Oregon DEQ

  • Portland, OR, USA

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is a regulatory agency whose job is to protect the quality of Oregon's environment. 

DEQ's mission is to be a leader in restoring, maintaining and enhancing the quality of Oregon's air, land and water.

Oregon DEQ Portland, OR, USA
Apr 04, 2018
Temporary
The  Oregon Department of Environmental Quality  Headquarters located in Portland, OR currently has a Full-Time   limited duration (15 months)   opportunity for a  Water Quality Permit Program Analyst  to join an innovative team, and work to advance our agency mission to protect and improve Oregon's environment.  If funding is approved, this position may become permanent. About the Department The WQ Permit and Program Development Section provides oversight, technical assistance and support for the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) and Water Pollution Control Facilities (WPCF) permit programs. These programs protect Oregon's water by regulating pollutant discharges from wastewater (domestic and industrial) and stormwater (municipal, industrial, and construction). The Section also supports or implements programs for industrial pretreatment, groundwater protection, biosolids, and water reuse. Through various activities such as program and policy development, rulemaking, regional coordination and stakeholder involvement, the Section supports permit programs designed to ensure that groundwater and surface water achieve federal and state water quality standards. What will you do? The selected candidate will lead program development and improvement efforts to improve the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit issuance program. The successful candidate will assist with program administration by providing technical assistance on changes or improvements to program objectives, identify barriers to program operations and design strategies to increase program effectiveness. The successful candidate will lead program evaluation efforts and develop/improve program procedures, guidelines, and structure based on federal and state regulations as well as program improvement recommendations from third party consultants. The successful person in this position will evaluate and provide technical assistance on improvements to the program objectives, and build collaborative partnerships by developing relationships and strategies with internal water quality subprograms, internal implementation staff, regulated entities, community organizations, and other water quality stakeholders. The successful person in this position will also assist with strategic permit program implementation and planning for staff and managers; develop training materials to ensure staff comprehension of the NPDES permitting program; and help evaluate and establish priorities based on the current needs and objectives to accomplish set goals and milestones. What's in it for you? The opportunity to join a dynamic team of mission focused individuals tasked with providing high quality environmental data needed for understanding and protecting Oregon's water resources.  Put your creative problem-solving and analytical skills to great use helping to keep Oregon green.  We offer full medical, dental and vision health benefits with paid sick leave, vacation, personal leave and 10 paid holidays a year. Public service loan forgiveness program: If you are employed by a government or not-for-profit organization, you may be able to receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF).  Learn more to see whether you qualify at  PSLF Program .  If you are passionate about Oregon's environment and have experience testing and regulating water quality, apply today!   This is a full-time, AFSCME represented position. This recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies.   Working Conditions Travel within the state to attend public or DEQ meetings. May occasionally include overnight travel.  Occasional irregular work hours to attend public meetings. Requires daily ability to complete often complicated assignments on tight deadlines.      Work requires ability to adapt knowledge and skills across broad range of circumstances. Work requires capability of using individual initiative and judgment, and interpreting agency policy in developing communications strategies and plans, and responding to emergency needs. Qualifications, Required & Requested Skills MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS -   To be considered a qualified applicant you must meet the following criteria:   A Bachelor's Degree in Business or Public Administration, Behavioral or Social Sciences, or a degree related to business or public administration, behavioral or social sciences, or a related degree;   AND   four (4) years experience coordinating or administering a government-regulated program . OR Any combination of experience or education equivalent to seven (7) years of experience coordinating or administering a government-regulated program Desired Attributes   - Preference may be given to applicants who can demonstrate knowledge or experience with the following: Program development, evaluation and implementation Strategic planning Demonstrated ability managing complex projects with many stakeholders and multiple deliverables Team leadership Building collaborative partnerships Implementing and resolving complex problems with multiple stakeholders Ability to synthesize a variety of technical and legal viewpoints into a coherent description of the problem to be solved. Interpreting and implementing federal, state and local regulations and guidance Experience with state rulemaking process Knowledge of laws, procedures, principals, and regulations governing Federal and State water quality programs, specifically the Clean Water Act and state water quality permitting programs Technical understanding or experience implementing the Clean Water Act and NPDES permitting Working with advisory committees or stakeholder groups Experience developing innovative solutions to challenging environmental problems Demonstrated ability facilitating and negotiating solutions to complex regulatory issues among multiple organizations with conflicting, overlapping or inconsistent requirements or objectives. Skilled spokesperson with demonstrated ability communicating effectively, both verbally and in writing, with attention to proper grammar, tact, and diplomacy Additional Information APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS To apply, please follow these steps: Complete the application. We will not accept a resume or position description in place of a completed application. Because of the volume of applications we receive, we do not review any attachments that we do not ask for. The work experience and/or education section of your application must  clearly  demonstrate how you meet all of the minimum qualifications and desired attributes listed above. If it does not, we are required to disqualify it.  Please be sure to attach your resume and cover letter  demonstrating your experience and how it qualifies you for the position you're applying for. Complete the supplemental questions. Answers to the supplemental questions must be substantiated with the experience you listed in the work experience section of the application. (Please note that your responses may also be evaluated for grammar, spelling and punctuation.) To receive credit for higher education coursework, transcripts (official or unofficial) must be submitted at the time of application. Note: To protect your confidential information,  please redact (black out)  your social security number on all transcripts before attaching to your application.  VETERANS INFORMATION If you are an eligible veteran and wish to claim veterans' preference points  AND  you also meet the minimum qualifications for this position, the points will be added to your score.  To receive veterans' preference points you MUST attach the following required documentation  to your electronic application.  A copy of your DD214/DD215 form;  OR  a letter from the US Dept. of Veterans Affairs indicating you receive a non-service connected pension for the five (5) point preference. A copy of your DD214/DD215 form;  AND  a copy of your veterans' disability preference letter from the Dept. of Veterans Affairs for the ten (10) point preference. For more information on veterans' preference points visit  www.oregonjobs.org , and select veterans' preference. Work Authorization The Oregon DEQ does not offer visa sponsorships. Within three days of hire, all applicants will be required to complete the US Department of Homeland Security's Form I-9, confirming authorization to work in the United States. Driver License This position requires you to possess and maintain a current valid license to drive issued by the state of residence  OR  provide an acceptable, alternate form of transportation. NEED HELP? If you need assistance to participate in the application process, you are encouraged to email  Jamaal Gulledge at jamaal.gulledge@state.or.us or 503-229-5107.  TTY users please use the Oregon Telecommunications Relay Service: 1-800-735-2900. If you have application login problems, get an error message during the application process, or are experiencing other technical (computer related) difficulties, please call the NEOGOV help line for assistance at 1-855-524-5627. You can also e-mail NEOGOV for support at  support@governmentjobs.com . CONSIDER JOINING US! The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is a regulatory agency whose job is to protect the quality of Oregon's environment. DEQ  strives to create inclusive environments that welcome and value the diversity of the people we serve. DEQ fosters fairness, equity, and inclusion to create workplace environments where everyone is treated with respect and dignity regardless of race, color, religion, sex, disability, physical stature, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, political affiliation and any other factor applicable by state or federal law.
