Lane County Oregon, situated at the southern end of the picturesque Willamette Valley, stretches for 150 miles from the Cascade Mountains to the Pacific Ocean. The Willamette River flows the entire length of the valley and is bordered on three sides by majestic mountain ranges. Interstate 5, which runs north and south from the Canadian to Mexican borders bisects the County. Lane County is 4,722 square miles in size and its 2019 population was 382,067, with the incorporated cities of Eugene and Springfield comprising approximately 60% of the county’s total population.
Lane Regional Air Protection Agency seeks a highly motivated and energetic leader who is skilled in strategic thinking and planning to become its next Executive Director. The Clean Air Act regulations are the most complex of any environmental law. The successful candidate must be able to articulate complex regulations to elected officials and the public. The individual must work collaboratively within the regulated industry, as well as learn Oregon’s nascent Cleaner Air program and the unique policy and legislative issues it brings.
The position requires a bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering, social, natural, or physical sciences or a related field and seven to 10 years of increasingly responsible management-level experience in air pollution or other environmental control programs. All candidates should have at least five years of supervisory experience. A master’s or Ph.D. in environmental engineering, social, natural, or physical sciences, or related field and certification as a professional engineer or quality environmental professional is preferred.
To be competitive it is essential for a candidate to have experience managing grants from both governmental and private sources as well as experience identifying and writing successful grants. This position works for and directly with a Board of Directors and engages with a wide range of stakeholders, member communities, other governmental agencies, permit holders and policy advisory groups. Therefore, a key requirement for the successful candidate will be strong, demonstrable experience in public engagement, problem solving, and conflict resolution.
Prior experience working for or with governmental agencies, air quality regulatory experience, and familiarity with Oregon’s unique air permitting programs is highly desired. Additionally, experience working with communities affected by air pollution; training in diversity and social and environmental justice; and a strong awareness of the importance of technology for improved productivity and effectiveness would be desirable. Bilingual in Spanish and strong budgeting and financial skills are a plus.
The salary range for the Director is $92,270 - $124,870 annually. Placement within the range will be based upon the selected candidate’s experience and qualifications.
Please apply online at http://bit.ly/SGROpenRecruitments
For more information on this position contact:
Kurt Hodgen, Senior Vice President