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Public Policy Project Associate

Triangle Associates is seeking an entry level public policy and collaborative governance specialist for its Seattle office to provide support for and to assist with environmental, transportation and land use projects.

BACKGROUND

Since 1979, Triangle has provided facilitation, mediation, conflict resolution, public involvement, strategic planning and other services to federal, state, tribal and local governments, private firms, non-profits and communities. The firm has convened and facilitated numerous advisory committees and multi-agency working groups to develop public policy and regulations. Triangle prides itself on helping groups resolve complex, highly technical issues and reach consensus on solutions that meet the collective needs of affected communities. Triangle Associates’ work is rooted in the belief that good information, genuine dialogue and participatory problem-solving, among diverse interests and people, are the foundations of a healthy democracy and sustainable society.

POSITION TITLE:  Project Associate

REPORTS TO:  Designated Supervisor

DESIGNATION:  Full Time Hourly Non-Exempt

START DATE:  April 2017

SALARY RANGE:  $39,500-$46,500 DOE

BENEFITS:  Triangle offers a competitive benefits package that includes medical and vision coverage, optional dental coverage, commuter subsidies for transit, parking and/or bicycle transit, Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA), cell phone stipend and a 401K retirement plan.

The overall goals of this position are to:

  • Support the design and implement of processes that will increase effective communication and understanding among multiple jurisdictions with shared goals, stakeholder interests and clients.
  • Support multi-jurisdictional decision-making in a non-advocacy, independent role that supports durable solutions


RESPONSIBILITIES

Triangle Project Associates will work independently and with direction and mentoring to provide wide ranging support on environmental, transportation and land use public policy projects with the facilitation and public involvement team and on other projects as needed. Assignments may include:

A.  Support for Project Management

  • Draft and edit written materials including background information, meeting summaries, final reports, letters of invitation, correspondence with project participants, press releases, fact sheets, newspaper ads, agendas and progress reports
  • Help determine how to meet client and project needs, planning the scope of work for a project, and how to implement the project needs to stay within scope and budget
  • Coordinate meeting logistics and scheduling
  • Support Project Managers using clear, detail oriented, professional communications
  • Support development of process design, assessment strategies, and other planning documents
  • Conduct in-depth research of diverse topic areas, particularly natural resource management and environmental policy
  • Coordinate or implement graphic design and pre- and post-production of products and materials
  • Maintain database descriptions and information from projects, drafts reports, newsletters and memos of project related work
  • Coordinate placement of ads, calendar notices, and other publicity tasks
  • Attend in-house and off site meetings
  • Organize and conduct mailings and telephone communication
  • Support projects through other project related administrative tasks as needed

B.  Marketing Support

  • Support the development of one or more pieces of a proposal or other marketing documents
  • Conduct background research for proposals and interviews
  • Create, edit, format and support production of high quality documents, presentations, proposals and resumes
  • Help with roster management, marketing report and ongoing tracking of proposals and Requests for Proposals (RFPs)
  • Attend and document weekly and monthly team meetings
  • Represent Triangle at pre-proposal meetings and marketing events

C.  Partnership Development

  • Develop strong partnerships and collaborative opportunities which advance Triangle’s Women- and Minority- Owned Businesses Inclusion Plan, Equity Plan and plan to engage community based organizations
  • Identify local and regional firms and community based organizations with complementary values and strengths and/or are leaders in environmental and social justice


WORK ENVIRONMENT

Triangle promotes a team-oriented working community where employees are encouraged to speak their truth and listen to that of others. This position would be expected to:

  • Interact frequently and regularly with project team and project managers and employees to anticipate project needs and provide support
  • Listen and respond to performance feedback from supervisor and colleagues
  • Communicate with multiple Project Managers to maintain clear understanding of priority tasks and timeframe for deliverables
  • Support staff and client learning and inquiry about privilege, structural racism and environmental justice
  • Suggest or offer skill sharing workshops among staff
  • Provide resources for human resources recruitment efforts
  • Comfortable travelling for project work occasionally to remote locations most often in the Pacific Northwest or Alaska


QUALIFICATIONS

We want it all, but ultimately seek the right combination of experience and ability to learn-as-you-go. Highly desirable candidates will demonstrate:

