Oil & Hazardous Materials Responder II - 1808

Augusta, Maine, United States Full-time



Opening Date:

August 13, 2019

Closing Date:

August 26, 2019



Position #:


Position Type:

Permanent Full Time

Class Code:



Range 25 - ($43,555.20  – $59,155.20/annually)


The Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Remediation & Waste Management, is seeking to fill an Oil & Hazardous Materials Responder II vacancy in Augusta.


BRIEF JOB DESCRIPTION:  This is a professional position that serves as a field response team leader and/or site safety officer during the cleanup of oil, hazardous materials and weapons of mass destruction incidents.  Responsibilities include: directing the cleanup of spills including hiring contractors; overseeing Department staff during large incidents; keeping detailed notes and writing reports about incidents; operating and overseeing the maintenance and repair of watercraft, response trucks, and safety and response equipment; procuring equipment and supplies necessary to respond safely and effectively to incidents; and developing and participating in training exercises with federal, local and other state agencies.  The successful candidate must be able to work well in a team environment and possess excellent communication skills.  The position participates in a regional after-hours on-call rotation and must live within 1 hour of the Augusta office.  The work is physically demanding, must be performed under all environmental conditions, and may involve life-threatening situations.  For more information, please contact Jon Woodard at (207) 287-3692.



MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  A Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science, Chemistry, Geology, or other physical science and three years of experience in investigation, monitoring, or inspection work in an environmental science field including at least one year dealing with oil and hazardous materials technologies.  A Bachelor Degree in an area other than a science related field may be substituted if there are a minimum of 16 credit hours of science courses.  Directly related experience may be substituted for educational requirements on a year-for-year basis.


CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:  Employees in this class must: 1) pass the required physical examination as a condition of employment; 2) be able to wear a self-contained breathing apparatus, a personnel protective Level A suit and pass a fit test; 3) be clean shaven everywhere the respirator touches the face during all work and on-call duty hours; and 4) possess a valid Maine driver’s license.  There is a nine-month probationary period.


Preference will be given to candidates with the following skills and experience:

  • At least 3 years of experience in spill preparedness and emergency response planning or administering petroleum or hazardous materials programs.
  • At least 3 years of experience in petroleum and hazardous materials spill response and use of response technologies.

Knowledge of the National Incident Management System and the Incident Command System.

Interested candidates in this position need to complete and submit an online State of Maine Application, detailed Resume and Cover Letter @ http://www.maine.gov/nrsc/jobs/index.shtml



5:00 pm, August 26,  2019

Direct Hire Application forms
can be obtained by contacting the NRSC Personnel Office at (207) 624-6370 or by accessing the NRSC website at

If you are unable to apply online, please contact this office at 624.6370.


Value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement: 21.03% 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.