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Invites Applications for the Position of:

Environmental Scientist III

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OPENING DATE/TIME:      06/21/17 12:00 AM (GMT -8:00)
CLOSING DATE/TIME:      07/12/17 11:59 PM (GMT -8:00)

SALARY: $82,326.40 – $104,374.40 Annually
LOCATION: Canal Place – 130 Nickerson St, Suite 100, Seattle
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.


The Local Hazardous Waste Management Program in King County (LHWMP) has an exciting opportunity for an experienced environmental scientist. LHWMP is one of the leading local government hazardous waste and toxics reduction programs in the United States, with an annual budget of approximately $18M and 73 staff across four implementing agencies. The program provides high-quality services including hazardous waste collection, behavior change initiatives, business technical assistance, safer alternatives education, and policy development. For more information on LHWMP including examples of program research, visit

The Environmental Scientist is part of a four-member Research Team that ensures program services are grounded in scientific evidence. The position plays a key role identifying, collecting, and applying scientific data to program services and policy initiatives.

LHWMP is committed to workplace and service equity. We value diverse perspectives and life experiences in our workforce, and are committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive environment for staff. The Program strives to embed equity and social justice in all services.

CONTACT: For questions about the position, please contact Alice Chapman, Hazardous Waste Unit Supervisor, at or 206-263-1195. For questions about the recruitment process, please contact Erika Yanak, Human Resource Analyst, at or at 206-477-0320.

  King County and The Water and Land Resources Division value diverse perspectives and life experiences and encourage people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, and veterans.



1. Make a difference by conducting and applying research to help reduce human and environmental exposure to hazardous chemicals:
  • Develop and manage applied research projects (from concept to closure) on hazardous chemicals, hazardous wastes, or safer alternatives.
    Promote and apply research standards including, but not limited to, quality assurance and human subject protection protocols.
  • Develop policy and service delivery recommendations based on research and available scientific data.

2. Improve the health of historically underserved individuals and communities.

  • Develop a stronger understanding of health and exposure disparities in King County.
  • Research chemical exposures that are unique to specific populations and income groups in King County.
  • Engage with impacted populations on research and intervention design.
  • Assist in developing culturally-appropriate intervention strategies to reduce exposure.

3. Collaborate with strategic partners:

  • Develop productive working relationships with internal and external partners.
  • Coordinate research activities with other federal, state, and local agencies.

4. Stay up to date on the latest evidence and provide scientific consultation to others:

  • Stay current on issues related to chemicals policy, toxicology, business pollution prevention, and safer alternatives to hazardous chemicals and products.
  • Prepare and present written and oral reports to diverse audiences, including the public and elected officials.
  • Provide technical consultation to staff on research methodology and design, and provide technical review of materials prepared by others.


Candidates with the following qualifications will be successful in this position:

1. Knowledge and ability to apply scientific principles and practices, including:

  • A minimum of five years of experience in applied research in the fields of environmental science, toxicology, industrial hygiene, environmental chemistry or closely related field.
  • Demonstrated experience conducting studies using human subject protection protocols.
  • Skill in developing sampling plans, including identifying analytical methods and formulating sampling strategies.
  • Skill in researching, using statistical analysis, and analyzing and interpreting data.
  • Exceptional skill in problem-solving, including use of rigorous logic and analytical methods.
  • Familiarity with chemical hazard information sources.
  • Experience in at least one of the following: human health risk assessment, safer alternatives assessment, or business pollution prevention.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with relational databases and statistical software (e.g., MS Access, SPSS, SAS, STATA, or R.).
  • Experience reviewing the work of others for scientific merit.

2. Exceptional oral and written communication skills:

  • Demonstrated ability to oversee, write, and present complex reports for technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Ability to present the unvarnished truth in an appropriate and helpful manner, keep confidences, and admit and learn from mistakes.

3. Strong ability to collaborate and leverage differences in a constructive manner:

  • Skill in group facilitation, problem-solving, and decision-making.
  • Knowledge of how to get things done through formal and informal channels. Ability to learn about and work effectively in different organizational cultures.
  • Ability to develop constructive and effective working relationships with people at all levels of an organization, and with external partners.
  • Skill in promoting mutual respect and acceptance of all workers in a diverse work group.

4. Demonstrated commitment to promote high-quality customer service and continuous improvement:

  • Ability to meet the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers and use customer information to improve services.
  • Ability to learn new skills and knowledge, and pick up on technical issues quickly.

