DEQ Grants and Hazardous Waste Analyst (Closes 3/22)

Grants and Hazardous Household Waste Analyst (Program Analyst 1)

Salary $3,459.00 - $5,034.00 Monthly

Location Portland, OR

Job Type Permanent

Department Environmental Quality - Environmental Solutions Division

Job Number DEQ17-0129

Closing 3/22/2018 11:59 PM Pacific

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality's Materials Management section location in Portland, OR currently has a full-time opportunity for a Grants and Hazardous Household Waste Analyst (Program Analyst 1) to join an innovative team, and work to advance our agency mission to protect and improve Oregon's environment. 

What you'll do:
The Grants and Hazardous Household Waste Analyst (Program Analyst 1) coordinates the materials management grants and household hazardous waste collection programs.  The person in this position will conduct research to gather program-related information to implement grant, household hazardous waste and other materials management programs/projects.  

What's in it for you:
Collaboration in an open office with a team of bright, mission driven individuals to work with and learn from. We offer full medical, vision and dental with paid sick leave, vacation, 24 hours of personal leave (fiscal year), and ten paid holidays per year.  This position is represented by American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), Local 333.  Consider applying today! 

The Grants and Hazardous Household Waste Analyst (Program Analyst 1) works primarily in an office environment.  This position includes occasional travel in- and out-of-state for meetings, conferences, workshops and training; occasional site visits to businesses involved with materials management such as tours of manufacturing, processing and reuse/recycling facilities; and infrequent night and weekend meetings.

* Driving is required in this position.  The successful candidate must have a valid driver's license.

Duties & Responsibilities

Duties of this position include but are not limited to:

Coordinate Materials Management Grant Program

  • Develop work plan and schedule for grant processes, including periodic updates to those processes
  • Prepare, maintain and distribute grant process materials, including application forms, instructions, public notices, grant evaluation and scoring /ranking documents, grant agreements and internal procedures manuals.   Update to reflect changes in grant rules, policies or processes.
  • Coordinate with business office regarding grant process, contracting requirements and grant agreements

Coordinate Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Program

  • Develop and maintain workplans and schedules for HHW collection activities in accordance with HHW Plan.
  • Plan and coordinate scheduling of HHW collection activities (e.g., events, school lab clean outs, mercury collection) with DEQ contractors, technical assistance staff and local governments.
  • Coordinate HHW collections with agricultural pesticides, paint and other waste collection programs.

Other Service Delivery

  • Answer public requests for information about Oregon's pharmaceutical waste and infectious waste regulations.
  • Calculate annual tipping fee rebates for distressed counties using established formula and data sources.
  • Send notices of rebates to affected counties and to business office for payment.

Grants, HHW and Other Materials Management Programs and Projects

  • Conduct research to gather program-related information to implement grant, HHW and other materials management programs and projects.
  • Maintain records and monitor project schedules, reporting, outcomes, accomplishments and expenses for grant, HHW collection and other materials management projects.
  • Evaluate results and recommend program actions to improve program operations.

Research and Analysis

  • Research, analyze, evaluate, and interpret data and other information to support materials management program, rule and policy development, plan updates, performance measures, reports and other projects.



Qualifications, Required & Requested Skills

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

A Bachelor's Degree in Communications, Marketing, Public Administration, Natural Resources or Social Sciences


Any combination of experience or education equivalent to three years technical-level experience coordinating or administering a government-regulated program.

Desired Attributes - Preference may be given to applicants with:

  • Experience working effectively in a team environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience and/or education with communications and marketing
  • Experience with program coordination
  • Familiarity with natural resource programs or community development infrastructure



Additional Information


To apply, please follow these steps:

  1. Complete the application. We will not accept a resume or position description in place of a completed application. Because of the volume of applications we receive, we do not review any attachments that we do not ask for.
  2. The work experience and/or education section of your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet all of the minimum and special qualifications listed above. If it does not, we are required to disqualify it.
  3. 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.)
  4. 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.

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.

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