Northeast Portland DEQ Clean Air Station Manager (Business Operations Supervisor 2)

$5,079 - $7,861 monthly
  • Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
  • Portland, OR, USA
  • Sep 16, 2023
Full time Environmental Protection

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Northeast Portland DEQ Clean Air Station Manager (Business Operations Supervisor 2)

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Northeast Portland DEQ Clean Air Station Manager (Business Operations Supervisor 2) 

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality strives to build and sustain an inclusive environment that embraces and values diversity. Employees at all levels of the agency work together to foster fairness, equity, inclusion, and belonging. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, ethnicity, veteran, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, or physical or mental disability. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may not meet every one of our listed preferred qualifications. Lived experience may count towards the preferred qualification. If you are excited about this position, we encourage you to apply. If you are unsure as to whether or not you meet the qualifications of this position, please contact us to discuss your application. 


Are you passionate about preserving, enhancing, and protecting Oregon’s environment? If so, please consider a career with the State of Oregon at the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). 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: 



The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) currently has a full-time opportunity for a Northeast Portland DEQ Clean Air Station Manager (Business Operations Supervisor 2) in Portland, Oregon. This position is limited duration through June 30, 2025, and may be extended or made permanent pending Budget and Legislature approval. 



About the Division: 

Affecting close to half the population of the State of Oregon, VIP is one of the signature programs of DEQ. DEQ’s mission is to be a leader in restoring, maintaining, and enhancing the quality of Oregon’s air, water, and land. VIP is responsible for ensuring over 1 million vehicles in the Portland and Medford areas have well maintained emission control systems, and VIP plays a significant role in the Ozone State Implementation Plan, air toxics reductions, and implementation of Oregon’s low emissions vehicle program for reducing greenhouse gases. Within its testing boundaries, VIP processes about 2/3 of vehicle registrations for the Department of Motor Vehicles. VIP staff account for 1/6 of the entire Agency staff. View  a map of all the DEQ offices. 

The Vehicle Inspection Program (VIP) operates seven Clean Air Station (CAS) locations in the Portland metro area and in Medford. The program also has a Technical Center and administrative offices in Portland. VIP conducts mandatory vehicle emissions testing through a variety of options including full-service and self-service testing at Clean Air Stations, as well as testing for the public through DEQ Too, which is a partnership with over 150 private businesses to provide convenient and equitable testing locations for members of the community. VIP also manages self-certifying fleets, mobile and remote testing for auto dealerships, and a program to recognize approved auto repair shops. The program operates with a budget of approximately $25 million biannually. As a result of the large number of Oregonians required to have their vehicle inspected, the program continues to have a high public, legislative, and media profile. 


What you will do! 

You will support Oregon’s clean air program in accordance with federal and state law, and agency policy and procedure by overseeing the NE Portland Clean Air Station. You will serve on the 9-member Vehicle Inspection Program (VIP) Management Team. Along with other members of the VIP management team, you will make recommendations to the Vehicle Inspection Program manager that shape overall program policies, procedures and strategic planning on program issues, including providing information, perspectives, and recommendations on difficult and complex operational decisions.  

As the Northeast Portland CAS Manager, you will provide managerial direction and administrative responsibility, under the direction of the VIP Manager, for the Station, including the health and safety of its staff, the integrity of its testing processes, and management of daily operations. The Northeast Portland CAS operates Tuesday-Saturday. The Northeast CAS Manager also has management and oversight responsibility for VIP’s Scappoose CAS, which operates on a limited schedule of Friday-Saturday. 


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 that offers comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans for the employee 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), and you have the opportunity to potentially receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF). If you are passionate about Oregon's environment, apply today! 


This is a full-time, management service supervisory position. 

This position is limited duration through June 30, 2025, and may be extended or made permanent pending Budget and Legislature approval. 


What are we looking for? 

Minimum Qualifications: 4 years of lead work, supervision, or progressively related experience OR 1 year of experience and a Bachelor’s degree in a related field. 

Candidates who are most competitive will also reflect the following:  

  • Demonstrated or lived experience building, promoting, and sustaining an equitable and inclusive culture that appreciates diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and values. 

  • Experience fostering teamwork, including coaching, mentoring, and motivating employees and developing an atmosphere where all team members feel empowered to contribute. 

  • Experience managing day-to-day operations of a customer-facing location (e.g., retail, service industry, or other similar external customer service organization). 

  • Experience supporting both technical and interpersonal customer concerns, including the development of solutions that involve multiple teams and/or agencies. 



Working Conditions:  

DEQ believes in a diverse and inclusive work environment. All employees are expected to contribute to a work environment that collectively values and benefits from respecting its diversity and promotes a culture of inclusiveness.  Work is performed in a fast-paced professional office setting with multiple demands on time. This position requires frequent travel on official State business for meetings, conferences, public hearings, and trainings. Some overnight stays may be required. Meetings and public hearings are often held in the evenings, requiring occasional irregular work hours. Field work and site inspections may include adverse weather conditions; exposure to pollutants, chemicals, contaminated soil, water, fumes, and/or airborne contaminants; fall or tripping hazards; climbing of stairs; kneeling; crouching; and substantial walking. 



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Please Note: In addition to your related work experience and education, DEQ will use the desired attributes and minimum qualifications above, under the “What are we looking for?” section to determine whom to interview. Please make sure your attributes and minimum qualifications are clearly demonstrated in your application material. 



Veterans Information: 

DEQ provides veterans’ preference points to all eligible veterans. For more information on veterans’ preference, please visit Veterans Resources, or call the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs at: 1-800-692-9666. For privacy reasons, please do not attach veterans’ preference documents when initially applying. You will be asked to submit those at a later time.  



Pay Equity:  

As an employer, the State of Oregon complies with HB 2005, the Pay Equity Bill. We do not discriminate on the basis of protected class in the payment of wages, and we do not screen applicants on the basis of their current or past compensation. Please visit for more information. Please note: the salary listed is the non-PERS qualifying salary range. If the successful candidate is PERS qualifying, the salary range will reflect an additional 6.95% (6% goes to PERS and .95% covers payroll taxes). Please review the Classification and Compensation page for more details. 



Work Authorization: 

DEQ does not offer visa sponsorships. On the first day of employment, all hires will be required to complete the US Department of Homeland Security’s Form I-9, confirming authorization to work in the United States. In addition, hires will have three business days from their first day of employment to present documents that establish employment authorization and identity. DEQ is an E-Verify employer and will use E-Verify to confirm that hires are authorized to work in the United States. 




Questions/Need Help? 

If you have questions about the recruitment or need assistance to participate in the application process, please contact Rebecca Zanskar, Human Resources Analyst, at or (503) 807-8937. TTY users: please use the Oregon Telecommunications Relay Service at 1-800-735-2900.