Website Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
Initial Posting Date: 01/09/2020
Application Deadline: 01/26/2020
Agency: Department of Environmental Quality
Salary Range: $4,001 – $5,829
Position Type: Employee
Position Title: Water Quality Source Control Specialist (NRS2)
Job Description: Water Quality Source Control Specialist (NRS2)
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 for all to enjoy.
Water Quality Source Control Specialist
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality currently has a full-time opportunity for a Water Quality Source Control Specialist (NRS2) at the DEQ Headquarters 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 Water Quality Division supports DEQ’s mission by developing and implementing programs that protect and enhance groundwater and surface water quality.
The Water Quality Program ensures that the mission is followed by: monitoring water quality; setting water quality standards; establishing allowable pollutant loads; analyzing water quality data to determine problem sectors; issuing individual and general permits to regulate pollutant discharges to the Waters of the State; issuing certifications to wastewater operators and classifying wastewater collection and treatment systems; managing municipal sludge; overseeing industrial pretreatment programs; licensing septic tank pumpers and installers; reviewing and approving federal actions in Oregon surface waters; and developing programs to control non-point sources of pollution.
What you will do!
The Water Quality Source Control Specialist (NRS2) will serve as the primary reviewer of Discharge Monitoring Reports (DMR) submitted by NPDES and WCPF permit holders in the North West Region (NWR). You will work independently to view either hard-copy versions or use software to review electronically submitted DMRs and attachments to ensure that the permit holder is or is not in compliance. You will be responsible to provide the essential support to other DEQ Compliance Staff and to the Permit Holders’ to assist them in correcting their DMR violations. You will also be responsible to perform inspections to confirm violations reported on DMRs and on a periodic schedule.
What’s in it for you!
The opportunity to join a dynamic synergistic team of professional, mission focused individuals tasked with maintaining, restoring, and enhancing the quality of Oregon’s air, water, and land for all to enjoy. 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 2 years of experience in a natural resource or environmental field (an equivalent combination of education and experience is acceptable).
- Excellent computer skills with expanded knowledge of Excel and Access.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Experience working with water quality principles such as sampling and analysis, water quality standards and the function of permits.
- Experience with DMRs and working with NPDES and WPCF permit holders
- Experience with site inspections to verify violations.
- Experience applying quality control information to define the quality of measurements or data.
- Experience working with regulated stakeholders.
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 cover letter and resume. Please enter your work experience in your application; a resume will not substitute for a completed application.
**Please be sure to check both your e-mail and Workday account for updates regarding this recruitment.**
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 at a later time.
If you have questions about the recruitment or need assistance to participate in the application process, please contact Patrick Atonna, Human Resources Analyst, at Atonna.Patrick@deq.state.or.us or (503) 229-5021.
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 Atonna.Patrick@deq.state.or.us