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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:  Jan 13, 2022
Location: 

Springfield, IL, US, 62702-4059

Job Requisition ID:  10664

Agency:  Environmental Protection Agency  
Closing Date/Time:  03/02/2022 
Salary:  $5,275 to $6,033 per month 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Sangamon 
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 #

10664

Job Responsibilities

40%  1. Gain knowledge and training by working with higher level staff in performance of a variety of routine engineering functions as necessary to support non-municipal wastewater permitting programs for the Non-Municipal Sub-Unit, Non-Municipal Unit B, Permit Section, Division of Water Pollution Control, Bureau of Water;

  • Assists higher level staff in the timely review of routine National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit applications for industrial, mining, Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) facilities and related storm water discharges, and Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTW)
  • Preparing routine draft permits for signature
  • Analyzing permit application material including field reports, discharge monitoring reports, results of studies such as Section 316(a) and (b), receiving stream evaluations, and other available data
  • Analyzing regulated manufacturing processes, mining operations and livestock operations
  • Reviewing and applying applicable State and Federal regulations
  • Following applicable Unit and Section policies and procedures for the issuance of permits with appropriate conditions
  • Coordinating permit process workflow with Agency support staff
  • Utilizing available computer programs to draft permits, review notes, and track work progress
  • Drafting response letters to comments received, response summaries, and other correspondence
  • Compiling a complete and accurate record of the permit decision process

(Job Responsibilities continued)

40%  2. Review state construction and operating permit applications, with the assistance of higher-level staff, for routine industrial treatment and pretreatment facilities, wastewater sources, land application of sludge, spray irrigation of industrial wastewaters, and non-discharging mining facilities;

  • Preparing draft permits for signature
  • Reviewing of Section 401 water quality certifications related to Lake Michigan determinations and agricultural chemical facility endorsements
  • Analyzing permit applications, engineering plans, specifications, file material, regulated manufacturing and related processes
  • Reviewing and applying applicable State and Federal regulations
  • Following applicable Unit and Section policies and procedures for the issuance of permits with appropriate conditions
  • Utilizing available computer programs to prepare permits, review notes, and track work progress
  • Preparing written review notes in compilation of Agency decision record

 

(Job Responsibilities continued)

10%  3. Observes higher level staff by participating in meetings, public hearings, and/or discussions with applicants, consulting engineers, other Agency staff, USEPA staff, the U.S Army Corps of Engineers, other State and Federal Agencies or the public;

  • Participates and observes public hearings, completion of responsiveness summaries, permit appeals, and enforcement actions
  • Travels in performance of duties

 

05%  4. Conducts reviews of applications for certification of industrial wastewater treatment plant operators;

  • Reviews applications for tax certification of industrial and/or agricultural pollution control facilities
  • Maintain records related to permit and pretreatment programs
  • Participate in professional development trainings
  • Tracks work assignments to ensure timely completion of assigned duties to meet Agency goals and commitments

 

05%  5. Performs other duties as assigned or required which are reasonable 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.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. Requires the ability to utilize a personal computer with knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Access software.
  2. Prefers ability to prepare complete and accurate permits, correspondence, and engineering review notes.
  3. Prefers ability to establish and maintain oral communication and working relationships with municipal officials, facility operators and owners, plant managers or their representatives, other State and Federal Agencies and the public.

Conditions of Employment

1. Requires a current and valid driver’s license.

2. Requires the ability to travel.

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

Jason Thoron

1021 North Grand Avenue East MC#37

 PO Box 19276

 Springfield, IL 62794-9276

 (217)782-2074

 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.”