Washington DOH Seeks Environmental Engineer 3

Environmental Engineer
Posted 2 weeks ago

As an Environmental Engineer 3, you’ll administer the drinking water program in the Southwest Region representing the Department as a registered professional engineer under the supervision of the Assistant Regional Manager.  You’ll use your engineering expertise to protect public health by responding to drinking water emergencies and regulating public water systems to ensure adequate quality and quantity of water supply.

Activities include using engineering expertise to protect public health by regulating public water systems to ensure adequate quality and quantity of water supply; providing technical review of water system plans and design documents. This position may also be given specialty assignments to coordinate regional office efforts in certain subject areas.

The duty station for this position is Tumwater, WA.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, telework (mobile-work) is currently expected.  When approved to return, the incumbents are expected to report to the duty station for work activities.  Partial telecommuting may be an option subject to supervisory approval. 

Duties Include:

  • Conduct sanitary surveys and special purpose investigations of public water systems.
  • Apply professional engineering expertise to review plans, specifications, design reports, project documents, construction documents, individual water system plans, and coordinated water system plans submitted by Professional Engineers, as required by State Board of Health Regulations and by Department regulations to ensure that drinking water regulations are met and public health is being protected.
  • Work with water systems to help them achieve and maintain regulatory compliance.
  • Prepare for and respond to drinking water emergencies.
  • Work with the water purveyor and other drinking water partners to ensure consumers are notified of health risks and know how to protect themselves.
  • Assist water purveyor until the water system returns to normal operating conditions.
  • Assist local health jurisdictions, state and federal agencies, water system owners and operators, community officials, consulting engineers, citizen groups, and the general public.
  • Work collaboratively with the ODW team to achieve program objectives.

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