Department Manager

This position is responsible for overseeing the function and productivity of their department by performing the following duties.


$95,000-$105,000 a year DOE


*Must have 3+ years experience in the Emergency Spill Response/Environmental/Remediation/Waste Management industry or another related field.

  • High school diploma or GED
  • 40- and 80-hour OSHA certification, TTCI training center
  • ICS training, preferred
  • Obtain or can qualify for the Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC).
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical procedures, or regulations.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
  • Has advanced basic computer and electronic equipment skills including logging on to systems, experience with Microsoft Office Suite, GPS, Digital Monitoring Equipment.

Essential Duties:

  • Manage department staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees.
  • Complete operational requirements by scheduling work and assigning departmental employees, subcontractors, and others required to operate your department for growth.
  • Oversee planned and emergency projects involving the containment, cleanup, remediation and waste disposal of hydrocarbon and other pollutant releases including hazardous and non-hazardous materials resulting from transportation spills occurring on-land, waterways and railways; industrial incidents, and releases from energy transmission facilities and equipment.
  • Ensure proper field paperwork is collected and submitted to accounting department for processing.
  • Communicate with customers regarding project objectives, budgets, planned activities, progress and contractual issues to achieve project goals and enhance relationships.
  • Communicate and coordinate with local, State and Federal regulators/representatives regarding cleanup requirements and temporary closure of work areas.
  • Familiar with heavy equipment operation, liquid vac trucks (80bbl to 165bbl), air movers, combo trucks, jet rodding and hydro-excavation.
  • Preform sampling, order analytical testing, and review results to identify substances and ensure successful project completion.
  • Specialize in estimating projects, writing bid letters and cleanup reports.
  • Ensure compliance with federal, state, and local requirements for reporting, and advising management on needed actions.
  • Available for after-hours on-call rotation.
  • Oversees budget preparation, expense management, and quality improvement activities within the assigned department.
  • Develops best practices for operational efficiency.
  • Ensures team responds to customer queries and concerns in timely and accurate manner.
  • Assists in developing employee safety and risk management programs.
  • Develops positive and safe working environment for employees.
  • Protects operations by maintaining strict confidentiality of all employee and company information.
  • Respectfully takes direction from Executive Vice President and/or Director of Operations.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance for employees and their dependants
  • Life and AD&D – Voluntary and Company Paid
  • Specialty RX program
  • Telehealth by Teladoc
  • 401(k) profit share plans with company matching contribution
  • Company Profit Share Incentive Program
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Time Off

Pacific Northern Environmental LLC DBA Cowlitz Clean Sweep (“CCS”) is an equal opportunity employer. We are a drug and alcohol-free workplace. All new hires are subject to testing in accordance with local, federal, and state guidelines.

Job Type: Full Time
Location: Longview - WA
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday
Exemption Status: Non-Exempt