According to the county’s job description on the website, however, the director of environmental services should, at minimum, have a bachelor’s degree “and at least eight years of responsible management experience directing complex environmental services functions and services, or related operations.”
A master’s degree in public administration, environmental services or a related field is “highly desirable,” according to the description. An ideal candidate’s work history “would provide a thorough knowledge of environmental services and developing and improving funding mechanisms and sources.”
The pay ranges from $96,936 to $136,956, according to the county’s website.
Madore’s desire to kill a “job-killing bureaucracy” mimics what county commissioners have been saying for years, as officials have balked at following minimum state environmental standards.
Clark County has unsuccessfully fought rules about controlling polluted rainwater runoff, and those regulations fall under the jurisdiction of environmental services. In March, the county was dealt another blow when the Washington Supreme Court denied a request by the county and the Building Industry Association of Clark County to review a lower-court ruling.
In September, the Court of Appeals upheld a ruling by the state Pollution Control Hearings Board, which said a compromise developed between the county and the state Department of Ecology was not backed by science and was insufficient under federal and state clean water laws.