Environmental Technician

City of Bremerton | Bremerton, WA

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Posted Date 12/06/2019

Salary: $33.17 - $39.14 Hourly

Depending on assignment; conducts, coordinates and manages environmental monitoring for drinking water, wastewater, stormwater, streams, fresh and marine water, watershed health, and biosolids application to forest lands. Monitors, investigates, analyzes, and reports data for regulatory, legal, and special study purposes.  Develops and implements environmental public education programs, forest practice applications (FPA), biosolid application loadings, tree harvest surveys and coordinates City's Water Efficiency Program.

(Note – this list is intended only to illustrate the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements does not exclude them from the position.)

Collects microbiological, chemical, physical, limnological field data and samples.

Coordinates and analyzes environmental monitoring data for drinking water, combined sewer overflows, biosolids application to forest lands, streams and stormwater in keeping with regulatory requirements and deadlines.

Operates, calibrates, and maintains monitoring systems to assure compliance with federal, state and legal requirements.  Downloads and archives data from GIS, meters, online analyzers, well level sensors, and rain gauges. 

Compiles statistical data; analyzes and prepares drinking water, stormwater, combined sewer overflow, biosolids and other water quantity/quality reports, and presentations as required.

Develops and presents Public Education programs for water efficiency, drinking water quality, and stormwater pollution prevention.

Evaluates field and laboratory data to ensure quality and regulatory standards are met.

Develops and manages databases for water quality and quantity programs that will make for easy retrieval and quick analysis to verify compliance with regulatory and legal requirements.

Investigates water quality issues and makes recommendations for environmental pollution prevention and sediment control program efforts.
Develops environmental monitoring programs and prepares and updates monitoring plans to meet new or existing regulations. 

Compiles biosolids application and nutrient loading rates for biosolids sites for reporting and application purposes.

Surveys tree stands for harvest and/or pre-commercial thinning. Conducts stream surveys for fish passage and submits FPA to regulatory agency.

Conduct and coordinate with multiple agencies for FPA review and onsite surveys for ID teams.

Represents the City on regional advisory and education committees.
Associates Degree in Environmental Sciences or related technical field or two years of related college coursework or technical training and two years of experience working in the water quality field is required or any combination of experience and education which meets the requirements for skills, knowledge, and abilities required to perform the job.  Depending on assignment, a Water Distribution Manager OIT or Level 1 certification, or stormwater certification must be obtained within one (1) year of employment.

Special Requirements
Technical coursework in algebra, statistics, chemistry, biology, and environmental studies is highly desirable.

Knowledge of:
• Environmental field monitoring procedures and methods, laboratory methods, maintenance and calibration of analytical equipment, water quality standards, and drinking water regulations.
• Drinking water system, wastewater and stormwater collection systems, engineering design standards, regulations.
• Operation and maintenance of specialized environmental monitoring equipment and associated software.
• Math, statistics, chemistry, environmental science, hydraulics, and hydrology.
• Communication and social marketing techniques.
• Safe working procedures, including confined space entry.

Skill in:
• Computer systems and associated spreadsheet, word processor, GIS and database software.
• Performing environmental analyses.
• Maintaining field environmental monitoring equipment.

Ability to:
• Organize and interpret environmental data.
• Schedule and perform tasks with minimal supervision. 
• Interact effectively with the public.
• Follow technical instructions and procedures. 
• Communicate effectively both orally and in writing to a wide variety of audiences. 
• Perform basic environmental field analysis. 
• Perform math calculations needed for water quality/quantity applications.
• Maintain accurate records.
• Use spreadsheets and statistical software for data presentation and analysis.
• The ability to get along with others and be part of an effective team.
Other Duties
– Regular attendance is an essential requirement
– Performs related duties and responsibilities as assigned and/or required

Applicants can apply on-line at http://www.BremertonWA.gov/169/Current-Jobs, or application packets may be obtained from the Human Resources Department, Cobweb, or by calling (360) 473-5348.

Required Application Materials:  City application, personal résumé and responses to supplemental questions are required.  Incomplete application packets will not be considered.  Required application materials must be returned to the Human Resources Office by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date.  The City of Bremerton is NOT responsible for errors of any kind with faxed or e-mailed application packets.  Original signature is required on paper application forms.  It is the responsibility of the applicant to carefully list all pertinent experience and training.

Appraisal of Experience and Education/Training:  Application packets will be evaluated on the basis of information provided.  Applicant's education, training, and experience will be assessed.  The passing score is 70%.  The top qualifying candidates will be invited to participate further in the examination process.  Meeting or exceeding qualifications does not guarantee the applicant will be invited to participate in the oral examination process.

Oral Examination:  A panel will evaluate the applicant's training, experience, and ability to perform the job.

Placement on the eligibility list is determined by weighted examination scores as follows:

Appraisal of application packet regarding Experience and Education/Training -
Passing Score 70% - Weight 40%

Oral Examination - Passing Score 70% - Weight 60%

Applicants must achieve a score of 70% or better on each portion of the exam in order to be placed on the hiring list.

NOTE TO APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES:  Applicants with disabilities who will need special accommodation for examination must advise Human Resources no later than one (1) week prior to the scheduled examination so that appropriate arrangements can be made. (360) 473-5348.


Fair Labor Standards Act: The classification is non-exempt under the laws of Fair Labor Standards Act minimum wage and overtime provisions.

Representation: The classification is included in the bargaining unit pursuant to the Recognition Article of the current labor agreement between the City of Bremerton and the Teamsters Local 589.

Civil Service: The classification is excluded from the City's Civil Service System.

Appointment and Removal Authority: The position is filled by appointment by the Department Head.  Removal is by action of the Department Head in conformance with Human Resources Policies.

This classification specification does not constitute an employment agreement between the City and employee.  It is subject to change by the City, with the approval of Human Resources, as the needs of the City and requirements changes.

The City of Bremerton is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce.



Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Entry Level

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