DEQ Building Material and Reuse/Repair Specialist

Building Material and Reuse/Repair Specialist

Application Deadline: 10/10/2019

Agency: Department of Environmental Quality

Salary Range: $4,851 - $7,104

Job Description:

With more than 30,000 employees who are dedicated to making Oregon a fantastic place to live, work, and play, the State of Oregon enterprise is comprised of a diverse group of employees who are passionate about public service. At the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, 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.

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 Building Material and Reuse/Repair Specialist serves as a senior technical expert in support of the Materials Management Section and Materials Management in Oregon: 2050 Vision and Framework for Action.

DEQ's Materials Management section has an opening for one (1) full time Building Material and Reuse/Repair Specialist (Natural Resource Specialist 4).

What you will do!

Your focus will be on reducing the lifecycle impacts of materials and products used in buildings and infrastructure, and development of the program’s strategic plan for the built environment. You’ll lead implementation of DEQ's strategic plan for Reuse, Repair, and Extending the Lifespan of Products in Oregon. You will also lead development of programs, goals, policy directions and action plans, and will design and lead projects to implement those plans. In addition, you will design and conduct research, hire and direct consultants and administer contracts, conduct extensive engagement with stakeholders and work collaboratively with other program staff, and diverse public and private partners. Experience in materials management is desirable but not required.

Please note: First review of application will take place on September 26th, 2019. Applications will continue to be accepted after the date of first review until a sufficient pool has been received.

What’s in it for you!

DEQ offers its employees opportunities that provide challenge and responsibility within an environment where they can grow and flourish! Join our team of committed professionals and make a difference on some of the most exciting and interesting environmental work in the natural resources field! We offer full medical, dental and vision health benefits with paid sick leave, vacation, personal leave and 10 paid holidays a year. If you are employed by a government or not-for-profit organization, you may be able to receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF). Learn more to see whether you qualify at PSLF Program

This is a full-time, exempt, AFSCME represented position.
This recruitment may be used to fill limited duration and/or permanent future vacancies.

What are we looking for?

  • Bachelor’s degree in Natural Resources or Environmental Science or a closely-related field and 4 years of experience in a physical science, environmental science or closely related natural resource field. At least one year of the experience must be at a technical or professional level performing activities in a natural resource program such as researching and analyzing data, conducting investigations, applying pertinent laws and regulations, or coordinating and monitoring project activities (an equivalent combination of education and experience is acceptable).

  • Knowledge of reuse/repair/product life extension for materials and products

  • Knowledge of construction process and materials

  • Architecture and/or building design experience

  • Project management skills

  • Knowledge of life cycle impacts of materials and products

  • Ability to envision alternative futures for production, consumption, reuse and recovery of materials and identify reasonable strategies leading to these

  • Knowledge of regulatory and non-regulatory options for influencing business and consumer decisions regarding production, consumption, reuse and recovery of material

  • Knowledge of building and zoning codes

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, please follow the “Apply” link above and complete the online application and all supplemental questions.

Please be sure to attach a resume and cover letter. You must submit these at the beginning of the application process when it asks for a resume. You may attach more than 1 item in this section.

Help Your Application Rise to the Top!

Your candidate profile, cover letter, and resume are the perfect opportunity to highlight your interest in the position and showcase your skills and experience, making you the best candidate for the position. Candidates whose training and/or experience most closely match the requirements and needs of the position and who attach all necessary documents will be eligible for an interview. Submissions will be screened for consistency of information and communication skills at the professional level (attention to detail, spelling, grammar, etc.).

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 once you’ve submitted your application via a pop-up with a veterans’ preference questionnaire.