Job Description

Job Summary
The Parks and Lands division of Clark County Public Works is seeking an experienced professional to manage on-going cleanup coordination and plan for future use of Camp Bonneville. Camp Bonneville is a former military reservation site in eastern Clark County. The site covers about 3,800 acres of mostly undeveloped forest, where the Department of Defense operated from 1910 to 1995. Site investigation and cleanup efforts have been underway since, preparing portions of the site for future use. We seek a seasoned professional to engage with internal and external stakeholders, ensure compliance with close-out requirements, and help the county transition from cleanup to planning and reuse of the site.

This position will collaborate with the Washington State Department of Ecology and the Department of Defense to finalize the cleanup project and establish long-term operations and maintenance plans and institutional controls. These measures will guide the future management of the site. The goal is to successfully complete these tasks, enabling the implementation of a master plan for the site as outlined in the Camp Bonneville Reuse Plan (September 1998, Revised in 2003 and 2005).

The ideal candidate will have experience with the Washington State Model Toxics Control Act (MTCA) and managing the compliance of environmental cleanup activities. This is a project position that is planned for three years from the date of hire.

The first review of applications will occur on June 13th, 2024. Initial interviews may be scheduled after this date. The posting may close early based off of qualified candidates.

Our department values our community’s diversity and seeks ways to promote equity and inclusion within the organization and with the public. Our department also encourages applications from candidates with knowledge, ability and experience working with a broad range of individuals and communities with diverse racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds.

 

Qualifications
Education and Experience:  Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree; and/or a combination of experience and specialized training which includes a minimum of five (5) years’ experience with hazardous waste contamination cleanup, Washington State Model Toxics Control Act, compliance with environmental regulations, and project management experience.

 

Knowledge of:  The principles and practices of public sector organization and program operations; project management, including planning, scheduling, monitoring, and problem solving; methods and procedures of budget development and justification; application and interpretation of county, state and federal laws and regulation relevant to the program area; analysis and evaluation of policies, procedures, public information, and service delivery issues; local and state lawmaking processes; research methods and techniques; trends and practices within the specialized area; and personal computer applications and usage.

 

Ability to: Effectively plan, direct, and delegate program components; assign, supervise and evaluate the work of subordinates; responsibility and authority to carry out policy directives of the governing authority in an effective and timely manner; write clear and concise reports, memoranda, and letters; analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and formulate recommendations; utilize various PC applications at an advanced level; interpret and explain policies, procedures, laws, and regulations; establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, other governmental jurisdictions, contractors, and other county staff.

 

Other Special Requirements: Some positions require a valid driver’s license and a successful criminal background check as required by law.

 

Selection Process:

Resumes and other documents must be attached together in the ‘Resume Upload’ section of the application.  Multiple files are allowed, but all applicant attachments must be uploaded simultaneously, as there is no way to edit or append uploaded materials after submitting the application.

 

Application Review (Pass/ Fail) – An online application is required.  Attaching a resume does not substitute for a completed application; incomplete applications will not pass the application review.  Candidates deemed most qualified will be invited to participate in the remainder of the selection process.

 

Practical Exam (Pass/Fail) – This recruitment may require a practical exam which will be job related and may include, but not limited to, the qualifications outlined in the job announcement.  Candidates deemed most qualified will be invited to participate in the remainder of the selection process.

 

Oral Interview – The interview will be job related and may include, not limited to, the qualifications outlined in the job announcement.  Top candidate(s) will continue in the process.

 

Employment references will be conducted for the final candidates and may include verification of education.

 

 

 

Examples of Duties
Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

Engages with the public to field questions and provides updates on the status of the project.
Develops and maintains effective personal and working relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including other governments, other county departments, community organizations, neighborhood groups and individual community members. Represents the department in relations with state, federal and local regulatory agencies. Specifically, engage with Washington Department of Ecology and Department of Defense on requirements, public engagement processes and funding eligibility of tasks to complete the close out of the clean-up project.
Develops and oversees policies, programs, and activities involving community relations, community education, public information, and public participation in coordination with county/department leadership and Public Information Officer. Facilitates engagement and collaboration between internal and external stakeholders regarding the program or department activities.
Background in environmental studies understanding of regulatory frameworks, including the Model Toxics Control Act (MTCA). Responsibilities include conducting environmental assessments and reviewing technical reports, including feasibility studies and remedial action plans, for submission to regulatory agencies.
Experience in contract development, particularly in federal contracting, with a strong understanding of relevant regulations and procedures.
Oversee wildfire prevention and risk management by implementing forest health thinning, coordinating fire protection assessments, developing and updating the Camp Bonneville Wildfire Suppression Plan, coordinating fire response with internal stakeholders and local and state agencies, and planning phased fire break construction.
Meet with County Council, county management to provide updates on the project.
Fiscal management including development and presentation of the program operating budget, monitoring of revenues and expenditures, development or improvement of funding mechanisms and sources, ensuring that all programs are within budget and as cost effective as possible.
Analyze and manage the program(s), services, and activities of the assigned area; develop and implement new elements of the assigned program.
Establish methods and means of accomplishing objectives; implement policies and procedures; develop program budget.
Prepare reports on program performance, needs, services information, and demographic data; contribute to and insure the evaluation of program performance.
Provide information to staff, and other interested parties to include the public on applicable local, state and federal codes, regulations, requirements, standards, and programs.
Direct, coordinate and review the program work plan: meet with staff to identify and resolve problems; assign work activities and projects; monitor workflow; review and evaluate work products, methods and procedures.
Participates in community outreach efforts as applicable to the department assigned.
Performs other related duties as required.
 

 

 

Salary Grade
M2.203

 

Salary Range
$7,279.00 – $10,190.00- per month

 

For complete job announcement, application requirements, and to apply on-line (applications on external sites are not monitored), please visit our website at:

https://www.clark.wa.gov/human-resources/explore-careers-clark-county

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