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Regional Solutions Liaison (Operations & Policy Analyst 4)
BEND OR 97702
Category: Other
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Regional Solutions Liaison (Operations & Policy Analyst 4)
Regional Solutions Liaison (Operations & Policy Analyst 4)



Regional Solutions Liaison (Operations & Policy Analyst 4)


$69,240.00 - $97,092.00 Annually


Bend, OR

Job Type

Limited Duration


Environmental Quality - Eastern Region

Job Number



4/20/2018 11:59 PM Pacific

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The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality currently has a full-time Limited Duration opportunity for a Regional Solutions Liaison (Operations & Policy Analyst 4) to join an innovative team, and work to advance our agency mission to protect and improve Oregon's environment. This Limited Duration position is expected to run through June 2019.

DEQ's Mission is to be a leader in restoring, maintaining and enhancing the quality of Oregon's air, land and water. As a regulatory agency whose job is to protect the quality of Oregon's environment, DEQ works with Oregonians for a healthy, sustainable environment.

This position is located in Bend, OR. This is a management service position and is not represented by a union.

Duties & Responsibilities

Duties of the position include but are not limited to:

+ Represents DEQ in the North Central, Central and South Central Regional Solutions Centers (RSC).

+ Coordinates high profile economic development projects in Eastern Region, supporting the Eastern Region Administrator and working closely with Eastern Region managers and staff, elected officials, and federal, state and local partners to ensure community involvement, align federal, state and local regulations, promote sustainability and ensure compliance with environmental laws.

+ In support of the Industrial Lands Initiative and the Oregon Business Plan Industrial Land Initiative, with assistance from DEQ staff, helps the RSC identify environmental obstacles on candidate certified industrial sites, including environmental contamination issues, wastewater treatment plant capacity, and general permitting requirements.

+ Provides assistance to communities to help meet current needs and future demands, particularly related to infrastructure capacity and growth, integrating DEQ program requirements and other regulatory objectives.

+ Develops and maintains relationships with community and regional leaders to identify and resolve environmental problems or issues that DEQ can reactively or proactively address, either through or in addition to RSC activities.

+ Develops and maintains relationships with various partners, including other state and federal agencies, community organizations, non-profit groups and private entities to encourage the implementation and funding of non-DEQ activities that support DEQ's mission and Oregon's efforts to revitalize the economy.

+ Provides technical assistance to communities and local and regional groups in planning and implementing projects that support DEQ's mission to ensure that outcomes are consistent with DEQ's environmental protection goals and requirements.

+ Promotes opportunities for creative environmental solutions by bringing together DEQ staff and community partners to share ideas and seek solutions on specific environmental situations or on general issues, as supported by the DEQ Administration.

Working Conditions

Frequent travel (often overnight) to attend meetings and do site visits with agency staff, Regional Solutions Center partners, tribal representatives, community leaders, other state, federal and local partners, legislators and the public. Occasional extended work hours. Work is sometimes conducted outdoors in inclement weather; possible exposure to pollutants and chemicals.

Qualifications, Required & Requested Skills

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - To be considered a qualified applicant you must meet the following criteria:

A Bachelor's Degree in Business or Public Administration, Behavioral or Social Sciences, Finance, Law, Political Science or any degree demonstrating the capacity for the knowledge and skills required of the position.


Five years professional-level evaluative, analytical and planning work related to the duties of the job.


Any combination of experience and education equivalent to eight years of professional-level evaluative, analytical and planning work related to the duties of the job.

Desired Attributes - Preference many be given to applicants who can demonstrate experience with the following:

+ Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

+ Demonstrated political adroitness.

+ Ability to implement and resolve complex problems with multiple stakeholders.

+ Experience working collaboratively in teams and facilitating/coordinating diverse interests.

+ Ability to be resourceful.

+ Experience working independently and taking initiative.

+ Experience interpreting and applying regulations in environmental programs.

Additional Information

To apply, please follow these steps:

+ Complete the online application, including the supplemental questions, and attach a cover letter and resume.

+ The cover letter must be no longer than two pages and must address how you meet the desired attributes listed above.

+ The work experience and/or education section of your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet all of the minimum qualifications and desired attributes listed above. If it does not, we are required to disqualify it.

+ Complete the supplemental questions. Answers to the supplemental questions must be substantiated with the experience you listed in the work experience section of the application. (Please note that your responses may also be evaluated for grammar, spelling and punctuation.)

+ To receive credit for higher education coursework, transcripts (official or unofficial) must be submitted at the time of application. Note: To protect your confidential information, please redact (black out) your social security number on all transcripts before attaching to your application.


If you are an eligible veteran and wish to claim veterans' preference points AND you also meet the minimum qualifications for this position, the points will be added to your score. For more information on veterans' preference points visit our Veterans Resource page. To receive veterans' preference points you MUST attach the following required documentation to your electronic application.

+ A copy of your DD214/DD215 form; OR a letter from the US Dept. of Veterans Affairs indicating you receive a non-service connected pension for the five (5) point preference.

+ A copy of your DD214/DD215 form; AND a copy of your veterans' disability preference letter from the Dept. of Veterans Affairs for the ten (10) point preference.

Pay Equity

As an employer the State of Oregon complies with the Pay Equity Bill. We do not discriminate on the basis of protected class in the payment of wages or screen applicants on the basis of their current or past compensation. We determine salary from applicable professional experience and education. Please visit for more information.

Work Authorization

The Oregon 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 need assistance to participate in the application process, you are encouraged to email Carrie Adams at or call (503) 229-5963. TTY users please use the Oregon Telecommunications Relay Service: 1-800-735-2900.


The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is a regulatory agency whose job is to protect the quality of Oregon's environment.

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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Core benefits

Medical, vision and dental insurance

+ Comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans for the employee and qualified family members

+ $5,000 in employee basic life insurance

Retirement benefits

+ Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP)

+ Employer paid defined benefit and defined contribution programs

**Effective November 1, 2016, SEIU represented employees who are Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) participating members will have their base salary increased by 6.95%. Upon becoming a PERS participating member, SEIU employees pay the employee 6% contribution to PERS.

Paid leaves and other benefits

+ Sick leave earned at the rate of 8 hours per a month with no maximum accumulation

+ Vacation leave earned at a minimum rate of 8 hours per month with accrual rate increases at 5-year increments

+ 24 hours personal leave earned each fiscal year

+ Ten paid holidays a year

The state also provides access to an innovative Employee Assistance Program that offers work-life counseling, along with homeowner, legal and family resources.

Optional benefits

+ Term life (employee, spouse or domestic partner, and dependents

+ Long-term and short-term disability

+ Accidental Death and Dismemberment

+ Long-term care (self and eligible family members)

+ Flexible spending accounts

+ Option to enroll in the Oregon Savings Growth Plan, a deferred compensation program offering a wide variety of investment options.

The following information describes typical benefits available for employees. Actual benefits received may differ by position or branch of government or be prorated for other than full time work.

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