Environmental Protection Specialist
Department of Interior – Orphaned Well Program Office
Jim Maio is a registered professional geologist with over 30 years of experience managing and performing environmental, geotechnical, and hydrological projects for the U.S. Army, State government, and private industry. Jim began his career as a research assistant at the Delaware Geological Survey (DGS), where he assisted in developing ground-water recharge maps for the State of Delaware. After leaving DGS, Jim worked for 5 years for environmental consulting firms in Connecticut. Areas of work included Brownfield Redevelopment projects, site investigations, asbestos surveys for demolition work, remedial investigation/feasibility studies, and remedial actions at a variety of sites. Following time as an environmental consultant, Jim worked for more than 18 years with the U.S. Army’s Public Health Center as a geologist, physical scientist, and Branch Chief in the Groundwater and Solid Waste Program and Hazardous Waste Program conducting studies on Impact Ranges and Open Burn/Open Detonation units. After his time at the Army’s Public Health Center, he acted as the Section Chief at the Baltimore District of the Army Corp of Engineers Geology and Investigations Section, Field Exploration Unit and Material and Instrumentation Units for 1 ½ years. During this previous year, he has worked as an Environmental Protection Specialist within the DOI OWPO. He has an undergraduate double major in geology and climatology and a Master of Science in geology from the University of Delaware.