Oregon DEQ Bend, OR, USA, Pendleton, OR, USA
Mar 30, 2018
Full time
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Eastern Region is recruiting to fill   two (Bend & Pendleton) permanent, full-time, Natural Resource Specialist 4 positions.  This announcement will remain open until filled with the first review of applications on April 13, 2018.   DEQ's Mission is to be a leader in restoring, maintaining and enhancing the quality of Oregon's air, land and water. As a regulatory agency whose job is to protect the quality of Oregon's environment, DEQ works with Oregonians for a healthy, sustainable environment. The Regional Divisions are responsible for implementation of Water Quality, Air Quality, and Land Quality Programs, including compliance inspections of regulated entities, enforcement of permit requirements and administrative rules, technical assistance, issuance of air, water, and solid waste permits, investigation of complaints, issuance of subsurface permits in counties, response to spills or other incidents with environmental impacts, direct contact and liaison with other governmental entities, industries and the public. The regions consist of Northwest, Western, and Eastern. This position is in the Eastern Region   The Department is responsible for ensuring that water quality standards are met in all streams and lakes in the State of Oregon.  Some streams do not currently meet these standards, however, and, pursuant to the federal Clean Water Act, total maximum daily loads (TMDLs) must be adopted and implemented to reduce contaminant levels so that water quality standards are met.  The   TMDL Basin Coordinators  in these positions will serve as the Region's experts for developing and implementing TMDLs on waterbodies that have complex water quality problems and which require innovative and creative approaches to solving these problems.  These positions require geographic information system (GIS) expertise as well as statistical analytical and mathematical modeling capabilities, and a very high-level of communication skill.    These positions are represented by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) labor union. Duties & Responsibilities Duties and responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to the following : Leads team of scientists (DEQ and other agency/university), including water quality modelers and laboratory staff, in completing long-term projects requiring research, data collection and analysis and including document preparation and public notification process. Must be proficient in statistical analysis, Geographic Information Systems, and in use of mathematical models used in assessing water quality. Reviews plans and other reports submitted by non-point source land managers to ensure consistency with TMDLs, rules, orders or other appropriate administrative actions.  Tracks and monitors implementation and project schedules. Serves as part of the agency's Section 319-grant team and Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board regional review team.  Works with local groups and landowners to get timely submittal of complete grant applications that meet water quality priorities.  Solicits input from other regional staff to provide regional review/prioritization of grant proposals. Represents the agency at public hearings and meetings, advisory committees and local citizen organizations.  Gives written and oral information relating to water quality standards, TMDLs and implementation programs.  Frequently attends meetings of watershed councils and other local groups. Evaluates data, reports and other information to determine if TMDL implementation plans are being carried out in a timely manner and/or are being effective in meeting water quality objectives. Working Conditions The  TMDL Basin Coordinator's   work is mostly conducted in an office, but requires significant travel throughout Eastern Oregon. Driving vehicles for distant travel is expected and overnight stay throughout the state is common. Occasional travel to other DEQ offices in Western Oregon. Some outdoor work carrying reasonable loads is required. Representing the agency in contentious public meetings is common. Qualifications, Required & Requested Skills The   work experience   section of your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the minimum qualifications and the requested skills (desired attributes) for this position. A resume   will not   substitute for completing the work experience section of the application. All answers to the supplemental questions will be verified using the work experience section of your application to determine if you meet these minimum qualifications. If the work experience included on   your application does not support your answers, your application may be removed from further consideration . To be considered for this position you must meet the following minimum qualifications (required skills) : Four years of experience in a Natural Resource or Environmental field. At least one year of the experience must be at a technical or professional level performing activities in a natural resource program such as researching and analyzing data, conducting investigations, applying pertinent laws and regulations, or coordinating and monitoring project activities.   AND A Bachelor's degree in a physical science, environmental science, or a closely related natural resource field.   OR  Three additional years of related, pertinent, experience. Education Note A Master's degree in a physical science, environmental science or a closely related natural resource field will substitute for up to one year of the required experience. A Doctorate degree in a physical science, environmental science or closely related natural resource field will substitute for up to two years of the required experience. Driver License This position requires the successful candidate to have and maintain a valid, unrestricted, license to drive. Requested Skills (Desired Attributes) Geographic information system (GIS) expertise Statistical analytical and mathematical modeling capabilities A very high-level of communication skill with the public. Experience leading a team working on long-term water quality projects. Experience working with individuals or groups on complex or controversial issues. Experience developing and implementing Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) or other watershed plans. Additional Information APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS To apply, please follow these steps: Complete the application. We will not accept a resume or position description in place of a completed application. Because of the volume of applications we receive, we do not review any attachments that we do not ask for. The work experience and/or education section of your application must  clearly  demonstrate how you meet all of the minimum and special qualifications listed above. If it does not, we are required to disqualify it. Complete the supplemental questions. Answers to the supplemental questions must be substantiated with the experience you listed in the work experience section of the application. (Please note that your responses may also be evaluated for grammar, spelling and punctuation.) To receive credit for higher education coursework, transcripts (official or unofficial) must be submitted at the time of application. Note: To protect your confidential information,  please redact (black out)  your social security number on all transcripts before attaching to your application.  VETERANS INFORMATION If you are an eligible veteran and wish to claim veterans' preference points  AND  you also meet the minimum qualifications for this position, the points will be added to your score. For more information on veterans' preference points visit our   Veterans Resource page.  To receive veterans' preference points you MUST attach the following required documentation to your electronic application.  A copy of your DD214/DD215 form;  OR  a letter from the US Dept. of Veterans Affairs indicating you receive a non-service connected pension for the five (5) point preference. A copy of your DD214/DD215 form;  AND  a copy of your veterans' disability preference letter from the Dept. of Veterans Affairs for the ten (10) point preference. Pay Equity As an employer the State of Oregon complies with the Pay Equity Bill. We do not discriminate on the basis of protected class in the payment of wages or screen applicants on the basis of their current or past compensation. We determine salary from applicable professional experience and education. Please visit   http://www.oregon.gov/das/hr/pages/equity.aspx   for more information.   Work Authorization The Oregon DEQ does not offer visa sponsorships. Within three days of hire, all applicants will be required to complete the US Department of Homeland Security's Form I-9, confirming authorization to work in the United States. NEED HELP? If you need assistance to participate in the application process, you are encouraged to email  Carrie Adams   at   adams.carrie@deq.state.or.us   or call (503) 229-5963.     TTY users please use the Oregon Telecommunications Relay Service: 1-800-735-2900. CONSIDER JOINING US! The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is a regulatory agency whose job is to protect the quality of Oregon's environment. DEQ  strives to create inclusive environments that welcome and value the diversity of the people we serve. DEQ fosters fairness, equity, and inclusion to create workplace environments where everyone is treated with respect and dignity regardless of race, color, religion, sex, disability, physical stature, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, political affiliation and any other factor applicable by state or federal law.
Oregon DEQ Portland, OR, USA
Mar 29, 2018
Full time
The  Oregon Department of Environmental Quality  Headquarters located in Portland, OR currently has a Full-Time opportunity in our Community and Program Assistance section for a  Senior Water Quality Permit Compliance Analyst  to join an innovative team, and work to advance our agency mission to protect and improve Oregon's environment.  The Community and Program Assistance section provides overall leadership and program guidance for the state's, clean water state revolving fund loan program, NPDES water quality compliance and reporting. This includes policy, administrative rule and guidance development and interpretation; training development and delivery; consulting with regional staff on issues and appropriate application of agency rules and guidance; and tracking national and state trends on program issues and developing appropriate agency responses and plans. What will you do? This position is responsible for leading the implementation of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Electronic Reporting program, working with statewide staff and stakeholders to assure federal and state water quality permitting regulations are met and developing process, procedures and program requirements;  providing advice and guidance on state and federal regulations and policies; evaluating and interpreting controversial or complex problems with program implementation and managing the resolution of these problems; coordinating program team leadership for complex projects; and responding to complex technical and policy questions from internal staff, the public, and stakeholders related to program development and implementation. The employee provides recommendations to the Program Manager for integrating water quality improvement project issues associated with funding aspects by working with DEQ Operations and Environmental Solutions regional staff. What's in it for you? The opportunity to join a dynamic team of mission focused individuals tasked with providing high quality environmental data needed for understanding and protecting Oregon's water resources.  Put your creative problem-solving and analytical skills to great use helping to keep Oregon green.  We offer full medical, dental and vision health benefits with paid sick leave, vacation, personal leave and 10 paid holidays a year. Public service loan forgiveness program: If you are employed by a government or not-for-profit organization, you may be able to receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF).  Learn more to see whether you qualify at  PSLF Program .  If you are passionate about Oregon's environment and have experience testing and regulating water quality, apply today!   This is a full-time, AFSCME represented position. This recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies. Additional Details This recruitment will remain open until filled. Our first application screening is scheduled for Thursday , March 29, 2018 at 8:00 a.m ., but we may close the announcement at any time after this date when we have received an adequate number of applications. We cannot guarantee that we will consider applications received after this screening date. We encourage interested applicants not to delay in applying.   