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Environmental Specialist 3 - Dairy Nutrient Management Inspector
YAKIMA WA 98902
Category: Other
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  Job posted:   Thu May 17, 2018
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Environmental Specialist 3 - Dairy Nutrient Management Inspector
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*The Washington State Department of Agriculture services the people of Washington by supporting the agricultural community and promoting consumer and environmental protection.*
The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) has been serving the state's agriculture community and the public for more than 100 years. Through service, regulation, and advocacy, WSDA supports the viability and vitality of agriculture while protecting consumers, public health and the environment. As part of the Pesticide Management Division, the Registration Services Program supports this mission by ensuring the safe and legal distribution, use and disposal of pesticides and fertilizers. WSDA serves the people of Washington State by supporting the agricultural community and promoting consumer and environmental protection.
The Pesticide Management Division is one of five major divisions with the agency, and protects the public interest, health and welfare of the people of the state of Washington by providing cost efficient and effective services for the regulation of pesticides, dairy nutrient management and fertilizers.
Within the Dairy Nutrient Management Program, as an inspector you will provide assistance to dairies and concentrated feeding operations (CAFOs) in complying with multiple and complex laws and rules related to water quality. You will insure that new technology or operational changes at facilities are reflected in their Nutrient Management Plans and conduct complex investigations of actual or potential water quality violations, identify corrective action and recommend enforcement actions and penalties.
As the Eastern Regional Inspector you will serve as a critical link between the Dairy Nutrient Management Program (DNMP) and the active stakeholder groups associated with dairies.
We are always searching for the brightest and best to join our team and are committed to fostering employee growth and development. We want to give you the chance to grow at Agriculture! In addition to the amazing career potential, we also offer a generous benefit package which includes 11 paid holidays, sick and vacation leave, retirement and insurance, health, dental, and vision coverage, tuition reimbursement, training classes, and much more.
**For more information about the Washington State Department of Agriculture, visit us at****www.agr.wa.gov**
**DUTIES**:
* Use knowledge of the Dairy Nutrient Management Program to conduct routine, follow up, and specialized inspections and investigations of dairy and permitted CAFO facilities to ensure compliance with the Water Pollution Control Act 90.48 RCW and the Dairy Nutrient Management Act 90.64 RCW
* Provide regulatory technical assistance and outreach to a wide range of stakeholders
* Provide dairy operators information on regulatory requirements, sources of technical and financial assistance, and best management practices that will help them be successful and protective of water quality
* Initiate investigations and recommend enforcement based on observations or complaints
* Conduct routine scheduled dairy inspections, investigations and follow ups
* Interacts with dairies, local government and state government stakeholders to address water quality issues
**QUALIFICATIONS:**
We are looking for a highly functioning professional who possess the following:
* Bachelor's degree involving major study in environmental, physical, or one of the natural resource sciences, environmental planning or other allied field and two years of professional level experience in environmental analysis, planning, or regulation, or;
* Master's degree in one of the above fields and one year of professional level experience as detailed above
* Ability to understand and interpret applicable state, federal and local environmental regulations and policies
* Ability to apply Dairy Nutrient Management Act requirements to facilities, and be able to identify and document water quality violations
* Public speaking and writing skills necessary to represent the program or agency on complex or controversial issues
* Experience in negotiating and resolving conflict
The following knowledge and experience is preferred, but not required for this position:
* Expertise in water quality, agronomy, or agricultural best practices
* Knowledge of water sampling methods and field investigations
* Computer and GIS skills to report and track inspection, investigation and enforcement outcomes.
* Certified Crop Advisor certificate
**How do I apply?**
In addition to completing the online application, applicants must attach the following documents to their profile in order to be considered for this position:
* Letter of interest describing how you meet the specific qualifications for this position;
* Current resume detailing experience and education
* Three professional references, including title, email and current phone number.
The initial screening will be solely based on the contents and completeness of your application and the materials submitted. All information may be verified and documentation may be required.
To take advantage of **Veteran's preference** please attach your DD-214, member 4 long form, or the NGB-22. Please black out your social security number prior to attaching.
Applications with comments such as "see attachments" or "N/A" in the supplemental question responses will be considered incomplete.
General suggestions for creating a good application packet:
* Read the job posting very carefully. Find out as much as you can about the position.
* Make sure you are very diligent in following all the application instructions. Include all requested documentation.
* Make sure your application and supplemental question responses address how you meet each of the required and desired qualifications.
* Carefully read each of the supplemental questions and respond completely to each one. Pay careful attention to each component of the question, providing examples, and thoroughly describing when and where you achieved the proficiency level, and detail the types of work you performed, the work products, etc., to demonstrate 'how'.
* Specifically include all of your work experiences doing the same or similar work, especially if you reference work in these jobs in describing when/where you gained proficiency level skills.
* Make sure your application reflects your best writing.
If you are unable to apply on-line, please contact Jamell@agr.wa.gov. Please include your last name and the position title in the subject line of your email.
If you are having technical difficulties creating, accessing or completing your application, please call NEOGOV toll-free at (855)524-5627 or email support@neogov.com.
**Supplemental Information:**
Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.
The Human Resource Division may use referrals from this recruitment to help fill future similar vacancies for up to six months.
The State of Washington actively supports diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who need assistance in the application process or who need this announcement in an alternative format may call (360) 902-2020 or the Telecommunications Device for the Deaf at 800-833-6388.
*Salary:* $3,522.00 - $4,623.00 Monthly
*Location:* Yakima County - Yakima, WA
*Job Type:* Full Time - Permanent
*Department:* Dept. of Agriculture
*Job Number:* 2018-04835
*Closing:* 5/28/2018 11:59 PM Pacific
*Agency:* State of Washington
*Address:* View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504
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