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Date:  Mar 8, 2023

Springfield, IL, US, 62702

Job Requisition ID:  24940

Agency :  Environmental Protection Agency 
Closing Date/Time: 04/03/2023
Salary:   $5,483.00 - $6,271.00 Monthly CBA Language Applies  
Job Type:   Salaried Full Time  
County:   Sangamon  
Number of Vacancies:   2  
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 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 24940

Upload a copy of your college transcripts and degree certificate(s) (applicable) in the additional documents portion of the job requisition.

*Answer all questions thoroughly-DO NOT STATE SEE RESUME

Job Overview

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Bureau of Air (BOA), Air Pollution Control Division, Permit Section, Clean Air Act Permit Program (CAAPP) Construction Unit B is seeking to hire an Environmental Protection Engineer I.           This position performs a variety of closely supervised functions that are designed to provide a basic introduction to, and training in the permitting of various types of operations and air pollution control systems. In addition, this position will assist other staff in the BOA in the investigation, inspection and monitoring of various devices and facilities which influence environmental quality in the (CAAPP) Construction Unit.


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

40%  1. Receives training and guidance in the review and analysis of permit applications in the Bureau of Air (BOA)/Air Pollution Control (APC), Permit Section, Clean Air Act Permit Program (CAAPP) Construction Unit – Unit B;

    • Trains in and assists higher level engineers in performing routine engineering analysis of assigned air pollution control permit applications
    • Utilizes standard engineering procedures, State and Federal rules and regulations and Agency policies to determine compliance of equipment
    • Receives guidance and training to gain knowledge in making recommendations to grant, deny, and reject applications

25%  2. Receives training and guidance in the utilization of the Permit Section data systems;

    • Analyzes information in the permit applications received
    • Receives training and guidance in reviewing data within permit files
    • Accesses permit data from electronic data systems
    • Performs updates as required or necessary

(Job Responsibilities continued)

20%  3. Participates in discussions and observes higher level staff in the development of permit applications and their related information;

    • Observes and assists higher level staff when meeting with permit applicants and/or their representatives, the public, Agency, Bureau/Division/Section/Unit staff and government representatives
    • Travels in performance of duties

10%  4. Receives training and guidance from higher level staff in permit fee resolution;

    • Reviews requests for reconsideration of permit fee amounts
    • Works with the permit applicants and Agency staff handling fees to resolve issues

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 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, Access and Excel software.
  2. Prefers the ability to make mathematical computations and calculations.
  3. Prefers the ability to understand, interpret and apply state and federal rules, regulations, etc.
  4. Prefers the ability to plan, schedule and prioritize daily work.

Conditions of Employment

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

Work Hours:  8:30 am - 5:00 pm Monday - Friday  
Work Location: 1021 E North Grand Ave Springfield, IL 62702-4059  
Agency Contact:

Chris Steinkruger


Phone #:217-558-1256

Job Family:  Sciences and Natural Resources  


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.



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