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Dept. Of Ecology Permit Writer / Unit Lead (Environmental Specialist 3) (In-Training) in West Richland, Washington

Per Governor Inslee’s Directive 22-13.1, state employees must be fully vaccinated effective November 4, 2022. Providing proof of being fully vaccinated is a condition of employment and your vaccine status will be verified prior to starting work. Being fully vaccinated means two weeks after you have received the second dose in a two-dose series of a COVID-19 vaccine or a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine authorized for emergency use, licensed or otherwise authorized or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or listed for emergency use or otherwise approved by the World Health Organization. If you have questions, please contact with “COVID-19 vaccination” in the subject line. Keeping Washington Clean and EvergreenThe Nuclear Waste Program (NWP) is looking to fill a Permit Writer / Unit Lead (Environmental Specialist 3) (In-Training) position. This position is located at our Richland Field Office (RFO) in Richland, WA. Upon hire, you must live within a commutable distance from the duty station.In this position, you will contribute to the Nuclear Waste Program's mission leading the effective and efficient cleanup of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Hanford Site located at Richland, WA. As the permit writer/unit lead, you will oversee and validate the permit applications for the safe management of low-level radioactive/dangerous waste (mixed wastes) in Washington from our and DOE’s contractors. You will interact with numerous professionals and stakeholders from multi-disciplinary background working to protect the state's air, water, and land. Oversight of the facilities that are actively managing dangerous waste and mixed waste will include site visits to accomplish permit application process fulfilling the Washington’s Dangerous Waste requirements. You will gain experience and receive extensive professional trainings from Ecology, DOE, EPA, and other sources as required on both the state and federal hazardous waste regulations, stakeholder agreement. You will also learn the process to manage mixed waste safely, and work on one of the largest and most complex cleanup sites in the nation at the Hanford Facility. Agency Mission: Ecology's mission is to protect, preserve and enhance Washington's environment and to promote the wise management of our air, land and water for the benefit of current and future generations. Program Mission: The Nuclear Waste Program's (NWP) mission is to lead the effective and efficient cleanup of the United States Department of Energy’s Hanford Site; to ensure sound management of mixed hazardous/dangerous wastes in Washington; and to protect