Post Date: 11/04/2019
Close Date: 11/17/2019
With more than 30,000 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 (DEQ) currently has an opening for a Clean Water State Revolving Fund Project Officer (Program Analyst 2) in Eugene, 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; this position is in Western Region.
The Western Region Environmental Solutions section is responsible for community and local government outreach and coordination, Clean Water State Revolving Fund technical assistance and funding activities, multi-media ground water review, protection of drinking water sources, water quality certification for hydroelectric and removal and fill projects, underground injection control permitting, and onsite wastewater permitting and inspections.
What you will do!
The Clean Water State Revolving Fund Project Officer promotes the availability of funds and benefits for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF). You will assist eligible borrowers with applying for a DEQ CWSRF loan for eligible projects; provide project management to the borrowers going through the process from application to loan closing; and authorize the distribution of program funding. You will monitor local governments receiving funding through conducting inspections at the borrowers’ project site, and reviewing reports and distribution requests. In addition, you will maintain records related to the loan, prepare records, and respond to information requests during audits of the CWSRF program. Finally, you will provide technical assistance on the complex issues that arise between compliance with environmental regulation and the fiscal status of the borrower.
What’s in it for you!
The opportunity to work in a productive and creative environment where no two days are ever the same! 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?
Bachelor’s degree in a business or public administration, behavioral or social sciences, or a related degree, AND 2 years of experience coordinating or administering a program (an equivalent combination of education and experience is acceptable).
Experience authorizing the distribution of program funding, monitoring local programs receiving funding, and representing a program to the public.
Experience conducting in-depth evaluation of program operations, conducting research, and adapting or creating new procedures to solve program issues.
Excellent project management skills, verbal and written communication skills, analytical skills, organizational skills, and time management skills.
Demonstrated ability to plan, schedule, and conduct compliance investigations.
Experience with Federal Clean Water Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Clean Water State Revolving Fund administrative rules, and state environmental laws and regulations.
Excellent problem solving skills; ability to analyze problems and determine root causes.
Ability to explain complex environmental/legal problems and solutions to a variety of audiences; ability to synthesize a variety of technical and legal viewpoints into a coherent description of the problem presented.
How to Apply:
To apply for this position, please follow the “Apply” link above and complete the online application and all supplemental questions (including the question where you upload a cover letter).
Please be sure to attach a resume.
**Please be sure to check both your e-mail and Workday account for updates regarding this recruitment.**
DEQ provides veterans’ preference points to all eligible veterans. For more information, please go here: https://www.oregon.gov/jobs/Pages/Veterans.aspx. For privacy reasons, please do not attach veterans’ preference documents when initially applying. You will be asked to submit those at a later time.
If you have questions about the recruitment or need assistance to participate in the application process, please contact Maddy Ouye, Human Resources Analyst, at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.