected for this opportunity will be joining an innovative and progressive team.

Work Location:
Primarily teleworking and the King Street Center 201 S. Jackson St., Seattle WA 98104.

Work Schedule:
This position is not covered under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and is not overtime eligible. This full-time position works a 40-hour work week, Monday through Friday.

To learn more about the Wastewater Treatment Division click on the below links:

Job Duties

Core Work Duties
  • Oversight and direct preparation of SEPA and NEPA documents, environmental analyses and mitigation plans for capital projects of varying size and complexity with minimal guidance and direction. Provide technical expertise and strategic oversight in the evaluation and analyses of moderate to complex environmental issues to multi-disciplinary project teams.
  • Oversight and direct preparation of USACE Section 10/404 permit applications and Hydraulic Project Approvals.
  • Represent WTD's interests in discussions with other agencies and tribal representatives regarding anticipated environmental impacts of proposed projects and programs.
  • Manage and coordinate the work of consultants on environmental related tasks; oversee preparation and review of consultant deliverables.
  • Assist with mentoring and less senior staff in the Unit/Section.
Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

We would like you to have experience and knowledge in the following:
  • At least two years of experience conducting and/or supporting environmental review under SEPA/NEPA and ensuring compliance with ESA and NHPA and in obtaining federal and state and/or local permits including USACE Section 10/404, HPA's for projects of varying size and complexity.
  • Ability to identify strategies to ensure successful and timely environmental review and permitting activities.
  • Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills and be a clear communicator with demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a variety of staff at different levels.
  • Experience managing the work of consultants and consultant deliverables or coordinating environmental deliverables from multiple disciplines.
  • At least two years of experience representing project proponent's interests in discussions with other agencies and/or tribal representatives regarding anticipated environmental impacts of proposed projects and programs.
  • Demonstrating reliability in accomplishing work assignments independently and the ability to consistently meet deadlines.
Desirable (or willingness and ability to learn)
  • Ability to quickly learn new systems and processes for managing work.
  • Experience reviewing design drawings and specifications.
  • Familiarity with construction site conditions and the ability to traverse uneven footing safely to conduct site visits.
  • CESCL Certification
The Successful Candidate will have the following Competencies:
  • Interpersonal Savvy: Relates comfortably with people across all levels of an organization. Builds constructive relationships with people both similar and different to self. Acts with diplomacy and tact. Picks up on interpersonal and group dynamics.
  • Communicates Effectively: Is an effective communicator in a variety of settings. Attentively listens to others and adjusts to fit the audience and the message. Provides timely and helpful information to others across the organization. Encourages the open expression of diverse ideas and opinions.
  • Being Resilient: Is confident under pressure. Maintains a positive attitude and outlook despite adversity. Learns and grows from hardships and negative experiences.
  • Collaborates: Works cooperatively with others to achieve shared objectives. Skilled in establishing and maintaining a collaborative working environment with a diverse group of people.
Application and Selection Process: Application materials will be screened for clarity, completeness including online application, cover letter and resume, and responsiveness to the list of qualifications, skills, and abilities. The most competitive candidates may be invited to participate in one or more panel interviews. Applications without the following required materials may not be considered for this position.
  • King County application
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter detailing your background and what you can bring to this position
  • Responses to supplemental questions
Union Representation: This position is represented by the Technical Employee's Association (TEA).

For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact:
Angelia Remolana -
Human Resource Analyst,

Supplemental Information

Forbes named King County as one of Washington State's best employers.

Together, with leadership and our employees, we're changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence. Are you ready to make a difference? Come join the team dedicated to serving one of the nation's best places to live, work and play.

Guided by our "True North" , we are making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding principles - we are one team; we solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans.

King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer

No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation.

To Apply

If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully. If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process or if you have questions please contact the recruiter listed on this job announcement.

King County offers a highly-competitive compensation and benefits package designed to meet the diverse needs of our employees and support our employees' health and well-being. Eligible positions receive the following benefits and have access to the following programs:
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage: King County pays 100% of the premiums for eligible employees and family members
  • Life and disability insurance: employees are provided basic coverage and given the opportunity to purchase additional insurance for both the employee and eligible dependents
  • Retirement: King County employees are eligible to participate in a pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems and a 457(b) deferred-compensation plan
  • Transportation program and ORCA transit pass
  • 12paid holidays each year (plus 2 personal holidays)
  • Generous vacation and paid sick leave
  • Paid parental leave, family and medical leaves, and volunteer leave
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Wellness programs
  • Onsite gyms and activity centers
  • Employee giving program
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Flexible schedules and telecommuting options, depending on position
  • Training and career development programs
For additional information about employee benefits please visit our Benefits, Payroll, and Retirement Page .

This is a general description of the benefits offered to eligible King County employees, and every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy. If any information on this document conflicts with the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement (CBA), the CBA prevails. Also, in the event of any incorrect information in this document, applicable laws, policies, rules, CBAs, or official plan documents will prevail.

NOTE: Benefits for Term Limited Temporary (TLT) or Short Term Temporary (STT) positions, including leave eligibility and/or participation in the pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems, will vary based upon the terms and details of the position.Short Term Temporary positions are not eligible for an ORCA transit pass.

For inquiries about the specifics of this position, please contact the recruiter identified on this job posting.
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