at State of Maine, Bureau of Human Resources in Portland, Maine, United States
Environmental Specialist III – 1557Portland , Maine , United States | Environmental | Full-time Apply by: Oct. 12, 2022 Apply with Linkedin Apply with IndeedApply
ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST III
Opening Date:September 28, 2022Closing Date:October 12, 2022
Position Type:Permanent Full TimeClass Code:9253
Grade/Salary:23 $45,136.00 – $60,881.60/ 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 and Waste Management, is seeking to fill an Environmental Specialist III vacancy in Portland.
BRIEF JOB DESCRIPTION: This position conducts licensing, compliance and assistance work related to beneficial use activities, and several types of solid waste facilities including transfer stations, processing facilities and municipal solid waste incinerators. The position also conducts compliance and assistance work related to the non-hazardous waste transporter program, the biomedical waste program, and authorization for fire department training burns. The position is currently responsible for approximately 75 licensed sites/projects for the Solid Materials Management Unit, several of which hold multiple separate licenses/activities. Additionally, the position is responsible for complaint response and resolution both at unregulated sites and licensed sites/facilities. Also, the position assists with solid waste training sessions, and may assist with other project work throughout the Department as needed. For more information, please contact Cyndi Darling at (207) 446-8219.
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 with the following skills or experience:
+ Knowledge/experience specific to waste management;
+ Experience preparing or reviewing applications under local, state, or federal requirements;
+ Experience with a variety of parties, such as the general public, municipal officials, the regulated community, and special interest groups;
+ Excellent written and verbal communication skills, particularly in the transfer of technical information to non-technical people;
+ Ability to identify and resolve problems independently;
+ Experience balancing time-sensitive tasks related to multiple projects in a fast-paced work environment;
+ Experience with the use of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint computer programs, as well as Access-based computer programs.
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 leaveVacation 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 13.16% 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 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.Maine State Government is an Equal Opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request