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City of Portland Environmental Compliance Manager - Water Bureau (Manager I) in Portland, Oregon

Environmental Compliance Manager - Water Bureau (Manager I)

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Environmental Compliance Manager - Water Bureau (Manager I)

Salary

$83,325.00 - $145,808.00 Annually

Location

1900 N Interstate Ave, OR

Job Type

Regular

Bureau

Portland Water Bureau

Job Number

2020-00471

Closing

10/5/2020 11:59 PM Pacific

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The Position

The Portland Water Bureau is seeking an Environmental Compliance Manager to develop, manage and oversee environmental regulatory compliance programs and strategies for the bureau.

The position will report to the Resource Protection and Planning Group Director and manage the Environmental Compliance Division overseeing five full-time technical and policy staff and four to five seasonal field staff. The position is responsible for implementation of the Water Bureau’s Bull Run Water Supply Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP), a comprehensive 50-year approach to anadromous fish and wildlife habitat restoration and conservation in the Sandy River Basin. In this role, the position work closely with Water Bureau Operations, Engineering and Hydropower staff to ensure that the City’s drinking water and hydroelectric systems operate in compliance with all applicable environmental regulations. Implementation of the HCP also requires regular coordination and collaboration with fish restoration stakeholders in the Sandy River Basin (Sandy River Basin Partners) and state and federal regulators (Oregon Fish and Wildlife Department, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and the National Marine Fisheries Service). The position will also play a key role in the City’s future planning, preparation and communications with regulators on the relicensing process for its hydroelectric facilities.

Management responsibilities include supervision and assignment of duties for staff; contract management for professional technical services; environmental compliance program evaluation; and budget development and monitoring for the assigned division. Direct duties are focused on relationship development, maintenance and collaboration with bureau staff, stakeholders and regulators. The successful candidate for the position will be trusted to exercise considerable discretion in carrying out responsibilities independently and to demonstrate ongoing awareness of national, regional, and local environmental issues affecting drinking water provision.

City of Portland Core Values:

Anti-racism | Communication | Collaboration | Equity | Transparency | Fiscal Responsibility

These values guide our actions as we serve the community and engage our workforce. To learn more about the City's core values, please click here.

Why work at the City of Portland?

The City of Portland workforce serves a population of over 650,000. We are culture- and solutions-driven, viewing every challenge as an opportunity to learn, improve, and share our expertise. We are committed to removing systemic barriers to resources, access, and opportunity. The City is a believer in ALL people and continues to actively recruit and retain diverse top talent every day. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to medical, dental, vision, basic life, short- and long-term disability coverage to eligible employees and their families. If you are open-minded, motivated, community-focused, and self-aware, please apply yourself at the City of Portland today.

The City of Portland also participates in the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS). For more information on the City of Portland's benefits please click here.

Work Location

Currently, many positions with the City of Portland are being performed remotely due to COVID-19. Some employees are working from home full-time, while other roles cannot be filled in a remote status (firefighter, vehicle mechanic, street maintenance, etc.). In the future, current positions classified as “full-time remote” could: 1) remain full-time remote, 2) become a remote/onsite mix, 3) revert to full-time at a city work location. As the situation evolves, the exact work location of the position in this recruitment may change based upon leadership direction and approval.

To Qualify

All of the following minimum qualifications are required for this position. Applicants must specifically address and demonstrate how their education, training and/or experience, meets each of the following minimum qualifications. (Please see "Application Instructions" below.)

  • Knowledge and experience applying the fundamental natural sciences underlying healthy aquatic ecosystems including hydrology, botany and/or forestry, geology and fisheries science.

  • Knowledge and experience applying the principles of management and supervision, including training and performance evaluation.

  • Knowledge and experience analyzing, interpreting, explaining and applying the federal, state, and local environmental laws, statutes, regulations, and ordinances including the federal Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act and National Environmental Policy Act.

