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Director's recruitment 2022

Director's recruitment: 2022

The Oregon Environmental Quality Commission holds the responsibility for hiring or appointing the DEQ director. EQC will complete a recruitment process through 2022 with the selection of the new DEQ Director at a special meeting in early 2023 (dates to be determined).


This page will be updated periodically with information about the recruitment process, including timelines, announcements of special meetings and other supporting materials throughout the recruitment process.


Request for feedback extended to Monday, December 5

November 10: DEQ requests your comment and feedback on a draft list of potential interview questions. The commission will select questions from this list, and may add other questions, through the interview process for potential candidates.

October 19: The application period has been extended through 4:59 p.m. on Sunday, November 13. 

October 11: EQC Chair Kathleen George and Commissioner Molly Kile hosted an informational webinar on Tuesday, October 11, from 6-7 p.m. The webinar, held on Zoom, was designed for potential applicants to ask questions about Oregon, DEQ and the Director position.

September 16: The job announcement and application materials for the DEQ Director position are now available online. Applications will be accepted for approximately one month, subject to commission direction.

August 24: The commission held a special meeting on August 24 and adopted the  final criteria, skills and attributes to be included in the DEQ Director recruitment materials.

July 28, 2022: DEQ issued a public notice requesting comment on the draft qualifications, required criteria and desired attributes for DEQ's next director, as discussed and amended at the July 21, 2022, EQC meeting.

July 21, 2022: EQC discussed the recruitment of DEQ’s next director as Item K on the July 21-22, 2022, EQC meeting agenda

  • DEQ will issue the proposed draft hiring criteria, including the desired attributes, for public comment starting the week of July 25. 

Last updated: Nov. 21, 2022


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