This position is pending a reclass. Working Conditions   Most work conducted in an office environment that requires extensive daily use of a personal computer. Periodic travel in-state and out-of-state that requires a valid driver's license for meetings and conferences to conduct public meetings and hearings, present program information, provide guidance, obtain training, consult with DEQ program staff and other agencies. Must be available to participate in public meetings to present DEQ's view on program issues and requirements. Some facility and project visits may be necessary in coordination with regional staff.  Duties & Responsibilities Duties of this position include but are not limited to: Lead the Water Quality Program implementation of the NPDES electronic reporting requirements. Coordinate with the project manager and program coordinator to create processes, tracking program and process improvement needs. Lead implementation with regional staff and stakeholders, including outreach, training and technical support Provide analysis and recommendations to Program Manager on staffing resource allocations, budgets, and overall program development and improvement recommendations. Coordinate with Water Quality Program managers and coordinators to identify program implementation issues based on DEQ's rules and guidance and federal regulations and guidance. Lead problem solving processes to identify and recommend solutions to those issues Coordinate and make recommendations for internal program process improvements, including recommending goals, objectives and action items for short and long term strategy. Collaboratively lead an internal staff team through a problem solving and decision making process for program improvements. Clearly document decisions, process and present to section manager. Provide training and technical assistance to staff and stakeholders. Qualifications, Required & Requested Skills MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS -   To be considered a qualified applicant you must meet the following criteria:   A Bachelor's Degree in Business or Public Administration, Behavioral or Social Sciences, or a degree related to business or public administration, behavioral or social sciences, or a related degree;   AND   four (4) years experience coordinating or administering a government-regulated program . OR Any combination of experience or education equivalent to seven (7) years of experience coordinating or administering a government-regulated program Desired Attributes   - Preference may be given to applicants who can demonstrate knowledge or experience with the following: Program development, evaluation and implementation Strategic planning Team leadership Building collaborative partnerships Implementing and resolving complex problems with multiple stakeholders Interpreting and implementing federal, state and local regulations and guidance Experience with state rulemaking process Experience working with the Clean Water Act and state water quality permitting programs  Working with advisory committees Additional Information APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS To apply, please follow these steps: Complete the application. We will not accept a resume or position description in place of a completed application. Because of the volume of applications we receive, we do not review any attachments that we do not ask for. The work experience and/or education section of your application must  clearly  demonstrate how you meet all of the minimum and desired attributes listed above. If it does not, we are required to disqualify it.  Please be sure to attach your resume  demonstrating your experience and how it qualifies you for the position you're applying for. Complete the supplemental questions. Answers to the supplemental questions must be substantiated with the experience you listed in the work experience section of the application. (Please note that your responses may also be evaluated for grammar, spelling and punctuation.) To receive credit for higher education coursework, transcripts (official or unofficial) must be submitted at the time of application. Note: To protect your confidential information,  please redact (black out)  your social security number on all transcripts before attaching to your application.  VETERANS INFORMATION If you are an eligible veteran and wish to claim veterans' preference points  AND  you also meet the minimum qualifications for this position, the points will be added to your score.  To receive veterans' preference points you MUST attach the following required documentation  to your electronic application.  A copy of your DD214/DD215 form;  OR  a letter from the US Dept. of Veterans Affairs indicating you receive a non-service connected pension for the five (5) point preference. A copy of your DD214/DD215 form;  AND  a copy of your veterans' disability preference letter from the Dept. of Veterans Affairs for the ten (10) point preference. For more information on veterans' preference points visit  www.oregonjobs.org , and select veterans' preference. Work Authorization The Oregon DEQ does not offer visa sponsorships. Within three days of hire, all applicants will be required to complete the US Department of Homeland Security's Form I-9, confirming authorization to work in the United States. Driver License This position requires you to possess and maintain a current valid license to drive issued by the state of residence  OR  provide an acceptable, alternate form of transportation. NEED HELP? If you need assistance to participate in the application process, you are encouraged to email  Jamaal Gulledge at jamaal.gulledge@state.or.us or 503-229-5107.  TTY users please use the Oregon Telecommunications Relay Service: 1-800-735-2900. If you have application login problems, get an error message during the application process, or are experiencing other technical (computer related) difficulties, please call the NEOGOV help line for assistance at 1-855-524-5627. You can also e-mail NEOGOV for support at  support@governmentjobs.com . CONSIDER JOINING US! The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is a regulatory agency whose job is to protect the quality of Oregon's environment. DEQ  strives to create inclusive environments that welcome and value the diversity of the people we serve. DEQ fosters fairness, equity, and inclusion to create workplace environments where everyone is treated with respect and dignity regardless of race, color, religion, sex, disability, physical stature, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, political affiliation and any other factor applicable by state or federal law.
Oregon DEQ Portland, OR, USA
Mar 29, 2018
Full time
This recruitment will remain open until filled. Our first review of applications is scheduled for   Monday, April 2, 2018 at 8:00 a.m ., but we may close the announcement at any time after this date when we have received an adequate number of applications. The  Oregon Department of Environmental Qualit y located in Portland, OR currently has 2 openings for Full-Time  Environmental Engineer 3's  to join innovative teams and work to advance our agency mission to be a leader in restoring, maintaining and enhancing the quality of Oregon's air, land and water. About the Department The Air Quality Division is responsible for protecting the air resources of the state through program planning and development, industrial source control, asbestos control, motor vehicle inspections, and control of other sources of air pollution.  The Air Quality Division administers the federal air quality program, by delegation and approval from EPA, and the state requirements. What will you do? The successful applicants will conduct engineering reviews of complex plans and permit documents for various large industrial sources and determine compliance with federal and state regulations.  The reviews will be conducted to determine accuracy, completeness, and conformance with standards and to prepare and issue or deny permits; oversee the implementation of permits; and initiate appropriate enforcement action.  The   Environmental Engineer 3   applies engineering principles in evaluating control technologies, emission rates and impacts for a number of existing, new, and modified sources.  The  Environmental Engineer 3   also provides technical expertise to other program staff, authoritative information and guidance to the public and industries. What's in it for you? The opportunity to join dynamic teams of mission focused professionals. We offer full medical, dental and vision health benefits with paid sick leave, vacation, personal leave and 10 paid holidays a year. By working for a government agency, you may be able to receive student loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF).     Working Conditions The  Environmental Engineer 3   will commonly work outdoors, at times during inclement weather. Most other work is performed in an office environment. Statewide travel and occasional evening and weekend meetings, and occasional extended work hours and weekend work may be required. Regular field visits are made to sites to observe, inspect and evaluate permitted and unpermitted facilities' procedures and environmental impacts. During field activities, particularly at industrial sites, there may be exposure to pollutants, chemicals, contaminated soil, water, fumes, airborne contaminants, etc.  Such conditions may require use of personal safety equipment and protective clothing.  Employees must be trained, monitored and equipped, in accordance with applicable Health and Safety Rules.   Must possess a current valid driver's license.   This is a full-time, AFSCME represented position. This recruitment may be used to fill multiple and/or future vacancies. Qualifications, Required & Requested Skills MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS -   To be considered a qualified applicant you must meet the following: Four years of engineering experience;         AND Two years of experience in an environmental protection/control program (the environmental experience may be gained as part of the engineering experience or in addition to the engineering experience);        AND A Bachelor's degree from an ABET accredited school in an engineering field such as Environmental, Chemical, Civil, or Mechanical  OR   three more years of engineering experience;        AND A current PE.  You MUST be a registered professional engineer. If currently registered as a professional engineer in another state, you must be able to obtain your Oregon registration within 6 months of employment to retain this appointment. Requested Skills   - Preference may be given to those who have experience with the following: Demonstrated ability to lead teams with varying technical backgrounds to meet and exceed deadlines and achieve expected outcomes. Experience mentoring staff and serving as a technical resource for internal and external stakeholders on air quality permitting and compliance work Experience completing or reviewing air quality permit applications, drafting air quality permits, and calculating the potential air quality emissions from a facility. Experience evaluating pollution control technology designs and engineering calculations to validate expected emission reductions. Experience with Oregon's Air Contaminant Discharge Permit and Title V Permit, Prevention of Significant Determination (PSD) and New Source Review (NSR) regulations. Additional Information APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS To apply, please follow these steps: Complete the application. We will not accept a resume or position description in place of a completed application. Because of the volume of applications we receive, we do not review any attachments that we do not ask for. The work experience and/or education section of your application must  clearly  demonstrate how you meet all of the minimum and special qualifications listed above. If it does not, we are required to disqualify it. Complete the supplemental questions. Answers to the supplemental questions must be substantiated with the experience you listed in the work experience section of the application. Please note that your responses may also be evaluated for grammar, spelling and punctuation. To receive credit for higher education coursework, transcripts (official or unofficial) must be submitted at the time of application. Note: To protect your confidential information,  please redact (black out)  your social security number on all transcripts before attaching to your application.  