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Employer: Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

Expires: 09/08/2021

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality strives to build and sustain an inclusive environment that embraces and values diversity. Employees at all levels of the agency work together to foster fairness, equity, inclusion, and belonging. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, ethnicity, veteran, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, or physical or mental disability. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may not meet every one of our listed preferred qualifications. Lived experience may count towards the preferred qualification. If you are excited about this position, we encourage you to apply. If you are unsure as to whether or not you meet the qualifications of this position, please contact us to discuss your application.Are you passionate about preserving, enhancing, and protecting Oregon’s environment? If so, please consider a career with the State of Oregon at the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). At DEQ, 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. Here is a video about DEQ: Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has a full-time opportunity for a Senior Air Quality Program Analyst (Program Analyst 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 Cleaner Air Oregon program at DEQ has lead responsibility to ensure the accurate identification, assessment, and the reduction of air toxics using health based standards. This section is responsible for supporting completion of air toxics risk assessments and the determination of permitting and reporting requirements for sources assessed under program rules. This section is primarily responsible for implementation, support, and coordination of an air toxics program in coordination with regional offices, including ongoing risk assessments, policy and guidance development, training, rule and statute revisions, performance monitoring, and oversight of the air toxics program. Click here to view a map of all of the DEQ offices.What you will do!You will coordinate and lead ongoing program and policy development for the Cleaner Air Oregon program, including leading and assisting with efforts to develop and integrate program requirements with the agency’s existing air permitting program, and creating tools and procedures as needed. You will provide complex policy and consultative advice on the policy, program, and management aspects of the statewide Cleaner Air Oregon program. You will serve as the program’s policy analyst and expert on program operations and program development in executing the day-to-day operations. You will lead program-related rulemakings, stakeholder engagement, and legislative and media responses. In addition, you will evaluate program metrics, prepare recommendations to management, continually look for process improvement opportunities, provide technical expertise and leadership to the program and stakeholders, and assist in strategic planning.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 a competitive benefits package that offers comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans for the employee and their qualified family members, as well as paid sick leave, vacation leave, personal leave, and 10 paid holidays a year. In addition, we offer membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), and you have the opportunity to potentially receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF). If you are passionate about Oregon’s environment, apply today! 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, physical science, 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:Skill in clear and effective verbal and written communication; ability to clearly and concisely communicate complex technical and policy issues with a variety of people; ability to tailor communication to the individual audiences, including when communicating complex technical information to lay people.Project management experience, including strategy development, implementation, and evaluation for complex program and policy initiatives; experience developing program performance metrics.Experience in the natural resources field, preferably in air quality.Experience conducting in-depth evaluations of program rules, policies, operations, conducting research, and adapting or creating new procedures to solve program issues.Proven experience with process improvement and change management.Demonstrated experience with data analysis.Experience in providing technical assistance to industry, public, and governmental agencies on environmental laws, procedures, and issues.Ability to build collaborative partnerships with advisory committees and a wide variety of stakeholders.Skill in writing clear and concise technical and narrative reports that include analyses, recommendations, and conclusions.Working Conditions: Work is conducted primarily in an office setting. Occasional statewide and/or interstate travel required to attend meetings, trainings, and conferences.How to Apply: (complete the application in full)External Applicants Click on the “Apply” button and submit your application. Click this link for the External Candidate job aid, and view this video for additional information. Internal Applicants (current State of Oregon employees): Apply through your employee Workday account.  View this job aid for assistance.Helpful Tips:Be sure to attach a resume and cover letter.Allow yourself plenty of time to complete and submit the application, resume, and cover letter.Workday will timeout after 15 minutes of inactivity.This posting closes at 11:59 PM on the close date listed.Please save a copy of the job announcement for your reference, as it may not be available for you to view after the job posting closes.Be sure to check both your email and Workday account for updates regarding this recruitment.Workday performs best in Google Chrome.Click here for Resources and a Job Support Page. 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.COVID-19 Vaccination Information:The State of Oregon is requiring all executive branch employees to complete their COVID-19 vaccination series by October 18, 2021 or six weeks after FDA approval of the vaccines, whichever is later, unless the employee receives a medical or religious exemption/accommodation. New employees must submit vaccination documentation or be approved for an exemption/accommodation by October 18, 2021 or six weeks after FDA approval, whichever is later. For more information, visit Information:DEQ provides veterans’ preference points to all eligible veterans. For more information on veterans’ preference, please visit Veterans Resources, or call the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs at: 1-800-692-9666. For privacy reasons, please do not attach veterans’ preference documents when initially applying. You will be asked to submit those at a later time.Pay Equity: As an employer, the State of Oregon complies with HB 2005, the Pay Equity Bill. We do not discriminate on the basis of protected class in the payment of wages, and we do not screen applicants on the basis of their current or past compensation. Please visit for more information. Please note: the salary listed is the non-PERS qualifying salary range. If the successful candidate is PERS qualifying, the salary range will reflect an additional 6.95% (6% goes to PERS and .95% covers payroll taxes). Please review the Classification and Compensation page for more details.Work Authorization: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.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) 347-5759. TTY users: please use the Oregon Telecommunications Relay Service at 1-800-735-2900