-Agency Only- Environmental Licensing Specialist II - 1822 (Portland)

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

Job Description

Agency Only Environmental Licensing Specialist II – 1822 (Portland)

Portland , Maine , United States | Environmental & Energy | Full-time Apply by: March 11, 2024 Apply with Linkedin Apply



Opening Date:February 26, 2024Closing Date:March 11, 2024

Location:PortlandPosition #:08300-1822

Position Type:Full TimeClass Code:9273

Grade/Salary: Grade 25 – $52,832.00 – $71,240.00/Annually*

*This is the earning potential over the course of eight steps. Annual step increases are dependent on obtaining successful performance reviews and the authorization to issue such increases.

The Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Land Resources, has a vacancy for an Environmental Licensing Specialist II. The position will focus on licensing responsibilities.

BRIEF JOB DESCRIPTION:The successful candidate will work at the intersection of environmental policy and environmental protection by reviewing development proposals and evaluating whether they comply with Maine’s environmental protection laws and regulations. You will draft permitting decisions, recommending either approval or denial of permit applications or changes needed to meet approval criteria. As part of this evaluation process, you will work directly with applicants, their consultants and attorneys; participate in pre-application and pre-submission meetings to provide regulatory guidance; lead coordination with other State natural resource agencies to identify and assess potential environmental impacts of proposed developments; meet with federal and municipal officials reviewing the same projects; and conduct site visits. You will work with limited oversight as you gain experience. You also will have the opportunity to participate in public meetings, public hearings, and administrative appeals before the Board of Environmental Protection.

For more information specific to the position,please contact Dawn Hallowell at (207) 557-2624 or .

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Intermediate education, training and/or experience in environmental science or a related scientific field demonstrating a seasoned ability to analyze and process permits, applications, licenses, and technical information or demonstrated directly related experience working with environmental laws, rules, regulations, and complex technical evaluations in a scientific and/or legal field. Experience with caseload oversight is preferred.

Preference will be given to candidates with skills and/or experience in:

+ Education that emphasizes concepts and techniques involved in natural resources protection and/or management.

+ Strong analytical and writing skills.

+ Experience with or knowledge of environmental regulatory programs at the federal, state, and local level, particularly Maine’s Site Location of Development Law, Natural Resources Protection Act, and Stormwater Management Law.

+ Demonstrated interest in the implementation of environmental policy.

+ GIS/database management/other computer skills.

+ Experience in interpersonal relationships and/or customer service in a fast-paced work environment.

HOW TO APPLY:Interested applicants will need to complete and submit an online State of Maine Direct HireApplication, along with a detailedResume, Writing SampleandCover Letter at:

Direct Hire Applicationforms can be obtained by accessing the NRSC website at:

IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO APPLY ONLINE:Please mail the application materials listed in the “How to Apply” section to: Natural Resources Service Center, c/o Kristin McCamish, 32 Blossom Lane, Marquardt Building, Augusta, ME 04333-0155.


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 forty-two (42) consecutive calendar days 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: JC255967620

Posted On: Feb 28, 2024

Updated On: Mar 14, 2024

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