Emission Inventory Analyst (Natural Resource Specialist 3)

Website Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

Initial Posting Date: 09/13/2021

Application Deadline: 09/27/2021

Agency: Department of Environmental Quality

Salary Range: $4,436 – $6,789

Position Type: Employee

Position Title: Emission Inventory Analyst (Natural Resource Specialist 3)

Job Description:

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: https://youtu.be/iP3K7JoLe1k

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has a full-time opportunity for an Emission Inventory Analyst (Natural Resource Specialist 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 Air Quality Division is responsible for collecting environmental information, analyzing environmental information, and developing sound and effective environmental strategies. The Division ensures that the technical and scientific expertise is available to inform and carry out these responsibilities. In partnership with others, the Division takes a comprehensive and holistic view of environmental impacts and seeks to create solutions that enable actions that can reduce those impacts. The goal of the Air Quality Division is to ensure clean and healthy air for all Oregonians, which directly supports DEQ’s mission. The Air Quality Division is responsible for developing new air quality programs and supporting the regional offices as they implement existing air quality programs. Click here to view a map of all of the DEQ offices.

What you will do!

You will calculate, estimate, and statistically analyze air pollution emissions occurring in Oregon. You will estimate criteria pollutant, toxic air contaminant, and greenhouse gas emissions by applying advanced principles, models, and methodologies to air pollution sources that may have potentially significant public health or environmental impacts. You will perform this emission estimation work in support of the agency’s needs for comprehensive efforts related to US EPA for National Emissions Inventories (NEI) and Air Toxics Assessment (NATA) activities, DEQ’s Air Quality Planning Section (for State implementation plans and pollution prevention), the reduction of global warming pollutants from mobile sources, regional emission inventories (visibility, haze, multi-state, and nonattainment areas), and the DEQ Vehicle Inspection Program.

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: Bachelor’s degree in physical science, environmental science, natural resources, or a closely related field, AND 3 years of experience in a natural resource or environmental field (an equivalent combination of education and experience is acceptable). At least 1 year of experience at a technical or professional level performing activities in a natural resource program such as researching and analyzing data, conducting investigations, applying pertinent laws and regulations, or coordinating and monitoring project activities.

Candidates who are most competitive will also reflect the following:

  • Knowledge, experience, and skill with using the EPA MOVES emissions estimation model to produce emissions rates or emissions estimates.
  • Advanced statistical data analysis skills (ex: R, Python, or other equivalent scripting/computing languages); advanced knowledge of MS Excel, MS Access, and GIS tools.
  • Experience calculating, estimating, and analyzing air pollution emissions, including analyzing hazardous (HAP) or toxic air emission, criteria pollutants, and greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Familiarity with the US EPA for National Emission Inventories (NEI), the National Air Toxics Assessment (NATA), and regional emission inventories.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with staff, many sectors of the public, and other natural resource agencies, including communicating technical information; professional level writing and presentation acumen.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; skill in organizing data elements into clear and concise reports describing complex processes and regulatory determinations.
  • Experience utilizing project management techniques, and establishing and measuring program goals.
  • Proven experience serving as a subject matter expert, including offering technical assistance to co-workers and management; experience conducting research, education, and outreach on your area of work.

Working Conditions:

Most work is performed in a professional office setting. This position requires occasional state and interstate travel for meetings, trainings, and conferences.

How to Apply: (complete the application in full)

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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.

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, unless the employee receives a medical or religious exception. New employees must submit vaccination documentation or be approved for an exception by October 18, 2021. For more information, visit our policy listed here.

Veterans 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 http://www.oregon.gov/das/hr/pages/equity.aspx 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 madeline.ouye@deq.state.or.us or (503) 347-5759. TTY users: please use the Oregon Telecommunications Relay Service at 1-800-735-2900.

For more information, please contact madeline.ouye@deq.state.or.us