Washington State Permit Fee Analyst (Management Analyst 2) in Lacey, Washington


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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. If you want to join a team that is highly effective, collaborative, has leadership that embraces the value of people, and believes in the fun factor, Ecology is a good fit.

The Water Quality Program is currently looking to fill a Permit Fee Analyst (Management Analyst 2)position. This position will be located in our Headquarters Building in Lacey, WA.

The Permit Fee Analyst**serves as an analyst for the wastewater/stormwater permit fee program within the Water Quality Program Manager's office, under the direction of the Water Quality Deputy Program Manager. This position works in coordination with the Water Quality Deputy Program Manager, Budget Manager and the section's Management Analyst 5 and is responsible for designing, directing, and conducting specialized, complex interdisciplinary projects and data studies related to assessing permit fee for more than 6,000 permit holders in 60 fee categories. This position independently resolves routine issues and problems and refers unusual problems to higher levels to identify probable outcomes and solutions.

We are looking for applicants who work well in a team environment, have good written and verbal communication skills, and are able to quickly learn a variety of databases.

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. Maybe you've seen some of our recent stories on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or our blog.

To learn more about our agency, please visit our website at www.ecy.wa.gov.

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The mission of the Department of Ecology is to protect, preserve and enhance Washington's environment for current and future generations. The mission of the Water Quality Program is to protect and restore Washington's waters to sustain healthy watersheds and communities. Our work ensures that state waters support beneficial uses including recreational and business activities, supplies for clean drinking water, and the protection of fish, shellfish, wildlife, and public health.

Some of the key work activities of the Permit Fee Analystposition are:

Stormwater/Industrial Permit Fee Support and Consultation:

  • Consults with Management Analyst 5 (MA5) to provide fund management support to the Deputy Program Manager, Program Policy Manager and Budget Manager.
  • Designs, gathers and analyzes data on a broad array of complex long range financial projects and problems.
  • Researches, gathers data, and gets input from program and fee payers related to specific factors for calculating fees for each fee category (example: gross revenues, acres disturbed, boxes of fruit processes).
  • Analyzes data and presents options for structuring fee calculations to assess fees fairly and equitably among permit holders while covering the costs for managing the permit category.
  • In consultation with the Management Analyst 5 (MA5) may make recommendations for adjusting and assessing fees to permit holders.
  • Conducts surveys requesting sensitive business information such as gross revenue information from stormwater industrial general permit holders, production numbers from manufactures and food producers, and gross revenues to calculate residential equivalents from municipalities.
  • Utilizes data as needed to evaluate the annual permit fee for permitted municipalities and businesses.
  • Enters data into Ecology's Billing and Revenue Tracking System (BARTS) for creation of invoices.
  • Conducts analysis on various scenarios for interrelated categories of fees.
  • Coordinates with the MA5 in support of the program goals and objectives to design and conduct studies, perform statistical analyses, provide data and background on program issues, extract, and analyze historical financial data, and produce reports on complex financial issues related to fee structures.
  • Analyzes revenue, expenditure and performance data and information for delivering services to fee payers.
  • Develops reports on stormwater, municipal and industrial wastewater fee revenue and other fee information for analysis by the MA5 and other financial reports for the Water Quality Program permit staff.
  • Conducts research, analyzes data, leads project efforts, makes recommendations and produces or coordinates complex reports to inform establishing new permit fees.

Small Business Permit Fee Program Lead:

  • Serves as the wastewater discharge permit fee program lead to make small business fee reduction determinations.
  • Communicates with businesses who may be eligible for either a small business fee reduction or small business extreme hardship fee reduction.
  • Provides technical assistance to mitigate the economic impact of fees on small businesses who are required to obtain permits.
  • Reviews and evaluates requests for eligibility for either a small business fee reduction or small business extreme hardship fee reduction.
  • Reviews confidential information submitted annually by permit holders requesting a fee reduction and consists of: gross revenue documentation using Washington State Dept. of Revenue Excise Tax Returns, U.S. Corporate Income Tax Returns, or accounting records.
  • Recommends approval or denial of requests. Maintains record of all determinations, including initial request, confidential information, justification of determination and correspondence.

