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Climate Pollution Reduction Project Manager (IT Project Management Journey) 


Keeping Washington Clean and Evergreen



The Climate Pollution Reduction Program (CPRP) within the Department of Ecology is looking to fill a Climate Pollution Reduction Project Manager (IT Project Management Journey) position. This position is located in our Headquarters Office in Lacey, WA. Upon hire, you must live within a commutable distance from the duty station.
As Project Manager, you will oversee and direct complex Climate Pollution Reduction Program (CPRP) medium to large-scale software development IT projects. You’ll organize your project teams, develop project plans, budgets, schedules, and lead the execution of these plans. The complexity of this work involves detailed planning, execution, and responding to evolving IT technology and best practices.  As a frontrunner in the Climate Pollution Reduction field, you will need flexibility with new and changing business requirements and understanding their effect on IT system requirements.
If you possess excellent communication skills, the ability to quickly assess a situation when making a decision, and a strong willingness to collaborate across project teams, then this position is for you!
The principal department strategic priorities and goals that relate to the Climate Pollution Reduction Program (CPRP) include: reduce and prepare for climate impacts; prevent and reduce toxic threats; and deliver efficient and effective services. The CPRP’s mission is to implement policies and programs to reduce carbon emissions in the state of Washington so that the state meets its statutory greenhouse gas emission limits. The CPRP focuses long term, requiring creative and strategic decision making for implementation to achieve broad statewide and interstate success reducing carbon emissions in the state of Washington so residents have a healthy environment and climate. 

Tele-work options for this position: This position will be eligible for up to an 80% tele-work schedule. 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 April 29, 2024. In order to be considered, please submit an application on or before April 28, 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:
Medical/Dental/Vision for employee & dependent(s), Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), Vacation, Sick, and other Leave*, 11 Paid Holidays per year*, Public Service Loan Forgiveness, Tuition Waiver,  Long Term Disability & Life Insurance, Deferred Compensation Programs, Dependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP),  Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA), Employee Assistance Program, Commute Trip Reduction Incentives (Download PDF reader), Combined Fund Drive, SmartHealth *Click here for more information 


About the Department of Ecology

Protecting Washington State's environment for current and future generations is what we do every day at Ecology. We are a culture that is invested in making a difference. Join a team that is highly effective and collaborative, with leadership that embraces the value of people. To learn more, check out our Strategic Plan


Ecology cares deeply about employee wellness; we go beyond traditional benefits, proudly offering:


  • A healthy life/work balance by offering flexible schedules and telework options for most positions.
  • An Infants at Work Program that is based on the long-term health values of infant-parent bonding and breastfeeding newborns.
  • Continuous growth and development opportunities.
  • Opportunities to serve your community and make an impact through meaningful work.


Our commitment to DEIR
Diversity, equity, inclusion, and respect (DEIR) are core values central to Ecology’s work. We strive to be a workplace where we are esteemed for sharing our authentic identities, while advancing our individual professional goals and collaborating to protect, preserve, and enhance the environment for current and future generations.


Diversity: We celebrate and appreciate diversity; our unique perspectives and abilities enrich us all and lead to innovative approaches and solutions.

Equity: We champion equity, recognizing that each of us need different things to thrive.

Inclusion: We intentionally create and hold space so that we all have meaningful opportunities to participate and contribute to Ecology’s work.

Respect: We treat each other with respect and dignity, acknowledging the inherent worth of our diverse perspectives and lived experiences, even in times of uncertainty and disagreement.

We believe that DEIR is both a goal and an action. We are on a journey, honoring our shared humanity and taking steps to demonstrate our commitment to a vision where each of us is heard, seen, and valued. 






What makes this role unique?
The Climate Pollution Reduction Project Manager works within the Information Technology Section, which provides information, tools and services to support Climate Pollution Reduction (CPRP) Program staff and management in their efforts to improve air quality. In this role, you will be involved in the project management and development of highly visible application development projects used by myriad internal and external users, such as Ecology staff, or staff from large industrial sources, who rely on these applications to report environmental data. You’ll lead interdisciplinary teams of software engineers and environmental scientists to deliver customized software solutions so that CPRP scientists and managers can make informed decisions to protect human health and the environment.
What you will do:

  • Develop IT project plans and charters, set and manage project schedule, manage product backlog, develop and implement communication strategy and plan, and other project management artifacts to ensure business needs are met.
  • Works closely with the IT business analyst to document requirements and coordinate user acceptance test sessions
  • Coordinate the work of project team members and manage project team through regularly scheduled meetings.
  • Participate in the development of the business case, cost/benefit analysis and feasibility of proposed CPRP IT software development projects.
  • Develop, monitor and maintain constructive working relationships with affected and interested parties to ensure project progress.
  • Prepare briefing papers and give presentations to program leadership on project status.
  • Facilitate requirements gathering meetings and workshops across multiple sections in the CPRP.  Know the questions to ask, define problems, determine needs, and solve problems to facilitate collection of business requirements to ensure end-user requirements are met.
  • Consult with managers, staff and external partners to analyze technology needs and problems; analyze and resolve highly complex problems involving system integration issues so that CPRP information systems integrate with other Ecology information systems.
  • Develop and gather project metrics such as actual project performance to schedule, budget and functionality.
  • Maintain the project schedule and report against actual versus baseline and maintain project costs.
  • Participate in contracted, interstate or international software development projects as an Ecology IT liaison with other Ecology business subject matter experts.




