Environmental Engineer 3

  • Oregon DEQ
  • Portland, OR, USA
  • Mar 29, 2018
Full time Environmental Protection

Job Description

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 Quality 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 ConditionsThe 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;


  • 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);


  • 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;


  • 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


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. 

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.

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.

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.


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$66,528.00 - $96,792.00

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