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The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has a full-time opportunity for a Program Analyst, Clean Water State Revolving Fund (Program Analyst 2) 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.
The Community and Program Assistance section provides overall leadership and program guidance for the state’s Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) loan program, and NPDES water quality compliance and reporting. This includes policy, administrative rule and guidance development, and interpretation; training development and delivery; consulting with regional staff on issues and appropriate application of agency rule and guidance; and tracking national and state trends on program issues and developing appropriate agency responses and plans.
What you will do!
You will serve as an analyst and resource for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) Loan Program. You will develop policies, guidelines, and informational tools to support operation and implementation of the program, including program communication and marketing. You will be responsible for evaluating Oregon’s CWSRF program operations to assist staff, communities, and organizations that will ensure program compliance with federal and state requirements. Duties include training statewide staff in requirements and processes. In addition, you will support and coordinate reporting data and financial information to EPA and provide overall assistance to the program for keeping guidance, manuals, and forms up to date. You will develop stakeholder and partner agency relationships, identify outreach opportunities, and represent the program at conferences.
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: 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).
Candidates who are most competitive will also reflect the following:
- Experience working with federal and state laws and regulations.
- Experience conducting in-depth evaluations of program operations, conducting research, and adapting or creating new procedures to solve program issues.
- Experience coordinating program outreach, marketing and communication plans and materials.
- Experience providing program-related technical assistance and developing technical assistance materials.
- Experience with program development and management; excellent problem solving, organizational, time management, and analytical skills; ability to analyze problems and determine root causes.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills including professional level writing and presentation acumen.
- Ability to communicate effectively, including communicating technical information, with staff, the public, and other agencies.
Work is performed primarily in an office. This position requires occasional travel by car both in-state and out-of-state on official State business for meetings, conferences, trainings, and public hearings, some of which may be held in the evenings and involve overnight stays. Some wastewater treatment system and project visits may be necessary.
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