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Cleanup Program Data Analyst (Operations & Policy Analyst 2)

Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We would encourage you to apply, even if you don’t meet every one of our qualifications listed below. If you are excited about this position, we hope you apply. If you are unsure as to whether or not you meet the qualifications of this position, please contact us to discuss your application.
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality strives to create an inclusive environment that welcomes and values diversity. We foster fairness, equity, and inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, ethnicity, veteran, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, or disability, and we are committed to diversity.
Are you passionate about preserving, enhancing, and protecting Oregon’s environment? If so, please consider a career with the State of Oregon at the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). 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:
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has a full-time opportunity available for a Cleanup Program Data Analyst (Operations & Policy Analyst 2) in Portland, Oregon. This position is limited duration and may become permanent depending on the budget.
Please consider joining an innovative team, and work to advance our agency’s mission to protect and improve Oregon’s environmental quality. The Land Quality Division supports the agency's mission by managing environmental cleanups, assessing cleanup sites, promoting manufacturing and recycling of non-toxic commercial products, safely managing the disposal of solid and hazardous wastes, overseeing the state's underground storage tank and heating oil tank programs, ensuring timely response and cleanup of spills of oil and hazardous materials, and regulating safe discharge of ballast water to state waters. Click here to view a map of all of the DEQ offices.
What you will do!
You will be the Environmental Cleanup program’s lead staff managing environmental and operational data, and turning it into information that can be used to plan current and future activities. You will do this by making program data more easily accessible and understandable, including spatial patterns and relationships. You will manage and develop reports for federal grant expectations, including work plan estimates and outcomes, task budget tracking, staff charges, and reporting. You will evaluate and implement changes to reporting and invoicing forms, web pages, information management systems, policies, and procedures by understanding why they are needed and the best way to meet that need. You will evaluate program operations, identify process improvements, and work with managers and staff to implement procedures and processes to improve Environmental Cleanup program outcomes. You will serve as the Environmental Cleanup expert on data management and reporting by understanding and explaining rules, policies, and procedures, in order to provide meaningful and accessible communication with external and internal audiences. Additionally, you will be part of a team to plan and implement the Environmental Cleanup module of Your DEQ Online, a new, agency-wide environmental data management system.
What’s in it for you!
The opportunity to work in a productive and creative environment where no two days are ever the same! We offer a competitive benefits package that offers comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans for the employee and their qualified family members, as well as paid sick leave, vacation leave, personal leave, and 10 paid holidays a year. In addition, we offer membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), and you have the opportunity to potentially receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF). If you are passionate about Oregon's environment, apply today!
This is a full-time, AFSCME represented position.
This recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies.
What are we looking for?
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in a business or public administration, behavioral or social sciences, finance, political science, or a related degree, AND 2 years of professional-level evaluative, analytical, and planning work (an equivalent combination of education and experience is acceptable).
Candidates who are most competitive will also reflect the following:

  • Demonstrated experience in natural resource program analysis.
  • Advanced knowledge of all MS Office products, Visio, Adobe, and SQL databases; experience with geographical information systems.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, data visualization skills, and document management skills.
  • Understanding of environmental justice principles and utilizing technical data and information to inform program planning and prioritization.
  • Advanced ability to translate technical data and information into plain language for lay audiences; intermediate to advanced presentation skills; professional level writing.
  • Intermediate policy and financial analysis skills
Working Conditions:
Work is performed in a professional office setting. Occasional travel for fieldwork, meetings, trainings, conferences, and public hearings will occur, including some overnight stays. Meetings and public hearings are often held in the evenings.
How to Apply: (complete the application in full)

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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.
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 at a later time.
Pay Equity:
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 for more information.
Work Authorization:
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.
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) 347-5759. TTY users: please use the Oregon Telecommunications Relay Service at 1-800-735-2900.