Within the Business & Professions Division (BPD), The Regulatory Board Section (RBS) engages roughly 239,000 community partners to ensure the safe, appropriate and informed operation of businesses within Washington State. As the Executive Director for the Board of Engineers and Land Surveyors you will serve as the executive officer for the Board, focusing on strategic planning, budgeting, application and interpretations of statue and rules, authorship and interpretations of administrative code and development of Board policy. Internally, you will support your team to ensure they are provided the needed tools and resources in order to oversee licensure and regulatory actions. Externally, you will develop strong partnerships with Board members to enhance the work of the agency, including policy development and adjudicative responsibilities, helping to set standards for accurate credentialing, and ensuring administrative actions and sanctions are responsible, consistent and comply with the principles of due process. Understanding complex issues, using independent judgement to determine program impact and course of action, and leading the Board through changes due to legislation, organizational or industry trends; the successful candidate will operate with the highest level of diplomacy and professionalism.
What we are looking for:
Experience working for or within a profession subject to a regulatory and enforcement program
Familiarity with the engineering, land surveying and onsite wastewater designer professions or the related licensing laws and rules for WA State
Experience in defining and applying organizational policy directives that can impact the public or industry groups
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Personnel management skills
Knowledge of state legislative process and protocols and agency rule making
Experience managing a budget
Experience in managing a major program, project or board or commission
Our ideal candidate will also have:
A Bachelor’s degree in engineering or land surveying, business, public administration, or other related fields
Hold a license or be eligible to become licensed as either an engineer or land surveyor
Project management experience
Experience in public speaking before varied audiences
The Department of Licensing (DOL) impacts more citizens directly than any other state agency. With a strong commitment to great service, we advance public safety and consumer protection through licensing, regulation and education, and we collect revenue that supports our state’s transportation system.