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Date:  Mar 9, 2023

Springfield, IL, US, 62702

Job Requisition ID:  24736

Agency :  Environmental Protection Agency 
Closing Date/Time: 03/22/2023
Salary:   $5,483 - $6,271 per Month CBA Language Applies  
Job Type:   Salaried Full Time  
County:   Sangamon  
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 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 24736


Upload a copy of your official 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), Compliance Section, Source Monitoring unit 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 Compliance Section, Source Monitoring unit. 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.  Assist higher level engineers in routine engineering reviews to gain knowledge in source emissions testing and monitoring for Bureau of Air (BOA), Air Pollution Control (APC),Compliance;
•Evaluating stack testing protocols and final reports submitted to the Agency to determine their adequacy in meeting applicable test methods, permit conditions, consent decree requirements and rules and regulations
•Providing recommendations on acceptability/certification.

25%  2.  Assist higher level engineers in routine on-site facility engineering investigations and evaluations related to emission control and monitoring;
•Assists and observes higher level engineers in evaluating various Continuous Emissions Monitoring (CEM) verifications and stack testing designed to qualitatively and quantitatively determine air pollutants releases into the atmosphere from a variety of emission sources •
• Performs duties which involve climbing ladders, stairs, catwalks, scaffolding and smokestacks 75 feet or more in height

• Utilizes a personal computer prepares routine engineering reports of findings.
• Travels in performance of duties

10%  3.  Assist higher level engineers in routine facility engineering investigations and evaluations related to emission control and monitoring;
• Observing various on-site procedures designed to demonstrate compliance with emission control requirements
• Providing recommendations regarding processes and procedures to adequately determine compliance status
• Performs duties which involve climbing ladders, stairs, catwalks, scaffolding and smoke stacks 75 feet or more in height

(Job Responsibilities continued)

10%  4.  Provides engineering/technical assistance to Permit, Compliance and Legal staff in the development of permit conditions and regulatory and enforcement actions involving air emission controls and measurement.

10% 5.  Observes and participates in compliance conferences, including the violation notice and enforcement process, between Agency and industry, to address non-compliance relating to stack testing and other issues involving atmospheric emissions and procedures to monitor those emissions;
• Interpreting and explaining test methods, rules, regulations and procedures concerning air pollution control measures.
• Providing assistance to owner/operators of air pollution sources to develop and improve methods of emission control and measurement.

05%  6.  Assists in the preparation and presentation of visible emission reading training (smoke school) twice yearly for personnel from the agency, local governments, and industry; includes set-up and operation of equipment instruction in proper procedures, and grading of test papers.

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 prepare technical engineering reports.
2. Prefers the ability to make mathematical computations and calculations involving the application of standard theory.
3. Prefers the ability to independently conduct routine engineering investigations and assist higher level engineering personnel in making complex or difficult investigations.
4. Prefers the ability to conduct personal interviews concerning routine problems with a wide variety of representatives of the general public.
5. Prefers the ability to utilize a personal computer with knowledge of Microsoft Word, Access and Excel software.

Conditions of Employment

1. Requires the ability to travel.
2. Requires a valid driver’s license.
3. Requires the ability to climb ladders, stairs, catwalks, scaffolding and smoke stacks 75 feet or more in height.
4. Requires the ability to pass a name-based background check.

Work Hours:  8:30AM - 5:00PM Monday to 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).


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.


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.





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