Northwest Association of Environmental Professionals

Environmental Compliance Professional (Risk Specialist II), City of Portland Parks & Recreation

  • Thursday, April 28, 2022 10:59 AM
    Message # 12759194

    Environmental Compliance Professional (Risk Specialist II) *Extended* | Job Details tab | Career Pages (

    Closing date: 5/9/2022

    Salary: $66,872.00 - $111,238.00 Annually

    About the position:

    Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) is recruiting for Risk Specialist II – Bureau Environmental Compliance. This position will focus on analyzing and maintaining the social and biogeophysical surroundings to keep parks and recreation facility users and staff safe from environmental hazards, including a focus on environmental justice. Engages, coordinates, communicates, and resolves issues with City, State, and Federal environmental regulators.

    As an Environmental Compliance Professional, you will:

    Manage the Bureau’s environmental program, including developing maintenance recommendations, regular coordination and correspondence with the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, soil sampling and contamination assessment, oversight, and project management (developing RFPs, on-call contracts for environmental/remediation consultants and contractors), filing of regulatory required reports and documents on various Bureau properties.

    Collaborate with various internal and external stakeholders and regulators including, but not limited to the City Attorney’s Office, City Risk Management, Bureau of Environmental Services, Portland Bureau of Emergency Management, Metro, Oregon Health Authority, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, and the Environmental Protection Agency.

    Maintain and develop the Bureau’s asbestos, silica, lead-based paint, lead-in-water, and indoor and outdoor air quality programs, including regular assessments of Bureau systemwide assets, sample collection and analysis, development of required program documents, and oversight.

    Act as a project manager of abatement and remediation consultants and contractors, including contract management, and data management and reporting.

    Track annual DEQ monitoring and obtain permits to maintain environmental compliance at park sites.

    Develop and maintain a radon testing and mitigation program focused on Parks facilities.

    Serve as the Bureau’s point-of-contact on stormwater system maintenance and compliance and underground injection control (UIC)related matters.

    Keep comprehensive records/data management for brownfield sites and environmental hazards.

    Maintain the Bureau’s water well registrations and drinking well water testing and logging to comply with Oregon Health Authority and Oregon Water Resources Department requirements.

    In collaboration with the PP&R Safety Team, identify, develop, and implement required safety programs and trainings for Bureau employees, including, but not limited to, lead-based paint awareness, asbestos awareness, respiratory protection, silica, COVID-19, etc.

    File annual Tier II reports to the Oregon Office of the State Fire Marshal.

    Successfully work with and develop positive professional relationships with a wide variety of local (BES, Metro), State (DEQ, ODFW, DSL,OHA, OWRD), and Federal (NOAA/NMFS, EPA, USACE) agencies.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    Master’s degree in accredited programs of Environmental Science/Health, Geology, Industrial Hygiene, Chemistry, Environmental Toxicology, Occupational Health, or closely related field.

    Some positions will need the ability to perform both office and outdoor work in all weather conditions; the ability to sit, stand, and walk over uneven terrain; the ability to stoop or bend; and the ability to lift up to 25 lbs.

    As a person, you are:

    Someone who Value Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI): Embrace anti-racism through intentional partnership, self-awareness, and action, showing cultural humility, advocacy, and mindfulness. Use DEI concepts to guide and inform your work.

    An Equitable Leader: Experience leading and mentoring people and creating and maintaining an inclusive, respectful, and culturally responsive workplace.

    Safety Conscious: Incorporate safety into all your decisions.

    Emotionally Intelligent: Motivated, team-oriented, and empathetic.

    About the Bureau:

    Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) is committed to the overall Citywide vision that race will have no detrimental effect on people of color, refugee, and immigrant communities in accessing our parks and natural areas, or from the benefit of our services. We recognize, understand, and encourage celebration of the differences that surround us. Diversity and equity are vital to PP&R’s ideals and values. The City of Portland, Oregon is a growing and diverse city of 650,000 residents, nearly 20% of whom speak languages other than English at home. PP&R values a diverse workforce and seeks ways to promote equity and inclusion within the organization and with the public.

    PP&R encourages applications from candidates with knowledge, ability and experience working with a broad range of individuals and communities with diverse racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds. Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply and a language pay differential may be available for language skills.


    Applicants must specifically address and demonstrate in their responses to the supplemental questions and résumé how their education, training, and/or experience, meets each of the following minimum qualifications:

    1. Experience with managing the overall maintenance of existing brownfields and supporting project management staff during the development of facilities on brownfield and landfill sites.

    2. Knowledge of and experience with project management processes, including facilitating a planning process.

    3. Ability to communicate in writing and orally technical information such as environmental compliance information to non-technical stakeholders.

    4. Ability to establish and maintain relationships, with diverse internal and external audiences, such as staff, project partners, city employees, outside agencies, program participants, and the public.

    Applicants must also possess:

    1. Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 per City/State mandate or have an approved exception by date of hire.

    2. A valid state driver's license and acceptable driving record at the time of hire.

    3. Possess, or are able to obtain within 6 months of hire, the following certifications:

    40hr HAZWOPER

    Asbestos Inspector

    Lead-Based Paint Inspector/Risk Assessor


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