Senior Enforcement and Field Services Inspector (Environmental Specialist III) - 1061 (Portland)

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

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Senior Enforcement and Field Services Inspector (Environmental Specialist III) – 1061 (Portland)

Portland , Maine , United States | Environmental & Energy | Full-time Apply by: June 25, 2024 Apply with Linkedin Apply


Opening Date:June 11, 2024Closing Date:June 25, 2024

Location:PortlandPosition #:08320-1061

Position Type:Full TimeClass Code:9253

Grade/Salary: Grade 23 – $47,840.00 – $64,542.40/Annually*

*This is the earning potential over the course of eight steps. New hires will generally start at Step 1. Annual step increases are based on performance reviews and financial authorization.

There will be a 3% across the board general salary increase effective June 30th, 2024.

The Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Land Resources (BLR) announces an Environmental Specialist III vacancy in Portland.

BRIEF JOB DESCRIPTION:This position is a Senior Enforcement and Field Services Inspector for the Field Services Division in the Bureau of Land Resources. This position is responsible for:

+ Supporting the implementation of the Natural Resources Protection Act, Site Location of Development Law, Stormwater Management Law, and Erosion and Sedimentation Control Law in the Southern Maine region.

+ Conducting site visits in response to environmental complaints.

+ Making field determinations to confirm the presence of protected natural resources.

+ Performing compliance inspections of licensed activities.

+ Evaluating permit by rule applications.

+ Pursuing formal enforcement actions (including writing letters of warnings, notices of violation, and consent agreements).

A key function of the position is problem prevention and problem solving. The position may participate in Board of Environmental Protection presentations, public meetings, and hearings.

For more information specific to the position , please contact Dawn Hurd at (207) 816-2724 or

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.

Preference will be given to candidates withthe following skills and/or experience:

+ Experience with or knowledge of the concepts and techniques involved in natural resources protection and/or management.

+ Experience with or knowledge of environmental regulatory programs at the federal, state, or local level.

+ Field work experience in identifying natural resources or furtherance of the administration of a regulatoy program.

+ Experience with customer service in a fast-paced work environment.

+ GIS/database management/other computer skills.

HOW TO APPLY:Interested applicants will need to complete and submit an online State of Maine Direct HireApplication, along with aCover Letter,anddetailedResume.

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.

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


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 ($10,523.28-$12,380.40 annual value), depending on salary. Use this chart to find thepremium 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: JC261188633

Posted On: Jun 13, 2024

Updated On: Jun 28, 2024

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