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Diesel Emissions Mitigation Analyst (Program Analyst 2)

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 are an equal opportunity employer and 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 qualification. If you are excited about this position, we encourage you to apply. If you are unsure as to whether or not you meet the qualifications of this position, please contact us to discuss your application.
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 for a Diesel Emissions Mitigation Analyst (Program Analyst 2) in Portland, Oregon.
Please consider joining an innovative team, and work to advance our agency’s mission to protect and improve Oregon’s environmental quality. The Air Quality Division is responsible for collecting environmental information, analyzing environmental information, and developing sound and effective environmental strategies. The Division ensures that the technical and scientific expertise is available to inform and carry out these responsibilities. In partnership with others, the Division takes a comprehensive and holistic view of environmental impacts and seeks to create solutions that enable actions that can reduce those impacts. The goal of the Air Quality Division is to ensure clean and healthy air for all Oregonians, which directly supports DEQ’s mission. The Air Quality Division is responsible for developing new air quality programs and supporting the Regions as they implement existing air quality programs. Click here to view a map of all of the DEQ offices.
What you will do!
You will assist the agency’s Diesel Emissions Mitigation Coordinator in executing the day-to-day operations of the Diesel Emissions Mitigation Program, which includes state funds from the VW Environmental Mitigation Fund and federal funds from DERA. You will provide technical expertise and assistance to the program, eligible fund recipients, and other stakeholders; interpret and assist in drafting Mitigation Plan requirements governing the eligibility of projects and other program guidelines; and work with the Program Coordinator to evaluate and approve (or reject) diesel engine mitigation projects. You will monitor and evaluate program progress to make certain program results meet the intended agency goals and expectations; adapt or develop procedures; work with the program coordinator and agency management to establish program performance measures; make program improvements; gather program data; develop program reports; and present results of analyses clearly in writing and verbally to different audiences.
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 11 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, or a related degree, AND 2 years of experience coordinating or administering a program (an equivalent combination of education and experience is acceptable).
Candidates who are most competitive will also reflect the following:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; skill in writing clear and concise technical and narrative reports that include analyses, recommendations, and conclusions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with staff, many sectors of the public, and other natural resources agencies, including communicating complex technical and policy information; professional level writing and presentation acumen.
  • Knowledge and experience in diesel emissions retrofit technology, including their application and estimated emissions reductions.
  • Knowledge of the Diesel Emissions Mitigation Program; knowledge of the VW Environmental Mitigation Plan and the Federal Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA).
  • Experience analyzing data, financial information, and other information to oversee implementation of various aspects of a program, such as diesel emission mitigation project evaluation and verification.
  • Experience authorizing the distribution of program funding, monitoring local programs receiving funding, and representing a program to the public.
  • Experience conducting in-depth evaluations of program operations, conducting research, and adapting or creating new procedures to solve program issues.
  • Experience with project management; excellent problem solving, organizational, time management, and analytical skills; ability to analyze problems and determine root causes.
Working Conditions:
Work is performed primarily in an office. This position requires occasional travel on official State business for meetings, conferences, trainings, and public hearings, some of which may be held in the evenings and involve overnight stays.
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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.
COVID-19 Vaccination Information:
The State of Oregon requires all executive branch employees to complete their COVID-19 vaccination series or have an approved exception to the requirement due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief. Successful candidates for this position must submit vaccination documentation or be approved for an exception prior to their first day of employment. Failure to provide proof of full vaccination or receipt of an approved exception will lead to withdrawal of the job offer. For more information, visit our policy listed here.
Veterans Information:
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.
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. 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.
Work Authorization:
DEQ does not offer visa sponsorships. On the first day of employment, all hires will be required to complete the US Department of Homeland Security’s Form I-9, confirming authorization to work in the United States. In addition, hires will have three business days from their first day of employment to present documents that establish employment authorization and identity. DEQ is an E-Verify employer and will use E-Verify to confirm that hires are authorized 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.