VETERANS INFORMATION If you are an eligible veteran and wish to claim veterans' preference points  AND  you also meet the minimum qualifications for this position, the points will be added to your score.  To receive veterans' preference points you MUST attach the following required documentation  to your electronic application.  A copy of your DD214/DD215 form;  OR  a letter from the US Dept. of Veterans Affairs indicating you receive a non-service connected pension for the five (5) point preference. A copy of your DD214/DD215 form;  AND  a copy of your veterans' disability preference letter from the Dept. of Veterans Affairs for the ten (10) point preference. For more information on veterans' preference points visit  www.oregonjobs.org , and select veterans' preference. NEED HELP? If you need assistance to participate in the application process, you are encouraged to email Carrie Adams  at Carrie.Adams@state.or.us   TTY users please use the Oregon Telecommunications Relay Service: 1-800-735-2900. CONSIDER JOINING US! DEQ  strives to create inclusive environments that welcome and value the diversity of the people we serve. DEQ fosters fairness, equity, and inclusion to create workplace environments where everyone is treated with respect and dignity regardless of race, color, religion, sex, disability, physical stature, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, political affiliation and any other factor applicable by state or federal law.
Oregon DEQ Portland, OR, USA
Mar 29, 2018
Full time
The  Oregon Department of Environmental Quality  currently has a Full-Time opportunity for an Air Operations Analyst to join an innovative team, and work to advance our agency mission to protect and improve Oregon's air quality.  What you will do! The selected candidate will be responsible for ensuring that the state determines and meets certain portions of hazardous air pollutants' control requirements. The successful candidate will be responsible for statewide identification and assessment of affected and potentially affected sources in particular industry/commercial classifications (particularly area sources), development of a permitting program for those sources that meets federal requirements, and integration into DEQ's overall air quality permitting program, and implementation of the permitting and emission fee programs. The successful candidate will analyze federal legislation, regulations, and provide guidance for other state's evolving programs to determine new program requirements and effective implementation mechanisms, establish and implement new procedures, quantify potential emissions toxic air pollutants from the air quality sources, and determine program applicability. The selected candidate will evaluate permit applications, establish control and operating requirements, and prepare permits and detailed reports for affected sources, evaluate the nature and extent of residual health and environmental risk from proposed control requirements and make recommendations for further action. The successful candidate will consult and advise public, trade associations, affected sources, Department advisory groups, and local agencies on program developments and requirements and provide Department staff with training in program rules, requirements, and inspection criteria, and provide regulatory interpretation and compliance assurance assistance. The selected candidate will also be a primary rule writer for incorporation of proposed and newly promulgated federal regulations on toxics pollutants from affected sources for applicability in Oregon. What's in it for you? The opportunity to join a dynamic team of mission focused individuals tasked with providing high quality environmental data needed for understanding and protecting Oregon's air quality. Put your creative problem-solving and analytical skills to great use helping to keep Oregon green.  We offer full medical, dental and vision health benefits with paid sick leave, vacation, personal leave and 10 paid holidays a year. Public service loan forgiveness program: If you are employed by a government or not-for-profit organization, you may be able to receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF).  Learn more to see whether you qualify at  PSLF Program .  If you are passionate about Oregon's environment and have experience testing and regulating water quality, apply today! This is a full-time, AFSCME represented position. This recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies.   