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TMDL Program Analyst (Program Analyst 4)

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Portland, Oregon

Job - Government

Close Date: 03/03/2020

With more than 40,000 employees who are dedicated to making Oregon a fantastic place to live, work, and play, the State of Oregon enterprise is comprised of a diverse group of employees who are passionate about public service. At the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, employees have the opportunity to work with a dynamic and supportive team of mission-focused individuals tasked with maintaining, restoring, and enhancing the quality of Oregon’s air, land, and water.

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has a full-time opportunity for a TMDL Program Analyst (Program Analyst 4) 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. The Water Quality Division has a critical role in achieving the Department’s mission by developing policy, implementation tools, and implementation priorities for improving and protecting the quality of water in Oregon’s waterways. The Water Quality Division works cooperatively with the Department’s three regional offices and the Laboratory to deliver programs and services that protect and enhance the quality of the waters of the state to protect public health and the environment.

What you will do!
The TMDL Program Analyst serves as the agency expert on regulations and policy for TMDL development and implementation. You will plan and manage program development for the statewide water quality TMDL and Nonpoint Source Programs. You will develop, maintain, and improve integration among multiple DEQ water quality sub-programs. You will lead efforts with independent decision-making authority and responsibility for policy decisions upon which statewide, regional, or national policy can be established for TMDL development and implementation. In addition, you will work independently and with groups to solve complex clean water plan (TMDLs) development and implementation problems. Finally, you will act for and represent the Agency in negotiations and deliberations with federal agencies and other state agencies, as well as in forums/groups such as the Environmental Quality Commission (EQC) meetings, technical and stakeholder committees, legislative committees, and elected bodies.

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, management service, non-supervisory position.
This recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies.

What are we looking for?

Bachelor’s degree in business or public administration, behavioral or social sciences, natural resources or environmental science, or a related degree, AND 5 years of experience coordinating or administering a program (an equivalent combination of education and experience is acceptable).
Extensive knowledge of laws, procedures, principles, and regulations governing Federal and State water quality programs and subprograms.
Extensive knowledge of the trends, developments, and technological changes in the water quality field.
Ability and skill to manage complex projects with many stakeholders and multiple deliverables within resource constraints.
Ability to facilitate and negotiate solutions to complex regulatory issues among multiple organizations with conflicting, overlapping, or inconsistent requirements or objectives.
Ability to synthesize a variety of technical and legal viewpoints into a coherent description of the problem to be solved; experience explaining complex environmental and legal problems and solutions to a variety of audiences.
Experience developing elegant, innovative solutions to challenging environmental problems.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills; high-level of skill, knowledge, tact, and professional communication skills in order to act as a spokesperson for the TMDL program, water quality division, and agency.

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. A resume will not substitute for completing the work experience section of your application.
**Please be sure to check both your e-mail and Workday account for updates regarding this recruitment.**

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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