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14 Apr 2020

Full-Time Greenhouse Gas Reporting Specialist (Natural Resource Specialist 3) – 2 Positions

Department of Environmental Quality – Posted by [email protected] Portland, Oregon, United States

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Job Description

Job Description:

With more than 40,000 employees who are dedicated to making Oregon a fantastic place to live, work, and play, the State of Oregon enterprise is comprised of a diverse group of employees who are passionate about public service. At the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, 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 new Office of Greenhouse Gas Programs for two Greenhouse Gas Reporting Specialists (Natural Resource Specialist 3s) in Portland, Oregon.

The Office of Greenhouse Gas Programs is a newly-formed unit that is responsible for developing and implementing many of Oregon’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Oregon Governor Brown has directed the department to develop and implement the following: (1) an expansion of the existing Clean Fuels Program; (2) a new program to cap and reduce GHG emissions from large stationary sources; (3) a new program to cap and reduce GHG emissions from transportation fuels; (4) a new program to cap and reduce GHG emissions from other liquid fuels and natural gas; and (5) a new set of requirements to reduce methane emissions from landfills. The Office builds on the department’s existing GHG Reporting Program, and will also coordinate with existing programs regulating vehicle emissions and promoting zero emissions vehicles. This position is one of ten new positions funded by the Oregon legislature for this program.

What you will do!

As the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Specialist, you will provide program expertise in greenhouse gas emissions accounting and reporting, and ensure that the GHG reporting program successfully and accurately collects annual emissions data. You will interpret and communicate complex technical reporting requirements to regulated entities, verify reported information, and compile and analyze emissions data. In addition, you will support rulemaking efforts and provide technical policy analysis to the Office, the Department, and stakeholders.

What’s in it for you!

The opportunity to join a dynamic team tasked with designing and implementing programs to reduce Oregon’s contribution to global climate change.  We offer 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 thinking globally and acting locally, apply today!

This is a full-time, AFSCME represented position.

This recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies.

What are we looking for?

  • Bachelor’s degree in a physical science, environmental science, natural resources, or 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.
  • Experience researching and analyzing GHG emissions protocols or other emissions accounting protocols and environmental issues.
  • Experience developing, maintaining, and updating electronic reporting tools.
  • Experience performing research and evaluating environmental data.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; skill in writing clear and concise reports and guidance describing regulatory requirements and/or other environmental topics.
  • Experience and strong ability to work collaboratively within a team and across teams.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with staff, many sectors of the public, and other agencies, including communicating technical information; professional level writing and presentation acumen.
  • Excellent project management skills; experience serving as a project leader, including developing, coordinating, and implementing project plans.

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 once you’ve submitted your application via a pop-up with a veterans’ preference questionnaire.

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 [email protected] or (503) 229-5107.

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.

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Job Categories: Environmental. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

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