DEQ Oregon E-cycles Specialist (Closes March 7)

Operations and Policy Analyst 2 (E-Cycles Specialist)

Salary $50,088.00 - $72,828.00 Annually

Location Portland, OR

Job Type Permanent

Department Environmental Quality - Environmental Solutions Division

Job Number DEQ17-0011

Closing 3/7/2017 11:59 PM Pacific

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 collaboratively with Oregonians for a healthy, sustainable environment.

The Materials Management section plans and implements policies and programs to reduce impacts of materials and products throughout their full life cycle, from design and production through distribution, consumption and use and management at end-of-life. The section establishes goals and measures; supports and performs research; develops and implements incentive, product stewardship, waste reduction and waste management programs; provides education and information; and collaborates with diverse public and private partners.

The Materials Management section at DEQ is recruiting to fill a full-time Operations and Policy Analyst 2.  The purpose of this position is to manage projects to implement and maintain the statewide electronic waste recycling program, Oregon E-Cycles, including developing policies, rules and legislative concepts to improve the program; overseeing manufacturer-run recycling programs and the state contract recycling program; coordinating Oregon E-Cycles planning and program activities and involving stakeholders. The position also manages and supports other product stewardship, waste prevention, recycling and other materials management projects.

Duties & Responsibilities


Duties of the position include but are not limited to:

  • Plan and manage projects to develop and implement Oregon's electronic recycling program, Oregon E-Cycles.

  • Coordinate Oregon E-Cycles planning and program activities.

  • Develop policies, rules and legislative concepts to effectively implement and continuously improve Oregon E-Cycles.

  • Oversee manufacturer-run and state contractor-run electronic recycling programs.

  • Develop and manage contracts, including contract for the state contractor-run electronic recycling program.

  • Develop and manage contracts, including contract for the state contractor-run electronic recycling program.

  • Convene and lead project advisory groups for Oregon E-Cycles and maintain relationships with key stakeholder groups.

  • Manage and support product stewardship, waste prevention, recycling and other materials management projects.

  • Represent the agency as an expert on electronics recycling and other aspects of materials management at public meetings, conferences and other forums.

  • Respond to program related technical, policy and operational questions.

  • Research and write technical reports and prepare other information for the legislature, program partners and other interested parties, industry, the public and media.

Working Conditions
Work is done primarily in an office environment. Occasional travel in-state and out-of-state may be required.


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, Natural Resource or Environmental Sciences, Political Science, Law or any degree related to the duties of the job AND

  • Two years of professional-level evaluative, analytical and planning work related to policy and program development or work related to the duties of the job  OR

  •  Any combination of experience and education equivalent to five years of experience of professional-level, evaluative, analytical and planning work related to policy and program development, or work related to the duties of the job.

Requested Skills - Preference may be given to applicants who can demonstrate knowledge, experience and skill in the following areas:

  • Project management, including leading project teams

  • Developing and implementing programs

  • Developing and evaluating policy alternatives

  • Developing and writing policy, rules and legislative concepts

  • Conflict resolution, negotiation and collaboration

  • Planning, leading and facilitating stakeholder engagement 

  • Designing and conducting quantitative and qualitative research 

  • Preparing professional reports

  • Written and oral communication

  • Proficiencies in Excel and other Microsoft Office software

  • Product stewardship, extended producer responsibility and other materials management programs such as sustainable production and consumption, waste prevention, recycling, composting and other material recovery.


Additional Information


Application Screening: In order to evaluate your experience as it relates to this position, we need detailed responses to the supplemental questions. Please respond completely in the space provided. Responses to the supplemental questions will be considered when determining which applicants, among those who meet the minimum qualifications, will be invited to interview. Failure to respond to each question in the space provided for that question may result in disqualification of your application.

Your application and application materials must be consistent and thorough in order to be considered. If the information contained in your answers to each of the supplemental questions is not reflected in your work history, your application may be removed from consideration. A cover letter and/or resume will not be accepted as a substitute for the work history section or answers to the supplemental questions.

Please note that your responses may also be evaluated for grammar, spelling and punctuation.

To apply for this position, follow the "Apply" link above to complete the Oregon Employment Application online. All application materials must be received by the closing date/time posted.

Only complete applications will be considered. Be sure to answer all supplemental questions and attach any required documents.

Information in your application, as well as responses to the supplemental questions, will be reviewed to determine candidates who qualify and whose experience best matches the requested skills.

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.

Salary: The Department of Environmental Quality's practice is to begin employees at the first pay step. However, a higher starting pay rate may be considered, budget permitting, depending upon the applicant's current total compensation (salary/benefits/retirement).

Union: This position is represented by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), Local 3336.

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The Department of Environmental Quality is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. DEQ welcomes applications from women, veterans, people of color, and individuals with disabilities.

If you have a disability or otherwise require assistance, you may contact us at:

Department of Environmental Quality
Human Resources Office
700 NE Multnomah St
Portland, OR  97232
(503) 229-5382