Permit Writer, Department of Ecology, Shoreline, WA

The Water Resources (WR) Program within the Department of Ecology is looking to fill a Permit Writer (Hydrogeologist 3) (In-Training) position. This position is located in our Northwest Region Office (NWRO) Located in Shoreline, WA. Upon hire, you must live within a commutable distance from the duty station.

In this role, you will learn Washington State’s water code and associated case law, and will be exposed to the technical aspects of investigating water rights applications, and will be able to observe and participate in the management of the state’s resources. You will provide hydrogeologic analysis and technical assistance related to water resource management and water rights processing, and will make decisions on water rights applications. You will develop in-depth knowledge of regional hydrogeology and hydrogeologic principles related to water availability and environmental impacts due to withdrawal and use of water. Gaining knowledge of water resources science and the state’s legal framework will allow effective communication and technical consultation with other agencies, tribes, businesses, interest groups, and local governments regarding very complex issues

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