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Clean Water State Revolving Fund Loan Specialist (Loan Specialist 1)

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Portland, Oregon

Job - Government

Close Date: 08/18/2019

Protecting Oregon’s rivers, lakes, streams, and groundwater keeps these waters safe for a multitude of beneficial uses such as drinking water, fish habitat, recreation, and irrigation. This is accomplished by developing and implementing water quality standards and clean water plans, regulating sewage treatment systems and industrial dischargers, collecting and evaluating water quality data, providing grants and technical assistance to reduce non-point pollution sources, and providing loans to communities to build water treatment facilities.

At the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), the Community and Program Assistance section of the Water Quality Program is responsible for developing policy and ensuring practical implementation and efficient service delivery for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund Program, and the Water Quality Compliance Policy and Data Management Program.

DEQ has a full-time opportunity for a Clean Water State Revolving Fund Loan Specialist (Loan Specialist 1) within the Community and Program Assistance section of the Water Quality division in Portland, Oregon. This position will not start until after October 1, 2019. 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 Clean Water State Revolving Fund Loan Specialist provides financial assistance for the Clean Water State Revolving Loan Fund program. You will provide assistance to the Program Manager, Loan Specialist 3, and program staff for processing and servicing loans to public agencies under the requirements of the Clean Water Act, Oregon Revised Statutes and Oregon Administrative Rules. You will support the program and Loan Specialist 3, and provide underwriting; develop loan agreements; develop repayment plans; review disbursement requests; assist with cash flow modeling; participate in audits of the program; report loan activities to federal agencies and provide analysis and information as needed for program reviews and legislative initiatives.

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?

A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Accounting, or a related field, OR 3 years of experience in one of the following: 1) preparing or analyzing residential, commercial, or public sector loan applications using cash flow, financial statements, historic, and annual operation analyses (including collections and foreclosing procedures); 2) processing real estate transactions including qualifying, evaluating, and extending credit to borrowers, and performing property inspections; 3) marketing, analyzing, servicing, or underwriting residential, commercial, or public sector loans; 4) economic or community development.
General knowledge of economics, as well as knowledge and experience with accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, and Outlook), as well as in various business software and databases.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, presentation skills, conflict resolution skills, interpersonal skills, and organizational skills; ability to pay attention to detail.
Experience with business and management principles, including resource allocation and the coordination of people and resources.
Experience in records management.
Ability to use logic and reason to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.

How to Apply:
To apply for this position, please go to and complete the online application and all supplemental questions.
Please be sure to attach a resume.
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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 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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