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ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST III

CODE:  925300    PAY GRADE:  23    ($35,859.20 - 48,526.40/yr.)

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 environmental science work in planning, investigating, inspecting, and evaluating the quality of air, water, or land.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

In order to qualify, you must have 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 fifteen (15) credit hours of science or engineering coursework from an accredited educational institution.

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 III (925300)

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.

Work Experience Guidelines for this section ONLY:

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

 

I have a Bachelors Degree which includes 15 credit hours of science or engineering courses AND at least two years of environmental experience.

 

I have an Associates Degree which includes 15 credit hours of science or engineering courses AND at least four years of experience in environmental, biological, physical science, or engineering, which includes at least two years of environmental experience.

 

I have at least six years of education and/or experience in environmental, biological, physical science, or engineering, which includes at least two years of environmental experience.

 

I have less than six years of education and/or experience in environmental, biological, physical science, or engineering, which includes at least two years of environmental experience.

Directions for Sections II:  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.

Novice/Education…………..

I have some training, education, or experience in this area but would need support and guidance from other staff or additional training to perform this task.

   

Competent/Experienced…...

I have applied experience in this area and am fully capable of applying this skill independently.

   

Expert……………………….

I have in-depth applied experience applying this skill and am capable of functioning as resource/mentor to other staff.

SECTION II:

Work Experience

No Experience

Novice/

Education

Competent/
Experienced

Expert

Experience applying principles of land pollution.

       

Experience applying principles of air pollution.

       

Experience applying principles of water pollution.

       

Experience in biology, geology, engineering, ecology, or chemistry.

       

Knowledge of and experience applying State and Federal environmental laws, rules, and regulations.

       

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

       

Experience assessing environmental impacts and resolving environmental violations.

       

Experience writing 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.

       

Experience with hazardous materials and familiar with their chemical characteristics.

       

Experience with standard laboratory practices and procedures.

       

Experience evaluating the effectiveness of pollution abatement equipment and discharge proposals.

       

I have supervised employees including responsibility for performance evaluations.

       

I have recommended and drafted policies, rules, regulations, or laws.

       

I have directed complex technical environmental projects.

       

Provided technical assistance to regulated industries and the public to ensure compliance with environmental laws, rules, regulations, and standards.

       

Experience negotiating agreements and settlements.

       

Experience applying and interpreting laws and rules of the Safe Drinking Water Act.

       

Experience applying and interpreting Subsurface Wastewater Disposal Rules.