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Senior Water Quality Permit Compliance Analyst (Program 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 Headquarters located in Portland, OR currently has a Full-Time opportunity in our Community and Program Assistance section for a Senior Water Quality Permit Compliance Analyst to join an innovative team, and work to advance our agency mission to protect and improve Oregon's environment.

The Community and Program Assistance section provides overall leadership and program guidance for the state's, clean water state revolving fund loan program, NPDES water quality compliance and reporting. This includes policy, administrative rule and guidance development and interpretation; training development and delivery; consulting with regional staff on issues and appropriate application of agency rules and guidance; and tracking national and state trends on program issues and developing appropriate agency responses and plans.

What will you do?
This position is responsible for leading the implementation of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Electronic Reporting program, working with statewide staff and stakeholders to assure federal and state water quality permitting regulations are met and developing process, procedures and program requirements; providing advice and guidance on state and federal regulations and policies; evaluating and interpreting controversial or complex problems with program implementation and managing the resolution of these problems; coordinating program team leadership for complex projects; and responding to complex technical and policy questions from internal staff, the public, and stakeholders related to program development and implementation. The employee provides recommendations to the Program Manager for integrating water quality improvement project issues associated with funding aspects by working with DEQ Operations and Environmental Solutions regional staff.

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 water resources. 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
Most work conducted in an office environment that requires extensive daily use of a personal computer. Periodic travel in-state and out-of-state that requires a valid driver's license for meetings and conferences to conduct public meetings and hearings, present program information, provide guidance, obtain training, consult with DEQ program staff and other agencies. Must be available to participate in public meetings to present DEQ's view on program issues and requirements. Some facility and project visits may be necessary in coordination with regional staff.
Duties & Responsibilities
Duties of this position include but are not limited to:

Lead the Water Quality Program implementation of the NPDES electronic reporting requirements. Coordinate with the project manager and program coordinator to create processes, tracking program and process improvement needs. Lead implementation with regional staff and stakeholders, including outreach, training and technical support
Provide analysis and recommendations to Program Manager on staffing resource allocations, budgets, and overall program development and improvement recommendations.
Coordinate with Water Quality Program managers and coordinators to identify program implementation issues based on DEQ's rules and guidance and federal regulations and guidance.
Lead problem solving processes to identify and recommend solutions to those issues
Coordinate and make recommendations for internal program process improvements, including recommending goals, objectives and action items for short and long term strategy.
Collaboratively lead an internal staff team through a problem solving and decision making process for program improvements. Clearly document decisions, process and present to section manager.
Provide training and technical assistance to staff and stakeholders.
Qualifications, Required & Requested Skills
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - To be considered a qualified applicant you must meet the following criteria:

A Bachelor's Degree in Business or Public Administration, Behavioral or Social Sciences, or a degree related to business or public administration, behavioral or social sciences, or a related degree; AND four (4) years experience coordinating or administering a government-regulated program.


Any combination of experience or education equivalent to seven (7) years of experience coordinating or administering a government-regulated program

Desired Attributes - Preference may be given to applicants who can demonstrate knowledge or experience with the following:

Program development, evaluation and implementation
Strategic planning
Team leadership
Building collaborative partnerships
Implementing and resolving complex problems with multiple stakeholders
Interpreting and implementing federal, state and local regulations and guidance
Experience with state rulemaking process
Experience working with the Clean Water Act and state water quality permitting programs
Working with advisory committees
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 and desired attributes 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.

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.


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