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Department of Ecology Hazardous Waste Specialist - Pollution Prevention in Union Gap, Washington

Per Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14 (Download PDF reader), Washington State employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by October 18th, 2021. As a condition of employment, the successful candidate will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 Vaccination as part of the hire process. Requests for medical and religious exemptions will be considered. If you have questions, please contact with “COVID-19 Vaccination” in the subject line.Keeping Washington Clean and EvergreenAre you interested in helping businesses reduce pollution and transition to products that are safer for the environment? Be part of a team that creates state-wide pollution prevention projects and then works directly with businesses to limit their waste, conserve resources, and save money. In this position, you can develop and apply your knowledge and experience to provide technical assistance in pollution prevention, safer chemical use, green chemistry, and hazardous waste management. The Hazardous Waste and Toxics Reduction Program is looking to fill a Pollution Prevention specialist position. This position will be located in our Central Regional Office (CRO) in Union Gap, WA.The mission of the Hazardous Waste and Toxics Reduction (HWTR) Program is to protect Washington’s residents and environment by reducing the use of toxic chemicals, safely managing dangerous waste, preventing new contaminated sites, and cleaning up contamination. The HWTR vision is to be national leaders in minimizing and eliminating the impacts of toxic chemicals and hazardous waste. Protecting Washington State's environment for current and future generations is what we do every day at Ecology. We are a culture that is invested in making a difference. Join a team that is highly effective and collaborative, with leadership that embrace the value of people.Ecology cares about employee wellness; we go beyond traditional benefits, proudly offering: *A healthy life/work balance by offering flexible schedules and telework options for most positions. *An Infants at Work Program that is based on the long-term health values of infant-parent bonding and breastfeeding newborns. *Continuous growth and development opportunities. *A wellness program that offers education, fitness classes, and an agency-wide fondness for outdoor meetings. *Opportunities to serve your community and make an impact through meaningful work. Diversity, equity, inclusion, and respect (DEIR) are core values central to Ecology’s work. We strive to be a workplace where we are esteemed for sharing our authentic identities, while advancing our individual professional goals and collaborating to protect, preserve, and enhance the environment for current and future generations. Diversity: We celebrate and appreciate diversity; our unique perspectives and abilities enrich us all and lead to innovative approaches and solutions. Equity: We champion equity, recognizing that each of us need different things to thrive. Inclusion: We intentionally create and hold