Regulatory Compliance Analyst, Principal

City of Tacoma, WA
November 18, 2023
Tacoma, WA
Job Type


Position Description

Are you deeply passionate about Environmental Compliance? Your opportunity awaits at Tacoma Power! We are currently seeking dynamic individuals to fill two crucial positions in our Environmental Health and Safety team.

Position 1: Clean Water Act Program Manager
As a Clean Water Act Program Manager, you will play a pivotal role in the development, implementation, and coordination of environmental policies and programs. Your focus will be on ensuring compliance with the Federal Clean Water Act and state/city discharge regulations across all Tacoma Public Utility (TPU) Divisions. Key responsibilities include:

  • Developing & Managing NPDES (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System) and stormwater programs.
  • Securing and maintenance of permits to comply with City, State, and Federal discharge regulations.
  • Oversight of the Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) program, including plan development, training, inspections, and communication.

Position 2: Waste Program Manager
As a Waste Program Manager, you will collaborate with stakeholders to develop & administer RCRA (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act) policies, programs, and activities. Your responsibilities will extend to managing underground storage tank operations, ensuring compliance with state and county regulations. Key tasks include:

  • Administering RCRA policies, program processes, and activities.
  • Overseeing underground storage tank operations, including installation, operation, maintenance, training, reporting, decommissioning, and remediation.
  • Development and management of Operations and Maintenance Plans.

Key Responsibilities for Both Positions:

  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to ensure compliance with environmental legal requirements.
  • Develop, implement, and coordinate environmental policies, programs, and procedures.
  • Provide leadership across the Utility to ensure compliance with environmental regulations and permits.
  • Oversee and manage operations staff for environmental compliance.
  • Handle emergency spill incident management and reporting, including field supervision, assessment compilation, and necessary samplings.

If you are ready to make a positive impact on environmental compliance at Tacoma Power, submit your application today! Join us in our commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainable practices. Together, let's power a greener future!
Minimum Education*
Bachelor's degree in environmental science, natural resources, chemistry, biology or directly related field

Minimum Experience*
5 years of professional environmental science or natural resources compliance, planning or mitigation work including 1 year prior at senior, lead and/or supervisory level

*Equivalency: 1 year of experience = 1 year of education
Selection Process & Supplemental Information
Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play.

The City of Tacoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in its workplace. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, and local laws.

Interested individuals shall apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received for interview consideration.

Reference checks will be conducted on final candidates and appointment is subject to passing a background check.

Communication from the City of Tacoma:
We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from and/or must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders.

Should you have any questions about this position please call Human Resources at (253) 591-5400 before 4pm on the closing date.

The City of Tacoma provides excellent medical, dental and vision plans for the whole family; paid holidays and paid leave; participation in the Tacoma Public Employees' Retirement System (alternate plan for Police/Fire); continuing education and advancement opportunities and a growing variety of City-sponsored health and wellness opportunities and incentives.

Medical Coverage: For eligible employees and their families, including domestic partners and dependent children age 26 or younger.

Dental Coverage: For eligible employees and their families, including domestic partners and dependent children age 26 or younger.

Vision Coverage: For eligible employees and their eligible dependents.

Paid Leave: City employees are entitled to received paid holidays, sick/vacation leave or personal time off (PTO), depending upon union affiliation and appointment type.

Insurance Plans: Employees are covered by a long-term disability plan. Short-term and expanded long-term disability insurance plans are also available to employees. The State Industrial Insurance Act also covers employees.

Deferred Compensation: Income can be set aside on a pretax basis and invested for supplementation of normal retirement income.

Retirement: All employees of the City, except members of the Police and Fire services, Tacoma Rail and certain project employees, are included in the Tacoma Employees' Retirement System. Information on the Tacoma Employees' Retirement System can be found at or by calling (253) 502-8200.

Other Employment Information

Direct Deposit: Employees are paid on a bi-weekly schedule by direct deposit.

Salary Increases: Based on satisfactory job performance, the City provides for a regular progression of salary increases for most classifications according to the salary schedule.

Union Affiliation: Many job classifications are covered by union security provisions which require union membership, dues, or payment of equivalent service fees.

Note: The provisions of this job announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained herein may be modified and/or revoked without notice.

Closing Date/Time: 11/29/2023 5:00 PM Pacific

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