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Asbestos Coordinator and Small Business Analyst

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Portland, OR

Job - Government

Close Date: 05/23/2019

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality currently has an opening for one full-time dual purpose Asbestos Coordinator and Small Business Analyst (Natural Resource Specialist 3) position in Portland, Oregon. Please consider joining an innovative team, and work to advance our agency mission to protect and improve Oregon's environmental quality.

What you will do!
Serve as DEQ's policy analyst for the State's Small Business Assistance Program, and Asbestos Program. This includes: supporting regional technical work; project management; nuisance odor strategy; process improvements; providing the capacity for outreach to staff and the regulated community on air pollution control; work practices and technological methods of compliance; internal and external asbestos outreach and facilitation; and small business site visits. This position will be a resource for policy and general air permit and regulatory questions for prospective businesses that are considering operating in Oregon. This position is also a primary rule writer for incorporation of proposed and newly promulgated federal regulations on air pollutants from affected sources for applicability in Oregon.

The person in this position performs the duties and responsibilities for both the Air Quality Permitting Small Business Program as well as coordination of the Asbestos Program. The purpose of the Small Business Analyst role is to ensure that small business stationary source concerns are represented, to advise small businesses about applicable air quality regulations, to help small businesses comply with those regulations, and to seek to resolve small businesses' complaints involving air quality regulations. The purpose of the Asbestos Coordination role is to ensure the DEQ asbestos program policies are carried out consistently state-wide, provide training oversight, and ensure the outreach needs are addressed.

What’s in it for you!
The opportunity to join a dynamic team of mission focused individuals tasked with providing high quality environmental data needed for understanding and protecting Oregon's air, land and water quality. Put your creative problem-solving and analytical skills to great use helping to keep Oregon green. We offer full medical, dental and vision health benefits with paid sick leave, vacation, personal leave and 10 paid holidays a year. 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 and have experience with asbestos regulations, rulemaking, or air quality small business assistance work, apply today!

This is a full-time, non-exempt, AFSCME represented position.

What are we looking for?
Bachelor’s degree and 3 years of experience in a physical science, environmental science or closely related natural resource field. At least 1 year of the experience must be at a technical or professional level performing activities in a natural resource program conducting investigations, applying pertinent laws and regulations, determining compliance or noncompliance with laws and regulations and recommending enforcement actions. (an equivalent combination of education and experience is acceptable).
Experience developing and working on State rulemakings.
Experience and skill in writing concise and clear reports describing complex industries and regulatory determinations.
Experience and knowledge of both the air quality permitting program and the asbestos regulations. This includes: compliance inspection methods; air quality regulations; asbestos rules, and air quality source permitting requirements and standards.
Experience as a team leader project managing staff that work outside of core work group.
Ability and demonstrated experience reading, interpreting and explaining lengthy and involved rules and regulations.
Knowledge of a variety of business operations covering many different types and complexities of commercial and industrial air processes.
Experience providing technical assistance on air quality topics and asbestos regulations, including communicating requirements to multiple types of regulated air quality sources.
Experience working with small businesses through outreach and training.
How to Apply:

To apply for this position, please follow the “Apply” link above and complete the online application and all supplemental questions.

Please be sure to attach a resume and cover letter. You must submit these at the beginning of the application process when it asks for a resume. You may attach more than 1 item in this section.

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 once you’ve submitted your application via a pop-up with a veterans’ preference questionnaire.

Questions/Need Help?
If you have questions about the recruitment or need assistance to participate in the application process, please contact Carrie Adams, Human Resources Analyst, at or (503) 229-5963.

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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