Maine Department of Health and Human Services
Direct Hire Vacancy Announcement
Quality Assurance Officer
Laboratory Certification Officer
Pos No. 02032-0781; Code 9248; RANGE26; PROF. and 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: 90percent State Contrib (employee pays 10 percent: $327.39 biweekly)
Value of State's share of Employee's Retirement: 11.54 percent of pay
Opening Date: October 29, 2012
November 16, 2012
| (207) 287-1887
The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) provides supportive, preventive, protective, public health and intervention services that protect the public health and assists our customers in meeting their needs; and assists families in providing for the developmental, health and safety needs of their children. DHHS strives to provide these programs and services while respecting the rights and preferences of individuals and families.
The mission for the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC), within which this position is located, is to develop and deliver 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.
The Laboratory Certification Officer duties are varied and include laboratory auditing and/or managing contract auditors, technical policy setting, and coordination with State and federal agencies. This position also serves as the Quality Assurance Officer for the Drinking Water Program.
As the Laboratory Certification Officer in the Maine CDC Drinking Water Program you will be responsible for certifying all laboratories that submit environmental test results/data to the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Environmental Protection for regulatory/compliance purposes, including drinking water, wastewater, and solid and hazardous waste.
The Laboratory Certification Officer is responsible for laboratory audits, which may include managing contract auditors, 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, and issuing certificates. 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.
Travel is generally limited to laboratories located in Maine. However, the Laboratory Certification Officer will attend some training classes out of state.
A Bachelors Degree in medical technology, chemistry, physics, 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 auditing experience and/or experience in more than one environmental testing category (inorganics, organics, microbiology, etc.).
Application and Information
To apply, US Mail or fax a current resume, transcript, and cover letter 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
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.