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Project Manager/Data Analyst (Natural Resource Specialist 3)

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Portland, Oregon

Job - Government

Close Date: 07/24/2019

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) currently has a full-time opportunity for a Project Manager/Data Analyst (Natural Resource Specialist 3) 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 mission of DEQ is to be a leader in restoring, maintaining, and enhancing the quality of Oregon’s air, land, and water. DEQ has a centralized policy and planning component and regional offices to accomplish this mission. There are 3 regions (Northwest, Western, and Eastern), and the regions are the implementation arms of the Agency, overseeing contaminated site investigations and remediation; performing compliance inspections of regulated entities; enforcing permit requirements and administrative rules; providing technical assistance; issuing air, water, and solid waste permits; investigating complaints; issuing subsurface permits in counties; responding to spills or other incidents with environmental impacts; and acting as the direct contact and liaison with other governmental entities, industries, and the public. This position is in the Northwest Region.

The Environmental Cleanup Program has broad responsibility to ensure releases of hazardous substances from facilities do not endanger public health or the environment. This includes maintaining a site inventory, investigating and monitoring sites, and managing site cleanup and restoration. The program is statewide and affects owner and operators, both past and present, of facilities that may have handled hazardous substances or generated hazardous residues.

What you will do!
The Project Manager/Data Analyst serves as a project manager at contaminated sites during the planning and implementation of site investigations, feasibility studies, remedy selection, remedy design, and remedy construction to protect public health, safety, welfare, and the environment. You will also provide support to senior project managers by preparing, analyzing, and interpreting site data, including a wide range of spatial and statistical evaluations using a range of technologies and software.

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 developing your cutting edge skills and innovating on behalf of Oregon's environment, apply today!

This is a full-time, AFSCME represented position.

What are we looking for?

3 years of experience in a physical science, environmental science, or closely related natural resource field, and a Bachelor’s degree in a physical science, environmental science, or closely related natural resource field (or an equivalent combination of education and experience).
At least 1 year of experience at a technical or professional level performing activities in a natural resource program such as researching and analyzing data, conducting investigations, applying pertinent laws and regulations, or coordinating and monitoring project activities.
Experience overseeing the investigation and cleanup of contaminated sites; strong project management skills, including methods and techniques for managing complex projects.
Experience enforcing state and federal regulations, interpretations, and determinations, including ones that may result in civil penalties.
Ability to communicate technical data to audiences unfamiliar with the subject matter as well as to other natural resource agencies, tribal governments, and the public.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and organizational skills.
Proficiency in open source software tools including SQL, Python, R, and GIS.
Experience conducting research and reviews of literature and files, including information and data on biology, hydrology, geology, chemistry, history, and other technical areas related to project investigations, studies, design, and cleanup.
Experience evaluating environmental data to determine if public health is affected or environmental hazards exist.

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