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Civil/Environmental Engineer


Capital and Asset Management Program (CAMP)
 Olympia, Washington – Thurston County 

This recruitment will be posted until April 18, 2024 – the first review of applications will take place on March 28, 2024. Application review is ongoing, please submit your applications materials as soon as possible. This recruitment may be closed at any time.

Combine your passion for engineering with a commitment to environmental conservation, ensuring the development of hydraulic structures that benefit communities and wildlife. 

Envision yourself providing environmental engineering duties for the restoration of existing facilities and new construction, fish supplementation, water distribution, fish passage, wildlife viewing, and marine and inland recreational water access. 

Selected candidates will be hired into either class based on qualifications – this recruitment does not offer an in-training option. 

Depending on which level you are hired at, your monthly salary will be as follows: 

Environmental Engineer 2: $ 5,615 - $7,552

Environmental Engineer 3: $ 6,510 - $8,758

 In order to successfully apply for this position, you MUST complete your profile at and attach the following to your profile before completing the online application:

  • A cover letter describing how you meet the qualifications of this position (Generic cover letter will not be accepted).
  • A current resume. 
  • Three professional references. 

 Picture yourself,

Providing engineering expertise for the review and evaluation of proposals or existing environmental permits and permit applications.

In this dynamic role, 

Provide administrative support for projects by collecting data, providing project documentation, and training staff.

With your experience, 

Review and/or approve detailed engineering plans and specifications, site plans, engineering reports and/or the operation and maintenance of environmental systems.

We are seeking a candidate, 

Who models WDFW values: Accountability, Service, Professionalism, Integrity, Respect, and Empathy (ASPIRE).


Depending on the qualifications, expectations of the position’s duties and level of supervision may vary. Typical work may include one (1) or more of the following:

Design or manage engineering projects: 

  • Prepare preliminary engineering designs, cost estimates, feasibility studies, final engineering designs, plans and specifications utilizing technical design and analysis skills in civil, structural, hydraulic, and environmental engineering to support the Department’s mission.
  • Review and/or approve detailed engineering plans and specifications, site plans, engineering reports and/or the operation and maintenance of environmental systems.
  • Develop project scopes of work.
  • Develop and monitor project schedules.
  • Work with and manage construction crews.
  • Prepare, review, and negotiate with applicable parties for environmental permits, regulatory orders and environmental plans and monitoring programs for assigned program(s).

 Manage public works contracts and architects/engineers contracts: 

  • Administer and act as the Department's representative for public works contracts, and architects/engineers contracts for the design of Department capital construction projects.
  • Manage public works contracts and contractors and manage architects/engineers contracts and consultants.
  • Obtain, update, and maintain plans, permits, and standard operating procedures.

 Create and manage budgets:

  • Develop and monitor project budgets.
  • Assist in budget implementation, forecasts, and administration.


  • Work Setting, including hazards:
    • 70% of duties are performed in an office setting. Will include working under fluorescent light, extensive computer use including looking at a computer monitor for long periods of time, and repetitively entering data.
    • 30% of duties are performed in the field. Will work in all weather conditions, including extreme heat, rain, or snow. Work in rough terrain, riverbanks, slippery slopes, and other surfaces in all types of weather conditions. Must be able to negotiate water in emergency situations.
  • Schedule:
    • Typically, Monday – Friday, 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M However, more working hours are anticipated during the construction season.
  • Travel Requirements:
    • 30% will be travel for fieldwork. Fieldwork may include, but is not limited to inspections of hatcheries, fish ladders, and wildlife areas.
  • Tools and Equipment:
    • Computer hardware, software, and multi-line telephones.
  • Customer Interactions:
    • Customer service is integral to department success. Interactions may include hatchery staff, public, tribes, other state agencies, and other DFW employees.