Keeping Washington Clean and Evergreen
Take the lead in collecting vital natural resource data for an informed public, leading to better decision-making and transparent, accountable government. Leverage your creativity and innovation to discover and develop new and evolving methods to collect cloud data efficiently and defensibly in order to further the Ecology mission of clean air, land, and water.
Develop new skills and boost your professional portfolio in a field that is growing exponentially with the growth of disjointed cloud data services and information siloes. Create and manage bridges between technology and records staff so that the two are seamlessly intertwined as new services are implemented. Enjoy a modern work environment with an innovative and motivated team, focused on accountability, trust, integrity, and customer satisfaction.
Enjoy the flexibility of a hybrid schedule, empowering work from home and office, providing less time in traffic and shrinking your carbon footprint. After the first three months, you will be able to work up to 90% of your time in an approved remote work location.
During Healthy Washington Roadmap to Recovery, employees are working a combination of in-office and/or telework based on position and business need. Ecology is following current state guidance regarding mask requirements, health screening questions before entry, and social distancing. Looking ahead, Ecology has recently updated the agency policies on telework and flexible and compressed work schedules. Applicants with questions about position location options, telework, and flexible or compressed schedules are encouraged to reach out to the contact person listed below in “other information.”
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 embraces the value of people.
Ecology cares deeply 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 space so that we all have meaningful opportunities to participate and contribute to Ecology’s work.
Respect: We treat each other with respect and dignity, acknowledging the inherent worth of our diverse perspectives and lived experiences, even in times of uncertainty and disagreement.
We believe that DEIR is both a goal and an action. We are on a journey, honoring our shared humanity and taking steps to demonstrate our commitment to a vision where each of us is heard, seen, and valued.
Application Timeline: This position will remain open until filled, with an initial screening date of April 25, 2022. In order to be considered for initial screening, please submit an application on or before April 24, 2022. The agency reserves the right to make an appointment any time after the initial screening date.
What makes this role unique?
This is a unique position developed specifically to address the explosion of cloud-driven services and instant messaging. You will be challenged with uncovering defensible and efficient methods of collecting Ecology records for the public.
What you will do:
- Identify and communicate protocols for collecting records in cloud services including M365 and Advanced eDiscovery tool(s).
- Create agency-level guidance and workflows for the collection of Ecology information and preparation for targeted searches.
- Lead efforts to identify gaps in collection processes and communicate those issues with WaTech, Microsoft, and other service providers and provide workarounds or identify services to remedy collection gaps.
- Liaison with IT to ensure that new services are defensibly deployed including record search ability and preservation.
- Defend preservation and collection efforts to maximize compliance and reduce risk of Public Records Act legal action.
- Serve the State of Washington with public transparency, and enable the critical mission of clean air, land, and water.
A total of Eight years of experience and/or education as described below:
Professional level Experience: providing senior level professional analyses to management, staff, and customers regarding complex issues that impact programs and policies.
Experience may include but not be limited to a combination of the following:
- Identifying and communicating protocols for collecting records in cloud services including M365 and Advanced eDiscovery tool(s).
- Creating agency-level guidance and workflows for the collection of information and preparation for targeted searches.
- Leading efforts to identify gaps in collection processes and communicating those issues with Microsoft and other service providers – also providing workarounds or identifying services to remedy collection gaps.
- Ensuring that new services are defensibly deployed, including record search ability and preservation.
- Defending preservation and collection efforts to maximize compliance and reduce risk of Public Records Act legal action.
Education: involving a major study in business administration, public administration, health administration, law, environmental law, finance, economics, statistics, environmental management, environmental or public policy or a related field.
Special Requirements/Conditions of Employment:
Must maintain a valid driver’s license.
We highly encourage you to apply even if you do not have some (or all) of the desired experience below.
- Direct experience searching and exporting content from other content repositories (including but not limited to mobile devices, social media platforms, online collaboration platforms, in-house business systems).
- Advanced eDiscovery (AeD) and associated M365 trainings will be required regularly. Certified E-Discovery Specialist Training (CEDS), eDiscovery Technology Certificate (eDTech) or similar will be required.
Note: Having some (or all) of this desired experience may make your application more competitive in a highly competitive applicant pool.
Ecology seeks diverse applicants: We view diversity, equity, inclusion, and respect through a broad lens including race, ethnicity, class, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, immigration status, military background, language, education, life experience, physical disability, neurodiversity, and intersectional identities. Qualified candidates from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
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It’s in the applicant’s best interest to submit all of the documents listed below. Applications without these documents may be declined.
- A cover letter describing why you are interested in this position.
- A resume outlining your experience and education (if applicable) as it relates to the minimum qualifications of this position.
- Three professional references.
Please do NOT include your salary history. Wage/salary depends on qualifications or rules of promotion, if applicable.
For Your Privacy:
When attaching documents to your application (such as Resume, Cover Letter, Transcripts, DD-214, etc.):
- Please be sure to remove private information such as your social security number, date of birth, etc.
- Do not attach documents that are password-protected, as these documents may not be reviewed and may cause errors within your application when downloaded.
Additional Application Instructions for Current Ecology Employees:
Please make sure to answer the agency-wide questions regarding permanent status as a classified employee within the Washington General Service or Washington Management Service. Do not forget to select Department of Ecology as a response to question 2, and type your personnel ID number for question 3. If you are not sure of your status or do not know your personnel ID number, please contact Human Resources.
The act of submitting application materials electronically is considered affirmation that the information is complete and truthful. The state may verify this information and any untruthful or misleading answers are cause for rejection of your application or dismissal if employed.
Why work for Ecology?
As an agency, our mission is to protect, preserve and enhance Washington’s environment for current and future generations. We invest in our employees to create and sustain a working environment that encourages creative leadership, effective resource management, teamwork, professionalism, and accountability.
Joining Ecology means becoming a part of a team committed to protecting and restoring Washington State’s environment. A career in public service allows you to help solve some of the most challenging problems facing our state, while keeping your health and financial security a priority. We combine one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation with a strong commitment to life/work balance.
Ecology employees may be eligible for the following:
Student debt: how working for Ecology can help
Collective Bargaining: This is a position covered by a bargaining unit for which the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) is the exclusive representative.
Equal Opportunity Employer: The Washington State Department of Ecology is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and gender identity diversity. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, veterans, military spouses or people with military status, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons needing accommodation in the application/testing process or this job announcement in an alternative format may call (360) 407-6186. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call the Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.
Note: This recruitment may be used to fill other positions of the same job classification across the agency. Once all the position(s) from the recruitment announcement are filled, the recruitment may only be used to fill additional open positions for the next sixty (60) days.