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Budget and Program Analyst (Operations and Policy Analyst 3)

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Portland, Oregon

Job - Government

Close Date: 09/18/2019

With more than 30,000 employees who are dedicated to making Oregon a fantastic place to live, work, and play, the State of Oregon enterprise is comprised of a diverse group of employees who are passionate about public service. At the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, employees have the opportunity to work with a dynamic and supportive team of mission focused individuals tasked with maintaining, restoring, and enhancing the quality of Oregon’s air, land, and water.

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) currently has an opening for a Budget and Program Analyst (Operations and Policy Analyst 3) within the Office of Policy and Analysis (Director’s Office) in Portland, Oregon.

The Office of Policy and Analysis has lead responsibility for liaison work with the Legislature, Environmental Quality Commission, the Governor’s Office, and other state agencies, as well as plays a critical role in the development of budget policy packages and legislative concepts for the agency requested budget and the operating budget. This position will primarily support the Land Quality Division.

Please consider joining an innovative team, and work to advance our agency’s mission to protect and improve Oregon’s environmental quality.

What you will do!
The Budget and Program Analyst serves as the primary budget and fiscal advisor for the Land Quality Division management and staff. You will perform both short and long-term planning and budget analysis related to land quality programs and legislative issues; assist in developing the agency requested budget; analyze legislation that impacts DEQ programs; develop strategies for maintaining financially viable programs over the long-term, including analysis of fees; interpret complex financial information and implications for administrators and managers; and communicate budget and legislative information to various audiences, including stakeholder groups.

What’s in it for you!
The opportunity to work in a productive and creative environment where no two days are ever the same! 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, management service-non-supervisory position.

What are we looking for?

Bachelor’s degree in Business or Public Administration, Behavioral or Social Sciences, Finance, Political Science, or a different related degree, AND 4 years of professional-level evaluative, analytical, and planning work (or an equivalent combination of education and experience).
Experience interpreting financial reports and conducting financial analysis for programs.
Experience communicating with decision-makers and other constituencies.
Experience developing, analyzing, and evaluating legislative concepts, and experience developing budget requests.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, analytical and conceptual skills, time management skills, problem solving skills, and organizational skills.

How to Apply:
To apply for this position, please go to and complete the online application and all supplemental questions (including the question where you upload a cover letter).
Please be sure to attach a resume. A resume will not substitute for completing the work experience section of your application.
**Please be sure to check both your e-mail and Workday account for updates regarding this recruitment.**

Veterans Information:
DEQ provides veterans’ preference points to all eligible veterans. For more information, please go here: For privacy reasons, please do not attach veterans’ preference documents when initially applying. You will be asked to submit those at a later time.

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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