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Senior Hazardous Waste Policy Analyst (Operations and Policy Analyst 3 )

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Oregon DEQ
700 NE Multnomah St Suite 600
Portland, OR 97232
United States

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality currently has a unique opportunity for a Full-Time Materials Management/Solid Waste Compliance Specialist (Natural Resource Specialist 3) to join an innovative team, and advance our agency mission to protect and improve Oregon's environmental quality.

The Department of Environmental Quality is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. DEQ welcomes applications from women, veterans, people of color, and individuals with disabilities.

What you'll do
The purpose of this position is to serve as a solid waste program permit writer and compliance specialist and provide policy analysis and technical assistance on solid waste disposal, solid waste reduction and recycling options to local governments and individuals in assigned counties. The selected candidate will provide information and guidance regarding rules, permit conditions, and technical requirements for the public and regulated community. The selected candidate will conduct site visits, inspections and investigations, review, collect or compile monitoring data, and review and draft new permits, permit renewals and permit modifications for solid waste disposal facilities. This person will respond to and resolves complaints, investigate illegal disposal of solid waste, and determine appropriate compliance, and enforcement actions.

What's in it for you?
The opportunity to join a dynamic team of mission focused individuals tasked with providing high quality environmental data needed for understanding and protecting Oregon's air quality. Put your creative problem-solving and analytical skills to great use helping to keep Oregon green. We offer full 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 and have experience testing and regulating water quality, apply today!

This is a full-time, AFSCME represented position.
This recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies.

Working Conditions
Occasional lifting and exertion for short periods. Must be able to lift 25 pounds. State wide travel to meetings and permitted facilities to observe, inspect, and monitor disposal site planning, development and operations. Occasional evening and weekend meetings or household hazardous waste collection events.

During field activities, there may be exposure to pollutants, chemicals, contaminated soil, water, fumes, airborne contaminants, fall or tripping hazards, etc. Such conditions may require use of personal safety equipment and protective clothing. Employee must be trained, monitored and equipped, in accordance with applicable Health and Safety Rules.

Must possess a current valid driver's license and be able to drive state vehicles to and from inspections.
Qualifications, Required & Requested Skills
Minimum Qualifications - To be considered a qualified applicant you must meet the following criteria:
Three (3) years of experience in a physical science, environmental science or closely related natural resource field.
At least one (1) year of the experience must be 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;

A Bachelor's degree in physical science, environmental science or a closely related natural resource field
Three (3) additional years of related, pertinent experience.

A Master's degree in a physical science, environmental science or a closely related natural resource field will substitute for up to one (1) year of the required experience.

A Doctorate degree in a physical science, environmental science or a closely related natural resource field will substitute for up to two (2) years of the required experience.

NOTE: To receive credit for all required/related coursework, a photocopy of transcripts is required.

Requested Skills - Preference may be given to applicants who can demonstrate knowledge or experience in the following areas:
Demonstrated experience writing environmental regulatory permits for solid waste, water quality, air quality or hazardous waste
Demonstrated experience interpreting rules, regulation, laws, agency guidance and procedures regarding solid waste management and disposal, recycling, waste prevention and materials management
Demonstrated experience conducting environmental inspections of businesses, agencies or other organizations,and making regulatory determinations for compliance with local, state or federal solid waste, hazardous waste, air, water or other environmental regulatory requirements
Basic science or engineering education that includes understanding principles of air, water and waste pollution control
Demonstrated experience writing concise and clear reports describing complex regulatory determinations
Serving on technical committees to evaluate environmental issues and provide advice regarding policy, guidance or rule development
Additional Information
To apply, please follow these steps:

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 do not review any attachments that we do not ask for.
The work experience and/or education section of your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet all of the minimum qualifications, required and requested skills listed above. If it does not, we are required to disqualify it. Please be sure to attach your resume demonstrating your experience and how it qualifies you for the position you're applying for.
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.)
To receive credit for higher education coursework, transcripts (official or unofficial) must be submitted at the time of application. Note: To protect your confidential information, please redact (black out) your social security number on all transcripts before attaching to your application.
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. To receive veterans' preference points you MUST attach the following required documentation to your electronic application.
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.
For more information on veterans' preference points visit www.oregonjobs.org, and select veterans' preference.

Work Authorization
The Oregon 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.

Driver License
This position requires you to possess and maintain a current valid license to drive issued by the state of residence OR provide an acceptable, alternate form of transportation.

If you need assistance to participate in the application process, you are encouraged to email Jamaal Gulledge at [email protected] or 503-229-5107. TTY users please use the Oregon Telecommunications Relay Service: 1-800-735-2900. If you have application login problems, get an error message during the application process, or are experiencing other technical (computer related) difficulties, please call the NEOGOV help line for assistance at 1-855-524-5627. You can also e-mail NEOGOV for support at [email protected].

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is a regulatory agency whose job is to protect the quality of Oregon's environment.


Oregon DEQ
700 NE Multnomah St Suite 600
Portland, OR 97232
United States