at State of Maine, Bureau of Human Resources in Portland, Maine, United States
Environmental Specialist III – 2211Portland , Maine , United States | Environmental | Full-time Apply by: Feb. 6, 2023 Apply with Linkedin Apply
ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST III
Opening Date:January 24, 2023Closing Date:February 6, 2023
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 Air Quality, is seeking to fill an Environmental Specialist III position to be located in either Augusta or Portland, Maine.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION: The purpose of this posting is to fill a new position within the Bureau of Air Quality’s Division of Licensing and Compliance following the recently adopted Chapter 180: Appliance Efficiency Standards. The position is primarily responsible for providing compliance assistance, conducting inspections, investigations and enforcement activities, and providing state and federal regulatory guidance to persons selling appliances and fixtures, as well as to the general public throughout Maine. Tasks include the development and delivery of outreach and education materials; compliance inspections; complaint investigation and resolution; evaluating pollution control methods for emission units and processes; data entry and maintaining databases; site visits to licensed and unlicensed sources; compliance assistance activities; writing, reviewing, and analyzing technical reports; and other related tasks. The position interfaces with a variety of facilities and their consultants, Department-wide staff, the US Environmental Protection Agency, the general public, and other interested parties. Travel and overnights may be required on occasion.
For more information, please contact Rick Perkins at (207) 550-7217.
Preference will be given to candidates with skills and/or experience in:
+ Knowledge of state and federal air pollution regulations;
+ Knowledge of air pollution, the sources that generate it, and methods used to monitor and control;
+ Conducting compliance inspections;
+ Identifying and analyzing issues, reaching logical conclusions, and making sound recommendations/decisions;
+ Providing technical assistance and training;
+ Database management and other computer skills;
+ Effectively communicating technical information verbally and in writing;
+ Strong customer service and complaint resolution skills.
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.
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 at least 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 about additional wellness benefitsfor 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