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The Air Quality Program (AQP) within the Department of Ecology is looking to fill a Senior Air Monitoring Specialist (Environmental Specialist 4)(In-Training) position, located in the Northwest Regional Office (NWRO) in Shoreline, WA. In this position your primary focus will be on implementing the Near Road Monitoring, PM2.5 Chemical Speciation Network (CSN), National Core (NCore) Monitoring fine and coarse particulate and other particulate monitoring programs. You will provide backup support as a member of a multi-disciplinary, highly collaborative and cooperative team that also implements the Photochemical Assessment Monitoring Stations (PAMS), National Air Toxics Trends Stations (NATTS), and other NCore monitoring. In this position, you will participate in operating almost every type of ambient air monitor, sampler, and sensor used in the Washington Network, including new monitoring to implement Environmental Justice provisions of the Climate Commitment Act. You will help the Air Quality Program better understand the formation, transport and fate of particulate and ozone pollution and their chemical constituents throughout the greater Puget Sound region. Duties also include installing and operating temporary monitors and low-cost air sensors as needed to respond to wildland fire smoke and other emergent events.

Contact Name: Scott Dubble
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The Restoration Specialist will work with a team in the maintenance and restoration of prairie sites, primarily at Joint Base Lewis‐McChord (JBLM) and in South Puget Sound. This position will have a range of restoration responsibilities in support of the program’s regional conservation goals. The Specialist will engage in and take a lead position in various project areas, such as: prescribed fire, monitoring and control of pest plants, establishing and monitoring native vegetation, and monitoring wildlife. The Specialist will instruct other members of the restoration team in their specialty area. The Specialist will also work with project leaders and partners to plan and lead the implementation of tasks in their specialty. The position entails strenuous physical activity and operation of heavy equipment, sometimes within active military training areas on JBLM.

The Restoration Technician will work with a team in the maintenance and restoration of prairie and forest habitats in the South Salish Sea region of Washington, with a focus on Joint Base Lewis‐McChord. Field season priorities are being refined at the time of this announcement, as are the number of positions being hired. Technician positions are expected to be involved in supporting a number of restoration projects. Possible projects areas include: upland and/or aquatic invasive weed control; silvicultural treatments and forest invasive weed control; prescribed fire operations, burn unit preparation and post‐burn follow up work; and prairie habitat restoration. Applicant interest, skillset and programmatic need will determine specific position assignment and focus areas. All positions will entail strenuous physical activity and operation of heavy equipment. The Restoration Technician is a full‐time, seasonal, non‐exempt position supervised by the Joint Base Lewis‐McChord Program Manager.

This position is established as a Unit Fire Program Manager (UFPM) for The Karuk Integrated Wildland Fire Management Program. The UFPM serves as the primary contact as delegated for established inter-governmental relationships and other partnership activities relating to the Tribe’s fire and fuels management efforts. The job of a UFPM includes responsibilities such as development and administration of the unit’s fire management budget; planning and administering project work; training; personnel management;
programmatic oversight, team building; reporting; Interagency Agreement development (federal and state), and intra-governmental/partnership coordination (WKRP/Tribe,
Tribe/Housing, etc.).

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Reporting to the Forest Resilience – Assistant Division Manager for Cross-Boundary Restoration, the Prescribed Fire Program Manager is responsible for overseeing successful implementation of the Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Prescribed Fire Policy and Procedures, achieving annual prescribed fire deliverables, and implementation of relevant strategies and goals in the Washington Forest Action Plan and 20-Year Forest Health Strategic Plan: Eastern Washington. This position is responsible for staying up-to-date on state and nationwide prescribed fire regulatory processes, policies, and advancement efforts. The Program Manager acts as the agency’s expert on prescribed fire training, stays current on National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) and state prescribed fire training requirements, identifies additional training needs and opportunities including staying abreast of prescribed fire incidents to use as training opportunities such as Wildfire Lessons Learned.

Deadline: May 22, 2022
Contact Name: Michael Norris
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Contact Phone: 360-522-5746

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