New job ORCAA Executive Director in Washington

ORCAA Executive Director
ORCAA Executive Director

ORCAA Executive Director

Company : City of Olympia, WA
Salary : $525 a week
Location : Washington

Full Description

The Olympic Region Clean Air Agency (ORCAA) is a local government agency charged with regulatory and enforcement authority for air quality issues in Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Mason, Pacific, and Thurston counties. ORCAA is one of seven such regional air pollution control agencies in Washington state.

Established in 1968 after passage of the Clean Air Washington Act (RCW 70.94), the agency is responsible for enforcing federal, state and local air pollution standards and governing air pollutant emissions from new and existing sources. A nine-member Board of Directors establishes the policies of the agency.

The Board comprises a representative from each of the six counties in ORCAA’s jurisdiction, plus representatives of the three largest cities in the territory; Lacey, Olympia, and Tumwater. The Board is responsible for selecting an Executive Director, who serves as the administrative manager of the agency’s professional staff. The Executive Director also enforces the orders, ordinances, resolutions and regulations of the agency. ORCAA is seeking a new Executive Director who will be a leader in developing and maintaining an organization that is characterized by efficiency, cooperation, and positive interpersonal working relationships.

More information can be found here. (Download PDF reader)
To Apply:
Persons interested in this position should submit the following information to the City of Olympia Human Resources Department:

  • Cover Letter
  • Current Resume

For additional information, please contact Linnaea Jablonski.
Phone: 360.753.8309
Filing Deadline: November 5, 2021
Following the closing date, resumes will be screened according to the qualifications outlined on the application materials. The most qualified candidates will be invited to personal interviews with ORCAA’s Hiring Agency (City of Olympia). A select group of candidates will be asked to provide references once it is determined that they may be recommended as a finalist. References will be contacted following candidate approval. Finalist interviews will be held by ORCAA. Candidates will be advised of the status of the recruitment following selection of the Executive Director.

Examples of Duties / Knowledge & Skills
Summary of Duties:

  • Administers and manages all the activities of the Olympic Region Clean Air Agency. This includes development and implementation of the agency’s Air Quality Management Strategic Plan to ensure the effective application and enforcement of clean air regulations and provision of successful programs to reduce air pollution.
  • Supervises agency employees to include selection; development of performance standards; training; coaching; assigning duties and responsibilities; motivating; monitoring work; evaluating performance; and confronting and resolving any performance discrepancies.
  • Monitors regulatory and legislative developments affecting the Agency’s programs, researches issues, and implements changes in programs as appropriate. Provides comment and leadership as the Agency’s representative as needed on pending regulatory and legislative issues.
  • Serves as a professional resource to the ORCAA Board. Keeps the Board fully informed on all areas of Agency programs, enforcement actions, and services through program reports, updates, and presentations. Develops and prepares agency reports and recommendations to the Board on regulations, policies and agency direction and focus.
  • Reviews and updates, for board review and approval, the agency Procedure and Policy Manual and Board By-Laws.
  • Makes final decisions and authorizes or initiates all required regulatory actions including, but not limited to, Notice of Construction air permits, Air Operating Permits, regulatory orders, and compliance schedules and penalties.
  • Conducts and serves as hearings officer over public hearings initiated by the agency.
  • Testifies on behalf of the agency during state and federal rule making proceedings, and PCHB hearings.
  • Ensures a safe working environment for ORCAA employees.
  • Prepares and presents annual budget to the Board of Directors; monitors compliance with approved budget; validates any variances; approves all expenditures for the Agency based on purchasing policies.
  • Maintains the Agency’s positive financial posture, review fees, penalty and violation guidance and reports any significant change to the Board.
  • Maintains the agency’s pay and compensation plan in line with comparable local air agencies.
  • Acts as Agency representative and establishes effective working relationships with various advisory committees and intergovernmental committees and forums.
  • Manages Agency-owned building, including tenant relations and services. Makes certain building is maintained in professional and safe manner. Oversees capital improvement projects.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum qualifications & Requirements
The qualified applicant will have at least seven years of progressively responsible and well-rounded work experience in a management or administrative capacity with at least four years of direct supervision AND a bachelor’s degree in public administration, environmental, physical, or natural sciences, environmental planning, or a related field. Master’s degree in public administration, business administration or environmental field desirable but not mandatory. OR any combination of experience, education, and training that would provide the level of knowledge and ability required.

Supplemental information
The salary for the Executive Director is dependent upon qualifications with a potential range from $150,000 to $180,000. The Agency also offers an attractive benefits package, including:

  • 11 paid holidays per year
  • Two “Personal Holidays” per year
  • Start accruing vacation and sick leave from day 1
  • Can use leave upon accrual
  • ORCAA currently pays 100-percent of full-time employee’s health, dental, vision and basic life coverage (health coverage includes LTD and EAP)
  • Currently ORCAA pays $525 toward dependent/family coverage
  • Paid Family Medical Leave currently paid for by ORCAA
  • Washington Cares Long Term Care Insurance (employee paid)
  • Washington State Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Voluntary participation
  • No employer contribution
  • Public Employee Retirement System(PERS) – Two choices: PERS 2 or PERS 3 – specifics of the programs may be viewed online at

Job Type: Full-time