  • Basic understanding of or experience with governmental structures and processes, and understanding of collaborative governance and/or environmental conflict resolution
  • Experience working on natural resource management or general public policy issues, and one to three years of experience in a similar setting is preferable
  • Master’s Degree in a related field is preferred, experience can be substituted for degree
  • Strong skills in academic or applied research
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Proficiency in language(s) other than English desired
  • Experience with Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel, PowerPoint required
  • Experience with Access, Adobe InDesign, ArcGIS and/or ESRI desired


SKILLS

Triangle prioritizes hard work with a sense of humor. You will thrive if you have:

  • Outstanding organizational skills and methods
  • Ability to understand and incorporate the ideas, criticism and support from others
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely verbally and in writing
  • A detailed-oriented approach
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Proficiency in managing competing priorities and multi-tasking with grace and humor
  • Self-initiative to ask questions or gather information to better understand tasks and assignments
  • Experience working collaboratively with colleagues and clients
  • Flexibility to accept a wide variety of assignments, with a wide range of individuals, with different communication styles
  • An interest in and desire to grow professionally and express creativity and leadership.


APPLY

Send cover letter and resume by April 5, 2017 to Jessica Graham, Human Resources Manager employment@triangleassociates.com


 Triangle is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or genetic information.

 


King County invites applications for the position of:

Health and Environmental Investigator I

Apply online at http://www.kingcounty.gov/jobs

King County is committed to equity and diversity in the workplace. In addition, the county is committed to recruiting and maintaining a quality workforce that shares our guiding principles: collaborative, service-oriented, results-focused, accountable, innovative, professional and fair and just.

OPENING DATE/TIME: 03/14/17 12:00 AM (GMT -8:00)

CLOSING DATE/TIME: 04/13/17 11:59 PM (GMT -8:00)

SALARY: $29.08 – $36.86 Hourly   $60,486.40 – $76,668.80 Annually

LOCATION: 130 Nickerson St. Suite #100 Seattle, WA 98109

JOB TYPE: Career Service, Full Time, 40 hrs/week

DIVISION: Department of Natural Resources & Parks – Water and Land Resources Division

WHO MAY APPLY: This position is open to the general public.

FORMS AND MATERIALS REQUIRED:

  1. A King County Application Form,
  2. Resume,
  3. Cover Letter, and
  4. Answers to the attached supplemental questionnaire.

WORK SCHEDULE: This position works a 40-hour workweek, and is an hourly position governed by the overtime provisions of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and/or the Washington State Minimum Wage Act, and is eligible for overtime pay or compensatory time accrual with prior approval.

CONTACT: For more information about the job opening or about the program, please contact Emmanuel Rivera, Supervisor, at Emmanuel.Rivera@kingcounty.gov, or at 206-263-1668. For questions about this recruitment, please contact Michael Strutynski, Senior Human Resources Analyst at Michael.Strutynski@kingcounty.gov or at 206-477-4832.


SUMMARY:

This entry level position will assist with behavior change projects for the Local Hazardous Waste Management Program in King County (Program). The Program is a regional, multi-agency coalition that works to protect and enhance public health and environmental quality in King County by helping citizens, residences, businesses, and government reduce the threat posed by the production, use, storage, and disposal of hazardous materials. The Program includes the City of Seattle, King County, and the Suburban Cities within King County. For more information visit www.hazwastehelp.org.

We are looking for a candidate with strong collaboration skills who can serve as a successful member of a diverse team. The candidate will assist in working with stakeholders and participate in social research (collecting, summarizing and using data). The successful candidate will assist in developing behavior change strategies for the small business community and residences, public sector communications strategies, research and analysis, and effectively reach populations where English is a second language.

The Program’s strong commitment to service equity is presented in our policy linked here:
http://www.hazwastehelp.org/publications/eDownload.aspx?DocID=U5gCgSfm7pc%3d

PRIMARY JOB DUTIES INCLUDE:

  • Apply environmental and health investigative, assessment, and risk reduction techniques to assigned chemical, policy, and behavioral issues linked to the use of toxic products in King County; for example, cleaning products.
  • Participate in the communication and education on these issues to target communities; provide technical support on chemical risks and alternatives, risk reduction opportunities, policy analysis, and behavior change strategies.
  • Assist in the development of strategies for working with target populations to reduce health and environmental risk associated with the use of toxic products, such as cleaning products.
  • Assists with data analysis related to practices, such as in cleaning, for use in the design of behavior change projects to reduce health and environmental damage linked to practices and/or toxic products.
  • Assists in the collection of health and environmental information on aspects of chemical hazards associated with cleaning practices; and provide information, interpretation, technical assistance and regulatory compliance advice to industry, the public and other agencies on environmental codes, regulations and policies.
  • Assists in ensuring culturally appropriate communications, and proactive approaches to reaching audiences where English is a second language; as appropriate to achieve project goals. Expands and strengthen relationships with community partners.
  • Maintains strong working knowledge of software and database products including MS Office, MS SharePoint, and LHWMP Extranet.
  • Stays current on LHWMP, Environmental Public Health, and relevant hazardous waste projects, and key contacts. Stays current on relevant chemicals policy, chemical hazards and exposure/toxics reduction issues including, but not limited to: rules and regulations, initiatives, legislation, research, best management and pollution prevention practices, and safer alternatives.

EXPERIENCE, QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS:

  • A bachelor’s degree in natural, physical/environmental sciences, engineering, public or business administration, communications or a related field or any equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge of environmental sciences and public health principles.
  • Basic knowledge of business practices and processes that generate hazardous waste
  • Knowledge of safety procedures for handling hazardous materials
  • An understanding of how small businesses operate and an ability to communicate with small business owners.
  • Demonstrated skills for maintaining positive and productive working relationships, such as patience, flexibility, active listening, resolving conflicts and problem solving. Effective participant in multi-disciplinary team meetings or coalitions.
  • Strong writing and editing skills. Ability to communicate technical material verbally and in writing to a variety of audiences including residents, businesses, community based organizations, and non-profit organizations.
  • Skilled in organizing and completing tasks with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to effectively reach diverse communities where English is a second language, with culturally-appropriate outreach.
  • Basic understanding of environmental protection programs, laws, regulations, policies and processes

DESIRABLE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Fluency in one of King County’s top languages – referred to as Tier 1 or Tier 2 languages in the County’s Executive Order on Translation (Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, Korean, Russian, Somali, Ukrainian, Amharic, Punjabi)


SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT(S): A valid Washington State Driver’s License and the ability to travel throughout King County in a timely manner.

UNION MEMBERSHIP: Positions in this classification will be represented by Council 2, Washington State Council of County and City Employees, Local 1652R. Union membership and accompanying dues will be required within 30 days of employment.

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS:

*1. Please describe examples of your experience in working with multicultural and multilingual communities. (250 words maximum)

*2. Please describe your experience and/or education in working on health promotion and/or environmental protection. (250 words maximum)

*3. Please describe your experience working effectively on committees and work groups. (250 words maximum)

*4. Please provide an example or examples of your ability to develop recommendations for program evaluation and planning. (250 words maximum)

 

 


Hiring Now!
Summer Outdoor Employment Opportunities

Lifeguard
$17.29/hr ($16.47 + 5% premium pay); Up to 40 hours/week; Mid-June – Labor Day
Duties: Supervise pool or swimming area, enforce rules, and respond to emergencies. Teach swim lessons, and educate patrons on water safety. Perform minor custodial tasks. Positions available at indoor pools, outdoor pools, and beaches.
Minimum requirements: Age 16, American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, NW lifeguard test must be completed before start of employment

Wading Pool Attendant
$16.46/hr ($15.68 + 5% premium pay); Up to 40 hours/week; Mid-June – Labor Day
Duties: Oversee the operation of a wading pool. Clean, fill, drain and maintain the water quality of the wading pool and surrounding area. Act as the on-site public relations representative of Seattle Parks and Recreation. Perform first aid and handle incidents as they arise.
Minimum requirements: Age 18, American Red Cross CPR and First Aid training will be provided

Outdoor Pool Cashier
$17.09/hr ($16.28 + 5% premium pay); 10-40 hours/week; Mid May – Mid Sept.
Duties: Collect fees, make change, and balance monies taken in through the cashier station during each work shift; prepare bank deposits of collected receipts after balancing collections; interact with the public to provide information and answer questions both in person and on the phone regarding facility programs and events. Computer skills, program registration and facility booking software experience preferred.
Minimum requirements: Age 16, American Red Cross CPR and First Aid training will be provided

