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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ENGINEER I (UPWARD MOBILITY)-1379100

We continually strive for a workforce that reflects the growing diversity within the State of Illinois.  A variety of employee backgrounds, perspectives, ideas and experiences are crucial to our ability to most effectively serve the public.  Bilingual skills welcome

Reasonable Accommodation Statement

Persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations throughout the hiring process and during performance of all job duties.  Please email the Central Management Services Disability Resource Center at CMS.DisabilityResCen@illinois.gov or call (217) 524 - 7514 for further information and to request an accommodation.

Sponsorship for Employment

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

Disclosure of Salary Information

In compliance with the Illinois Equal Pay Act, 820 ILCS 112/1 et seq., the State does not seek, request, or require a job applicant’s wage or salary history.  Employment decisions are not made based on an applicant’s wage or salary history.  To that end, please do not include wage or salary information in your resume or other profile or application materials.

Date:  Oct 12, 2021
Location: 

Collinsville, IL, US, 52234

Job Requisition ID:  7906

Agency:  Environmental Protection Agency  
Closing Date/Time:  10/26/2021 
Salary:  $5,275.00-$6,033.00 Monthly 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Madison 
Number of Vacancies:  1 
Plan/BU:  RC063 

 

Collective Bargaining Agreement language applies to this requisition:
We are currently transitioning away from a paper application process to an electronic application process. This position has not been transitioned. Please follow the directions below when applying to this position.

 

DO NOT APPLY ONLINE

**DO NOT CLICK THE APPLY BUTTON**

 

CMS100/B Employment Application and all applicable documentation should be submitted to the Agency contact listed below.

 

Posting Identification #

7906

Job Responsibilities

40% 1. Assists higher level field staff in conducting inspections and sampling surveys of municipal and industrial wastewater treatment facilities; MS4, industrial, and construction storm water facilities, livestock facilities and agrichemical facilities for the Collinsville Regional Office, Field Operation Section (FOS) in the Division of Water Pollution Control, Bureau of Water;

  • Assist in assessing compliance and adequacy of operation and maintenance with applicable State and federal laws, rules, and regulations
  • Utilizes field water testing equipment to collect samples, weighing up to 50 pounds
  • Prepares engineering data and reports for supervisor review
  • Assists in preparing Agency correspondence to facility owners and operators, State and federal agencies, and other such entities
  • Utilizes a personal computer to update inspection tracking systems
  • Travels in performance of duties

 

20% 2. Assists higher level field staff in investigating/evaluating citizen complaints and emergency response incidents of water pollution, sewage and livestock waste odors, and fish kills;

  • Utilizes field water testing equipment to collect samples, weighing up to 50 pounds
  • Prepares for supervisor review engineering data and reports findings
  • Assists in preparing Agency correspondence to facility owners and operators, State and federal agencies, and other such entities
  • Updates complaint and incident tracking systems

Job Responsibilities (continued)

15% 3. Assists higher level field staff in providing technical support for the enforcement process;

  • Preparing Non-Compliance Advisory (NCA) letters
  • Submitting Violation Notice (VN) requests
  • Participating in enforcement meetings
  • Reviewing enforcement documents
  • Providing testimony in court proceedings

 

10% 4. Assists higher level field staff in reviewing technical documents associated with National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) and State operating permits, facility plans and specifications, Long Term Control Plans (LTCP), Capacity, Management, Operation, and Maintenance (CMOM) plans.

 

10% 5. Participates in and observes higher level field staff in conducting meetings and communicating with facility owners and operators, local officials, or concerned citizens;

  • Interpreting and explaining Agency policies and water pollution control regulations.

 

05% 6. 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 with a bachelor's degree in an engineering science. Typically, the subject matter would involve the type of coursework associated with environmental (sanitary, hydraulic, hydrology, and air pollution specialties), civil (sanitary, hydraulic, and hydrology specialties), general, industrial, mechanical, chemical, public health, electronic, acoustical or aeronautical engineering or engineering mechanics or a closely related engineering specialty.
  2. Requires no previous experience.

 

This class is included as an Upward Mobility Program credential title.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Prefers the ability to prepare clear and concise written reports and correspondence, good organizational skills and decision-making abilities
  • Prefers the ability to establish and maintain oral communication and working relationships with municipal officials, facility operators and owners, plant managers, or their representatives.
  • Requires the ability to utilize a personal computer with knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Access software.
  • Prefers a bachelor’s degree in agricultural or civil engineering.

Conditions of Employment

  1. Requires a valid driver’s license.
  2. Requires the ability to travel.
  3. Requires ability to lift heavy sampling equipment (e.g. 50 pounds)
  4. Requires the ability to operate field water testing equipment and to collect water samples. 

Work Hours:  8:30-5 Mon-Fri  
Work Location: 1101 Eastport Plaza Drive Suite 100, Collinsville, IL  
Agency Contact:

Kathy Taylor

1021 North Grand Avenue East MC#37

 PO Box 19276

 Springfield, IL 62794-9276

 (217)785-1745

 Fax (217)524-6907

Submit via email to:

EPA.HR.JobApplications@Illinois.gov

Job Function:  Sciences and Natural Resources  

 

CANDIDATES MUST SUBMIT A SEPARATE BID FORM (as applicable) AND CMS-100/B FOR EACH POSTED VACANCY APPLIED FOR. 

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

DO NOT APPLY ONLINE.

 

Current State Employees:

  • Seeking a Promotion – Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100B Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • Older versions of the CMS-100B will not be graded or returned to applicants. 
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100B (version dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

  • Seeking a Transfer – Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid FormTransfer Request, and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting Identification#/Job Requisition ID # or your bid will be rejected.  
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 version (dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

  • Seeking a Reduction - Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting Identification#/Job Requisition ID # or your bid will be rejected.  
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 (version dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

 Former State Employees:

  • Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting Identification#/Job Requisition ID # or your bid will be rejected. 
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 (version dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

Non-State Employees:

  • Submit a CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) and official college transcripts (where applicable) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • Documentation is required for each Posting/Bid ID or your application(s) will be rejected.  
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 version (dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

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.

 

“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.”