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Environmental Specialist IV - 0688

Augusta, ME

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Environmental Specialist IV - 0688
Environmental Specialist IV - 0688
Augusta, Maine, United States
Direct Hire Career Opportunity Bulletin
28 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333
*Offices Located at Harlow, Williams Pavilion and Deering Buildings - AMHI Complex, Augusta
Opening Date:
August 9, 2018
Closing Date:
August 30, 2018
Position #:
Position Type:
Full Time
Class Code:
26 $46,404.80 - $63,544.00
The Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry is recruiting to fill the position of Environmental Specialist IV (Pesticides) in Augusta, Maine.
BRIEF JOB DESCRIPTION: The Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, Maine Board of Pesticides Control, has a current full-time vacancy based in Augusta. The position will:
manage the certification, licensing and worker protection programs.
provide expertise on current regulations and policies;
research and present relevant issues to the public Board;
manage the annual EPA Pesticide Programs cooperative agreement grant;
develop educational content for presentation to licensees and other audiences;
manage and train staff on outreach efforts;
write articles for the media and newsletters;
collaborate with staff and partners (pesticide applicators, pesticide safety education professional, manual writer, extension specialists and educators) to develop pest management manuals and licensing exams;
work with IT personnel on revision and maintenance of the BPC licensing software solution, and provide training and support to staff;
manage maintenance of electronic outreach platforms and development of relevant posts.
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities required:
knowledge of pesticides, pesticide use and integrated pest management in agriculture, horticulture, forestry, industrial and residential settings;
ability to interpret and draft amendments to regulations and laws related to pesticide use, and answer inquiries from pesticide applicators, the public and the Board;
ability to develop presentations, give presentations, and train staff to deliver presentations to a diversity of audiences;
ability to develop, submit and administer program budgets to maintain the annual Federal grant;
ability to supervise certification and licensing staff and oversee the work of various programs within the division to ensure effective operations;
ability to write reports and press releases;
ability to work collaboratively with diverse groups on various projects
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: An eight (8) year combination of education and/or experience in environmental science or related area which includes at least two (2) years of supervisory or program management/administration experience. Qualifying education must include at least 15 credit hours of science or engineering coursework.
5:00 p.m., August 30, 2018
Direct Hire Application forms can be obtained by contacting the NRSC Personnel Office at 624-6370 or by accessing the NRSC website at ****BENEFITS:
Value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement: 15.37% 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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