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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Series Concept



Positions provide supervision to professional environmental staff of six or more engaged in the administration and/or planning of an environmental program. Some positions serve as a second line supervisor for the state’s youth corps program.

Typical Work

Supervises and directs staff engaged in environmental activities; schedules workload and assigns task; evaluates performance; establishes priorities to accomplish assignments; evaluates staffing needs; 

Plans, directs, and coordinates special projects; utilizes and coordinates available support functions; evaluates progress and prepares reports; 

Prepares and manages budget for unit; 

Prepares unit’s goals and objectives consistent with agency program; prioritizes and schedules tasks; monitors status of tasks; measures unit’s progress; 

Advises agency management on environmental regulatory matters related to unit’s overall plan.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Desirable Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree involving major study in an environmental, physical, or natural science, engineering, planning, business administration, education, or closely allied field and four years of professional experience in environmental analysis, control, planning, or community outreach which includes one year of experience as an Environmental Specialist 3, Environmental Planner 2, Hydrogeologist 2, Environmental Engineer 2, Environmental Education/Outreach Specialist 3 equivalent or higher. 

Additional qualifying experience will substitute, year, for year, for education. 

A graduate degree in one of the above fields will substitute for two years of experience except for the specifically identified experience.

Class Specification History

New classes effective: January 1, 2006: Natural Resource Specialist 5 (replaces 62600 Ecology Supervisor A, 62610 Ecology Supervisor B, 62620 Ecology Supervisor C.)
Revised class code: (formerly 523M) effective July 1, 2007

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