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14 Apr 2020

Full-Time Third Party Verification Program Administrator (Program Analyst 2)

Department of Environmental Quality – Posted by 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 a Third Party Verification Program Administrator (Program Analyst 2) 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 Third Party Verification Program Administrator, you will administer the Third Party Verification Program to support the Greenhouse Gas Reporting (GHG RP) and Clean Fuels Program (CFP). You will implement a program that significantly improves the quality and reliability of the data collected by those programs and by extension the ability of those programs to fulfill their purposes of tracking greenhouse gas emissions in Oregon and lowering the greenhouse gases from Oregon’s transportation fuels. This work will entail approving businesses to act as third-party verifier, developing webpages, trainings, policies, procedures, and necessary communications pursuant to requirements in the rules and as needed for the verification programs to operate effectively. You will assist in the administration of DEQ’s GHG RP and CFP, and will stay knowledgeable on their reporting requirements, calculation methodologies, and use of electronic reporting tools. You will provide technical assistance to reporters and verifiers while adhering to verification requirements. In addition, you will prepare reports summarizing the status of verifiers and the submission of verification statements for reports and pathway applications, as well as technical summaries of the reported emissions data.

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 business or public administration, behavioral or social sciences, or a related degree, AND 2 years of experience coordinating or administering a program (an equivalent combination of education and experience is acceptable).
  • Experience with data auditing and verification procedures.
  • Experience creating a program from the ground up, including creating program operational guidelines and procedures.
  • Experience conducting in-depth evaluation of program operations, conducting research, and adapting or creating new procedures to solve program issues.
  • Excellent project management skills, verbal and written communication, analytical skills, organizational skills, and time management skills.
  • Experience and strong ability to work collaboratively within a team and across teams.
  • Excellent problem solving skills; ability to analyze problems and determine root causes; strong data analysis skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with staff and businesses, including communicating technical information; professional level writing and presentation acumen.

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 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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