Environmental Specialist III - State of Maine

Career Center,
This is primarily a field position and is responsible for
the compliance, monitoring, and inspection of potential underground injection control wells (UIC), sand-salt piles, and snow dumps throughout the state.

Duties include registration of UIC wells and sand-salt piles; conducting and documenting inspections of floor drains, pipe integrity, site location of sand-salt piles and snow dumps; complaint investigations; review of applications; data reports and plans; maintenance of the database and electronic and paper files; provision of technical assistance to the regulated community and the public; collaborating in related Department licensing and enforcement activities; and collaborating with other Departments with overlapping regulatory authority.

State-wide travel using a State provided vehicle is expected.

The ESIII participates in the development of Division of Water Quality Management-related policy and procedure guidance and action plans as they apply within the scope of compliance activities.  This position prepares several reports throughout the year for both the Department and in accordance with the Performance Partnership with the United States Environmental Protection Agency. 

In addition, this position assists to fulfill Freedom of Access Act requests and may need to provide data to the Division Director for reporting in the Maine Priorities and Commitments reporting via the Commissioner’s Office.


A six (6) year combination of education and/or experience in environmental, biological, ecological, physical science, and/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 skills or experience:

  • Experience/knowledge of groundwater flow, hydrogeology, soil science, and underground injection control.
  • Observational skills with the ability to recognize potential environmental impacts.
  • Knowledge of water quality laws and regulations.
  • Knowledge of water pollution issues and science.
  • Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions and manage multiple projects.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated skill identifying and resolving issues through collaboration across disciplines to support a high-functioning team.
  • Ability to work independently.

For more information on the specifics of the position, please contact Laura Crossley at (207) 615-6711 or laura.crossley@maine.gov.

HOW TO APPLY: Candidates interested in this position need to complete and submit an online State of Maine Direct Hire Application at http://www.maine.gov/nrsc/jobs/index.shtml#dep, along with a detailed Resume and Cover Letter (include position #08300-1897).