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Featured position

Padilla Bay Grants & Contracts Coordinator (Environmental Planner 3)

Location: Skagit County - Mt. Vernon, WA
$64,092.00 - $86,208.00


This is an exciting opportunity to work in a beautiful natural setting with a close-knit group of scientists, educators and support staff who are passionate about the marine environment. In this role, you will serve as the lead on managing multiple federal, state, and local grants, coordinate payments and invoicing on a variety of contracts and agreements, and work closely with the Coastal Training Program (CTP) Coordinator to help implement and deliver on-site and virtual classes and workshops. The position advances the mission and goals of the Reserve and Department of Ecology by assisting with the procurement and management of grants and contracts that support the valuable work at Padilla Bay.  


We are seeking applicants who have strong project and budget management skills, experience with drafting and submitting proposals, and have the ability to communicate and work successfully with a team of scientists, educators, and other Reserve staff.

Posted 10/20/2023

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Career opportunities

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.