at State of Maine, Bureau of Human Resources in Augusta, Maine, United States
State Revolving Fund Engineer/ Project ManagerAugusta , Maine , United States | Human Services | Full-time Apply by: Oct. 12, 2022 Apply with Linkedin Apply
Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)Environmental EngineerOpening Date: September 15, 2022Closing Date: October 12, 2022 Job Class Code: 6321
Grade: 24 (Pro/Tech)
Salary: $47,340.80 – $63,814.40/ yr.Position Number: 2000-3994
Position Location: This is a full-time, limited period position located in Augusta. The position is authorized for three years, and the program will be requesting conversion to permanent status.This opportunity allows partial telework with management approval.
The Maine CDC, Drinking Water Program, is looking for an Environmental Engineer to provide technical support and assistance in implementing the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Program. The Drinking Water Program is tasked with overseeing public drinking water systems throughout Maine and administering federal and state safe drinking water regulations. The Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Program provides low-interest loans and other financial assistance for public drinking water improvement projects.
This position will be responsible for reviewing and approving engineering plans for drinking water infrastructure improvements and conducting inspections of public water systems under construction, as well as providing technical assistance to public water systems throughout the State of Maine. The purpose of this position is to protect public health and ensure safe drinking water by coordinating assistance to infrastructure improvement projects designed to improve overall drinking water quality.
As a key member of the Drinking Water Program, your core responsibilities will include:
+ Reviewing and approving applications for public drinking water system engineering improvements.
+ Ensuring design is appropriate and compliant with all state and federal safe drinking water requirements.
+ Acting as project manager for public water system construction projects, coordinating communication and activities.
+ Reviewing and approving construction plans, specifications, and professional engineering agreements.
+ Reviewing and approving change orders and payment requisitions.
+ Determining if proposed projects will have a significant effect on the human environment.
+ Developing and presenting public education materials associated with drinking water system improvements.
+ Attending relevant meetings, work sessions, and conferences.
A Bachelors Degree in Environmental, Civil, Sanitary, Mechanical, or Chemical Engineering and four (4) years of engineering experience. Related experience may be substituted for education on a year or year basis.
LICENSING/REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: (These must be met by all employees prior to attaining permanent status in this class).Licensure as a Professional Engineer by the Maine State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers.
Preferred candidateswill also have:
+ Excellent oral and written communication skills
+ Ability to understand and follow instructions and to solve problems independently and with minimal supervision.
+ Knowledge and experience with civil, mechanical, chemical, and sanitary engineering principles and practices related to water treatment technology and facilities.
+ Knowledge of biological, physical and chemical sciences.
+ Knowledge and experience with investigation, planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of water treatment facilities.
+ Knowledge and experience with equipment and technology used in water treatment industry.
+ Knowledge and experience with planning, accounting, and economic development.
+ Knowledge and experience with environmental laws and regulations.
+ Knowledge and experience with administering construction contracts.
+ Knowledge and experience with computers, software packages, databases, and the ability to adapt to new, emerging technology.
+ Ability to read, evaluate and understand engineering plans and specifications.
+ The ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse group of internal and external partners
The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is dedicated to promoting health, safety, resilience, and opportunity for Maine people. The Department provides health and social services to approximately a third of the State’s population, including children, families, older Mainers, and individuals with disabilities, mental illness, and substance use disorders. The Department also promotes public health, operates two state psychiatric hospitals, and provides oversight to health care providers.
The mission for the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC), within which this position is located, is to develop and deliver services to preserve, protect, and promote the health and well-being of the citizens of Maine.
For additional information about this position,please contact Nate Saunders, Senior Environmental Engineer, at (207) 287-5685.
*To apply,please upload a resume and cover letter with your application.
*In your cover letter, you must provide the following information:
1) explain what prior education and/or experience you have had doing the elements under “Job Description,” above; and
2) explain which, if any, of the attributes under “Preferred candidates will have” section, above.Please submit all documents or files in a PDF or Word format. To request a paper application, please contact Ashley.Smith@Maine.gov (Ashley.Vigue@Maine.gov) .
BenefitsNo 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 annually. 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 ($10,150.80-$11,345.04 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 13.16 % 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 leave is 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 . Ad