5. Other qualification requirements:

  • Skill in managing multiple tasks requiring attention to detail and demonstrated ability to meet deadlines.
  • Skill and demonstrated proficiency in using statistical software and Microsoft Office.
  • Possession of a valid Washington State Driver’s license prior to employment.
  • Ability to lift up to 40 pounds, for example to move sampling equipment, supplies or coolers containing samples. Ability to work both in and out of the office, for example in small businesses, residences or other locations where hazardous materials may be present.


While not required, the most competitive applicants will have the following qualifications:

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a master’s degree in toxicology, public health, environmental science, or closely-related field and/or equivalent education and experience.
  • Experience in product stewardship.
  • Experience publishing in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
  • Experience conducting scientific research to support policy initiatives.
  • Knowledge of equity and social justice in government. Experience working with diverse individuals and groups in a culturally appropriate manner.
  • Fluency in one or more of King County’s top secondary 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, and/or Punjabi).
  • Skill and experience managing projects.


Union Membership.  This position is represented by the Washington State Council of County and City Employees, Council 2, Local 1652R. Union membership and dues will be required within 30 days of employment.


Forms and Materials Required. Applications without the required materials may not be considered for this position.

  1. The online application form.
  2. Responses to two supplemental questions (no more than two pages total)
  3. A resume or curriculum vitae.
  4. A cover letter that describes your interest in the position and how you meet or exceed the position qualifications.

Please do not submit more or less documentation than what is required above. Additional documentation will not be reviewed, and incomplete applications will be disqualified.

Online Applications Are Preferred. However, if you cannot apply online, go to for other options.

Accommodation: If you need an accommodation in the hiring process or an alternate format of this announcement, please contact the Human Resources Analyst listed above in the “Contact” section in this job announcement.

Required Supplemental Questions

You are required to respond to all the questions:

  1. Describe your experience serving as the lead scientist in scoping, conducting, and completing a scientific or technical investigation involving human health or environmental exposures to hazardous chemicals. Describe the role(s) of other staff involved in the work, including your work direction and review of work tasks and products.
  2. Describe your experience using culturally-appropriate research approaches in working with diverse populations including race, ethnicity, gender, ability, age, sexual orientation, or socio-economic status.




Executive Director

Classification: Full Time ​Exempt
Supervises: All staff at TPS
Reports to: President, Board of Trustees
Status: Open until filled

Position Summary:

The Executive Director leads the organization in its mission to promote the spiritual and economic necessity of theatre to the public, and to unify and strengthen the theatre community through programs, resources, and services. The Executive Director develops programs, builds and maintains the vision for the organization’s purpose in the community, and plans to make consistent progress toward TPS’ strategic objectives. The Executive Director serves as the primary communicator to the membership, the public, The Board of Directors, the staff and the press, and fosters effective relationships at all levels in furtherance of a healthy, vibrant, and diverse theatre community. The Executive Director reports to, and receives support from, the Board of Directors in carrying out the responsibilities of the position.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Strategic Leadership

  • Provides leadership in developing organizational, program, and financial plans aimed at making consistent progress toward the accomplishment of the mission and strategic plan.
  • Works with the Board to develop and update a long-range strategy.
  • Stays informed about significant developments and trend affecting the broader theatre community, and promotes information sharing with the Board and the organization’s constituents.
  • Serves as an ex-officio participant in Board and Executive Committee meetings; assists the Board leadership in developing meeting agendas and action plans.
  • With the support of the Board, develops and executes an annual fundraising plan.
  • Engages with all Board of Directors committees to ensure good communication, common purpose, and accomplishment of strategic goals
  • Engages with Membership of TPS to ensure good communication, common purpose, and accomplishment of TPS’ mission
  • Supports the strategic plans of the organization.
  • Regularly reports to the Board on program accomplishments and challenges.

