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Risk Manager/Business Systems Analyst (Operations and Policy Analyst 3 )

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Portland, Oregon

Job - Government

Close Date: 01/17/2019

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality currently has a full-time opportunity for a Risk Manager/Business System Analyst (Operations and Policy Analyst 3) in Portland, Oregon. This position is limited duration through June 30, 2019 and may become extended or permanent depending on the outcome of the Budget from the 2019 Legislative Session. 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 mission of the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is to be a leader in restoring, maintaining, and enhancing the quality of Oregon's air, water, and land. DEQ's Central Services Division provides operational support to agency divisions through ensuring both compliance with applicable laws, rules, and policy, and effective customer service to all stakeholders. This division is responsible for information services, financial services, human resources, organizational development (including policy and training), records management, health and safety, and coordination of facility leases.

The purpose of the Environmental Data Management (EDMS) system is to provide improved and transparent services to the agency's stakeholders, and to enhance business process and practices so DEQ can better achieve its mission. Investment in an environmental data management system (EDMS) will meet DEQ's clear need for a shared modern technical platform for data management and business process management across the agency. A more up-to-date, integrated system will streamline data sharing and workflows, and increase staff productivity. As a result, DEQ could more easily meet regulations, decrease permit backlogs, and provide quicker and more meaningful services to all stakeholders.

What you will do!
The EDMS Risk Manager/Business Systems Analyst is responsible for risk management activities and business systems analysis to ensure successful risk mitigation for the EDMS project. This position is the EDMS risk management expert and will collaborate with the EDMS Project Lead, EDMS Project Manager, and multiple key business partners regarding the implementation, and ongoing updates, enhancements, and changes to the selected system. This position will be responsible for developing and executing strategies for risk management including conducting organizational assessments, defining risk management priorities, and coaching/mentoring in the use of risk management to implement initiatives within the agency.

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 environment. Put your creative problem-solving and analytical skills to great use helping to keep Oregon green. 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, management services, non-supervisory position that is not represented by a union.
This recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies.

Working Conditions:
Work will be performed in a typical office environment. This position may require work in excess of normal scheduled hours to meet high-volume and/or time sensitive workload and agency priorities. Statewide travel may be required for various business needs.
Duties & Responsibilities
Risk Management:

Plan, design, and implement an overall enterprise IT risk management process for the EDMS project, including management of the EDMS Risk Register.
Perform risk assessment duties, including identifying, describing, estimating, and analyzing the risks affecting internal and external stakeholders.
Perform risk evaluation, including comparing estimated risks with criteria established by the organization, such as costs, legal requirements, and environmental factors. Evaluate the organization's previous handling of risks.
Create business continuity plans, establish the level of risk the agency is willing to accept with regard to the EDMS project, and perform risk reporting tailored to various appropriate audiences.
Business Analysis:
Provide training, education, and support for staff to build risk management awareness with regard to the EDMS project.
Determine operational objectives with regard to EDMS change management by studying business functions; gather information; evaluate output requirements and formats.
Analyze requirements for EDMS; study current practices and construct workflow charts and diagrams; study system capabilities; and write specifications.
Recommend controls and protocols for EDMS business processes, and prepare technical reports.
Qualifications, Required & Requested Skills
Minimum Qualifications:

A Bachelor's Degree in Business or Public Administration, Behavioral or Social Sciences, Political Science, Finance, or any related degree applicable to a natural resource or environmental field; AND
Four years professional-level evaluative, analytical, and planning work.
Any combination of experience and education equivalent to seven years of professional-level evaluative, analytical, and planning work related to the duties of the job.

Desired Attributes and Requested Skills:
Knowledge and experience in formal enterprise IT risk management impacting various parties across a large organization.
Experience analyzing processes and functions, and communicating risk management objectives to technical staff, professional staff, managers, and employees.
Experience collecting, organizing, and evaluating statistical information.
Ability to effectively communicate ideas, recommendations, and technical information to technical and non-technical people.
Ability to develop and confidently present information to agency staff and managers on project-related issues.
Experience in information technology project implementations.
Certification or coursework in formal risk management and/or business analysis.
Additional Information
Application Instructions:

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).
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.

Veterans Information:
If you are an eligible veteran and wish to claim veterans' preference points, AND you also meet the minimum qualifications for this position, the points will be added to your score. For more information on veterans' preference points, visit our Veterans Resource page. To receive veterans' preference points, please submit the following required documentation prior to your first interview (if selected):
A copy of your DD214/DD215 form; OR a letter from the US Dept. of Veterans Affairs indicating you receive a non-service connected pension for the five (5) point preference.
A copy of your DD214/DD215 form; AND a copy of your veterans' disability preference letter from the Dept. of Veterans Affairs for the ten (10) point preference.

Pay Equity:
As an employer, the State of Oregon complies with the Pay Equity Bill. We do not discriminate on the basis of protected class in the payment of wages, and we do not screen applicants on the basis of their current or past compensation. We determine salary from applicable professional experience and education. Please visit for more information.

Work Authorization:
The Oregon DEQ does not offer visa sponsorships. Within three (3) days of hire, all applicants will be required to complete the US Department of Homeland Security's Form I-9, confirming authorization to work in the United States.

Need Help?
If you need assistance to participate in the application process, you are encouraged to e-mail Maddy Ouye at or call (503) 229-5107. TTY users: please use the Oregon Telecommunications Relay Service: 1-800-735-2900.

Consider Joining Us!
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is a regulatory agency whose job is to protect the quality of Oregon's environment.

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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