Assistant Environmental Programs Manager

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Washington State Department of Transportation
WA, United States

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Assistant Environmental Programs Manager


Shoreline, WA 


$98,620.00 - $126,504.00

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Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is the steward of an integrated, multimodal transportation system that helps to ensure that people and goods move safely and efficiently throughout the state. In addition to building, maintaining, and operating the state highway system, WSDOT operates the largest ferry system in the nation, manages the world's longest floating bridge, and recently completed the world's widest tunneling project. 


The Opportunity

WSDOT is excited to announce we are seeking an experienced program manager to support our Northwest Region (NWR) Environmental Office as the Assistant Environmental Programs Manager. The NWR Environmental Office helps the region meet the agency’s mission and environmental goals by incorporating environmental protection and improvements into the daily operations of NWR as well as the ongoing development of NWR transportation plans and facilities. 


As the Assistant Environmental Programs Manager, this position will support the agency’s mission and environmental goals by developing and establishing the long-term vision of NWR Environmental Programs and is responsible to balance the complex competing needs and priorities of the agency and transportation impacts on the state’s cultural and natural resources. The successful candidate appointed into this role will strategically develop and manage the environmental organization operations, standards, procedures, and oversight of all environmental elements of a multibillion dollar budget. This position will also ensure compliance with WSDOT policies, manuals, and various federal, state, and local environmental regulations.
What to Expect

Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, the Assistant Environmental Programs Manager will:

  • Provide leadership and assistance to regional and modal environmental managers to achieve compliance on region projects. 
  • Ensure office is compliant with generally accepted accounting practices, Office of Financial Management (OFM) direction, and agency procedures, managing NWR Environmental Program’s payroll functions and responsibilities. 
  • Lead the program’s business planning and the office’s participation in the agency’s strategic plan implementation, working in conjunction with office managers, analyze office resource distribution and current and emerging needs to align office resources with highest priority work. 
  • Manage consultants for NWR Environmental Office, working closely with consultant and regional staff to ensure timely and accurate delivery of services and products. 
  • Assist office with establishing, tracking, and reporting accountability measures. Track and report on NWR Environmental accomplishments associated with region and HQ performance reporting, audits, and the Agency’s Strategic Plan. 
  • Direct and lead initiative to improve office management and employee satisfaction. Develop and implement strategies to support the agency strategic goals. 
  • Serve as a member of the WSDOT Incident Management Team, serving in assigned Command and General Staff positions in applicable WSDOT EOC’s. Respond with little or no notice to a disaster or major incident. 



To be considered for this opportunity, the following are required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Natural, Physical, Biological, or Environmental Science or Environmental Planning and six (6) years of experience in environmental sciences, environmental documentation, or permits related to transportation development. OR
  • Master’s degree in Natural, Physical, Biological, or Environmental Science or Environmental Planning and five (5) years of experience in environmental sciences, environmental documentation, or permits related to transportation development.


In addition to:

  • Current driver’s license
  • Demonstrated and detailed knowledge of environmental processes and requirements over a broad range of federal, state, and local agency laws and regulations. 
  • General knowledge of highway design and construction, the project development process, and the laws and regulations related to delivery of transportation projects. 
  • Ability to convey technical information to diverse groups of audiences in writing, on the phone, or in person in a large group setting. 
  • Ability to travel to the field, statewide and beyond as required. 


Important Notes 

  • This recruitment may also be used to fill additional positions per business needs.
  • This position offers flexible/hybrid work options
  • By issuance of proclamation, the Governor of Washington State mandates that all employees who work for executive cabinet agencies (which includes the Department of Transportation) must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This is a condition of employment with WSDOT. Exemption may be granted for religious or medical purposes, however, accommodations will be subject to approval based on the essential functions required of the position.
  • The salary listed includes the legislative approved 5% salary premium for positions in King County, and the general wage increase of 3.25% for all state employees effective on July 1, 2022.
  • WSDOT does not use the E-Verify system. For more information, please visit



  • Work-Life Balance – We are committed to ensure that our staff experience the reward of public service, while also sustaining a routine that suits each individuals’ lifestyle. As such, there are a number of flexible schedule options available, including occasional telework for eligible positions.  
  • Paid Leave - In addition to 11 paid holidays, full-time employees earn up to 25 paid vacation days per year!
  • Plan For Your Future – WSDOT offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes a variety of healthcare options, and free dental coverage! Employees also have their choice of state retirement programs, and much more. Go to State Benefits for more information.
  • Tuition Assistance – Permanent employees have several options for assistance with education expenses, including tuition reimbursement programs, government discounts at participating colleges throughout the state, and eligibility for federal student loan forgiveness.  

Check out this video to learn more: Why WSDOT?


How to Apply 

Applications for this recruitment will be accepted electronically. Your relevant experience may be evaluated to determine salary. Therefore, it is very important that the “Work Experience” portion of the application be completed in as much detail as possible. In order to be considered for this opportunity, please include the following with your online application:

  • An attached Resume outlining (in reverse chronological order) your experience to date.
  • An attached Cover Letter that further details your qualifications, and indicates why you believe you are a viable candidate for this role.
  • Contact information to be included in the “References” section of the online application for a minimum three (3) individuals who can attest to your work performance, technical skills, knowledge base, and job-related competencies.


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WSDOT is an equal opportunity employer. We value the importance of creating an environment in which all employees can feel respected, included and empowered to bring unique ideas to the agency. Our diversity and inclusion efforts include embracing different cultures, backgrounds and viewpoints while fostering growth and advancement in the workplace. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, disabled and Vietnam era veterans, as well as people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply.


Contact us: 

For inquiries about this posting, you may contact the assigned Recruiter, Eric Saniatan, at Please be sure to reference 22DOT-NWR-1W275 in the subject line. 


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