Post Date: 08/08/2019
Close Date: 08/29/2019
Ready to make a positive impact on community health across Oregon? The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is now hiring several new positions for the Cleaner Air Oregon program, its innovative new program that evaluates and protects public health from industrial air toxics emissions. We are seeking dynamic and dedicated applicants to develop and implement this innovative new program.
The Cleaner Air Oregon program has a full-time, permanent opportunity available for a Cleaner Air Program Analyst (Program Analyst 3) at Headquarters in Portland, Oregon.
What you will do!
The Cleaner Air Program Coordinator position touches all facets of our new CAO program, leading ongoing development for the Cleaner Air Oregon program and rulemaking efforts. You will lead or assist with efforts to integrate program requirements with the agency’s existing air permitting program, and develop new tools and procedures as needed. You will establish program guidelines and structures based on new Cleaner Air Oregon regulations; evaluate and provide technical assistance to stakeholders; look for process improvement opportunities; and develop relationships with internal, private sector, and community organization stakeholders across Oregon. This position also assists with strategic planning; develops and tracks program success and evaluation measures; develops training materials to ensure staff understanding of program and risk assessment requirements; and helps establish program priorities based on current needs and objectives.
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.
The eligible list created from this recruitment may be used to fill future regular, limited duration, full or part-time or temporary positions.
What are we looking for?
– Required Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Business or Public Administration, Behavioral or Social Sciences, Natural Resources, Science, Environmental Science, or a related degree, AND 4 years of experience coordinating or administering a program.
– Excellent verbal and written communication skills, organizational skills, and time management skills, with an ability to pay attention to detail and an ability to work under tight deadlines with shifting priorities.
– Experience leading teams to solve challenging problems.
– Project management experience, including development, implementation, and evaluation.
– Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
– Proven experience with process improvement and change management.
– Ability to build collaborative partnerships with advisory committees and a wide variety of stakeholders.
– Ability to interpret and implement federal, state, and local regulations and guidance, and communicate complex technical information to laypeople.
– Ability to adapt knowledge and skills across a broad range of circumstances.
– Capability to use individual initiative and judgment in interpreting agency policy, developing communications strategies and plans, and responding to emergency needs.
How to Apply:
– To apply for this position, please follow the “Apply” link above and complete the online application and all supplemental questions.
– Be sure to attach your resume and cover letter at the beginning of your application process.
– Complete questionnaire.
– After you submit your application, be sure to respond to the Public Records Request authorization. This step comes after you have clicked submit on your application. Military Veterans: This is where you will complete your request for veterans’ preference points.
– ***IMPORTANT*** Please be sure to attach a resume and cover letter.
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 once you’ve submitted your application via a pop-up with a veterans’ preference questionnaire.
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.