DWSRF Technical Support Coordinator

  • Oregon Health Authority
  • Portland, OR
  • May 28, 2024
Full time Public Health Technical Support Government

Job Description

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division (PHD), Drinking Water Services is recruiting for a DWSRF Technical Support Coordinator to provide technical expertise and support in the implementation of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) related programs. This position will lead outreach to the water systems to identify needs for assistance; create and maintain project priority lists; and coordinate with other DWS units, water systems, and other interested parties for effective implementation of the programs. This position will also manage and track program milestones and serve as a technical expert on committees, workgroups, and task forces.

OHA values service excellence, leadership, integrity, health equity and partnership and has a strategic goal to end all health inequities by 2030

What you will do!

Project Management:

  • Perform water system capacity analysis to identify technical, managerial, financial assistance needs.
  • Plan and conduct water system outreach to determine water system needs and potential projects.
  • Direct & coordinate technical assistance to develop project scope and preliminary cost estimates.
  • Direct development of infrastructure project rating criteria as necessary.
  • Coordinate with other DWS units to obtain data needs for rating and ranking for eligible projects.
  • Perform rating and ranking for eligible projects.
  • Work collaboratively with other agencies to help administer federal infrastructure grants.
  • Develop, manage and track program timelines.

Program Operation:

  • Lead outreach and assistance to water systems conducting a service line inventory and replacement:
  • Direct and coordinate with technical assistance provider to prioritize, plan, and implement assistance to water systems.
  • Review and approve training materials created by technical assistance provider, including updates as necessary.
  • Educate technical staff and partners on conducting a service line inventory.
  • Develop outreach materials for water systems.

What's in it for you?
The public health division is a team of passionate individuals working to promote health across the lifespan of individuals, families, and communities. We value and support unique perspectives using a trauma-informed approach and aim to reflect these values in our hiring practices, professional development, and workplace. We are committed to racial equity as a driving factor to improve health outcomes for all communities that experience inequities.

  • We offer exceptional medical, vision and dental benefits packages for you and your qualified family members, with very low monthly out-of-pocket costs. Try this free virtual benefits counselor by clicking here: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/pebb/pages/alex.aspx
  • Paid Leave Days:
    • 11 paid holidays each year
    • 3 additional paid "Personal Business Days" each year
    • 8 hours of paid sick leave accumulated every month
    • Progressive vacation leave accrual with increases every 5 years
  • Pension and retirement programs
  • Optional benefits include short-term disability, long-term disability, deferred compensation savings program, and flexible spending accounts for health care and childcare expenses.
  • Click here to learn more about State of Oregon benefits.


This position requires frequent travel statewide to water systems and facilities to engage with water system operators and decision makers to assist with funding applications and projects, participate in meetings, workshops, and training sessions for operators and managers of public water systems, including formal presentations before governing boards and other groups that can occur outside of normal working hours. Field work may be necessary at water treatment facilities that may require close proximity to storage/use of water treatment chemicals and pumping equipment. Occasional visits to construction sites are possible. Requires a valid driver’s license or other acceptable method of transportation.

Some of this work may be conducted remotely at an alternate worksite with full access to the needed operating systems and technology. The primary office location for this position is the Portland State Office Building located at 800 NE Oregon Street, Portland, OR 97232. Work location can be changed at any time at the discretion of the hiring manager.

This is a full-time, permanent position and is represented by a union, SEIU Human Services.


Minimum Qualifications

Employees in this position must be registered as either a Professional Engineer in Oregon, a Registered Geologist in Oregon, or a Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS) in Oregon, or be able to obtain registration as a Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS) in Oregon within six months of hire.

Valid Driver License and acceptable driving record with availability for occasional overnight travel.

Three years of experience in a natural resource program area. At least one year of the three years experience must be at a technical or professional level performing activities in a natural resource program such as researching and analyzing data, conducting investigations, applying pertinent laws and regulations, or coordinating and monitoring project activities;


A bachelor's degree with a focus in a natural resource area.


A master's degree with a focus in a natural resource area will substitute for one year of the required experience.

A Doctorate degree with a focus in a natural resource area will substitute for to two years of the required experience.

Desired Attributes

  • Experience working with public water systems, drinking water regulations, and reviewing scientific studies and evaluating technical data.
  • Program and/or project management experience is desirable.
  • Industry experience with managing or directing water system operations and infrastructure projects.
  • Certification as a water system operator or related / similar licensing.
  • Excellent communication skills, including verbal, written, and public speaking.
  • Experience working with federal infrastructure funding grants.
  • A high level of knowledge and understanding of financial principles and generally accepted accounting practices (GAAP) is highly desirable and beneficial for this position.

How to apply:

Complete the online application at oregonjobs.org using job number REQ-157391

Application Deadline: 06/12/2024

Salary Range: $6034 - $9275



$6,034 - $9,275