Post Date: 01/02/2019
Close Date: 01/17/2019
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality currently has a full-time opportunity for a Program Analyst (Program Analyst 2) located within the Land Quality program 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.
About the Division:
The Land Quality programs support the DEQ mission by reducing the environmental and health impacts of materials during their production and use; reducing, recovering, and safely managing the disposal of solid and hazardous wastes; administering the state's underground storage tank and heating oil tank programs; responding to spills of oil and hazardous materials; and assessing and managing environmental cleanups.
The Underground Storage Tank (UST) Program oversees the proper installation of new tank systems and the decommissioning or upgrading of existing tank systems. The UST Program also oversees the timely cleanup of petroleum contamination from underground storage tank releases, thereby serving to restore, enhance, and maintain the quality of Oregon's groundwater resources.
The Hazardous Waste Policy and Program Development Section is responsible for development of new program components; planning, policy development, and integration of program elements for DEQ's hazardous waste program, toxic use reduction, and waste reduction assistance program; planning and development of the hazardous waste information system, including implementation of program fee systems; regulatory/policy development; being a liaison with United States Environmental Protection Agency, other state and local agencies, and other states on all hazardous waste and toxics use reduction issues; coordination and assistance for regional staff, and planning and delivery of technical training for program staff.
What you will do!
This position is responsible for planning and administering all aspects of the internal and external measures and reporting. Collecting and reporting data and information is a critical component of the program's regulatory responsibilities and link to program funding. This position implements changes to program data, reporting, measures, web pages, databases, policies, and procedures by analyzing requirements. This position evaluates operations, data, and measures; identifies process improvements; and works with managers and staff to implement procedures and processes to further program objectives. Finally, this person serves as a program expert on program analyses by understanding and explaining rules, policies, procedures, data, and measures.
What's in it for you?
The opportunity to join a dynamic team of mission focused individuals tasked with restoring, maintaining, and enhancing the quality of Oregon's air, water, and land. We offer full medical, dental, and vision health benefits with paid sick leave, vacation, personal leave, and 10 paid holidays per 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.
This is a full-time, AFSCME represented position.
This recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies.
Work is performed primarily in an office setting. There will be occasional travel to out-of-state agency regional offices, and to local, other state, and federal offices. Three will be limited travel to underground storage tank facilities and other sites.
Duties & Responsibilities
Create program operational guidelines and procedures to support program work.
Ensure reporting information and data are accurate and timely by developing clear procedures for the regulated community and program staff.
Recommend problem solving, statutory compliance, and priority setting for program staff involved with reporting and other program data and information.
Gather and analyze data and information to support program reporting.
Analyze and prepare program reports and other materials to support program compliance monitoring, grants reporting, and measures.
Lead data and information collection, and support database maintenance in coordination with division data steward.
Policy Analysis & Representation:
Interpret and explain rules, regulations, and procedures related to areas of expertise.
Develop and present training and presentations.
Lead project to evaluate and improve program data, information, efficiency, and effectiveness.
Coordinate and track priority projects for regional and headquarters staff.
Qualifications, Required & Requested Skills
A Bachelor's Degree in Business, Public Administration, Community Development, Natural Resources, Social Sciences, Behavioral Science, or any degree demonstrating the capacity for the knowledge and skills; and two (2) years experience coordinating or administering a program.
Any combination of experience and education equivalent to five (5) years of experience that supports the knowledge and skills for the classification.
Desired Attributes/Requested Skills:
Proven experience in process improvement.
Advanced knowledge of all Microsoft Office products (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Visio), as well as Adobe and MindMap, or a similar system.
Demonstrated experience in data and information analysis within a natural resources field.
Expertise in policy and program analysis.
Advanced ability to translate technical data and information to plain language for lay audiences.
Experience writing and developing guidance and implementation strategies.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Excellent organizational, strategic, project management, and analytical skills.
To apply, please follow these steps:
Complete the application. We will not accept a resume or position description in place of a completed application. Because of the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to review attachments that we do not ask for.
The work experience and/or education section of your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet all of the minimum and special qualifications listed above. If it does not, we are required to disqualify it.
Complete the supplemental questions. Answers to the supplemental questions must be substantiated with the experience you listed in the work experience section of the application. (Please note that your responses may also be evaluated for grammar, spelling, and punctuation).
Attach a resume!
To receive credit for higher education coursework, transcripts (official or unofficial) must be submitted prior to interview (if selected). Note: To protect your confidential information, please redact (black out) your social security number on all transcripts before attaching to your application.
Complete details: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/oregon/jobs/2277782/program-analyst-program-analyst-2?department=Environmental%20Quality%20-%20Central%20Services%20Division&department=Environmental%20Quality%20-%20Eastern%20Region&department=Environm