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15 Jun 2021

Full-Time Greenhouse Gas Programs Analyst (Operations and Policy Analyst 2)

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

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Job Description

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 welcomed. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may not meet every one of our listed qualifications. Lived experience may count towards the preferred qualifications listed below. 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 within its Office of Greenhouse Gas Programs for a Greenhouse Gas Programs Analyst (Operations and Policy Analyst 2) 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. The Office includes a program that collects data on statewide greenhouse emissions, as well as a program runs the Oregon Clean Fuels Program, a market-based program that reduces these emissions from transportation fuels across the state. In addition, the Office has a team dedicated to new climate policy analysis and design; this position works to support this team, providing project management, communications, and public and stakeholder engagement support.

What you will do!
As the Greenhouse Gas Programs Analyst, you will assist with rulemakings and policy analysis conducted by the Office, ensure proper record keeping and outreach are completed, support policy and data analysis, and develop materials to communicate complex information and policy materials to a broad range of audiences.

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, AFSCME represented position.

This recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies.

What are we looking for?

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in a business or public administration, behavioral or social sciences, finance, economics, political science, or a related degree, AND 2 years of professional-level evaluative, analytical, and planning work (an equivalent combination of education and experience is acceptable).

Candidates who are most competitive will also reflect the following:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; experience planning and facilitating stakeholder engagement.
  • Experience with measuring performance of an office and integrating performance results into business processes; experience creating short- and long-term goals, and tracking and monitoring operational results.
  • Experience analyzing and communicating complex policy concepts and data to a broad range of audiences.
  • Excellent project management skills; experience managing projects, including tracking progress toward milestones and budgets.
  • Experience and strong ability to work collaboratively within a team and across teams.
  • Experience with data auditing and analysis.

Working Conditions:

Work is primarily performed in a professional office environment with multiple demands on time. This position requires occasional travel on official State business for Environmental Quality Commission meetings, advisory committees, other meetings, conferences, or public hearings, some of which may include overnight stays. Meetings and public hearings are often held in the evenings.

How to Apply

How to Apply: (complete the application in full)

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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, please go here: 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.

Work Authorization:

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.

Questions/Need Help?

If you have questions about the recruitment or need assistance to participate in the application process, please contact Maddy Ouye, Human Resources Analyst, at or (503) 347-5759. TTY users: please use the Oregon Telecommunications Relay Service at 1-800-735-2900.

Job Categories: CO2 / GHG Emissions. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

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