Geology Technician II - 2193 (Augusta)

at State of Maine, Bureau of Human Resources in Augusta, Maine, United States

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Geology Technician II – 2193 (Augusta)

Augusta , Maine , United States | Geology | Full-time Apply by: Dec. 6, 2023 Apply with Linkedin Apply


Opening Date:November 20, 2023Closing Date:December 06, 2023

Location:AugustaPosition #:08300-2193

Position Type:Permanent Full TimeClass Code:6410

Grade/Salary: Grade 19 – $37,793.60 – $50,356.80/Annually*

  • This is earning potential over the course of eight steps, new hires start at step one. Annual step increases are based on performance reviews and authorization of such increases.

The Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Remediation & Waste Management, is seeking to fill a Geology Technician II vacancy in Augusta.

BRIEF JOB DESCRIPTION:This position provides hydrogeological assistance in the investigation and remediation of sites where soil, groundwater, and other media have been contaminated. The position assists with planning the appropriate hydrogeologic investigation, oversees and conducts sampling activities, implements a remedial solution as directed to prevent public exposure to contaminants, and provides documentation of contaminated sites. The position collaborates with staff throughout the Department to achieve clean-up goals and assists with other project work as needed. Responsibilities of the position include: 1) sampling monitoring wells, drinking water supplies, contaminated soil, and other media; 2) assisting in the setup and maintenance of remediation systems at contaminated sites; 3) using GPS equipment to locate site and sample point features in the field, downloading the data, and creating maps using ArcMap; 4) organizing and entering site data into a variety of Bureau databases; and 5) maintaining equipment operations including ordering supplies, maintaining equipment, and calibrating instruments.

For additional information, please contact Chris Redmond at (207) 215-8597 or

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:A five (5) year combination of technical education and/or related experience in geology or closely related field.

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

- Knowledge of basic geology, hydrogeology, earth science, geochemistry, and topography.

- Knowledge of investigation and remediation methodologies at contaminated sites.

- Experience in sampling media at contaminated sites.

- Understanding of Conceptual Site Models.

- Familiarity with GPS equipment.

- Familiarity with spreadsheet, database, and GIS software.

- Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.


No matter where you work across Maine state government, you find employees who embody our state motto-“Dirigo” or “I lead”-as they provide essential services to Mainers every day. We believe in supporting our workforce’s health and wellbeing with a valuable total compensation package, including:

+ Work-Life Balance – Rest is essential. Take time for yourself using 13 paid holidays, 12 days of sick leave, and 3+ weeks of vacation leave.Vacation leave accrual increases with years of service, and overtime-exempt employees receive personal leave.

+ Health Insurance Coverage- The State of Maine pays 85%-100% of employee-only premiums ($9,893.52-$11,057.52 annual value), depending on salary. Use this chart to find the premium costs for you and your family, including the percentage of dependent coverage paid by the State.

+ Health Insurance Premium Credit- Participation decreases employee-only premiums by 5%. Visit the Office of Employee Health and Wellness for more information about program requirements.

+ Dental Insurance- The State of Maine pays 100% of employee-only dental premiums ($350.40 annual value).

+ Retirement Plan- The State of Maine contributes 13.41% of pay to the Maine Public Employees Retirement System (MainePERS), on behalf of the employee.

+ Gym Membership Reimbursement- Improve overall health with regular exercise and receive up to $40 per month to offset this expense.

+ Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts- Set aside money pre-tax to help pay for out-of-pocket health care expenses and/or daycare expenses.

+ Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness- The State of Maine is a qualified employer for this federal program. For more information, visit the Federal Student Aid office.

+ Living Resources Program – Navigate challenging work and life situations with our employee assistance program.

+ Parental leaveis one of the most important benefits for any working parent. All employees who are welcoming a child-including fathers and adoptive parents-receive four weeks of fully paid parental leave. Additional, unpaid leave may also be available, under the Family and Medical Leave Act.

+ Voluntary Deferred Compensation- Save additional pre-tax funds for retirement in a MaineSaves 457(b) account through payroll deductions.

+ Learn aboutadditional wellness benefits for State employees from the Office of Employee Health and Wellness.

There’s a job and then there’s purposeful, transformative work. Our aim is to create a workplace where you can learn, grow, and continuously refine your skills. Applicants demonstrate job requirements in differing ways, and we appreciate that many skills and backgrounds can make people successful in this role.

As an Equal Opportunity employer, Maine State Government embraces a culture of respect and awareness. We are committed to creating a strong sense of belonging for all team members, and our process ensures an inclusive environment to applicants of all backgrounds including diverse race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, physical or mental disability, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, familial status or genetics.

If you’re looking for a great next step, and want to feel good about what you do, we’d love to hear from you. Please note reasonable accommodations are provided to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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Job Posting: JC251511500

Posted On: Nov 22, 2023

Updated On: Dec 09, 2023

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