Environmental Regulatory Coordinator

City of Portland, Bureau of Environmental Services
Portland, OR


Are you passionate about environmental remediation?  Do you want to apply your scientific knowledge to address complex environmental issues? You may be the Environmental Regulatory Coordinator we are seeking!


The City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) is seeking a dedicated  Environmental Regulatory Coordinator to manage the City’s technical work related to the Portland Harbor Superfund Site, which includes a ten mile stretch of the Lower Willamette River, and associated upland stormwater source control work.


The Environmental Regulatory Coordinator will be a member of the Environmental Remediation Team and will work regularly with staff at US EPA, Oregon DEQ, other City Bureaus, BES programs and Portland communities  to ensure the Portland Harbor work is coordinated with and supports various regulatory and policy issues around sediment remediation, stormwater source control, and environmental justice.


The position requires substantial judgment on addressing complex issues and an ability to collaborate and maintain effective partnerships and working relationships with a broad range of stakeholders. The Environmental Regulatory Coordinator is expected to carry out the position's responsibilities with initiative and independence while exercising sound professional judgment.


What you’ll get to do:

  • Manage the City's long-term involvement in Portland Harbor Superfund site, as it relates to source investigations, remedial design, remedial action, and performance monitoring.
  • Plan and lead environmental investigations, develop reports, present findings, and provide recommendations for next steps.
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures for integrating and coordinating the Portland Harbor.
  • Work with other bureau and City programs that share interests in or affected by environmental and stormwater issues.
  • Work in partnership with community to increase understanding of complex technical topics related to the cleanup.
  • Provide technical assistance and coordinate with other BES and City programs to evaluate potential impact of regulatory priorities and cleanup plans on internal regulatory, stormwater management, and development programs.
  • Manage project budgets, technical contracts, and Intergovernmental Agreements


Applicants should specifically address and demonstrate in their cover letter and résumé how their education, training, and/or experience meet each of the following minimum qualifications:   

  1. Experience related to environmental protection, contaminant fate and transport, risk assessment, sediment contamination, and source control and cleanup methodologies.
  2. Skill in negotiating with representatives of regulatory agencies to resolve environmental technical and/or compliance issues.
  3. Ability to analyze, interpret, explain, and apply relevant laws, municipal code and regulations, ordinances, policies, and procedures.
  4. Ability to analyze complex technical issues and challenges, evaluate alternatives and recommend policies, strategies, and effective courses of action.
  5. Ability to collaborate with diverse Portland communities, including Black, Indigenous, and people of  color and people traditionally underrepresented in local decision-making: facilitate inclusive participation in programs and activities; communicate cross-culturally.