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 Coastal and Ocean Management Unit Supervisor (WMS Band 1)  

Location: Lacey, WA

Salary: $79,018.00 - $99,456.00 Annually


The Shorelands & Environmental Assistance (SEA) program within the Department of Ecology is looking to fill a Coastal and Ocean Management Unit Supervisor (WMS Band 1) position. This position is located in our Headquarters Office in Lacey, WA. Upon hire, you must live within a commutable distance from the duty station.

In this position, you will report to the Coastal/Shorelands Section Manager within the Shorelands and Environmental Assistance Program at the Department of Ecology. You will manage a multi-disciplinary team of 5 professional staff who coordinate statewide policy and planning issues on coastal and ocean management, including coastal hazards and climate resilience, ocean protection, marine planning, and regional sediment management. You will participate in and support staff engagement on interstate, interagency and intra-agency, Tribal, and stakeholder processes on highly complex planning, policies, and proposed state and federal legislation. Key priorities for this work include climate resilience, equity, diversity, inclusion, and environmental justice.

You will provide direction and oversee initiatives for program growth and enhancements, establish priorities, develop program implementation strategies and manage staff work. You will also provide support to the Coastal/Shorelands Section Manager on regional and national level coordination and collaboration, including our engagement with Coastal States Organization.

Posted 04/26/2023

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We are 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 or people with military status, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply.

Working at 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.
Most Ecology positions offer:

  • Full health benefits
  • Excellent retirement benefits
  • Potential student loan forgiveness
  • Option for partial telecommute schedule
  • Option for flexible scheduling
  • Optional union membership

Ecology has offices in many
Washington communities

Why public service?

Working for Ecology means working for the people of Washington. It’s a different environment than most private sector jobs. We’re not here to make a profit, we’re not out to crush the competition, and we can’t succeed as an organization unless we make Washington a better place to live, work, and raise a family.

People who work for Ecology tell us that spirit of service means something more than just a paycheck. And it extends to everyone at our agency, whether you’re getting your boots muddy cleaning up an oil spill, developing new policies to fight climate change, or supporting our staff in payroll or human resources. Working in public service means knowing that your work matters.