Environmental Specialist II (LUPC) - 0349

Wilton, Maine, United States Full-time

Application closes: Oct. 17, 2019

ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST II (LUPC)

Opening Date:

October 4, 2019

Closing Date:

October 17, 2019

Location:

Wilton

Position #:

01750-0349

Position Type:

Full Time

Class Code:

9252

Grade/Salary:

21   $37,128.00 - $50,065.60/Annually

The Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry is recruiting to fill the position of Environmental Specialist II in Wilton, ME.

 

BRIEF JOB DESCRIPTION:  The Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry’s Land Use Planning Commission (LUPC) announces an Environmental Specialist II vacancy. The LUPC is a 9-member citizen board that governs land use planning, permitting and zoning in the portions of Maine that are unorganized or deorganized – an area covering approximately 10.4 million acres. The LUPC’s 20-member staff work cohesively and collaboratively on permitting, compliance, planning, and administrative functions, operating out of five regional offices and one central office in Augusta.

 

The person hired for this Environmental Specialist II position will serve as the Regional Representative for the LUPC’s Western Maine Region. The Western Maine Regional Office is a modern state office building located on U.S. Route 2 in Wilton. The Regional Representative will be assigned with the necessary office and field equipment and access to a state vehicle to perform site visits and other work-related tasks.

 

The Regional Representative works closely with the Senior Regional Representative (Environmental Specialist III position) in the Western Maine Regional Office and as a member of the larger LUPC team with staff in offices in Ashland, East Millinocket, Greenville, Bangor and Augusta. The Regional Representative is responsible for completing permitting, zoning, and compliance projects and tasks within the region, a component of which involves field work in remote locations. The Regional Representative position is an opportunity for a person with strong organization skills to manage a flexible schedule and to work efficiently with limited direct supervision. The person in this position will work collaboratively with the Regional Supervisor in Augusta to ensure agency needs, deadlines, and priorities are met.

 

Typical daily tasks performed by the Regional Representative include processing permit applications for a variety of land use activities regulated by the LUPC; answering questions from the public (phone calls and office walk-ins); conducting site visits to assist landowners with proposed and on-going projects; collaborating with other state resource agencies on project reviews; responding to complaints and conducting inspections of suspected compliance issues; and reviewing the LUPC’s rules and regulations to ensure accurate and consistent guidance and decision-making. The Regional Representative will develop or assist in the development of materials and presentations (for example, memos, visual presentations, staff recommendations) for the 9-member Commission on matters related to permit applications, zoning petitions, public hearings, and enforcement cases. The Regional Representative will represent the agency to many landowners, members of the public, contractors, and local and state officials and, as such, is responsible for representing the LUPC in a positive and helpful manner at all times.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited educational institution which includes 15 credit hours of science or engineering courses -OR- a four (4) year combination of education and experience in an environmental science or related area

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience working with the public, citizen boards, or stakeholder groups
  • Ability to balance multiple issues and shifting priorities
  • An understanding of land use activities, particularly in rural areas
  • Experience in land use permitting, compliance, or zoning
  • Strong problem solving and conflict resolution skills, sound judgment
  • Attention to detail
  • Team or collaborative work philosophies
  • Competence in the use of or ability and willingness to learn database and GIS software for analysis
  • General office and file organization skills

Interested candidates need to complete and submit a State of Maine Direct Hire Application, Cover Letter, and detailed Resume @ http://www.maine.gov/nrsc/jobs/index.shtml#acf.

 

 

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY:

5:00 pm, October 17, 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

 

BENEFITS:

Value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement: 14.47% of pay, Employee Pays: 7.65% 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.