Environmental Specialist III - 1661 - Anticipated Vacancy

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

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Environmental Specialist III – 1661 – Anticipated Vacancy

Augusta , Maine , United States | Environmental | Full-time Apply by: Dec. 7, 2022 Apply with Linkedin Apply


Anticipated Vacancy

Opening Date:11/22/2022Closing Date:12/07/2022

Location:Augusta or Presque IslePosition #:08330-1661

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 Maine Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Remediation and Waste Management, is seeking to fill an Environmental Specialist III vacancy located in Augusta or Presque Isle.

BRIEF JOB DESCRIPTION:This position is a Project Manager in the Division of Remediation’s Federal Facilities Unit. The primary responsibilities of this position are leading teams of Department technical staff working in coordination with the EPA, the Department of Defense, and Responsible Parties to investigate and remediate environmental contamination sites within the Superfund/CERCLA, DSMOA, and RCRA Programs. The position coordinates project teams in the review, development, and implementation of investigation plans; safety and quality assurance plans; conceptual site models; risk assessments; cleanup strategies; and final certification documents. The position also participates in regular planning and status meetings with EPA Superfund and RCRA Managers, Department of Defense Project Managers, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Work also includes site visits and representing the Department at public meetings and in correspondence with the regulated community and the general public. This position requires statewide travel, which may occasionally include overnight travel with advance notice. Please contact Chris Swain at (207) 485-3852 orChris.Swain@Maine.Govwith any job specific questions.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A six (6) year combination of education and/or experience in environmental project management, 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 skills and/or experience in:

+ Project management experience in environmental assessment and remediation and leading technical teams, or experience with Superfund/CERCLA, DSMOA/Department of Defense, and/or RCRA Corrective Action Programs.

+ Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing with a variety of professionals and the public about complex matters.

+ Strong organizational abilities, ability to meet schedule deadlines, and experience leading groups to consensus or problem resolution.

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 using13 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.
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Job Posting: JC229213870

Posted On: Nov 25, 2022

Updated On: Dec 10, 2022

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