EXECUTIVE I - (Electric Vehicle Program Administrator) 1385100

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Date:  May 24, 2023

Chicago, IL, US, 60603

Job Requisition ID:  27030

Agency :  Environmental Protection Agency 
Closing Date/Time: 06/08/2023
Salary:   $4,982.00 - $7,369.00 Monthly CBA Language applies  
Job Type:   Salaried Full Time  
County:   Cook  
Number of Vacancies:   1  
Plan/BU:   RC062  


This position is a union position; therefore, provisions of the relevant collective bargaining agreement/labor contract apply to the filling of this position.


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Posting Identification Number 27030


***Please upload a copy of your official/unofficial transcripts for all degrees earned, and a copy of any applicable professional licenses you possess to the MY DOCUMENTS section of your application. ***

Note: The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency must verify and have proof of higher education and coursework (if applicable) for any degree earned before any offer can be extended.

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Position Overview

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), is seeking to hire an individual to serve as an Executive I, Electric Vehicle (EV) Program Administrator, developing EV policy, program design, education, and implementation. The ideal candidate will conduct research, establish priorities and make recommendations on EV programs and operations. The ideal candidate for this position will be organized, detailed and possess the ability to adapt to change in a collaborative, fast paced environment. The ideal candidate will also need to be able to communicate effectively verbally, electronically and in writing with both internal and external stakeholders.

The benefits of working at the EPA include a 37 ½  hour work week, a generous salary and benefits package (paid time off for vacation, sick or personal leave, holidays) pension and other retirement benefits, tuition reimbursement, and insurance eligibility on day one (medical, dental, vision, and life). We invite all qualified candidates to apply.

Job Responsibilities

35% 1) Serves as the Program Administrator for the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency’s (IEPA) Electric Vehicle (EV) Programs:

  • Organizes, plans, executes, controls, and evaluates EV programs, policies, and operations in collaboration with the EV Program Advisor and statewide Coordinator.
  • Performs analysis of program and policy issues.
  • Establishes priorities and makes recommendations for program development.
  • Monitors the achievements of program goals.

Job Responsibilities (continued)

25% 2) Assists the EV Policy Advisor and with EV planning and implementation:

  • Researches and develops documents for notices of funding opportunities.
  • Tracks local, state, and federal grant opportunities and prepares funding proposals.
  • Participates in evaluation of state-funded EV grant applications.
  • Aligns EV programs with other Agency initiatives and programs.

Job Responsibilities (continued)

20% 3) Monitors program activities and reporting:

  • Develops and implements tracking of projects and grants.
  • Prepares, reviews, and evaluates complex technical reports including required state and federal reports.
  • Communicates and collects information from grantees for reporting purposes.

Job Responsibilities (continued)

15% 4) Facilitates the development of alliances with outside stakeholders;

  • Cultivates and maintains internal and external relationships with EV advocacy groups, utilities, EV providers, academia, social/environmental justice partners, local residents, environmental groups, regulated entities, and elected officials to implement program initiatives.
  • Represents the program at events and meetings.
  • Travels in performance of duties.

05%  5) Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Requires knowledge, skill, and mental development equivalent to completion of four years of college, preferably with coursework in business or public administration.
  2. Requires one year of responsible administrative experience in a public or business organization, or completion of an agency approved professional management training program.


Specialized Skills

Of the one year required experience: requires one year of experience in researching or developing EV policy, EV program design and implementation, or consumer education about policies or programs, and experience in developing and presenting informational programs to large and small groups.

Preferred Qualifications (In Order of Significance)

Conditions of Employment

  1. Requires a current and valid driver’s license.
  2. Requires the ability to travel.
  3. Requires ability to pass a name-based background check.

Work Hours:  8:30am - 5:00pm Monday - Friday  
Work Location: 115 S La Salle St., Chicago, IL 60603  
Agency Contact:

Joseph Mercier

Email: Joseph.Mercier@Illinois.gov

Phone #:217-785-2361

Job Family:  Leadership & Management; Environmental & Natural Resources; Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics  


This position [DOES] contain “Specialized Skills” (as that term is used in CBAs).


Revolving Door: “Certain provisions of the revolving door restrictions contained in 5 ILCS 430/5-45 apply to this position. As a result, the employee should be aware that if offered non-State employment during State employment or within one year immediately after ending State employment, the employee shall, prior to accepting any such non-State employment offer, notify the Office of the Executive Inspector General for the Agencies of the Illinois Governor (“OEIG”), and seek a revolving door determination from the OEIG, or may be subject to a fine.”


Agency Statement: The mission of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) is to safeguard environmental quality, consistent with the social and economic needs of the State of Illinois, so as to protect health, welfare, property and the quality of life.  IEPA works to safeguard the states natural resources from pollution to provide a healthy environment for its citizens. By partnering with businesses, local governments and citizens, IEPA is dedicated to continued protection of the air we breathe and our water and land resources.


The IEPA does not provide sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g. H-1B visa status).  To be considered for permanent IEPA employment, applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.


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