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Environmental Cleanup Program Coordinator (Natural Resource Specialist 4)

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Portland, Oregon

Job - Government

Close Date: 03/24/2019

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has a full-time opportunity available for an Environmental Cleanup Program Coordinator (Natural Resource Specialist 4) located at DEQ’s Headquarters in Portland, Oregon. Please consider joining an innovative team, and work to advance our agency’s mission to protect and improve Oregon’s environmental quality.

DEQ's mission is to be a leader in restoring, maintaining, and enhancing the quality of Oregon's air, land, and water. The Land Quality programs support this mission by reducing the environmental and health impacts of materials during their production and use; reducing, recovering, and safely managing the disposal of solid and hazardous wastes; administering the state’s underground storage tank and heating oil tank programs; responding to spills of oil and hazardous materials; and assessing and overseeing environmental cleanups.

What you will do!

This Environmental Cleanup Program Coordinator is the technical and policy expert for cleanup program activities, including planning, leading, and implementing cleanup program functions. You will lead guidance policy development projects and coordinate administrative tasks in Headquarters. You will also function as a liaison to DEQ’s regional cleanup sections, other DEQ programs, State agencies, and national organizations.

What’s in it for you!

The opportunity to join a dynamic team of mission focused individuals tasked with maintaining, restoring, and enhancing the quality of Oregon’s air, water, and land. We offer 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, apply today!

This is a full-time, AFSCME represented position.

What are we looking for?

Bachelor’s degree in a physical science, environmental science, or closely related field, AND 4 years of experience in a natural resource or environmental field (an equivalent combination of education and experience is acceptable).
At least 1 year of experience 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.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, project management skills, analytical skills, and organizational skills.
Ability to work with diverse stakeholders and communicate effectively with many sectors of the public and natural resource agencies.
Prior regulatory experience in a project manager role, including experience planning, leading, and implementing projects and programs.
Familiarity with Oregon’s Cleanup and Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) statutes and rules (Oregon Revised Statutes [ORS] 465.200 et seq., and Oregon Administrative Rules [OAR] 340-122-0205 through 340-122-0360).
High proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, and Access), as well as computer programs such as Google Earth and Acrobat.
How to Apply:

To apply for this position, please go here and complete the online application and all supplemental questions.

Please be sure to attach a resume and cover letter.

Veterans Information:

DEQ provides veterans’ preference points to all eligible veterans. For more information, please go here:

Questions/Need Help?

If you have questions about the recruitment or need assistance to participate in the application process, please contact Maddy Ouye, Human Resources Analyst, at or (503) 229-5107.

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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