Due 11/1: Seattle City Light Temporary Research & Evaluation Assistant

Temporary research & Evaluation Assistant
Position Description:

Seattle City Light, a department of the City of Seattle, is one of the nation’s largest municipally owned utilities in terms of the number of customers served. Over the years we have worked very hard to keep Seattle’s electricity affordable, reliable, and environmentally sound. Today, City Light is a recognized national leader in energy efficiency and environmental stewardship. We are currently recruiting for a Temporary Research & Evaluation Assistant (R&E Assistant).

The R&E Assistant would primarily work in the toxics program, assisting the Senior Environmental Analyst with the PCB Management Program, Hazardous Material Emergency Response Program, Waste disposal and handling, and assisting with the logistics of carrying out required training for field personnel. The position will help organize and maintain records and compile reports; will also be introduced to handling environmental problems associated with planned and ongoing construction. It will report to the Environmental Management and Compliance Unit Manager.

Job Responsibilities:

The Environmental Affairs Division manages SCL’s environmental compliance and performance. The Environmental Management and Compliance (EMC) Team deals with hazardous material compliance issues including cleanup of historically contaminated sites, water quality issues, permitting, hazardous materials reduction, pollution prevention and response, recycling, Underground Storage Tank management, and other issues related to hazardous materials.

This position will learn the basics of the SCL environmental compliance program and assist Senior Environmental Analysts in performing these duties at the apprentice level.


One year of college level course work in Biology, Chemistry, or any of the Environmental Sciences that involves research methodology and data and mathematical/statistical analysis, and two years of experience in data gathering and general analysis, statistical analysis, technical research or a closely related field, along with knowledge and experience working with desktop computers and related software of Windows XP, Excel, Word and database management techniques.

Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with others, a team leader and player, self-starter, customer service oriented, work well under pressure, and ability to meet deadlines. Strong analytical and communication skills (oral and writing).(Other combinations of education, training and experience will be evaluated on an individual basis for comparability).

Additional Information:

Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Chemistry, or any of the Environmental Sciences preferred; with strong desire to pursue a career in environmental affairs.

Job offers are contingent on the verification of credentials and other information required by the application process including the completion of a background check which includes criminal history, driver history review and a pre-employment physical.

Want to know more about Seattle City Light? Please visit our website at www.seattle.gov/light

To apply:

Please visit http://www.seattle.gov/personnel/employment to create a profile to apply by 4PM on Tuesday, November 1, 2011.