Regional Enforcement Coordinator - 5901

Augusta, Maine, United States Full-time

REGIONAL ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR

Opening Date:

October 16, 2018

Closing Date:

November 26, 2018

Location:

Augusta

Position #:

01714-5901

Position Type:

Full Time

Class Code:

9458

Grade/Salary:

27   $45,364.80 - $61,568.00

The Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry has a current vacancy for a Regional Enforcement Coordinator in the Bureau of Forestry in Augusta.

 

BRIEF JOB DESCRIPTION:  This is professional, interdisciplinary forestry work involved in coordinating the enforcement of various forest practices laws and agency rules, including the Forest Practices Act, Liquidation Harvesting rule, timber harvesting in the jurisdiction of the Land Use Planning Commission, and Statewide Standards for Timber Harvesting and Related Activities.  Duties include planning, organizing, and coordinating the enforcement of forest practices laws and rules in the southern half of the state.  Frequent travel is required.

 

Typical Duties

  • Plan, organize, and coordinate the enforcement of the Forest Practices Act and other forest practices laws and rules in the southern half of the state.
  • Plan, organize, coordinate and direct the training of District Foresters, Forest Rangers, forest landowners, loggers, private foresters and the public in laws, regulations, issues, methods and techniques of compliance with the Forest Practices Act and other forestry and environmental laws and regulations in the southern half of the state.
  • Receive case data reports from the District Foresters in the region, review, prepare for settlement, and forward to the Forest Policy and Management Division Director for action.
  • Coordinate and direct any required follow up on forest practices enforcement cases with settlement agreements in the southern half of the state.
  • Advise District Foresters and Forest Rangers on enforcement issues involving timber trespass and theft in the southern half of the state.
  • Coordinate the Division’s response to requests for variances from forest practices rules enforced by the Division in the southern half of the state.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  An eight (8) year combination of education, training, and/or experience in professional forestry which includes possession of a current license as a Forester in Maine and significant field experience involving inspection, enforcement, and supervision of forestry and related forest management practices.  Preference will be given to applicants with regulatory experience and who possess the following skills and abilities:

  • Knowledge of forest management and timber harvesting principles, practices, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of state laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to forest management and land use.
  • Knowledge of forest measurement and law enforcement principles and techniques.
  • Knowledge of computers and computer programs.
  • Ability to coordinate a regional forest practices law enforcement program.
  • Ability to use Global Positioning Systems equipment.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to prepare legal letters and reports for investigations and enforcement actions.
  • Ability to prepare maps using manual drafting tools, Geographic Information Systems and related computer programs and hardware.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Ability to develop and implement a variety of forestry training programs.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a wide range of interests.
  • Ability to work as part of a high-performance team.

 

Licensing requirements:   (Must be met by all employees prior to attaining permanent status in this class).  Licensed as a Forester by the Maine Board of Licensure for Foresters.

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY: 
5:00 pm, November 26, 2018

Direct Hire Application forms can be obtained by contacting the NRSC Personnel Office at 624-6370 or by accessing the NRSC website at http://www.maine.gov/nrsc/jobs/application.shtml


BENEFITS: 
Value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement: 15.37% of pay, Employee Pays: 7.65% of pay
Value of State-paid Dental Insurance:  $13.13 biweekly

Value of State-paid Health Insurance*:

Level 1:  100% State Contribution = $444.68 biweekly (employee pays nothing)
Level 2:  95% State Contribution = $422.45 biweekly (Employee pays: 5%)
Level 3:  90% State Contribution = $400.21 biweekly (Employee pays: 10%)
Level 4:  85% State Contribution = $377.98 biweekly (Employee pays: 15%)
*The level of actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on employee’s wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium program.

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