  • Ability and experience establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work including regulators, colleagues and stakeholders; demonstrate tact, diplomacy, and patience, and gain cooperation through discussion and collaboration.

  • Ability and experience collaborating with communities of color and people traditionally underrepresented in local decision-making; facilitate inclusive participation in programs and activities; communicate cross culturally.

The Recruitment Process

An evaluation of each applicant's training and experience, as demonstrated in your resume and responses to the supplemental questions weighted 100%. Do not attach materials not requested. Only candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on the equally ranked eligible list. You have 14 days from the notice of the examination results to let us know if you disagree with your results. Please read the City of Portland Administrative Rule 3.01 for complete information. Additional evaluation may be required prior to establishment of the eligible list and/or final selection.

PLEASE NOTE: The eligible list generated from this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies

Recruitment Timeline:

  • Position Posted: 09/14/20 - 10/05/20

  • Applications Reviewed: week of 10/05/20

  • Eligible List: week of 10/12/20

  • Selection Phase Begins: Tentatively the week of 10/26/20

Please note: All timelines are approximate and subject to change. This timeline may be delayed due to impacts from the current COVID-19 situation.

Application Instructions

Applicants must submit a professional resume and responses to the supplemental questions online, specifically focused on your qualifications for this position as identified in the "To Qualify" section of this announcement in accordance with the following Application Instructions: Your résumé and responses to the supplemental questions will be the basis for our evaluation of your qualifications for this position. Incomplete or inappropriate information may result in disqualification.

  • Your responses to the supplemental questions should include details describing your education, training and/or experience, and where it was obtained which clearly reflects your qualifications for each of the numbered items in the "To Qualify" section of this announcement.

  • Your resume should support the details described in your responses to the supplemental questions.

  • If you are requesting Veteran's Preference, as identified below, please describe in your responses to the supplemental questions and resume any transferrable skills obtained during your military service and how they relate to each of the required minimum qualifications under the "To Qualify" section above.

Please note, all completed applications for this position must be submitted no later than 11:59 pm, on the closing date of this recruitment. All applications must be submitted via the City's online application process. Do not attach materials not requested. E-mailed and/or faxed applications will not be accepted.

Additional Information

Work Status: Non-citizen applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at the time of application.

Veterans' Preference: If you are requesting Veterans' Preference, attach a copy of your DD214/DD215 and/or Veterans Administration letter stating your disability to your profile, as well as checking the box identifying yourself as a Veteran. You must request Veterans' Preference AND include a copy of your documentation for each recruitment to which you apply. Veterans' Preference documentation must be submitted no later than 11:59 PM on the closing date of this recruitment.

ADA, Pregnancy, and Religious Accommodations: If you identify as a person with a disability, are pregnant or nursing, or observe a religious practice(s), and would like to request a reasonable accommodation when applying for this job, please contact the Recruiter below for assistance.

Equal Employment Opportunity: It is the policy of the City of Portland that no person shall be discriminated against based on race, religion, color, sex, marital status, family status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or source of income. The City values diversity and encourages everyone who is interested in employment with the City to apply.

Did you know? The City of Portland offers "How to Apply Classes" that are free and review best practices for applying to the City. Follow the link for the most recent list of scheduled dates: www.bit.ly/howtoapplyclass

Contact Information

Teresa Dahrens, Senior Recruiter

Bureau of Human Resources

Teresa.Dahrens@portlandoregon.gov

(503) 823-4516

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

A Career with the City of Portland offers many Employee Benefits

This summary outlines the benefit programs, actual benefts may vary depending on bargaining unit and employment status.

The City of Portland offers a comprehensive benefit package that is competitive with other private and public sector employers.

More detailed information can be obtained by calling the Benefits & Wellness Office at 503-823-6031.

Health Care (Medical, Vision and Dental)

  • A choice of two medical/vision plans and two dental plans.

  • Coverage is available to benefits-eligible employees, their spouse/domestic partner and eligible dependent children up to age 26.

  • For full time employees, the City pays 95% of the cost of coverage, you pay 5%.

  • The part-time employees' cost is pro-rated based on the number of hours in the employee's regular work schedule.

Wellness Benefits

  • We offer many on-site fitness center locations and classes, stretching,

  • discounts to local fitness clubs,

  • smoking cessation benefits,

  • chronic care coaching programs,

  • worksite wellness screenings and flu shots.

Life Insurance

  • Basic life insurance at no cost to full time employees.

  • Levels of coverage are based on bargaining units, employment status and/or annual salaries.

  • Supplemental life insurance - employees may purchase up to $500,000 for themselves

  • up to $300,000 for their spouse or domestic partner.

  • up to $25,000 for dependent children.

  • This coverage is portable upon retirement or separation. There are some limitations on coverage level.

Long Term Disability

  • Depending on your bargaining unit, you may be eligible for Basic Long Term disability coverage which will pay up to 40% of your basic monthly earnings up to $3,333 per month.

  • The benefit is available 60 days from the onset of the approved disability, or exhaustion of sick leave, whichever is later.

  • Preexisting condition limitations do apply.

  • Employees may also purchase an additional 20% (of your basic monthly earnings up to $1,667 per month) coverage.

Short-Term Disability

  • Depending on your bargaining unit, you may be eligible for Basic Short-Term disability coverage which will pay up to 40% of pre-disability earnings for eligible employees

  • The benefit is available after a 14-day waiting period, and can continue for 90 days.

  • Pre-existing condition limitations do apply.

  • Employees may also purchase an additional 20% benefit (of your basic monthly earnings up to $1,667 per month) coverage.

Employee Assistance Plan

  • Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) provides confidential counseling services for employees and eligible dependents.

  • Effective July 1, 2013, the plan provides up to five free visits per year.

Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Medical Expense Reimbursement Plan (MERP) allows you to make pre-tax contributions to your account to pay for eligible medical/dental/vision expenses which are not paid by your health insurance (deductibles, co-pays, etc.)

  • Dependent Care Account Program (DCAP) allows you to pay for your eligible dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. The maximum allowable you may contribute to this plan is $5,000.

Retirement

  • Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP)

  • The City currently pays the employee's share of the retirement contribution.

  • Employees who are OPSRP members are vested after five years of contributions or when they reach age 65 (age 60 for police and fire.)

  • Option to contribute a portion of your earnings on a pre-tax basis to the City's Deferred Compensation Program.

Paid Leave

  • 112 hours of vacation each year initially. This accrual will increase over time.

  • Sick leave typically accrues up to a maximim rate of 40 hours per calendar year

  • 10 paid holidays each year

  • Three personal days accrue each year

Family Medical Leave

In accordance with federal and state law, and the City policy for family medical leave, the City grants family and medical leave to eligible employees for certain family and medical related reasons.

Other Benefits

  • City's TRIP Reduction Incentive Program (for transportation options)

01

Thank you for your interest in joining the team at the City of Portland. We sincerely value your time and hope to make your application experience as positive as possible.

The following supplemental questions are an important step in the examination and selection process to assist us in determining if you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities to succeed in the posted vacancy.

A lack of a complete and thorough response to each of the supplemental questions in the space provided may result in disqualification from the examination. In addition, the selections you make and responses you provide in the questionnaire must accurately reflect what is documented in your work history.

All of the supplemental questions below that are specifically listed in the "To Qualify" section are required for this position. Please provide unique responses for each question that specifically address the qualification(s). Answering "No", "See resume", or entering "N/A" in the open text field to any of the minimum qualifications may result in elimination from further consideration.

If you are requesting veterans' preference, please be sure to indicate that you are a veteran and also upload a copy of your DD214 and/or Veteran's administration letter stating your disability. Veteran's preference documentation must be submitted by the closing time of this announcement.

Have you read and understood all of the information listed above?

  • Yes

  • No

02

Where did you first learn about this job opportunity? (If on a website or job board, please specify which one)

03

The City of Portland receives public records requests at times. Please indicate which response you find appropriate:

(Answer will not disqualify you from the process)

  • My application was submitted with the understanding that the City of Portland would keep the information confidential and would only disclose the information if ordered to do so. I would not have submitted this application without the promise of confidentiality.

  • You may release my application, I am waiving confidentiality.

04

Do you possess knowledge and experience applying the fundamental natural sciences underlying healthy aquatic ecosystems including hydrology, botany and/or forestry, geology and fisheries science?

  • Yes

  • No

05

If you answered "Yes" to the previous question, please describe, in detail, your knowledge and experience applying the fundamental natural sciences underlying healthy aquatic ecosystems including hydrology, botany and/or forestry, geology and fisheries science.

In your response, include details which clearly reflect how you meet this minimum qualification. Such as,

  • Examples of when you used the knowledge skill or ability;

  • Role you served in (professional, internship, volunteer); and

  • Total years of experience applying the knowledge, skill or ability.

(Enter N/A, if you do not have relevant experience)

06

Do you possess knowledge and experience applying the principles of management and supervision, including training and performance evaluation?

  • Yes

  • No

07

If you answered "Yes" to the previous question, please describe, in detail, your knowledge and experience applying the principles of management and supervision, including training and performance evaluation.

In your response, include details which clearly reflect how you meet this minimum qualification. Such as,

  • Examples of when you used the knowledge skill or ability;

  • Role you served in (professional, internship, volunteer); and

  • Total years of experience applying the knowledge, skill or ability.

(Enter N/A, if you do not have relevant experience)

08

Do you possess knowledge and experience analyzing, interpreting, explaining and applying the federal, state, and local environmental laws, statutes, regulations, and ordinances including the federal Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act and National Environmental Policy Act?

  • Yes

  • No

09

If you answered "Yes" to the previous question, please describe, in detail, your knowledge and experience analyzing, interpreting, explaining and applying the federal, state, and local environmental laws, statutes, regulations, and ordinances including the federal Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act and National Environmental Policy Act.

In your response, include details which clearly reflect how you meet this minimum qualification. Such as,

  • Examples of when you used the knowledge skill or ability;

  • Role you served in (professional, internship, volunteer); and

  • Total years of experience applying the knowledge, skill or ability.

(Enter N/A, if you do not have relevant experience)

10

Do you possess the ability and experience establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work including regulators, colleagues and stakeholders; demonstrate tact, diplomacy, and patience, and gain cooperation through discussion and collaboration?

  • Yes

  • No

11

If you answered "Yes" to the previous question, please describe, in detail, your ability and experience establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work including regulators, colleagues and stakeholders; demonstrate tact, diplomacy, and patience, and gain cooperation through discussion and collaboration.

In your response, include details which clearly reflect how you meet this minimum qualification. Such as,

  • Examples of when you used the knowledge skill or ability;

  • Role you served in (professional, internship, volunteer); and

  • Total years of experience applying the knowledge, skill or ability.

(Enter N/A, if you do not have relevant experience)

12

Do you have the ability and experience collaborating with communities of color and people traditionally underrepresented in local decision-making; facilitate inclusive participation in programs and activities; communicate cross culturally?

  • Yes

  • No

13

If you answered "Yes" to the previous question, please describe, in detail, your ability and experience collaborating with communities of color and people traditionally underrepresented in local decision-making; facilitate inclusive participation in programs and activities; communicate cross culturally.

In your response, include details which clearly reflect how you meet this minimum qualification. Such as,

  • Examples of when you used the knowledge skill or ability;

  • Role you served in (professional, internship, volunteer); and

  • Total years of experience applying the knowledge, skill or ability.

(Enter N/A, if you do not have relevant experience)

Required Question

Agency

City of Portland

Address

1120 SW 5th Ave, 404

Portland, Oregon, 97204

Phone

503-823-4757

Website

http://www.portlandoregon.gov/jobs

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