Boat Ramp Ranger
$18.39/hr ($17.52 + 5% premium pay); 14-24 hours/week; May – Sept.
Duties: Oversee boat ramp operations; monitor collection of fees; direct ramp traffic during peak use hours; perform on-site public relations as a representative of Seattle Parks and Recreation; handle incidents as they arise; clean and maintain facility. Saturday, Sunday, and holidays are included in the regular schedule.
Minimum requirements: Age 18, American Red Cross CPR and First Aid training will be provided

For more information, please visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/aquatics/employment.htm

Apply Now!

To apply – send a resume and cover letter to Andy Bernard at:
andy.bernard@seattle.gov
or
4209 W Marginal Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106

 The City of Seattle is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, gender identity, political ideology, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, and local laws.

 


 

MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR COMMUNITY AT PUGET SOUND ENERGY!

Pathway to Apprenticeship Opportunities #30408

If you are looking for a hands-on job that may lead into an exciting and rewarding career in the electrical trades, PSE’s Pathway to Apprenticeship could be the right move for you!

Puget Sound Energy is seeking people interested in qualifying for future Pathway to Apprenticeship (PTA) opportunities in the energy sector. PTA jobs are entry level positions that may lead into Apprenticeship opportunities. These positions give you the opportunity to learn about the company and work with a diverse group of people while learning the tools of the trade.

PSE offers Apprenticeship programs in: Substation Wire, Hydro Electrician, Hydro Mechanic, Electric Meter and Combustion Turbine Specialist.

As Apprentice openings become available, they will be filled based on seniority by employees holding PTA positions.

Minimum requirements to test:

  • 18 years of age
  • High school diploma or GED
  • 1 full year of high school level algebra with a grade of “C” or better or college equivalent

Selection process overview:

  • Applicants meeting the minimum requirements will be invited to take the National Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (NJATC) test for the electrical industry.
  • Upon receipt of the online application a full packet of apprenticeship required forms and materials will be sent via email for completion and submission prior to testing.
  • Supplementary application materials must be postmarked by 4:00 PM on March 24, 2017. No exceptions will be made. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure this gets submitted back to PSE.
  • The NJATC test will occur on April 17, 2017 in Bellevue, WA.
  • Applicants successfully scoring 7 or better on the NJATC test will be invited to interview. Applicants will then receive a score based off their interview and test scores and will be ranked in the PTA Qualified Pool.
  • As PTA positions become available, they will be offered to those in the qualified pool in order of the combined scores.
  • Successful candidates will be required to participate in PTA training opportunities.
  • Those holding PTA positions are then eligible to bid on apprenticeship positions as they become available. This is in part of the occupational progression as outlined in the collective bargaining agreement.

Other:

  • These are safety sensitive positions which are subject to random DOT drug and/or alcohol testing.
  • These are IBEW Represented positions and the successful candidates will become members of the IBEW.
  • The selected candidate will need to be able to obtain a Commercial Drivers License (CDL).
  • Job opportunities will be throughout PSE’s service territory which covers much of Western Washington. Relocation may be required.
  • Candidates will be subject to pre-employment screening including a physical capacity assessment (for ability to perform essential job functions).
  • Pay for PTA positions will be at least $15.69 per hour. Apprentice positions start at $33.39 per hour.

**For further information contact: pseapprenticeship@pse.com

Program standards can be viewed at: http://www.lni.wa.gov.

Families and businesses depend on PSE to provide the energy they need to pursue their dreams. Our steadfast commitment to serving Washington communities with safe, dependable and efficient energy started in 1886. Today we’re building the Northwest’s energy future through efforts like our award winning energy efficiency programs and our leadership in renewable energy.

At PSE all employees are valued, respected and provided with the opportunity to excel professionally. We offer an expansive pay package that includes competitive compensation, annual goals-based incentive bonuses, comprehensive cafeteria-style benefits, 401(K), a company paid retirement pension plan, and an employee assistance and wellness program.

PSE is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We encourage persons of diverse backgrounds to apply.

Should you have a disability that requires assistance and/or reasonable accommodation with the job application process, please contact the Human Resources Staffing department at jobs@pse.com or 425-462-3017.