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Project Manager (Project Manager 2)

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Portland, Oregon

Job - Government

Close Date: 03/17/2019

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality currently has a full-time opportunity for a Project Manager (Project Manager 2) within our Water quality Division 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.

The mission of the Department of Environmental Quality is to be a leader in restoring, maintaining, and enhancing the quality of Oregon’s air, water, and land. The Water Quality Division has a critical role in achieving the Department’s mission by developing policy, implementation tools, and implementation priorities for improving and protecting the quality of water in Oregon’s waterways. The Water Quality Division works cooperatively with the department’s three regional offices and the Laboratory to deliver programs and services that protect and enhance the quality of the waters of the state to protect public health and the environment.

What you will do!

The Project Manager works with talented project teams to provide project planning and management for the Water Quality Program and Agency. This position manages exciting and complex projects with strategic thinking to meet the competing needs of projects such as project quality and timeline. You will initiate, plan, execute, monitor, and facilitate water quality projects such as the State Water Quality Monitoring Strategy, electronic reporting for water quality permitting, and storm water permitting rule making. This position also leads major Water Quality and Agency projects, develops project proposals, and acts as the administrator for awarded grants, as needed. You will develop and refine project management tools to document and track project work for major projects within the Water Quality Program and Agency. You will work closely with section-level managers to identify project tasks that need to be retained and assimilated into operational staff work agreements and/or position descriptions as projects are closed out. You will work with management, DEQ internal and external stakeholders, state and federal agencies, and other project managers to successfully manage data and technology projects supporting water quality programs.

What’s in it for you!

The opportunity to join a talented and 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?

5 years of progressively responsible experience related to project management (Oregon Project Management Associate (OPMA) substitutes for 1 year of experience, and Bachelor’s degree in a related field substitutes for 3 years of experience).
Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred (PMP certification substitutes for 5 years of experience requirement).
Knowledge and experience in regulatory policies at local, state, and federal government levels.
Knowledge and experience in environmental science related fields.
Demonstration of strategic thinking in managing complex projects.
Skill in team building and conflict resolution.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, organizational skills, and interpersonal skills.
Experience in strategic planning, plan implementation, and change management.
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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