Maine Admin & Financial Services Environmental Specialist III in Augusta, Maine

Environmental Specialist III

Department/Bureau:Department of Environmental Protection/Bureau of Remediation & Waste Management

Open:April 12, 2018Close:April 26, 2018

Class Code:9253Location:Augusta

Position Number:08330-1526Position Type:Permanent Full Time

Grade:23Salary Range:$38,438.40 - $52,020.80


The Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Remediation and Waste Management, is seeking to fill an Environmental Specialist III vacancy in Augusta.

BRIEF JOB DESCRIPTION:This position is responsible for providing assistance and determining compliance with the Department’s underground storage tank (UST) rules. The responsibilities of this position include continuing the development, administration and maintenance of TankSmart, an internet based training program for operators of over 1,600 UST facilities in Maine. This position will also conduct inspections of UST facilities, manage a large volume of compliance and corrective action related projects of varying complexity, develop outreach and technical assistance materials, and perform a variety of other duties to assist the regulated community in preventing petroleum discharges from USTs. The position collaborates with staff throughout the Department to determine corrective actions, preventative measures and achieve clean-up goals. The position also assists with other project work as needed. Statewide travel is required. For more information, please contact Diana McLaughlin at (207) 287 7856.

Preference will be given to candidates with the following skills or experience:

• Determining compliance with laws, rules, and related standards. • Presenting information to diverse groups in formal and informal settings, including presentations in public forums. • Drafting formal and informal correspondence to facilitate corrective actions and resolve violations. • An understanding of the basic concepts of UST facility components, design and operation. • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing with a variety of professionals and the public about complex matters.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:A six (6) year combination of education and/or experience in environmental, biological, physical science, or engineering which includes two (2) years of environmental experience. Qualifying education must include at least 15 credit hours of science or engineering coursework from an accredited educational institution.

APPLICATION INFORMATION:Interested applicants need to complete and submit aDirect Hire Application, cover letter and a detailed resume to:

Natural Resources Service Center

Noreen Hart, HR Generalist

155 State House Station

Augusta, ME 04333-0155

You may email all of the required documentation OR - you may fax your material to 207-287-2216.

AllDirect Hire Applicationmaterials must be received no later than 5:00 pm on the closing date of this posting. Direct Hire Application forms can be obtained by accessing the NRSC website at by contacting the NRSC Personnel Office at 624-6370.

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Benefits:Value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement = 15.12% of pay

Value of State-paid Dental Insurance:$13.13 biweekly

Value of State-paid Health Insurance**:

Level 1: 100% State Contribution = $427.57 biweekly (employee pays nothing)

Level 2: 95% State Contribution = $406.19 biweekly (Employee pays: 5%)

Level 3: 90% State Contribution = $384.81 biweekly (Employee pays: 10%)

Level 4: 85% State Contribution = $363.43 biweekly (Employee pays: 15%)

*Active State employees will remain at their current level, based on wages and status with regard to the health credit premium program.

Maine State Government is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.