at State of Maine, Bureau of Human Resources in Portland, Maine, United States
Environmental Specialist III – 2005 (Portland)Portland , Maine , United States | Environmental & Energy | Full-time Apply by: Oct. 5, 2023 Apply with Linkedin Apply
ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST III
Opening Date:September 21, 2023Closing Date:October 05, 2023
Position Type:Full TimeClass Code:9253
Grade/Salary: Grade 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, Division of Materials Management, is seeking to fill an Environmental Specialist III vacancy in Portland.BRIEF JOB DESCRIPTION: This position conducts licensing, enforcement, and compliance assistance work related to hazardous waste generators, transporters, and receiving facilities to implement the federally delegated RCRA program and state hazardous waste laws and regulations. Responsibilities include reviewing applications and drafting licenses, providing regulatory and technical assistance to regulated entities, collecting samples of environmental media, conducting compliance inspections, complaint investigations, and enforcement actions, and presenting information in public settings, including at public hearings, informational meetings and legal proceedings. The position coordinates with DEP technical staff, certified professionals, and attorneys to establish and meet regulatory compliance and corrective action goals. The position collaborates with staff throughout the Department as needed to achieve Department goals. For more information, please contact Cherrie Plummer at: (207) 830-1772. 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 and experience specific to hazardous waste management
+ Experience with compliance or enforcement of local, state, or federal regulations
+ Experience conducting inspections of regulated entities
+ Experience with writing and/or complying with regulatory permits
+ Experience with database and reporting software such as Oracle, Crystal Reports, or Metabase
+ Excellent written and verbal communication skills___________________________________________________________________
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 ($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 13.00% 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.
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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