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The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has a full-time opportunity available for an Air Toxics Program Coordinator (Program Analyst 3) in Portland, Oregon.
What you will do!
You will serve as an agency policy expert responsible for the development and implementation of local and statewide air toxics reduction assessments and strategies affecting a wide variety of pollution sources and the public, with a key focus area related to the Cleaner Air Oregon program. You will lead 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 toxics reductions. You will weigh and manage a wide range of factors and uncertainties to develop policy and regulatory proposals for action including evaluating and considering technical, policy, legal, and political risks, as well as stakeholder and public input.
What’s in it for you!
This is a full-time, AFSCME represented position.
This recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies.
What are we looking for?
Minimum Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree in business or public administration, behavioral or social sciences, or a related degree, AND 4 years of experience coordinating or administering a program (an equivalent combination of education and experience is acceptable).
Candidates who are most competitive will also reflect the following:
- Experience developing policy analysis for a natural resource program, preferably an air quality program.
- Experience conducting in-depth evaluations of program rules, policies, operations; conducting research; and adapting or creating new procedures to solve program issues.
- Ability to build collaborative partnerships with advisory committees and a wide variety of stakeholders; skill in conflict resolution, negotiation, and collaboration.
- Facilitation and stakeholder/public engagement experience; experience working with multiple parties with competing interests to achieve common goals.
- Excellent verbal and written communication, organization, and time management skills, with an ability to pay attention to detail, and an ability to work under tight deadlines with shifting priorities.
- Skill in writing clear and concise technical and narrative reports that include analyses, recommendations, and conclusions.
- Ability to interpret and implement federal, state, and local regulations and guidance, and communicate complex technical information to laypeople; effective presentation skills, and the ability to match presentation style to the needs of individual audiences.
- Project management experience, including development, implementation, and evaluation; experience developing program performance metrics.
Work is primarily in an office setting. This position requires occasional travel in-state and out-of-state for meetings, conference, trainings, public hearings, workshops, and workgroups. There will be occasional overnight travel, as well as occasional evening and weekend meetings.
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Please Note: In addition to your related work experience and education, DEQ will use the desired attributes and minimum qualifications above, under the “What are we looking for?” section to determine whom to interview. Please make sure your attributes and minimum qualifications are clearly demonstrated in your application material.
DEQ does not offer visa sponsorships. On the first day of employment, all hires will be required to complete the US Department of Homeland Security’s Form I-9, confirming authorization to work in the United States. In addition, hires will have three business days from their first day of employment to present documents that establish employment authorization and identity. DEQ is an E-Verify employer and will use E-Verify to confirm that hires are authorized to work in the United States.
If you have questions about the recruitment or need assistance to participate in the application process, please contact Maddy Ouye, Human Resources Analyst, at email@example.com or (503) 347-5759. TTY users: please use the Oregon Telecommunications Relay Service at 1-800-735-2900.