Maine Department of Health and Human Services
Direct Hire Vacancy Announcement
Quality Assurance Officer
QUALITY ASSURANCE OFFICER (9248) Laboratory Certification Officer Pos # 02032-0781
RANGE: 26 (PROF. & TECH. B.U.) ($40,851.20 ‚€“ 55,473.60/yr)
Value of State-paid Dental Insurance: $13.69 biweekly
Value of State-paid Health Insurance: 90% State Contribution (employee pays 10%): $327.39 biweekly
Value of State‚€™s share of Employee‚€™s Retirement: 11.54% of pay
Opening Date: September 17, 2012
October 5, 2012
| (207) 287-1887
The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is driven by its vision of Maine people living safe, healthy and productive lives. Its goal is to assist the people of Maine in meeting their own needs, as well as the developmental, health and safety needs of their children. It serves the public in an environment that reflects a caring, responsive and well-managed organization.
The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention develops and delivers services to preserve, protect and promote the health and well-being of the citizens of Maine. The Drinking Water Program administers and enforces the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act in Maine.
As the Quality Assurance Officer in the Maine CDC Drinking Water Program you will be responsible for certifying all laboratories that submit environmental test results/data to the State for regulatory/compliance purposes, including drinking water, wastewater, and solid and hazardous waste.
The Quality Assurance Officer is responsible for laboratory audits, review of proficiency testing data and review of new test methods. The position is responsible for maintaining the laboratory certification database, collection of laboratory certification fees, issuing certificates and insuring information concerning certified laboratories is up-dated on the program‚€™s website. The position is required to provide oversight of the Maine Comprehensive and Limited Environmental Laboratory Certification Rules.
This position is also responsible for providing technical assistance when requested and during audits. The position may provide training for laboratory personnel. This position will also work directly with the Drinking Water Program to ensure data submitted to for compliance purposes meets appropriate quality standards.
A Bachelors Degree in Medical Technology, chemistry, biology, or directly related life science, and six (6) years‚€™ experience in environmental laboratory methods and equipment. Comparable experience may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis. Preference will be given to applicants with laboratory information systems and database operations experience.
Application and Information
To apply, please either email, fax, or US Mail (but not more than one of these methods) a completed direct hire application, transcript, and resume to:
Lynn Hadyniak, Personnel Officer
Department of Health and Human Services
221 State St.
#11 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0011
Fax: 207 287-8299
Direct hire applications are available at www.maine.gov/dhhs/jobs.
Application material must be postmarked, emailed, or faxed by midnight of the closing date.
Only post-secondary degrees from a College or University whose accreditation has been granted from a nationally-recognized accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education will satisfy educational requirements. Information can be obtained at http://www.ope.ed.gov/accreditation/
. Foreign degrees must be evaluated by the World Education Services for authentication and US equivalency.
The Department of Health and Human Services is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.________________________________________
The Department of Health and Human Services is
an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
We provide reasonable
accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.