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ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST II

CODE:  925200     PAY GRADE:  21    ($15.70 – 21.17/hr.)

Value of State-paid Dental Insurance:  $13.69 biweekly

Value* of State-paid Health Insurance:

  • Level 1:  100% State Contribution (employee pays nothing):  $363.77 biweekly
  • Level 2:  95% State Contribution (employee pays 5%):  $345.58 biweekly
  • Level 3:  90% State Contribution (employee pays 10%):  $327.39 biweekly
  • Level 4:  85% State Contribution (employee pays 15%):  $309.20 biweekly

*The level of the actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on the employee’s wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium program as of July 1, 2011.

Value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement:  11.54% of pay



LAST UPDATE:  July 6 , 2011

CLOSING DATE:  Until Canceled     

JOB DESCRIPTION:

This is professional scientific work in protecting the environment.  Responsibilities include investigating and evaluating the quality of air, water, and land; and assessing technical information pertaining to related licensing, permitting, or regulatory actions.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

In order to qualify, you must have a Bachelors Degree from an accredited educational institution which includes 15 credit hours of science or engineering courses -OR- a four (4) year combination of education and/or experience in an environmental science or related area.

GENERAL INFORMATION:

TYPICAL DUTIES in this job classification include:

TESTING PROCEDURE:

The information you provide with your application and Supplemental Qualifications Form will be compared to criteria developed by experts who are familiar with this job and its requirements, and converted to a numerical score.

The Bureau of Human Resources reserves the right to use any other selection devices necessary in order to identify those candidates who are most qualified.      

APPLICATION INFORMATION:

You must complete the on-line application by logging on to our Web Page (www.maine.gov/bhr/state_jobs), clicking the Open Competitive Jobs link, and clicking Apply Now under this job title.

The Bureau of Human Resources is unable to provide copies of submitted materials.

Maine State Government is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

SUPPLEMENTAL QUALIFICATIONS FORM

Environmental Specialist II (925200)

APPLICANT’S NAME:  ________________________________________________________

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Your responses on this form will be the basis making a numerical evaluation of your background training and experience (your final score).
  • False or misleading statements may result in rejection of your Application for Employment or dismissal from Maine State Service if selected.
  • Statements made on this form and in your application are subject to verification by the Bureau of Human Resources and the Appointing Authority.

 

SECTION I: Minimum Requirements

    Work Experience Guidelines for this section ONLY:

 

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Work Experience must be full time equivalent (40 Hours/Week).

 

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Work Experience can be substituted by education.  To convert credit hours to months of experience use the following calculations:  Total Credit Hours / 2.5 = Months of Experience.

Please select the statement which best describes your education and/or experience:

 

I have a Bachelors Degree from an accredited educational institution which includes 15 credit hours of science or engineering courses -OR- I have a four (4) year combination of education and experience in an environmental science or related area.

 

I don’t have a Bachelors Degree from an accredited educational institution which includes 15 credit hours of science or engineering courses -AND- I have less than a four (4) year combination of education and/or experience in an environmental science or related area.

Directions for Sections II and III:  Indicate your skill level by marking the appropriate boxes for each item listed.  It is important that you be as honest as possible in your evaluation of your skills.  If you are selected to be interviewed for one of these positions, you should anticipate the interviewer will have a copy of your self-evaluation and ask you to provide examples of your work experience or training that support your self-evaluation ratings.  You may also be required to complete a performance test to demonstrate your proficiencies in selected skills.

Definitions:

None -

I have no training, education, or experience in this area.

   

Level 1 -

I have some experience performing this task under close supervision -OR- I have successfully completed training or coursework in this area, but I have no experience performing this task.

   

Level 2 -

I have experience performing this task and am fully capable of performing this task independently.

   

Level 3 -

I have experience performing this task independently and have trained others or provided assistance to other staff in this area.

SECTION II:

I have:

None

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Biology, geology, engineering, ecology, or chemistry experience.

       

Land pollution .experience.

       

Air pollution experience.

       

Water pollution experience.

       

Standard laboratory practices and procedures experience.

       

Experience in environmental sampling, monitoring, and testing methods, practices and equipment.

       

Experience using data evaluation techniques.

       

Experience with hazardous materials and their chemical characteristics.

       

Applied State and Federal environmental laws, rules, and regulations.

       

Knowledge of courtroom and hearing procedures.

       

Applied investigative techniques.

       

Experience assessing environmental impact.

       

Extracted and applied information from technical documents.

       

Negotiated agreements and settlements.

       

Evaluated the effectiveness of pollution abatement equipment and discharge proposals.

       

Resolved environmental violations.

       

Written environmental impact reports and position papers.

       

Experience communicating environmental laws, rules, and regulations to the public and explaining how these rules affect their individual situation.

       

Applied and interpreted laws and rules of the Safe Drinking Water Act.

       

Applied and interpreted Subsurface Wastewater Disposal Rules.

       

SECTION III:

Computer Skills:

None

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Word processing

       

Spreadsheets

       

Databases

       

E-mail

       

Internet

       

Access Database

       

Oracle