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 protecting and enhancing 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 available for an Air Quality Manager (Principal Executive/Manager E) located 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. There are 3 regions (Northwest, Western, and Eastern); this position is in the Northwest Region. The Regions provide the following services: compliance inspection of regulated entities; enforcement of permit requirements and administrative rules; issuance of air, water, and solid waste permits; investigation of complaints; issuance of subsurface permits in counties; response to spills or other incidents with environmental impacts; direct contact and liaison with other governmental entities, industries, and the public; and technical assistance to regulated entities and the public. Click here to view a map of all of the DEQ offices.
What you will do!
You will manage, lead, and coach staff in the fulfillment of the objectives and goals for the Northwest Region Air Quality Program. You will oversee staff who perform field investigations, issue air quality permits, perform compliance inspections of permitted facilities, enforce permit conditions, enforce air quality regulations, investigate complaints, and conduct community engagement, integrating equity into the work portfolio as a part of DEQ’s organization health and environmental justice efforts. In addition, you will provide oversight of DEQ’s Complaint Intake System (CIS).
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, management service-supervisory position.
This recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies.
Application Deadline: August 8, 2021
How to Apply: (complete the application in full)
External Applicants Click on the “Apply” button and submit your application. You can also use this link: Click this link for the External Candidate job aid, and view this video for additional information.
Internal Applicants (current State of Oregon employees): Apply through your employee Workday account. View this job aid for assistance.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
If you have questions about the recruitment or need assistance to participate in the application process, please contact Jack Duncan, Human Resources Analyst, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (503) 229-5021. TTY users: please use the Oregon Telecommunications Relay Service at 1-800-735-2900.
What are we looking for?
Minimum Qualifications: 3 years of management experience in a public or private organization, which included responsibility for each of the following: development of program rules and policies, development of long and short-range goals and plans, program evaluation, and budget preparation.
Candidates who are most competitive will also reflect the following:
Policy and program development experience in leading agency responsibilities; preferably in air quality; experience managing or implementing air quality programs.
Management experience in a government agency or organization; supervisory management experience with a union represented employer.
Demonstrated ability to advise executives and other decision-makers; excellent verbal and written communication skills; excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
Ability to be resourceful and pay attention to detail; ability to switch priorities or projects seamlessly.
Experience in strategic planning, plan implementation, and change 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.
Proven experience fostering teamwork among subordinates; experience coaching, mentoring, and motivating subordinates.
Skill and experience in communication and outreach to underrepresented communities.
Ability to build partnerships across diverse community and stakeholder groups and interests.
Work is primarily in an office setting. This position requires occasional travel on official State business for meetings, conferences, and public hearings, as well as to resolve complex issues. Some overnight stays may be required. Meetings and public hearings are often held in the evenings, requiring occasional irregular work hours. Frequent in-state travel between regional offices and to headquarters in Portland will occur. This position is required to drive a state vehicle, so possession of a valid driver’s license is required. Physical outdoor activity involved during field activities or site inspections may include adverse weather conditions; exposure to pollutants, chemicals, contaminated soil, water, fumes, and/or airborne contaminants; fall or tripping hazards; climbing of stairs; kneeling; crouching; and substantial walking.
About Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
Oregon state government is a large organization by nearly any standard. With over 40,000 employees working all over the state, in small communities and large, we are proving that government can be innovative.
We work as a team, challenging ourselves to be better, faster and more efficient with taxpayer dollars.
After all, when every day we are responsible for caring for the needs of a diverse population and thriving business community, we simply must have the best and brightest workforce. If you take responsibility for your actions, are passionate about helping others succeed, and have a reputation for excellence and honesty, why not make Oregon state government your next career move?
Joining our team means you open the door to many possibilities. From entry level to executive, outdoor work to policy setting, we have a role for nearly every calling, expertise and background.
If you’re looking at us from across the country (or beyond!), know that Oregon is one of the most beautiful places on earth. Made up of seven diverse regions, Oregon has the ocean, mountains, valleys, high desert, cities, small towns, and almost everything in between.
Oregon “flies with her own wings.”