Are you passionate about protecting and enhancing Oregon’s environment? If so, please consider a career with the State of Oregon at the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is seeking an experienced leader with passion and vision to serve as the Eastern Region Administrator (Principal Executive/Manager G) located in Bend, Oregon.
This position serves DEQ’s Eastern Region. DEQ’s 3 regions - Northwest, Western, and Eastern - issue permits for air, land, and water quality; inspect regulated entities for compliance; enforce permit requirements and administrative rules; investigate complaints; respond to spills and other emergency incidents with environmental impacts; work directly with communities, other governmental entities, industries, and the public; and provide technical assistance to regulated entities and the public. Click here to view a map of all of the DEQ offices. Please consider joining an innovative team, and work to advance our agency’s mission to protect and improve Oregon’s environmental quality.
This is a full-time, executive service position. This recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies.
Sunday, July 25, 2021, at 11:59 PM
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is the chief regulatory agency of the government of the U.S. state of Oregon responsible for protecting and enhancing the state's natural resources and managing sanitary and toxic waste disposal. 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: https://youtu.be/iP3K7JoLe1k
THE OREGON DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY, AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER COMMITTED TO WORKFORCE DIVERSITY.
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 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 qualifications. If you are excited about this position, we encourage you to apply. If you are unsure as to whether or not you meet the preferred qualifications of this position, please contact us to discuss your application.
What you will do!
You will direct the administration of all operations of DEQ’s Eastern Region to ensure the effective delivery of DEQ programs locally, including consistent implementation of DEQ’s programs, enforcement of DEQ’s rules and statutes, and effective local engagement. You will develop and implement policies, procedures, and program priorities consistent with agency policy, and will determine the most effective utilization of resources to carry out goals and objectives. You will perform supervisory functions and represent the agency before legislators, the Governor’s Office, tribal nations, local governments, and stakeholders, integrating equity into the work portfolio as a part of DEQ’s organization health and environmental justice efforts. You will serve as a liaison to representatives of other agencies and the public. In addition, you will serve as a member of DEQ’s Leadership Team.
Work is primarily in an office setting with tight deadlines and shifting priorities. There will be extensive statewide and regional travel to supervise employees, and understand and address needs of regional offices and employees. Occasional national travel to attend meetings, trainings, and conferences will occur. Extended work hours, evening work, and weekend work may occur. Must have a valid driver’s license.
What’s in it for you!
You will receive a comprehensive, competitive, and affordable benefits and leave package, including:
How to Apply: (complete the application in full)
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.
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.
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 http://www.oregon.gov/das/hr/pages/equity.aspx 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.
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.
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@example.com or (503) 347-5759. TTY users: please use the Oregon Telecommunications Relay Service at 1-800-735-2900.
What are we looking for?
Minimum Qualifications: 6 years of management experience in a public or private organization which included:
In the “Work History” of your application, you must clearly describe your experience in each of the 4 areas listed above.
The most competitive candidates will possess the following preferred qualifications: