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Water Quality Standards Specialist (Natural Resource Specialist 3)

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Portland, Oregon

Job - Government

Close Date: 10/14/2019

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 a full-time opportunity for a Water Quality Standards Specialist (Natural Resource Specialist 3) 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 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 Water Quality Standards Specialist participates as a member of the water quality standards team. You will serve as an expert and project team member or project lead for conducting research and data analysis for water quality standards review and rulemaking projects. You will evaluate data related to water uses and water quality. Finally, you will write documents summarizing scientific information; prepare documents; develop and make presentations to the public; and assist with rulemaking processes, stakeholder involvement, and public hearings.

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 developing your cutting edge skills and innovating on behalf of 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 3 years of experience in a natural resource or environmental field (an equivalent combination of education and experience is acceptable).
Experience compiling and analyzing data, information, and reports to evaluate water quality conditions.
Experience developing analyses to support water quality standards revisions.
Experience conducting general research and literature reviews related to the development, implementation, and/or revision of water quality criteria and standards.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as project management/coordination skills; skill and experience interpreting and communicating complex technical natural resource information to a variety of audiences.
Experience working with stakeholders and the general public to solicit their review and comment, and to evaluate and respond to their comment.
Experience reading, understanding, interpreting, and applying water quality regulations or other environmental regulations.

How to Apply:
To apply for this position, please go to https://oregon.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/SOR_External_Career_Site/job/Portland--Multnomah-Street---DEQ/Water-Quality-Standards-Specialist--Natural-Resource-Specialist-3-_REQ-22494 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.
**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: https://www.oregon.gov/jobs/Pages/Veterans.aspx. 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 ouye.madeline@deq.state.or.us 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.

Complete details: https://oregon.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/SOR_External_Career_Site/job/Portland--Multnomah-Street---DEQ/Water-Quality-Standards-Specialist--Natural-Resource-Specialist-3-_REQ-22494