Air Quality Manager (Principal Executive/Manager E)

Website Oregon Dept of Environmental Quality

Air Quality Manager (Principal Executive/Manager E)

Salary $69,936.00 – $102,972.00 Annually
Location  Portland, OR
Job Type Permanent
Department Environmental Quality – Northwest Region
Job Number DEQ18-0137
Closing Continuous
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality Northwest Region located at DEQ Headquarters in Portland, OR currently has a Full-Time opportunity for an Air Quality Manager to join an innovative team, and work to advance our agency mission to protect and improve Oregon’s air quality.

What will you do?
The selected candidate will be responsible for implementing all aspects of the air quality program for DEQ’s Northwest Region, which includes the Portland metro area and the three North Coast counties. This region of DEQ’s jurisdiction includes an active and engaged citizenry, a blend of urban and rural communities, diverse businesses and industries, and Environmental Justice communities. The selected candidate will successfully implement environmental programs in this area while understanding the diverse interests and community needs while having the ability to inform how DEQ is executing its work.The selected candidate will supervise and support staff, participate in the management of regional and statewide air quality issues and engage in process improvement and organizational health efforts to help make DEQ efficient and an employer of choice. This includes an emphasis on supporting staff to effectively achieve the responsibilities of the NW region Air Quality section.

What’s in it for you?
Collaboration in an open office with a team of bright, mission-driven individuals to work with and learn from. We offer full medical, vision and dental with paid sick leave, vacation, 24 hours of personal leave (fiscal year), and ten paid holidays per year.  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.  Consider applying today!

This is a full-time, Management Services-Supervisory, non-represented position.
This recruitment may be used to fill more than one and future vacancies.

Working Conditions
Generally an office environment. Occasional travel to attend meetings with EPA and other states. Requires travel, including overnight stays in other regions of Oregon for public hearings and other meetings, and occasional trips to attend conferences, seminars and hearings. Routine inspections of regulated facilities throughout the NW region.

Additional Details
This recruitment will remain open until filled. Our initial application screening is scheduled for Friday, September 21, 2018 at 8:00 a.m., but we may close the announcement at any time after this date when we have received an adequate number of applications. We cannot guarantee that we will consider applications received after this screening date. We encourage interested applicants not to delay in applying.

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Qualifications, Required & Requested Skills
Minimum Qualifications
To be considered a qualified applicant you must meet the following criteria:

  • Three years of management experience in a public or private organization which included responsibility for each of the following:

a) development of program rules and policies
b) development of long- and short-range goals and plans
c) program evaluation and
d) budget preparation


  • Two years of management experience in a public or private organization which included responsibility for each of the following:

a) development of program rules and policies
b) development of long- and short-range goals and plans
c) program evaluation and
d) budget preparation


  • 45-48 quarter hours (30-32 semester hours) of graduate level coursework in management.


  •  Three years of professional experience as a program/project leader,

a) assigning and reviewing work of professional staff (e.g., engineers, etc.)
b) project responsibility for developing goals and objectives
c) project evaluation and
d) monitoring and controlling or preparing a budget

Desired Attributes (Requested Skills)
Preference may be given to applicants who have experience with or can demonstrate the following:

  • Communication skills, including the ability to tailor messaging or selecting communication mechanisms that best fit the individual or audience. The ability to listen, read body language, ask questions, provide feedback and generate effective two-way communication.
  • Ability to build coalitions internally and externally to achieve common goals. Ability to support staff and stakeholders in a continuously changing environment.
  • Effective people management. The ability to manage situations and tailor approach to the individual’s skills, needs and performance. Demonstrated ability to see the importance of role modeling. The ability to coach. Ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.
  • Empathy and emotional intelligence. The ability to appropriately seek shared understanding, build rapport, show concern, encourage, engage. Commitment to building a culture of empowerment and trust. Lead by example. Ability to see the big picture and translate into relevancy for the team and individuals within it.
  • Generic management skills (program not project), such as problem solving, decision making, negotiation and consensus building. Managing human, financial and information resources strategically.
  • Results Driven. The ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems and calculating risk.
Additional Information

To apply, please follow these steps:

  1. Complete the application. We will not accept a resume or position description in place of a completed application. Because of the volume of applications we receive, we do not review any attachments that we do not ask for.
  2. The work experience and/or education section of your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet all of the minimum and special qualifications listed above. If it does not, we are required to disqualify it.
  3. Complete the supplemental questions. Answers to the supplemental questions must be substantiated with the experience you listed in the work experience section of the application. (Please note that your responses may also be evaluated for grammar, spelling and punctuation.)
  4. To receive credit for higher education coursework, transcripts (official or unofficial) must be submitted at the time of application. Note: To protect your confidential information, please redact (black out) your social security number on all transcripts before attaching to your application.

If you are an eligible veteran and wish to claim veterans’ preference points AND you also meet the minimum qualifications for this position, the points will be added to your score. For more information on veterans’ preference points visit our Veterans Resource page. To receive veterans’ preference points you MUST attach the following required documentation prior to 1st interview (if selected).

  •  A copy of your DD214/DD215 form; OR a letter from the US Dept. of Veterans Affairs indicating you receive a non-service connected pension for the five (5) point preference.
  • A copy of your DD214/DD215 form; AND a copy of your veterans’ disability preference letter from the Dept. of Veterans Affairs for the ten (10) point preference.

As an employer the State of Oregon complies with the Pay Equity Bill. We do not discriminate on the basis of protected class in the payment of wages or screen applicants on the basis of their current or past compensation. We determine salary from applicable professional experience and education. Please visit for more information.

The Oregon DEQ does not offer visa sponsorships. Within three days of hire, all applicants will be required to complete the US Department of Homeland Security’s Form I-9, confirming authorization to work in the United States.
Union: This position is represented by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), Local 3336.

If you need assistance to participate in the application process, you are encouraged to email Michael Garcellano at or call (503) 229-5021.   TTY users please use the Oregon Telecommunications Relay Service: 1-800-735-2900.

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is a regulatory agency whose job is to protect the quality of Oregon’s environment.

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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