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Air Quality Analyst

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Portland, OR

Job - Government

Close Date: 05/22/2019

Ready to make a positive impact on community health across Oregon? The Air Quality program has a full-time opportunity available for an Air Quality Analyst in our Portland, Oregon office. Please consider joining an innovative team working to advance our agency mission to protect and improve Oregon's environmental quality.

What you will do!

You will serve as an agency policy expert responsible for the development and implementation of local and statewide air pollution reduction strategies affecting a wide variety of pollution sources and the public. This work involves leading DEQ and stakeholder teams to gather scientific, policy, legal, and other information, including public input, to formulate policy, regulations, and programs that satisfy state and federal law as well as the agency’s strategic goals for air quality. This work may address multiple types of air pollution, including federal criteria pollutants (such as ozone or fine particulate), toxic air pollutants (i.e. air toxics), regional haze, and greenhouse gas pollution.

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.

What are we looking for?

A Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science, Finance or a closely related field (e.g., Natural Resources, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Economics, Chemistry, Biology or Physics) AND Four (4) years of professional level evaluative, analytical and planning work. (an equivalent combination of education and experience is acceptable).
Excellent skills in building and maintaining collaborative relationships with stakeholder groups, regulated communities, and the public.
Experience working with and facilitating groups/committees of stakeholders with diverse backgrounds and opinions to develop policy or program recommendations.
Experience working with and communicating technical information to non-technical customers clearly and concisely.
Experience implementing a complex regulatory program.
Experience developing policy or programmatic options based on analysis of applicable data and law.
Ability to effectively participate on and contribute to teams, as well as lead teams (i.e. ability to work constructively, collaboratively, and build positive relationships with other staff members , regulators and professionals outside the program, the agency, and outside government).
Experience interpreting data.
Experience performing analysis of environmental data to evaluate impacts to public health and the environment, and using data to evaluate and inform policy development and program implementation.
Experience with legal research, review & analysis of federal and state regulations.
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. You must submit these at the beginning of the application process when it asks for a resume. You may attach more than 1 item in this section.

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 Carrie Adams, Human Resources Analyst, at or (503) 229-5963.

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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