Oil & Hazardous Materials Specialist II - 1774 & 1817

Augusta, Maine, United States Full-time

Application closes: Oct. 23, 2019



Opening Date:


Closing Date:

10/23/ 2019



Position #:

08300-1774 & 08300-1817

Position Type:

Permanent Full Time

Class Code:



24    $42,681.60 – $57,844.80/Annually*

* This is earning potential over the course of eight steps, new hires start at step one. Annual step increases are based on performance reviews and authorization of such increases.

The Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Remediation and Waste Management, is seeking to fill two Oil & Hazardous Materials Specialist II vacancies in Augusta.


BRIEF JOB DESCRIPTION:  This position verifies compliance with asbestos and lead regulatory standards, responds to complaints, provides technical assistance to the regulated community and public, and assists other state agencies and municipalities in responding to lead or asbestos issues. The position generates follow up reports documenting performed activities and drafts enforcement documents in consultation with enforcement staff. The position implements safety and quality assurance plans, critically reviews environmental data to formulate and implement cleanups, and conducts quality assurance and control assessments of asbestos and lead professionals. The duties of this position require the use of personal protective equipment, inclusive of wearing a respirator during inspection and sampling activities. The position works across other programs and bureaus as needed. The position must clearly communicate technical information to the public, regulated community, municipalities, general contractors, and building trades personnel both orally and in writing. For more information, contact John Bucci at (207) 557-1194.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Candidates must have 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.  Equivalent work experience may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis.


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

  • Experience applying federal and state laws and rules concerning management of asbestos, lead or other environmental pollutants.
  • Experience providing outreach, compliance assistance, on-site problem solving, and graduated enforcement.
  • Experience in oral and written communication of technical information to a wide variety of audiences.

Candidates interested in these positions need to complete and submit an online State of Maine Application at http://www.maine.gov/nrsc/jobs/index.shtml#acf, along with a detailed Resume and Cover Letter




5:00 pm ,  October 23,  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 http://www.maine.gov/nrsc/jobs/application.shtml




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.