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29 Mar 2018

Full-Time Air Operations Analyst

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality – Posted by OregonDEQ Portland, Oregon, United States


Job Description


The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality currently has a Full-Time opportunity for an Air Operations Analyst to join an innovative team, and work to advance our agency mission to protect and improve Oregon’s air quality.

What you will do!
The selected candidate will be responsible for ensuring that the state determines and meets certain portions of hazardous air pollutants’ control requirements. The successful candidate will be responsible for statewide identification and assessment of affected and potentially affected sources in particular industry/commercial classifications (particularly area sources), development of a permitting program for those sources that meets federal requirements, and integration into DEQ’s overall air quality permitting program, and implementation of the permitting and emission fee programs. The successful candidate will analyze federal legislation, regulations, and provide guidance for other state’s evolving programs to determine new program requirements and effective implementation mechanisms, establish and implement new procedures, quantify potential emissions toxic air pollutants from the air quality sources, and determine program applicability. The selected candidate will evaluate permit applications, establish control and operating requirements, and prepare permits and detailed reports for affected sources, evaluate the nature and extent of residual health and environmental risk from proposed control requirements and make recommendations for further action. The successful candidate will consult and advise public, trade associations, affected sources, Department advisory groups, and local agencies on program developments and requirements and provide Department staff with training in program rules, requirements, and inspection criteria, and provide regulatory interpretation and compliance assurance assistance. The selected candidate will also be a primary rule writer for incorporation of proposed and newly promulgated federal regulations on toxics pollutants from affected sources for applicability in Oregon.

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.
Additional Details
If you previously applied for this position you do not need to reapply as you will be added to the applicant pool. This recruitment will remain open until filled. Our 2nd application screening is scheduled for Monday, April 9, 2018 at 8:00 a.m., but we may close the announcement at any time after this date when we have received an adequate number of applications. We cannot guarantee that we will consider applications received after this screening date. We encourage interested applicants not to delay in applying.

Qualifications, Required & Requested Skills


Four (4) years of experience in a natural resource program two years of the experience must have been gained in air toxics science, policy development, risk assessment or risk communication fields.

AND A Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Resources, Environmental Engineering, Chemistry, Biology, Toxicology, Environmental Science, Physiology or a closely related field.


Four (4) additional years of relevant experience.

A Master’s degree in Natural Resources, Environmental Engineering, Chemistry, Biology, Toxicology, Environmental Science, Physiology or a closely related field will substitute for up to one (1) year of the required experience.OR

A Doctorate in Natural Resources, Environmental Engineering, Chemistry, Biology, Toxicology, Environmental Science, Physiology or a closely related degree will substitute for up to two (2) years of the required experience.
Desired Attributes and Requested Skills:
  • Ability to write concise and clear reports describing complex investigations, evaluations, and regulatory determinations.
  • Ability to balance data and risk uncertainties with the need for decision making and progress toward Air Quality.
  • Ability to interpret and conduct advanced statistical analysis.
  • Competency in MS Excel and Access, or other
  • Experience communicating effectively with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Experience as a primary contributor/rulewriter in a State rulemaking.
  • Experience serving on technical committees to evaluate environmental issues.
  • Knowledge of probabilistic and deterministic risk assessment techniques.

Additional Information

To apply, please follow these steps:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.)
  4. 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, 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 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

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.


How to Apply

To apply, please visit our jobs page below: Air Operations Analyst

Job Categories: Air Quality. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.

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