Fuel Inspector Supervisor

Gardiner, Maine, United States | Professional/Technical | Full-time

Apply by: Dec. 19, 2021

Department of Professional and Financial Regulation

Opening Date: November 17, 2021

Closing Date:  December 19, 2021 

Job Class Code: 8238
Grade: 23 (Supervisory)
Salary: $44,845 - $60,819 (12% stipend in addition to annual salary)
Location: Gardiner, ME

The Maine Department of Professional and Financial Regulation


This is investigative and protective services work of a supervisory nature involving the inspection of new and existing fuel installations and the practices of installers and repairers as related to oil/solid fuel and propane/natural gas fuels.  Responsibilities include ensuring uniform interpretation of regulations, developing inspection policies and procedures, promoting and developing training programs, investigating complaints, making non-compliance determinations, and initiating court action when required.  Work is performed under limited supervision.

REPRESENTATIVE TASKS(A position may not be assigned all the duties listed, nor do the listed examples include all the duties that may be assigned.)

  •  Interviews, selects, trains, coaches, and conducts performance appraisals of subordinates in order to maintain a quality work staff.
  • Prioritizes, assigns, reviews, and monitors the work of subordinates in order to ensure work is performed in accordance with accepted standards.
  • Oversees, advises, and instructs subordinates as to the correct interpretation, use, and implementation of laws, codes, and regulations in order to ensure uniformity of application.
  • Develops and implements standard operating policies and procedures in order to ensure standardized work practices.
  • Works with Maine Fuel Board and assigned staff to update State of Maine code books for oil/solid fuel and propane/natural gas in order to ensure regulations are current.
  • Writes and amends written examinations for Master Oil Burner & Solid Fuel Technician and Propane & Natural Gas Technician licenses for Board approval in order to ensure examinations contain material that is current with trade codes and regulations.
  • In coordination with the OPOR attorney, drafts and presents rulemaking suggestions to supervisor and Maine Fuel Board to effect change in fuel installation practices when necessary.
  • Assists management in developing rules for new fuel sources and emissions in order to proactively address safety and environmental concerns.
  • Prepares written responses for review and approval by the Maine Fuel Board in order to respond to legislative initiatives.
  • Explains and applies rules, regulations, polices, and procedures to individual situations in order to resolve differences in case interpretation.
  • Investigates complaints and violations of oil/solid fuel and propane/natural gas installations in order to determine validity, severity, and appropriate course of action to protect the public safety.
  • Performs duties of Fuel Inspector in order to ensure oil/solid fuel and propane/natural gas inspections and investigations are conducted region wide.
  • Implements and complies with human resource laws, policies, procedures and practices such as: AA/EEO, recruitment, employment, position classification, performance appraisals, training, discipline, contract administration, human resource components of security protocols of agency information security and confidentiality policies, and employee safety.

KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED(These are required to successfully perform the work assigned.  Reasonable accommodations for disabilities as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act will be considered on a case-by-case basis.)

  • Knowledge of applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of supervisory principles, methods, and techniques.
  • Knowledge of applicable collective bargaining agreements.
  • Knowledge of the standard practices, materials, and tools of the oil/solid fuel and propane/natural gas trades.
  • Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the oil/solid fuel and propane/natural gas trades.
  • Knowledge of laws, regulations, and standards which govern the oil /solid fuel and propane/natural gas trades.
  • Knowledge of electrical and fire codes.
  • Knowledge of inspection, investigation, and law enforcement principles and techniques.
  • Ability to supervise subordinate personnel.
  • Ability to develop and recommend new work methods and administrative policies and procedures.
  • Ability to understand and promote management goals as they affect day-to-day and long-term operations.
  • Ability to establish program objectives and/or performance goals and assess progress.
  • Ability to develop and recommend new work methods and administrative policies and procedures.
  • Ability to detect regulatory deficiencies and violations.
  • Ability to use oil/solid fuel and propane/natural gas system testing devices.
  • Ability to apply regulations to field situations.
  • Ability to secure facts through investigations, interviews, and inspections.
  • Ability to read and understand complex codes, regulations, and laws.
  • Ability to meet enforcement problems with firmness and tact.
  • Ability to effectively resolve problems.
  • Ability to provide expert testimony in court.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to write clearly and effectively.
  • Ability to effectively present complex information to individuals/groups.
  • Ability to write clear and comprehensive reports.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to maintain calm in stressful situations.
  • Ability to work in unfavorable environmental conditions may be required.
  • Ability to use applicable computer programs.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS(Entry level knowledges, skills, and/or abilities may be acquired through, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO the following coursework/training and/or experience.)

 A six (6) year combination of education, training, and/or experience in the installation, operation, maintenance, and/or repair of oil/solid fuel and propane/natural gas heating systems which includes at least two (2) years experience as a Master Oil Burner & Solid Fuel Technician and two (2) years experience as a Propane & Natural Gas Technician.  Some positions may require possession of a valid Class C Maine Motor Vehicle Operator’s License.

 LICENSING/REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS(These must be met by all employees prior to attaining permanent status in this class.)

Current State of Maine licensure as Master Oil Burner & Solid Fuel Technician and as Propane & Natural Gas Technician.

Preference will be given to candidates with advanced organizational skills and teaching experience. 

Application Instructions:

Interested applicants need to apply online by selecting the "Apply for this opening" button along with uploading a cover letter, current resume, and copies of any transcripts or certifications you wish to have considered while evaluating your application.  In order for us to properly determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for any posting, you must be sure your resume includes month and year for any experience listed along with the duties and responsibilities associated with each particular time period. 

If you require a paper application, please download and print one here https://www.maine.gov/bhr/state-jobs/application-process or contact Melissa Weiner, Human Resources Generalist at (207) 816-0217.  Paper applications for this posting should be submitted along with cover letter and resume before the closing date to Security & Employment Service Center, 45 Commerce Drive, Augusta, ME  04330 or faxed to 207-287-2018.  

Contact Information: 

 Please reach out to Executive Director, Peter Holmes at Peter.T.Holmes@maine.gov or (207)557-4027. 

Why work for the State of Maine?


The bi-weekly dollar values of some State-paid benefits include:

  • 13.16% of pay to retirement for bargaining unit positions
  • The value of State-paid Dental Insurance:  $14.60 biweekly.
  • At least 85% of the health insurance premium for the employee (at least $412.23).  Participating in the Health Premium Credit Program can increase the state-paid amount by 5%.  The level of the actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on the employee's wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium payment.  To explore the detailed cost of coverage for specific situations, please consult these tables.

Maine State Government is an Equal Opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.