Oregon Department of Energy
Salem, OR, USA
Do you have strong leadership and management experience? Are you able to work with a variety of individuals with differing perspectives and priorities? Do you thrive on balancing multiple and competing priorities? Do you possess strong communication and interpersonal skills? If this sounds like you, come and join our dynamic executive leadership team!
ABOUT THE OREGON DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
At the Oregon Department of Energy, our vision is for a safe, clean, equitable, and sustainable energy future in Oregon. We are driven by a commitment to challenging work that makes a difference in the lives of Oregonians. We are looking for individuals who are enthusiastic about making change through public service. We want people who get excited about new ideas, seeing projects through, and being part of a team. With about seventy-five staff, our agency is made better through strong collaboration and communication. We recognize each other's talents, respect each other's diversity, and count on each other's word. Above all, we have fun working together on behalf of the state. Energy is one of the most important, fastest-moving issues in Oregon today. Come join our team and work on dynamic issues that affect current and future generations of Oregonians.
WORKING AT ODOE
At the Oregon Department of Energy, our mission is helping Oregonians make informed energy decisions and maintain a resilient and affordable energy system. We advance solutions to shape an equitable clean energy transition, protect the environment and public health, and responsibly balance energy needs and impacts for current and future generations.
This position exists within the Nuclear Safety and Energy Emergency Preparedness Division, which is responsible for protecting the environment and the health and safety of Oregonians from radioactive waste contamination and for the Oregon Department of Energy’s role in nuclear and energy-related emergency preparedness. The Nuclear Safety program focuses on the Hanford Nuclear Site and to influence cleanup decisions that protect the Columbia River. The division provides technical and administrative support for the Oregon Hanford Cleanup Board, technical and policy support to the regional Hanford Advisory Board and provides accurate information to Oregonians about the Hanford cleanup. Oregon is a Trustee of Natural Resources at Hanford and division staff represent Oregon’s interests in a Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration.
The division enforces Oregon’s rules prohibiting the disposal of radioactive waste within the state; regulates the safe transport of radioactive materials through Oregon; and ensures past cleanup actions at two former uranium mines and a mill tailing disposal site, remain protective.
The division coordinates Oregon’s nuclear emergency preparedness efforts and response in the event of an incident at Hanford or a nearby commercial nuclear power plant.
The energy emergency preparedness program works with LNG developers and local, state, and federal officials to develop and implement an emergency preparedness program for the operation of an LNG terminal. This position also makes decisions about allocation of petroleum within the state during a petroleum shortage through partial or full activation of the Oregon Fuel Action Plan.
WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING
Plan, direct, and manage the Nuclear Safety & Emergency Preparedness Division to include developing and implementing long- and short-range planning, goals and objectives, providing guidance to staff, establishing operating policies and procedures, budget priorities and controlling the division’s budget. This position provides resources, opportunities and direction to a highly trained multidisciplinary professional staff.
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WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU
You will be a member of a diverse executive management team built on collaboration and support. You will be an integral part of leading Oregon to a safe, clean, equitable, and sustainable energy future.
We offer full medical, vision and dental benefits with paid sick leave, vacation, personal leave and 10 paid holidays a year.
This is a full-time, executive service position that is not represented by a union.
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
Four (4) years of management experience in a public or private organization which included responsibility for each of the following: (a) development of program rules and policies, (b) development of long- and short-range goals and plans, (c) program evaluation, and (d) budget preparation.
Three (3) years of management experience in a public or private organization which included responsibility for each of the following: (a) development of program rules and policies, (b) development of long- and short-range goals and plans, (c) program evaluation, and (d) budget preparation. AND 45-48 quarter hours (30-32 semester hours) of graduate level coursework in management.
The most successful candidate will also have the following skills, experience, and background:
Ability to lead a small, but highly trained and self-motivated multidisciplinary professional staff.
Experience in the following fields (or the ability to quickly learn and grasp both big picture and technical detail): nuclear waste cleanup; nuclear and energy-related emergency preparedness and response; petroleum supply disruption; natural resource damage assessment; and the safe transport of radioactive materials.
Ability to develop and maintain close partnerships with a variety of different entities, including: federal and state agencies; citizen group members; Native American tribes; the nuclear industry; radioactive waste industry; and advisory board members.
Good public speaker – able to represent the agency and the state and its positions to the Legislature and in a variety of local, regional and national forums.
Calm and deliberative, rather than reactive, during an emergency response.
Commitment towards helping ensure meaningful public engagement in Hanford cleanup.
Willingness to challenge the federal government, Hanford regulators, other state agencies, and other entities if we believe their decisions or positions are not good ones, while still maintaining a professional relationship.
HOW TO APPLY
Click the "Apply" button above and complete the online application.
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Eligible veterans who meet the qualifications will be given veterans’ preference. For further information, please visit the following website: Veterans Resources . You may also call the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs at 1-800-692-9666.
Answer all the supplemental questions.
Candidates whose training and/or experience most closely match the requirements and needs of the position will be eligible for an interview.
Employment will be contingent upon passing a criminal background check.
The Oregon Department of Energy does not offer VISA sponsorships. Within three days of hire, you will be required to complete the US Department of Homeland Security’s I-9 form confirming authorization to work in the United States.
If you have questions about the recruitment and selection please contact Courtney Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org . If you need an alternate format in order to complete the application process, please contact Courtney Baker.
Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
THE OREGON DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, ETHNICITY, GENDER, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, RELIGION, AGE OR DISABILITY AND IS COMMITTED TO WORKPLACE DIVERSITY.