Tanks Program Coordinator (Natural Resource Specialist 4)

Website Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

Portland / Multnomah Street – DEQ

Initial Posting Date: 02/28/2020

Application Deadline: 03/15/2020

Agency: Department of Environmental Quality

Salary Range: $4,955 – $7,257

Position Type: Employee

Position Title: Tanks Program Coordinator (Natural Resource Specialist 4)

Job Description:

With more than 40,000 employees who are dedicated to making Oregon a fantastic place to live, work, and play, the State of Oregon enterprise is comprised of a diverse group of employees who are passionate about public service. At the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, 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.

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has a full-time opportunity for a Tanks Program Coordinator (Natural Resource Specialist 4) 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 Land Quality Division supports the agency’s mission by managing environmental cleanups, assessing cleanup sites, promoting manufacturing and recycling of non-toxic commercial products, safely managing the disposal of solid and hazardous wastes, overseeing the state’s underground storage tank and heating oil tank programs, ensuring timely response and cleanup of spills of oil and hazardous materials, and regulating safe discharge of ballast water to state waters.

What you will do!
As the agency Tanks Program Coordinator, you will be the technical expert for tanks activities, including planning, leading, and implementing tank program functions performed by technical staff in the regions; coordinating guidance policy and procedures, program projects implementation, and occasional regional site visits and inspections; and coordinating program operation tasks in headquarters. You will also function as a technical liaison to other DEQ programs, state agencies, and national organizations.

What’s in it for you!

The opportunity to join a dynamic team of mission focused individuals tasked with maintaining, restoring, and enhancing the quality of Oregon’s air, water, and land.  We offer medical, dental, and vision health benefits with paid sick leave, vacation, personal leave, and 10 paid holidays a year. Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program: 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. 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?

  • Bachelor’s degree in a physical science, environmental science, or closely related field, AND 4 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.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with tanks, including experience planning and implementing a tank program and conducting federally- and or state-mandated tank inspections.
  • Excellent project management, analytical, organizational, and team-oriented skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, effectively communicating with staff, many sectors of the public, and other natural resource agencies, including communicating technical information; professional level writing and presentation acumen.
  • Skill in writing clear and concise reports describing complex industries and regulatory determinations.
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office products and data management systems designed to manage technical, environmental information.
  • Experience developing and implementing technical tanks policies and procedures.

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, please follow the “Apply” link above and complete the online application and all supplemental questions.

Please be sure to attach a resume and cover letter. A resume will not substitute for completing the work experience section of your application.

**Please be sure to check both your e-mail and Workday account for updates regarding this recruitment.**

Veterans Information:

DEQ provides veterans’ preference points to all eligible veterans. For more information, please go here: https://www.oregon.gov/jobs/Pages/Veterans.aspx. For privacy reasons, please do not attach veterans’ preference documents when initially applying. You will be asked to submit those once you’ve submitted your application via a pop-up with a veterans’ preference questionnaire.

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 ouye.madeline@deq.state.or.us or (503) 229-5107.

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.

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