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:
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):
This position requires the successful candidate to have and maintain a valid, unrestricted, license to drive.
Requested Skills (Desired Attributes)
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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 Resourcepage. To receive veterans' preference points you MUST attach the following required documentation to your electronic application.
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.
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.
If you need assistance to participate in the application process, you are encouraged to email Carrie Adams at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (503) 229-5963. TTY users please use the Oregon Telecommunications Relay Service: 1-800-735-2900.
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