ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ENGINEER I

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Date:  Jun 6, 2024
Location: 

Rockford, IL, US, 61103

Job Requisition ID:  38696

Agency :  Environmental Protection Agency 
Closing Date/Time: 06/24/2024
 
Salary:   Anticipated Starting Salary (Effective 7/1/24) $6,079 monthly; Full Range $6,079 - $6,952 monthly.  
Job Type:   Salaried
 
County:   Winnebago  
Number of Vacancies:   1  
Plan/BU:   RC063
   

 

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

 

All applicants who want to be considered for this position MUST apply electronically through the illinois.jobs2web.com website. State of Illinois employees should click the link near the top left to apply through the SuccessFactors employee career portal.

Applications submitted via email or any paper manner (mail, fax, hand delivery) will not be considered.

 

Posting Identification Number  38696

Environmental Protection Engineer I (UMP)

 

***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. 

*Answer all questions thoroughly-DO NOT STATE SEE RESUME*

Job Overview

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Bureau of Water (BOW), Public Water Supplies, Field Operations Section, Northern Region – Rockford Regional Office is seeking to hire an Environmental Protection Engineer 1. This position performs a variety of closely supervised functions that are designed to provide a basic introduction to, and training in the explicit engineering programs for the Rockford Regional Office. The ideal candidate will assist a higher-level engineer in the investigation of the design, location, construction, maintenance, or inspection of subsystems of public and private facilities relating to Public Water Supplies.

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.

Essential Functions

30%  1. Assists higher level staff to gain knowledge and training in conducting routine engineering evaluations of public water supplies for the Northern Region, Rockford Regional Office, Field Operations Section (FOS), Division of Public Water Supplies, Bureau of Water (BOW);

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  • Assists in conducting routine engineering evaluations of public water supplies, follow-up visits to determine compliance status, and final loan inspections for projects funded through the BOW’s Infrastructure Financial Assistance Section (IFAS)
  • Prepares for supervisor’s close review, routine engineering evaluation reports/documents detailing areas of the evaluated facilities that are non-compliant with State/Federal laws, rules/regulations, policies/procedures, and specific actions required to bring facilities into compliance
  • Conducts activities that utilize safety equipment and performs physical activity to meet safety standards to comply with OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120
  • Travels in performance of duties

20%  2. Assists in investigating/evaluating/monitoring routine citizen complaints/inquiries regarding public water supplies;

  • Supporting Permit Section staff by obtaining routine information related to the public water supply through field inspections and the development of related facility inventory data

Essential Functions - Continued

20%  3. Assists in responding to public water supply emergencies;

  • Providing routine assistance/guidance in restoring impacted community water supplies to normal operation
  • Communicating with public water supply officials in resolving managerial/technical/financial problems

10%  4. Gains knowledge and receives training in providing routine assistance/guidance to officials/consultants in resolving routine operational issues and improving water quality;

  • Reviewing previous correspondence/inspection reports to obtain necessary information
  • Assisting Compliance Assurance Section (CAS) in operator certification process
  • Reviewing operational/contractual agreements between certified operators and public water supplies

 

Essential Functions - Continued

10%  5. Gains knowledge and receives training in collaborating with Region FOS Manager and/or Working Supervisor, CAS, and Agency Division of Legal Counsel (DLC) in evaluation of enforcement priorities;

  • Reviewing enforcement documents
  • Preparing/providing enforcement recommendations

05%  6. Attends and observes meetings with local officials and site representatives;

  • Gains knowledge and receives training in interpreting laws, rules/regulations, policies/procedures
  • Attends and observes seminars and conferences

05%  7. 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.
  3. This class is included as an Upward Mobility Program credential title

Preferred Qualifications (In Order of Significance)

  1. Prefers the ability to utilize a personal computer with knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Access software.
  2. Prefers ability to prepare clear and concise written reports and correspondence, good organizational skills and decision-making abilities.
  3. Prefers ability to establish and maintain oral communication and working relationships with municipal officials, facility operators and owners, plant managers, or their representatives.
  4. Prefers a knowledge of public water treatment facilities, and related techniques, procedures, and processes.
  5. Prefers experience applying or complying with the rules governing the sanitary survey process of public water supplies consistent with Safe Drinking Water Act (40 CFR 16) and State regulations.

Conditions of Employment

  1. As required by OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120, this position will be required to take (within 90 days of employment) and maintain working knowledge (8-hour annual refresher) and/or certification to ensure position is up to date with laws, rules and regulations to maintain compliance with IL Department of Labor Occupational Safety Regulations: 24-hour OSHA HAZWOPER training.
  2. Requires a current and valid driver’s license.
  3. Requires the ability to travel.
  4. Requires the ability to pass a name-based background check.

Work Hours:  8:30 am - 5:00 pm Monday - Friday  
Work Location: 4302 N Main St, Rockford, Illinois, 61103  
Agency Contact: 

Chris Steinkruger

Email: Christopher.E.Steinkruger@Illinois.gov

Phone #:217-558-1256

Posting Group: Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics; Environmental & Natural Resources  

 

This title is within the Upward Mobility Program.  General Program information can be found by clicking on the Upward Mobility Program link or for specific title information at UMP Title Descriptions. There are three categories of UMP titles: 1) certificate titles which require passing a written proficiency exam; 2) credential titles which require the possession of a specified college degree and/or licensure; and 3) dual titles for which a certificate may be earned by following either the certificate or credential pathway.

 

This position [DOES NOT] 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.

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

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Non-State employees should log in on the using the “View Profile” link in the top right of the Illinois.jobs2web.com homepage in the blue ribbon.  If you have never before signed in, you will be prompted to create an account.

If you have questions about how to apply, please see the following resources:

State employees: Log in to the career portal for State employees and review the Internal Candidate Application Job Aid

Non-State employees: on Illinois.jobs2web.com – click “Application Procedures” in the footer of every page of the website.

 

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