Technical Assistance:

  • Provides general advice and guidance as well as technical assistance to staff, permit holders, and the general public regarding interpretation of the permit fee rule and its application to individual fee categories of permit holders. Responsible for maintaining and updating the Wastewater/Stormwater Permit Fee webpage and others – as well as uploading documents and reports to SharePoint.
  • Assists the MA5 with biennial fee rule development including holding hearings, preparing documents and documenting the rule process.
  • Assists with the production of biennial reports to the Legislature, executive management, and program managers regarding permit fee program, including information on amount of fees collected, fee structure, and forecasted future revenues.
  • Is responsible for creating and maintaining revenue/fund balance projections and impact scenarios based on proposed fee increases.
  • Assists in preparing permit fee files as needed for external audit by the State Auditor's Office and/or Office of Financial Management

Processing NOTs:

  • Processes stormwater industrial and construction general permit notices of termination (NOT) by reviewing the permit holder's NOT information for accuracy and coordinates with the regional office for final inspection.
  • Notifies permit holders of approved termination and enters termination data into the (PARIS) and notifies the WQ Permit Development Section of the permit termination.

Please note: This position is being re-posted in order to increase the size of the applicant pool. If you previously applied you do not have to re-apply.

This recruitment will remain open until filled. The initial screening will be November 4, 2016. In order to be considered for the initial screening, please submit an application on or before November 3, 2016. The agency reserves the right to make an appointment any time after the initial screening date.


Required Qualifications:

A Bachelor's degree in business administration, public administration, accounting, economics, statistics, finance or related field AND one (1) year of experience conducting research and analyzing financial issues, budgets, budget policies, laws, rules, or regulations.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with continuous process improvement methodologies, strategies, and/or practices (i.e. Lean, A3, Value Stream Mapping, etc.).
  • Experience performing duties in government permitting and management.
  • Expert Microsoft Excel® skills, specifically in integrating external data sources into single source platform for budgetary analysis.
  • Experience providing technical advice and outreach to stakeholders.
  • Experience writing, editing or working with financial reports.

Special Requirements / Conditions of Employment:

Must possess a valid driver's license.

Supplemental Information

Application Instructions

Please complete the applicant profile when applying for this position.

The following documents MUST be attached to your application:

  • A cover letter describing how your experience, skills and abilities meet the required qualifications of this position.
  • A resume outlining your professional experience.

Please read the supplemental questions carefully and answer completely. Incomplete responses, including "please see resume" may disqualify you from further consideration.

Department of 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.

If you are reading this announcement in print format, please visit www.careers.wa.gov to access the online recruitment system. Click on "Look for Jobs" and select Dept. of Ecology under the "Department" search list. Click "Apply Search."

Other Information

If you need assistance applying for this job, please e-mail careers@ecy.wa.gov. Please do not send an email to this address to follow-up the status of your application. You can view the latest status of your application on your profile's main page.

If you have specific questions about the position, please email Don Seeberger at: don.seeberger@ecy.wa.gov. Please do not contact Don to inquire about the status of your application.

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.

This position is included in the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) union bargaining unit for the Department of Ecology. All employees covered by the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with the WFSE will, as a condition of employment, either become members of the WFSE and pay membership dues or, as non-members, pay a representation fee as described in the CBA, no later than the 30th day following the effective date of this CBA or the beginning of their employment.

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 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.

Job Type: Full Time - Permanent

Job Number: 2016-WQ4510-10203

Department: Dept. of Ecology

Closing: Continuous

Agency: State of Washington

Address: View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504.

Website: http://www.careers.wa.gov

Salary: $40,428.00 - $53,016.00 Annually

Location: Thurston County – Lacey, WA