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17 May 2022

Full-Time Clean Fuels Reporting Specialist (Natural Resource Specialist 3)

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

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Job Description

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 preserving, enhancing, and protecting 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:

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has a full-time opportunity for a Clean Fuels Reporting Specialist (Natural Resource Specialist 3) in Portland, Oregon.

The Office of Greenhouse Gas Programs is responsible for leading the agency’s efforts to develop and implement programs to reduce Oregon’s greenhouse gas emissions. These programs are addressing how Oregonians contribute to climate change by transitioning to clean energy alternatives that also benefit our public health and local economies.  The Office includes a program that collects data on statewide greenhouse emissions, as well as a newly adopted Climate Protection Program.  This position will work on the other program, the Oregon Clean Fuels Program, a market-based program that reduces emissions from transportation fuels across the state. Greenhouse gas emissions from transportation are the largest source of Oregon’s contribution to climate change. The Clean Fuels Program not only reduces these emissions but also other pollutants that affect local air quality and public health.  Click here to view a map of all of the DEQ offices.

What you will do!

You will be a technical expert responsible for supporting the implementation of the Oregon Clean Fuels Program. You will execute many of the day-to-day operations of the program. You will follow documented processes to determine program applicability to a wide range of companies supplying transportation fuels in Oregon, particularly regarding their quarterly and annual reporting obligations. You will also determine compliance with program requirements through the review of reports from regulated parties, review transaction information for compliance with program requirements, and participate in rulemaking support activities. In addition, you will work with the Clean Fuels Program team to identify problems with existing processes and adapt existing methods and policies to effectively and efficiently implement the program. Finally, you will provide technical expertise and assistance to program staff, the regulated community, and other stakeholders.

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 11 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, AFSCME represented position.

This recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies.

What are we looking for?

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in a physical science, environmental science, natural resources, or closely related field, AND 3 years of experience in a natural resource or environmental field (an equivalent combination of education and experience is acceptable). At least 1 year of experience 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.

Candidates who are most competitive will also reflect the following:

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within a team and across teams.
  • Experience developing clear and concise technical analysis to support policy decisions; ability to analyze data and other information, including modeling information, to oversee implementation of various aspects of the program, credit/deficit tracking, and compliance verification.
  • Experience presenting to stakeholder groups and the public to solicit input to inform decision making.
  • Knowledge of and ability to use Excel, R, and/or other statistical and database packages to evaluate fuels and other environmental data.
  • Facilitation and stakeholder/public engagement experience; experience working with multiple parties with competing interests to achieve common goals.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; skill in writing clear and concise technical and narrative reports and guidance describing regulatory requirements and/or other environmental topics, which will include analyses, recommendations, and conclusions.
  • Ability to work with and communicate effectively with diverse stakeholders, the public, colleagues, and other natural resource agencies.
  • Ability to communicating complex technical and policy information, including effective presentation skills and an ability to match presentation style to the needs of individual audiences.
  • Experience with carbon intensity calculations.

Working Conditions:

Work is primarily in an office setting with occasional travel throughout the state for meetings, presentations, educational seminars, and conferences. Occasional travel out of state to attend national conferences and meetings may be necessary. Meetings may occur in the evenings.

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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.

Veterans Information:

DEQ provides veterans’ preference points to all eligible veterans. For more information on veterans’ preference, please visit Veterans Resources, or call the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs at: 1-800-692-9666. For privacy reasons, please do not attach veterans’ preference documents when initially applying. You will be asked to submit those at a later time.

Pay Equity:

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 for more information. Please note: the salary listed is the non-PERS qualifying salary range. If the successful candidate is PERS qualifying, the salary range will reflect an additional 6.95% (6% goes to PERS and .95% covers payroll taxes). Please review the Classification and Compensation page for more details.

Work Authorization:

DEQ does not offer visa sponsorships. On the first day of employment, all hires will be required to complete the US Department of Homeland Security’s Form I-9, confirming authorization to work in the United States. In addition, hires will have three business days from their first day of employment to present documents that establish employment authorization and identity. DEQ is an E-Verify employer and will use E-Verify to confirm that hires are authorized to work in the United States.

Questions/Need Help?

If you have questions about the recruitment or need assistance to participate in the application process, please contact Willa Wilbanks, Human Resources Analyst, at or (503) 229-5021. TTY users: please use the Oregon Telecommunications Relay Service at 1-800-735-2900.

How to Apply

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Job Categories: Environmental. Job Types: Full-Time.

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