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Environmental Management Specialist

Everett, WA 

The Port of Everett is located in Washington state on Port Gardner Bay at the mouth of the Snohomish River. For more than a century, the Port has created economic opportunities and jobs while providing maritime and marine-related services and appropriate public access to the waterfront. Through its international seaport, public marina and real estate development operations, the Port of Everett brings jobs, tax base, business and tourism to the community and region. The Port is a committed steward of the environment and waterfront. Port activities support more than 40,000 jobs in the surrounding community and contributes $433 million in state and local taxes.

The Port is currently seeking an Environmental Management Specialist. Reporting to the Director of Environmental Programs, the EM Specialist assists in the execution of the Port of Everett's comprehensive environmental program, including but not limited to:

  • Puget Sound Initiative environmental remediation program
  • Stormwater quality programs
  • Climate change strategy
  • Dredge material management program
  • Clean Marina environmental program
  • Green Marine environmental program
  • Environmental compliance assistance program
  • Habitat management
  • Regulatory agency, stakeholder and public communications

The Environmental Management Specialist will collect, analyze and manage environmental data and metrics on all of the environmental programs to track and measure program performance.


Environmental Programs Support:

  • Oversee and coordinate the execution of stormwater permit requirements and stormwater quality projects, including but not limited to, scheduling environmental monitoring, reviewing and transmitting stormwater quality data to the Department of Ecology, reviewing effectiveness and maintenance of the various stormwater treatment systems, coordinate and schedule permit required maintenance and repairs of stormwater systems.
  • Implement the Environmental Stewardship programs, including the Green Marine marine terminal program and Clean Marina marina program, and other stewardship programs as assigned.
  • Implement the environmental compliance assistance program (ECAP).
  • Assist with the oversight and management of natural habitat on a variety of the Port's properties, including but not limited to Bay Wood Park, Union Slough, Blue Heron Slough, etc.
  • Assist the implementation and management of environmental cleanup projects.
  • Assist and coordinate the execution of the Port's Climate Change Strategy, including but not limited to, collecting and analyzing climate information, identifying areas needing to improve air quality, electrification of facilities, implementing a Port facility vulnerability analyses, and supporting the Puget Sound Maritime Air Emissions Inventory.
  • Manage assigned environmental projects or aspects of assigned projects, such as preparation of project scopes of work, cost estimates, contract documents with design consultants, securing necessary agency approval permits, construction management and other associated duties.
  • Manage assigned environmental remediation project tasks including field data collection, regulatory reporting, project schedules, project budgets, consultant contracts, cleanup construction contracts in close coordination with the Director of Environmental Programs and others in the Engineering & Planning Department.
  • Manage assigned projects according to Port policies and practices including internal coordination, project scoping, budgeting, procurement, legal and regulatory analysis, and public involvement.
  • Coordinate and execute other project and program tasks as assigned.
  • Perform research as required to support effective management of assigned projects and respond promptly to inquiries and requests from various sources for project information.
  • Participate in the management of budgets related to assigned projects.
  • Design and maintain environmental data bases, associated financial data bases, electronic and hard copy files as assigned.
  • Assist the Port's various lines of operation with Health and Safety management and training.

Internal/External Reporting and Communications:

  • In conjunction with the Director, develop and review technical and regulatory reports ensuring the documents are accurate, consistent with local, state and federal regulations, and consistent with Port policies and objectives.
  • Assist with the organization and preparation of environmental meetings with Port staff, regulatory officials, Port Commission, consultants, contractors, government agencies, project stakeholders, etc. Lead meetings as assigned.
  • Ensure regular communications with, and coordinate the activities of, project teams and Port staff on project and program status, budgets, and schedules for assigned projects.
  • Assist with intergovernmental communications, as assigned.

Other job duties:

  • Assist the various lines of operations with developing and implementing a health and safety training program.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities (KSA's) Required of all Exempt Employees:

The possession of the following KSA's by all exempt Port employees assures that the Port is maintaining a knowledgeable, capable, professional staff that is committed to the Port's mission. As such, all exempt Port employees are expected to:

  • Demonstrate expertise specific to their profession, and maintain appropriate licensing/certification.
  • Display the diplomacy necessary to address sensitive issues or complaints—both public and private.
  • Possess effective conflict resolution and personal negotiation skills.
  • Exhibit high ethical standards in the execution of position responsibilities.
  • Cultivate and contribute to a dynamic, team-oriented work environment by being responsive, timely, and knowledgeable.
  • Communicate effectively in English, including the ability to read, write, analyze and interpret complex written material.
  • Have the ability to make effective and persuasive group presentations.
  • Have the ability to obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC).
  • Possess a valid driver's license, and maintain insurability under the Port's auto insurance plan.
  • Respond to evening, night and or weekend concerns/needs as required to fulfill position responsibilities.

Preferred Work Experience:

  • A minimum of three (3) years of experience in environmental consulting, government, or related experience.
  • Experience with environmental project management, environmental sustainability, health and safety, permitting processes, and environmental programs.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Bachelor's degree (B.S.) in Environmental Science, Environmental Sustainability, Geology, Hydrology, Biology, Earth Sciences, Environmental Engineering, or a closely related field.
  • Must obtain industry recognized project management certification within 1 year of employment. (e.g., certification from the Project Management Institute).
  • Knowledge of environmental site management, environmental management systems, programs, and practices.
  • Knowledge of environmental laws and regulations.

Physical and Working Conditions:

Incumbents must be physically able to perform each essential duty of the position satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


 APPLY ONLINE: https://www.click2apply.net/5D44DAtkGzpKhbY2ipDpG


CLOSING DATE: Position Open Until Filled

SALARY RANGE: $70,000 - $76,000 with an excellent benefits package including medical, dental, life, LTD and paid leave


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Posted October 6, 2021

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