Posted: Mar 29, 2024

CCA: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Reporting Specialist (Environmental Planner 3) (In-Training)

Salary: $53,964.00 - $86,208.00 Annually
Application Deadline: Apr 10, 2024
Keeping Washington Clean and Evergreen
The Climate Pollution Reduction Program (CPRP) is looking to fill the Climate Commitment Act Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Reporting Specialist (Environmental Planner 3) (In-Training) position. This position will be located at our Headquarters Building in Lacey, WA. Upon hire, you must live within a commutable distance from the duty station.
As the Climate Commitment Act Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Reporting Specialist, you will support the Climate Commitment Act Reporting Unit by identifying greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions baselines, verifying the calculations for impacts to GHG emissions, and developing GHG emission methodologies to aid with annual reporting requirements related to the Climate Commitment Act (CCA) program. This will involve understanding and executing CCA requirements, including tracking GHG reductions for the Department of Ecology as well as other participating state agencies and institutes of higher learning. You will develop GHG emissions reporting policies and procedures to ensure that methods of CCA reporting of GHG calculations are consistent with the GHG inventory. In connection with the California Air Resources Board (CARB), you will augment their Excel reporting tools for Washington’s use for CCA expenditure reporting, as well as converting other reporting tools to assist other participating state agencies and institutes of higher learning with future calculations.

Note: This position offers a career path and on-the-job training. This position allows you to progress through the Environmental Planner (EP) field and achieve the goal class of an Environmental Planner 3 (EP3). Candidates will be considered at the EP2 and EP3 levels, depending on their qualifications. For salary levels for each, please see the qualifications section.   

The principal department strategic priorities and goals that relate to the Climate Pollution Reduction Program (CPRP) include: reduce and prepare for climate impacts; prevent and reduce toxic threats; and deliver efficient and effective services. The CPRP’s mission is to implement policies and programs to reduce carbon emissions in the state of Washington so that the state meets its statutory greenhouse gas emission limits. The CPRP focuses long term, requiring creative and strategic decision making for implementation to achieve broad statewide and interstate success reducing carbon emissions in the state of Washington so residents have a healthy environment and climate.

Tele-work options for this position: This position will be eligible for up to an 80% tele-work schedule. Applicants with questions about position location options, tele-work, and flexible or compressed schedules are encouraged to reach out to the contact person listed below in “other information.” Schedules are dependent upon position needs and are subject to change.

Application Timeline: This position will remain open until filled, we will review applications on April 11, 2024. In order to be considered, please submit an application on or before April 10, 2024. If your application isn't received by this date, it may not be considered. The agency reserves the right to make a Hire any time after the initial screening date. 
Please Note: We will review all applications received before the date above. Additional reviews after this date typically only occur if we have a small applicant pool, or if a successful Hire was not made.

About the Department of Ecology

Protecting Washington State's environment for current and future generations is what we do every day at Ecology. We are a culture that is invested in making a difference. Join a team that is highly effective and collaborative, with leadership that embraces the value of people. To learn more, check out our Strategic Plan

Ecology cares deeply about employee wellness; we go beyond traditional benefits, proudly offering:
  • A healthy life/work balance by offering flexible schedules and telework options for most positions.
  • An Infants at Work Program that is based on the long-term health values of infant-parent bonding and breastfeeding newborns.
  • Continuous growth and development opportunities. 
  • Opportunities to serve your community and make an impact through meaningful work.

Our commitment to DEIR
Diversity, equity, inclusion, and respect (DEIR) 
are core values central to Ecology’s work. We strive to be a workplace where we are esteemed for sharing our authentic identities, while advancing our individual professional goals and collaborating to protect, preserve, and enhance the environment for current and future generations.

Diversity: We celebrate and appreciate diversity; our unique perspectives and abilities enrich us all and lead to innovative approaches and solutions.
Equity: We champion equity, recognizing that each of us need different things to thrive.
Inclusion: We intentionally create and hold space so that we all have meaningful opportunities to participate and contribute to Ecology’s work.
Respect: We treat each other with respect and dignity, acknowledging the inherent worth of our diverse perspectives and lived experiences, even in times of uncertainty and disagreement.
We believe that DEIR is both a goal and an action. We are on a journey, honoring our shared humanity and taking steps to demonstrate our commitment to a vision where each of us is heard, seen, and valued. 
Application Instructions:
It's in the applicant's best interest to submit all of the documents listed below. Applications without these documents may be declined.
  • A cover letter describing why you are interested in this position.
  • A resume outlining your experience and education (if applicable) as it relates to the minimum qualifications of this position.
  • A list of three professional references.
Note: References will only be contacted during the final steps of the recruitment process for candidates selected as finalists. References will not be contacted without the candidate’s formal authorization.