The Department of Ecology is recruiting for a Marine Policy Associate (Environmental Planner 3) in the Shorelands and Environmental Assistance (SEA) Program. This position will be located in our Headquarters Office in Lacey and will work with a talented and dedicated team of people working in shoreline, coastal, and floodplain management.
This position serves as an independent project manager responsible for guiding the development of marine resource plans, programs, policies and regulations. As an associate planner, this position provides expertise and consultation to Ecology staff, state agencies, and local governments on marine policy and planning issues; guides the ongoing implementation of the state's Marine Spatial Plan; and represents the Department of Ecology on various marine policy committees and projects.
We are looking for applicants with a strong coastal or marine science and policy background and the ability to develop thoughtful, creative, and effective solutions to challenging marine policy issues. Applicants should have strong analytical and project management skills. They should also have excellent oral and written communication skills and be able to build and maintain cooperative relationships with agency staff, tribes, local governments, and coastal stakeholders. Our ideal candidate will have hands-on experience in marine planning, aquaculture, or related issues. They will also be able to identify key stakeholders concerned with ocean and marine policy issues and generally understand their views and priorities.