Required Qualifications:
Years of required experience indicated below are full-time equivalent years. Full-time equivalent experience means that any experience where working hours were less than 40 hours per week will be prorated in order to meet the equivalency of full-time. We would calculate this by looking at the total hours worked per week, divide this by 40, and then multiply by the total number of months worked. Examples of the proration calculations are:


  • 30 hours worked per week for 20 months: (30/40) x 20 months = 15 months full-time equivalent
  • 20 hours worked per week for 12 months: (20/40) x 12 months = 6 months full-time equivalent

Experience for both required and desired qualifications can be gained through various combinations of formal professional employment, education, and volunteer experience. See below for how you may qualify.

Option 1:
Six years of experience in Information Technology (IT) project management. Experience may include some or all of the following: business analysis, user interface design, system testing, and all facets of IT project management for IT projects.

Option 2:
An Associate’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology (IT), Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM), Business Administration, or closely related field; OR completion of a two-year accredited vocational training program in IT or related program, AND four years of professional experience in the area listed above.
Option 3:
A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology (IT), Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM), Business Administration, or closely related field, AND two years of professional experience in the area listed above.
All experience and education combinations that meet the requirements for this position:

Possible Combinations

College credit hours or degree – as listed above

Years of professional level experience – as listed above

Combination 1

No college credit hours or degree

6 years of experience

Combination 2

I have 30-59 semester or 45-89 quarter credits.

5 years of experience

Combination 3

I have 60-89 semester or 90-134 quarter credits (AA degree), or have completed a two-year accredited vocational training program in IT.

4 years of experience

Combination 4

I have 90-119 semester or 135-179 quarter credits.

3 years of experience

Combination 5 

A Bachelor's Degree or higher

2 years of experience

Please Note:  A Project Management Professional (PMP) certification can substitute for up to two years of required experience, provided you have at least one year of professional experience.


Special Requirements/Conditions of Employment: 

  • A background check will be conducted, which may include criminal record history, fingerprinting, and credit history. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment, but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.

Desired Qualifications:
We highly encourage you to apply even if you do not have some (or all) of the desired experience below.


  • A Master’s degree with a focus on Information Technology, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or project management.
  • Four years of project management experience on enterprise-scale projects that cross program or agency boundaries.
  • Certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP) through the Project Management Institute (PMI), or a university or college.
  • Agile Certification, such as a PMI Agile Certified Practitioner or Scrum Master.
  • Organizational Change Management (OCM) Prosci Certification

Note: Having some (or all) of this desired experience may make your application more competitive in a highly competitive applicant pool.



Supplemental Information

Ecology seeks diverse applicants: We view diversity, equity, inclusion, and respect through a broad lens including race, ethnicity, class, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, immigration status, military background, language, education, life experience, physical disability, neurodiversity, and intersectional identities. Qualified candidates from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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  • Please call: (360) 407-6186 or email: and we will be happy to assist.
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Application Instructions:
It's in the applicant's best interest to submit all of the documents listed below. Applications without these documents may be declined.


  • A cover letter describing why you are interested in this position.
  • A resume outlining your experience and education (if applicable) as it relates to the minimum qualifications of this position.
  • A list of three professional references.

Note: References will only be contacted during the final steps of the recruitment process for candidates selected as finalists. References will not be contacted without the candidate’s formal authorization.

Please do NOT include your salary history. Wage/salary depends on qualifications or rules of promotion, if applicable.  
For Your Privacy:
When attaching documents to your application (such as Resume, Cover Letter, Transcripts, DD-214, etc.):


  • Please be sure to remove private information such as your social security number, date of birth, etc.
  • Do not attach documents that are password-protected, as these documents may not be reviewed and may cause errors within your application when downloaded.


Additional Application Instructions for Current Ecology Employees:

Please make sure to answer the agency-wide questions regarding permanent status as a classified employee within the Washington General Service or Washington Management Service. Do not forget to select Department of Ecology as a response to question 2, and type your personnel ID number for question 3. If you are not sure of your status or do not know your personnel ID number, please contact Human Resources.

Application Attestation: 
The act of submitting application materials electronically is considered affirmation that the information is complete and truthful. The state may verify this information and any untruthful or misleading answers are cause for rejection of your application or dismissal if employed. 

Other Information:

If you have specific questions about the position, please email Wilfred Humeny at: Please do not contact Wilfred to inquire about the status of your application.
To request the full position description: email


Why work for Ecology?
As an agency, our mission is to protect, preserve and enhance Washington's environment for current and future generations. We invest in our employees to create and sustain a working environment that encourages creative leadership, effective resource management, teamwork, professionalism, and accountability.

Joining Ecology means becoming a part of a team committed to protecting and restoring Washington State's environment. A career in public service allows you to help solve some of the most challenging problems facing our state, while keeping your health and financial security a priority. We combine one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation with a strong commitment to life/work balance.

To learn more about The Department of Ecology, please visit our website at and follow, like or visit us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or our blog.

Collective Bargaining: This is a position covered by a bargaining unit for which the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) is the exclusive representative.   


Equal Opportunity Employer: The Washington State Department of Ecology is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and gender identity diversity. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, veterans, military spouses or people with military status, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons needing accommodation in the application/testing process or this job announcement in an alternative format may call (360) 407-6186. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call the Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.

Note: This recruitment may be used to fill other positions of the same job classification across the agency. Once all the position(s) from the recruitment announcement are filled, the recruitment may only be used to fill additional open positions for the next sixty (60) days.