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DEQ is Hiring!

Posting Start Date: 11/4/2020

Posting End Date: 11/18/2020 @ 11:59 PM

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Materials Management Permit Writer and Compliance Specialist (Natural Resource Specialist 3)

Are you interested in reducing environmental impacts, conserving resources, and improving living conditions for all Oregonians? If so, please consider a career with the State of Oregon at the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). At the 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’s a video about DEQ:

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has a full-time opportunity for a Materials Management Permit Writer and Compliance Specialist (Natural Resource Specialist 3) in either Pendleton or The Dalles, Oregon.

To accomplish its mission, DEQ operates from a single centralized headquarters location and from multiple regional offices located throughout Northwest, Western, and Eastern Oregon. This position is in the Eastern Region and is responsible for oversight of non-hazardous solid waste management practices.

What you will do!
As the Materials Management Permit Writer and Compliance Specialist, you plan, administer, and coordinate permit programs for solid waste disposal facilities (including very small solid waste landfills, closed landfills, transfer stations, material recovery facilities, compost facilities, conversion technology facilities, recycling facilities, household hazardous waste facilities, waste tires facilities, and letters of authorization). You will review plans for construction, operation, and monitoring of solid waste disposal sites, inspect disposal site operations, investigate complaints, and take enforcement action as necessary. You will be the liaison with the local governments and regulated entities and administrate and enforce solid waste permits, solid waste disposal, and reduction and recycling laws.

What’s in it for you!

An exciting opportunity to work with dedicated professionals in a challenging and expanding field. A competitive benefit package that offers comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans for the employee and their qualified family members. Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP). Paid sick leave, vacation leave, personal leave, and 10 paid holidays a year. And other exceptional benefits such as the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF).

This is a full-time, AFSCME represented position.

This recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies.

What are we looking for?

  • Required Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in a physical science, environmental science, 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).*A least 1 year of your experience must be 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 interpreting rules, regulations, laws, agency guidance and procedures regarding solid waste management and disposal, recycling, waste prevention and materials management.