Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

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

The DEQ staff consists of scientists, engineers, technicians, administrators, and environmental specialists.  The agency's headquarters are in Portland with regional administrative offices in Bend, Eugene, and Portland; and field offices in Coos Bay, Grants Pass, Hermiston, Medford, Pendleton, Salem, and The Dalles.  DEQ operates a modern pollution-control laboratory in Hillsboro. 

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality Portland, OR
Feb 09, 2018
Full time
The  Oregon Department of Environmental Quality  currently has a Full-Time opportunity for a Toxic Air Pollution 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 the new toxics 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. 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. Closing 2/20/2018 11:59 PM Pacific Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com