Fiscal and Administrative Management

  • In partnership with the Board, ensures that the organization is fiscally sound.
  • Oversees the financial record keeping activities, and assures that timely and accurate financial information is provided to the Board.
  • Reviews and approves operating costs up to the level designated by the Executive Committee of the Board; obtains Board Chair approval for costs in excess of the approved level.
  • With the concurrence of the Executive Committee of the Board, signs contracts in support of organizational activities.
  • Oversees the Seattle Center contract compliance; serves as liaison to the Seattle Center.
  • Proposes an annual budget in support of defined organizational goals.
  • Continually evaluates and refines the organizational structure and administrative processes as needed to improve operations.
  • Assures that official records are maintained and that the organization complies with regulatory requirements.
  • Hires, organizes, manages, motivates, and releases staff and volunteers.
  • Conducts periodic performance evaluations, and implement compensation adjustments consistent with the approved budget.
  • Fosters a collaborative, positive, and inclusive work, environment.
  • Ensures that job descriptions are developed. that regular performance evaluations are held, and that sound human resource practices are in place.

Relationship Building

  • Establishes and nurtures sound working relationships with a variety of constituents including governments, funders, members, theatre communities, the press, etc.
  • Encourages collaboration between constituents in furtherance of common aims.
  • Represents TPS to the public in a professional and responsible manner.
  • Fosters relationships with colleagues in peer organizations for mutual support and the sharing of information and ideas.
  • Strong commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.
  • Proposing, planning, and coordinating diversity and inclusion efforts for TPS, Board, TPS members and staff.

Program Management and Support

  • Oversees all programs, services, and activities.
  • Provides for the periodic review and modification of programs as needed to fulfill the mission

Essential Requirements:

  • Able to work some evenings and weekends
  • Commitment to our mission and our values of Equity, Inclusion, and Community Building.
  • Excellent strategic thinking and planning
  • Flexibility and adaptability, able to shift styles to fit the needs of a wide range of cultures, people, and organizations
  • High emotional intelligence, able to easily develop deep, trusting relationships with diverse individuals from many different backgrounds
  • Impeccable written and oral communication skills
  • Love of continuous learning

Essential Physical Functions:

  • Constantly operate a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as phone, fax, scanner, and printer.
  • Standing – must be able to remain in a stationary position for up to 25% of the time.
  • Sitting – must be able to remain in a stationary position for up to 25% of the time
  • Walk or Run – the person in this position needs to occasionally move about the inside of the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.
  • Lifting – must be able to carry and lift or move up to 35 lbs
  • Ability to Hear – frequently needs to be able to hear
  • Ability to Speak – frequently needs to be able to communicate

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Suggested salary range of $50,000 to $60,000 based on experience
  • Full-time, exempt position, working 37.5 hours per week. We believe in work-life balance, and are committed to keeping the workload in alignment with the true hours worked
  • TPS has a generous time off plan and a flexible, family-friendly schedule
  • We provide a selection of 2 plans for medical, dental, vision, with TPS covering over 80% of the costs of the insurance package

To Apply:

If you are excited and ready to help guide Theatre Puget Sound into the future, we would love to hear from you. Please send a resume and a (maximum two page) cover letter detailing your vision for TPS’ future to Alternatively please send the above mentioned documents via post, marked PRIVATE and CONFIDENTIAL, to:

Theatre Puget Sound / Attn: TPS ED Search Committee / Armory / 305 Harrison St / Seattle, WA 98109

Our Expected Timeline

  • We will review applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled
  • We will begin scheduling phone interviews on June 19th
  • We will conduct short phone interviews during late June
  • In person interviews will occur in mid-July. If you are invited for an in-person interview, we will ask for you to present for 20 minutes to our members on your vision for TPS future, meet and discuss with current staff, in addition to an interview with the Search Committee
  • We will make an offer shortly after the full day interviews
  • We would like to have the selected candidate start in August or September


  Theatre Puget Sound does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.



Cantonese/Mandarin Speaking Admin Assistant

We are a local, family-owned company that has been providing customers with quality produce for three generations since our founding in 1946. We treat our customers and suppliers as partners by offering quality produce and dependable service at competitive prices.

Our company is currently seeking a Cantonese/Mandarin-speaking administrative assistant. Vietnamese-speaking ability is a plus. This role will assist with taking orders in language, data entry, and bookkeeping.

The schedule for this position is five days per week, including Saturday. This role has an early morning start time. Depending on work quality, this position offers opportunities for upward movement in the company and career growth in buying/sales.

Required Skills:

  • Fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin
  • Proficient in English
  • Comfortable using computers
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel, Word, and other common software
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Provide exceptional customer service
  • Reliable and punctual

Desired Skills:

  • Proficiency in Vietnamese
  • Experience with QuickBooks

This role is salaried with compensation DOE. Position is open until filled.
Call us at (206) 624-2608 to learn more.