Environmental Specialist III - 1943

Augusta, Maine, United States Full-time


Opening Date:

August 13, 2019

Closing Date:

August 26, 2019



   Position #:


Position Type:

Permanent Full Time

   Class Code:



23      $39,582.40 - $53,580.80/Annually*

*Effective 9/1/2019 $40,768.00 - $55,182.40

The Department of Environmental Protection is seeking to fill an Environmental Specialist III vacancy in the Bureau of Air Quality in Augusta.


BRIEF JOB DESCRIPTION:  This Environmental Specialist III position in the Licensing and Compliance Division of the Bureau of Air Quality is primarily responsible for data processing, data analysis, and data management within the Emissions Inventory Section.  The responsibilities of the position are broad and include:

  • Collection, tabulation and dissemination of air emissions inventory data
  • Review of emission inventory submissions from licensed facilities
  • Review of various emissions inventory compilations and modelled data
  • Emission factor research
  • Data analysis related to emissions inventories, ambient air monitoring, and special projects
  • Determination and display of outliers and trends, statistical analysis, control charting, and data visualization
  • Tasks related to data quality assurance and quality control
  • Report writing


This position reports to the Emissions Inventory Section Manager and works closely with staff throughout the Air Bureau, including those in ambient air monitoring, lab and quality assurance, air licensing, and compliance and enforcement sections.  Technical writing skills are essential to this position along with a strong background in data analysis and the management of large data sets.  For additional information, please contact Stacy Knapp at (207) 287-2235.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  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 15 credit hours of science or engineering coursework from an accredited educational institution.


Preference will be given to candidates with the following:

  • Experience with data analysis; software such as SAS JMP, MATLAB, and Microsoft Excel; and databases such as SQL and Oracle
  • Ability to communicate technical information effectively orally and in writing
  • Experience balancing tasks related to multiple projects in a fast-paced work environment
  • Experience coordinating the work of project teams, particularly technical staff working on unique aspects of environmental projects, in order to meet project deadlines

Interested applicants need to complete an online State of Maine Direct Hire Application along with a Resume and Cover Letter @ http://www.maine.gov/nrsc/jobs/index.shtml

If you are unable to apply online, please contact our HR Department at 624-6370


5:00 p.m., August 26, 2019


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

Value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement: 14.47% of pay,
Value of State-paid Dental Insurance:  $14.31 biweekly

Value of State-paid Health Insurance*:

Level 1:  100% State Contribution = $461.75 biweekly (employee pays nothing)
Level 2:  95% State Contribution = $438.66 biweekly (Employee pays: 5%)

Level 3:  90% State Contribution = $415.58 biweekly (Employee pays: 10%)
Level 4:  85% State Contribution = $392.49 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.