Additional Details If you previously applied for this position you do not need to reapply as you will be added to the applicant pool. This recruitment will remain open until filled. Our 2nd application screening is scheduled for  Monday, April 9, 2018 at 8:00 a.m ., but we may close the announcement at any time after this date when we have received an adequate number of applications. We cannot guarantee that we will consider applications received after this screening date. We encourage interested applicants not to delay in applying.   Qualifications, Required & Requested Skills   MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS  Four (4) years of experience  in a natural resource program two years of the experience must have been gained in air toxics science, policy development, risk assessment or risk communication fields. AND  A Bachelor's Degree  in Natural Resources, Environmental Engineering, Chemistry, Biology, Toxicology, Environmental Science, Physiology or a closely related field. OR  Four (4)  additional years of relevant experience. A Master's degree  in Natural Resources, Environmental Engineering, Chemistry, Biology, Toxicology, Environmental Science, Physiology or a closely related field will substitute for up to one (1) year of the required experience.  OR A Doctorate  in Natural Resources, Environmental Engineering, Chemistry, Biology, Toxicology, Environmental Science, Physiology or a closely related degree will substitute for up to two (2) years of the required experience.   Desired Attributes and Requested Skills: Ability to write concise and clear reports describing complex investigations, evaluations, and regulatory determinations. Ability to balance data and risk uncertainties with the need for decision making and progress toward Air Quality. Ability to interpret and conduct advanced statistical analysis. Competency in MS Excel and Access, or other Experience communicating effectively with internal and external stakeholders. Experience as a primary contributor/rulewriter in a State rulemaking. Experience serving on technical committees to evaluate environmental issues. Knowledge of probabilistic and deterministic risk assessment techniques.   Additional Information   APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS To apply, please follow these steps: Complete the application. We will not accept a resume or position description in place of a completed application. Because of the volume of applications we receive, we do not review any attachments that we do not ask for. The work experience and/or education section of your application must  clearly  demonstrate how you meet all of the minimum and desired attributes listed above. If it does not, we are required to disqualify it.  Please be sure to attach your resume  demonstrating your experience and how it qualifies you for the position you're applying for. Complete the supplemental questions. Answers to the supplemental questions must be substantiated with the experience you listed in the work experience section of the application. (Please note that your responses may also be evaluated for grammar, spelling and punctuation.) To receive credit for higher education coursework, transcripts (official or unofficial) must be submitted at the time of application. Note: To protect your confidential information,  please redact (black out)  your social security number on all transcripts before attaching to your application.  VETERANS INFORMATION If you are an eligible veteran and wish to claim veterans' preference points  AND  you also meet the minimum qualifications for this position, the points will be added to your score.  To receive veterans' preference points you MUST attach the following required documentation  to your electronic application.  A copy of your DD214/DD215 form;  OR  a letter from the US Dept. of Veterans Affairs indicating you receive a non-service connected pension for the five (5) point preference. A copy of your DD214/DD215 form;  AND  a copy of your veterans' disability preference letter from the Dept. of Veterans Affairs for the ten (10) point preference. For more information on veterans' preference points visit  www.oregonjobs.org , and select veterans' preference. Work Authorization The Oregon DEQ does not offer visa sponsorships. Within three days of hire, all applicants will be required to complete the US Department of Homeland Security's Form I-9, confirming authorization to work in the United States. Driver License This position requires you to possess and maintain a current valid license to drive issued by the state of residence  OR  provide an acceptable, alternate form of transportation. NEED HELP? If you need assistance to participate in the application process, you are encouraged to email  Jamaal Gulledge at jamaal.gulledge@state.or.us or 503-229-5107.  TTY users please use the Oregon Telecommunications Relay Service: 1-800-735-2900. If you have application login problems, get an error message during the application process, or are experiencing other technical (computer related) difficulties, please call the NEOGOV help line for assistance at 1-855-524-5627. You can also e-mail NEOGOV for support at  support@governmentjobs.com . CONSIDER JOINING US! The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is a regulatory agency whose job is to protect the quality of Oregon's environment. DEQ  strives to create inclusive environments that welcome and value the diversity of the people we serve. 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