This position serves as a working chemist at the Washington State Department of Ecology to promote the substitution of hazardous chemicals to reduce hazards to people and the environment. Our work is focused on efforts that eliminate or replace toxic chemicals of concern with safer alternatives. As a team member, your role is to help develop and promote safer chemical ingredients in consumer products and support the development of chemical hazard assessment tools.
We are looking for applicants with chemistry, chemical engineering, green chemistry or green engineering experience. We are seeking team oriented individuals that can work with technical staff to advance cutting-edge programs related to safer chemicals and products. Applicants should have the ability to work effectively across agency programs, businesses, government and nongovernmental organizations. We are looking for applicants who can work independently in a timely fashion to support chemical substitution opportunities and to partner with organizations working to implement safer alternatives. Applicants should have the ability to work with diverse internal and external stakeholders in a professional manner and to communicate and seek input in the rapidly advancing field consumer product safety, green chemistry, and sustainable procurement.
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