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Department of Ecology Aquatic Toxicologist (Toxicologist 2) (Two Positions) in Lacey, Washington

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The salary listed above includes the 3% pay increase that goes into effect on July 1, 2024.


Keeping Washington Clean and Evergreen


The Toxics Cleanup Program{rel="nofollow"} (TCP) within the Department of Ecology (Ecology) is looking to fill two Aquatic Toxicologist (Toxicologist 2) *positions. These positions are located in our *Headquarters *in Lacey, WA.{rel="nofollow"} Upon hire, you must live within a commutable distance from the duty station.   As an Aquatic Toxicologist, you will manage and oversee sediment and upland contaminated site cleanup, providing expert-level technical support on benthic and human health protective standards. You'll evaluate research, peer-reviewed publications, and other technical information related to regulatory toxicology, toxicokinetics, and environmental fate and transport to identify potential adverse health and ecological effects of exposure to environmental chemicals at Puget Sound cleanup sites. In this role, you will ensure the proper implementation of state environmental regulations during remedial investigations, feasibility studies, engineering design, implementation of cleanup, and post-construction monitoring. You'll also have the opportunity to participate in workgroups regarding the development and implementation of sediment policy related to cleanup in Washington, as well as participate in and lead training to TCP peers on a broad spectrum of sediment cleanup topics.   *Agency Mission: *Ecology's mission is to protect, preserve and enhance the environment for current and future generations.  *    Program Mission: *The mission of the Toxics Cleanup Program (TCP) is to protect Washington's human health and the environment by preventing and cleaning up pollution and supporting sustainable communities and natural resources for the benefit of future and current generations. *Tele-work options for this position: *This position will have flexibility of a hybrid schedule, empowering work from home and office, providing less time in traffic and shrinking your carbon footprint. This position will be eligible for up to a 90% tele-work schedule. *Applicants with questions about position location options, tele-work, and flexible or compressed schedules are encouraged to reach out to the contact person listed below in "other information." Schedules are dependent upon position needs and are subject to change.


Application Timeline: This position will remain open until filled, we will review applications on June 25, 2024. In order to be considered, please submit an application on or before June 24, 2024. If your application isn't received by this date, it may not be considered. The agency reserves the right to make a Hire any time after the initial screening date. 

*Please Note: *We will review all applications received before the date above. Additional reviews after this date only occur if we have a small applicant pool of qualified candidates, or if a successful Hire was not made. Ecology employees may be eligible for the following: