Agency Director

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Deadline to Apply:

Sunday, October 16, 2022, 11:00pm


Portland, OR
United States

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Our client, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ or the “Department” or the “Agency”) is seeking an experienced environmental leader to serve as the Agency Director. DEQ is a state agency responsible for safeguarding the quality of Oregon's air, water and land in order to protect public health and the environment. DEQ is committed to building a diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce which reflects the population of and addresses the needs of all Oregon residents.

DEQ is headquartered in Portland with regional offices around the State. The Agency Director leads a team of administrators and managers engaged in innovative, cutting-edge environmental initiatives, including climate protection, environmental justice, and sustainability. The Director works closely with the Environmental Quality Commission (EQC), five citizen volunteers who oversee the Agency and who make major policy decisions including agency rules and the agency’s proposed budget. With the help of the DEQ Leadership Team and a Deputy Director, the Director develops Agency recommendations to the Commission, and then works to implement commission, legislative and the Governor’s direction in agency operations.

How to Apply:

To apply for the position, current State of Oregon employees must apply through their Workday account. External candidates will need to create a Workday profile to apply.

All applications must be received by 11:59 PM on Sunday, October 16, 2022. A current cover letter and resume are required.

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