Are you a water quality expert with knowledge of the challenges and opportunities of agricultural water resource management and natural resource compliance and enforcement? Are you a skilled collaborator with experience engaging industry organizations and delivering technical presentations to both technical and nontechnical audiences? If so, consider joining the Oregon Department of Agriculture, Water Quality Program as our Water Quality Program Manager (Business Operations Manager 1). Oregon Department of Agriculture – Who we are: At the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA), employees work with a dynamic and supportive team of mission-focused individuals tasked with ensuring healthy natural resources, environment, and economy for Oregonians now and in the future through inspection and certification, regulation, and promotion of agriculture and food. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are embedded in the Department of Agriculture core values. Employees at all levels of the agency work together to foster fairness, equity, inclusion, and belonging. The department strives to be a model employer committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Learn more about what we do here. The program is responsible for working with farmers and ranchers in Oregon to prevent and control water pollution from agricultural activities. The program works closely with Soil and Water Conservation Districts and other partners to conduct its work. The program's responsibilities include compliance with rules establishing required conditions on agricultural lands to protect water quality, evaluating agricultural lands for compliance with required conditions, conducting onsite inspections to evaluate agricultural lands for compliance, and when necessary, using a progressive approach to achieve compliance. The program is outcome-based and strives to provide farmers and ranchers with flexible options to comply with required outcomes and achieve the state's water quality goals.
What you’ll be doing:
The Water Quality Program Manager (Business Operations Manager1) position supports the implementation of Agricultural Water Quality Program and its multiple components to include; agriculture water quality management area plans and rules, ensuring compliance with state statues and rules, agriculture channel maintenance program, soil and water conservation district support, develop and execute strategic initiatives, and overall management of a multifaceted program.
This position is responsible for:
What are we looking for?
To Qualify for the Position, You Need:
Requested Skills (Desired attributes):
You do not need to have all of the skills below to be eligible for this position. Please let us know which of these skills you do have by demonstrating them in your application.
How to apply:
Required: Attach a cover letter and a resume to your application. Demonstrate how you meet the qualifications and requested skills in your application. Applications without both requested documents attached will not move forward in the recruitment process.
What’s in it for you?
The opportunity to work in a productive and creative environment where no two days are ever the same! We offer a competitive benefits package including comprehensive medical, vision, and dental benefits for employees and their qualified family members, as well as paid sick leave, vacation leave, personal leave, and, 11 paid holidays a year. In addition, we offer membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), deferred compensation, and the opportunity to potentially receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF).
If you have questions about the recruitment or need an alternate format to apply, please contact Kristin Lamb at [email protected] or call 503-986-4585.
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