Materials Management Program Manager (Principal Executive Manager E)

Website Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

Materials Management Program Manager (Principal Executive Manager E)

Salary  $69,936.00 – $102,972.00 Annually
Location  The Dalles, OR
Job Type Permanent
Department   Environmental Quality – Eastern Region
Job Number DEQ18-0089
Closing Continuous
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality currently has an opening for a full-time Materials Management Program Manager (Principal Executive Manager E). This position is located in The Dalles, Oregon. Please consider joining an innovative team, and work to advance our agency’s mission to protect and improve Oregon’s environmental quality.

About the Division:
The Eastern Region Materials Management Program provides oversight of non-hazardous solid waste management practices by issuing and enforcing permits and plans for solid waste disposal facilities. It also ensures that recycling programs comply with Oregon law, and provides technical assistance to the public and communities on how to implement or bolster recycling, waste reduction, or other materials management programs.

What you will do!
The successful candidate will manage a team of professional, like-minded individuals tasked with restoring, maintaining, and enhancing the quality of Oregon’s environment. This includes hiring staff, planning, assigning, documenting, and maintaining assigned work in position descriptions and work agreements, and consistently applying the principles of the agency’s performance management system to support employees in their personal growth and contributions to the program and agency. The selected candidate ensures that program deliverables are met related to inspections, permit issuance, and other critical regional implementation work. The selected candidate participates with other materials management program managers in identifying program and policy priorities, managing the program budget, and determining the best way to implement new materials management strategic plans in the regions. The successful candidate will also be the sole manager in DEQ’s office in The Dalles and is responsible for ensuring that the office runs in an efficient and effective manner.

For more information, please read the Position Description (Download PDF reader).

What’s in it for you?
The opportunity to collaborate and resolve complex, environmental issues while promoting environmental awareness.  We offer full medical, vision, and dental benefits with paid sick leave, vacation, personal leave, and 10 paid holidays a year.  If you have strong organizational, personnel management, and planning skills, with a desire to make a difference for all Oregonians, apply today! 
This is a full-time, management services-supervisory non-represented position, located at DEQ’s office in The Dalles.

Working Conditions:
Work is performed primarily in an office setting with frequent regional and statewide travel, and occasional field visits. There is the possibility of exposure to pollutants and chemicals during field visits. Work can include extended hours and overnight stays.

Qualifications, Required & Requested Skills
Minimum Qualifications:

Three years of management experience in a public or private organization that 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 that 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.
AND 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.

Your resume must clearly describe your experience in each of the a), b), c), d) areas listed. Failure to provide this information may result in eliminating your application from further consideration.

All final candidates using education to meet minimum qualifications are required to submit transcripts (official or unofficial) at time of interview.

Desired Attributes/Requested Skills:

  • Experience in the field of solid waste and/or sustainable materials management.
  • Ability and experience managing human, financial, and informational resources in a manner that instills employee and public trust, and accomplishes the organization’s mission.
  • Knowledge of management strategies and techniques, and basic human resources practices (including performance management, workload distribution, disciplinary actions, etc.).
  • Ability and experience establishing performance measures that ensure accountability and continuous improvement.
  • Experience in employee development and team building.
  • Experience in establishing and tracking program budgets.
  • Excellent listening, negotiation, and written and verbal communication skills.
  • Regulatory enforcement experience.
  • Environmental permitting experience of any kind.
  • Office/facility management experience.
  • Strong organizational and proactive planning skills.
  • Ability to learn in a fast-paced technical environment.
Additional Information
This recruitment will remain open until filled. Our first application screening is scheduled for Monday, September 10, 2018 at 8:00 AM, however, 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.

Application Instructions:

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 are unable to review 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 prior to interview (if selected). Note: To protect your confidential information, please redact (black out) your social security number on all transcripts before attaching to your application.

Veterans Information:

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, please submit the following required documentation prior to your first 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.

Pay Equity:

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, and we do not 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.

Work Authorization: 
The Oregon DEQ does not offer visa sponsorships. Within three (3) 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.

Need Help?
If you need assistance to participate in the application process, you are encouraged to e-mail Maddy Ouye at or call (503) 229-5107. TTY users: please use the Oregon Telecommunications Relay Service: 1-800-735-2900.

Consider Joining Us!
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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