Environmental Compliance Manager

Portland Water Bureau
Portland, Oregon

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. 

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.)

  1. Knowledge and experience applying the fundamental natural sciences underlying healthy aquatic ecosystems including hydrology, botany and/or forestry, geology and fisheries science.
  2. Knowledge and experience applying the principles of management and supervision, including training and performance evaluation.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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