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Department of Ecology Waste Management Chemist (Chemist 4) (In-Training) in Richland, Washington

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Keeping Washington Clean and Evergreen

    The Nuclear Waste Program *within the Department of Ecology is looking to fill a *Waste Management Chemist (Chemist 4) position. This position is located in our Richland Field Office (RFO) in Richland, WA{target="blank" rel="noopener"}. Upon hire, you must live within a commutable distance from the duty station.   In this position, you will directly contribute to the effective and efficient cleanup of the U.S. Department of Energy's Hanford Site by ensuring the safe management of radioactive and dangerous waste (mixed wastes). You will provide senior chemistry and regulatory technical support as you review permitting and decision documents and collaborate closely with invested partners including the Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Energy to protect the state's air, water, and land. You will gain experience with both state and federal hazardous waste regulations, learn what it takes to manage mixed waste safely, and work on one of the largest and most complex cleanup sites in the nation at the Hanford Nuclear Facility.   Note: **This position offers a career path and on-the-job training. This position allows you to progress through the **Chemist **field and achieve the goal class of a **Chemist 4. **Candidates will be considered at the **Chemist 3 and the** Chemist 4** levels, depending on their qualifications. For salary levels for each, please see the qualifications section.   Agency Mission: **Ecology's mission is to protect, preserve and enhance the environment for current and future generations.  ** ** ** Program Mission: **The Nuclear Waste Program's{target="blank" rel="noopener"} mission is to lead the effective and efficient cleanup of the U.S. Department of Energy's Hanford Site; to ensure sound management of mixed hazardous wastes in Washington; and to protect the state's air, water, and land at and adjacent to the Hanford Site. *Tele-work options for this position: *This position will be eligible for up to an 80% tele-work schedule, with the requirement of working in the office one day per week. 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 May 13, 2024. In order to be considered, please submit an application on or before May 12, 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. Ecology employees may be eligible for the following: