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Department of Environmental Quality
$4,696 - $7,109
GIS Environmental Science Specialist (ISS5) Limited Duration
Job Opportunity available at DEQ!
The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has a full-time, limited duration opportunity, located in Portland, Oregon. You must be a current State of Oregon employee, in a permanent, limited duration, or seasonal status, to apply. The expected duration of this position is 6 to 12 months from the date of hire, but the duration can change at any time depending on business needs.
Are you passionate about preserving, enhancing, and protecting Oregon's environment? If so, please consider a career with the Department of Environmental Quality. At DEQ, 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. Here is a video about DEQ: https://youtu.be/iP3K7JoLe1k
DEQ's full-time limited duration opportunity is for a GIS Environmental Science Specialist (Information Systems Specialist 5) located in Portland, Oregon.
**This is a full-time, limited duration position that is expected to last 6 to 12 months, with the potential of becoming permanent. This recruitment is only open to current State of Oregon employee's in a permanent, limited duration, or seasonal status.**
DEQ has a centralized policy and planning component in headquarters and three regions to accomplish its mission: Northwest, Western, and Eastern Regions. This position is in headquarters located in the Lloyd District in Portland, Oregon, and is part of the Water Quality Program. This team of experts work cooperatively with the three Regional Programs and the Laboratory Program to develop and implement programs to protect and enhance the quality of waters of the state, and to ensure the public health and environment are protected.
What you will do!
As the GIS Environmental Science Specialist (Information Systems Specialist 5) you will perform strategic planning and use Geographic Information System (GIS) software for implementation of the Drinking Water Protection Program. You will plan, analyze, develop, and install computer system software for the program in cooperation with Program/Development Information Services, other state agencies, and the state GIS coordinators. Click here to learn more about DEQ's Drinking Water Protection Program.
What's in it for you!
A competitive benefit package that offers comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans for the employee and their qualified family members. Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP). Paid sick leave, vacation leave, personal leave, and 10 paid holidays a year. And other exceptional benefits such as thePublic Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF Program).
This is a full-time, AFSCME represented position.
This recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies.
What are we looking for?
Required Minimum Qualifications:
Four (4) years of information systems experience;
an Associate's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field, AND two (2) years of information systems experience.
OR a Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Computer Science.
Some travel may be required. Must possess a valid driver's license.
HOW TO APPLY: (complete the application in full)
Internal Applicants (current State of Oregon employees): Apply through your employee Workday account. View this job aid for assistance.
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If you have questions about the recruitment or need assistance to participate in the application process, please contact Tracie Knight, Human Resources Analyst, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-229-5021.
DEQ provides veterans' preference points to all eligible veterans. For more information, please go here: https://www.oregon.gov/jobs/Pages/Veterans.aspx. 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.
Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, ethnicity, veteran, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, or disability, and is committed to workplace diversity.