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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ENGINEER I (UPWARD MOBILITY)

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

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Sponsorship for Employment

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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 23, 2023
Location: 

Springfield, IL, US, 62702-4059

Job Requisition ID:  23186

Agency :  Environmental Protection Agency 
Closing Date/Time: 02/06/2023
 
Salary:   $5,483.00-$6,271.00 Monthly 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 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 23186

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

Position Overview

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Bureau of Air (BOA), Compliance, Unit A is seeking an Environmental Protection Engineer I to perform engineering duties associated with air pollution compliance reviews and violations. 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

40% 1. Assists in routine engineering analysis and coordinates compliance activities on assigned matters consistent with applicable laws, regulations, procedures, policies and guidance for Bureau of Air (BOA), Air Pollution Control (APC), Compliance, Compliance Unit A; 

  • Prepares Section 31 pre-enforcement violation notices in a timely manner alleging non-compliance with applicable state and federal laws and regulations and permit conditions.
  • Reviews and evaluates responses to violation notices.
  • Prepares compliance commitment agreements and notices of non-issuance of compliance commitment agreements.
  • Maintains understanding and operates within the Section 31 process and its deadlines. 
  • Tracks all assigned violation notice matters from trigger to resolution date, ensuring movement through the Section 31 compliance process is timely  
  • Participates in and provides assistance during the notice of intent to pursue legal action process as well as the enforcement referral process.
  • Participates in Section 43 enforcement referral matters, as assigned.

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30% 2. Assists in conducting routine engineering reviews;

  • Evaluates field operation section reports, permit section notices of apparent violation, compliance reports and other technical documents to assess compliance status and recommends further action as appropriate.
  • Conducts routine engineering reviews and evaluations of requests for regulatory relief and other compliance inquiries or requests from regulated industry and assists in providing recommendations
  • Assists in conducting investigations, research and analysis of air pollution compliance matters, i.e., industry, pollutant or source specific
  • Assists in explaining and interpreting BOA programs and policies, applicable State and Federal laws, regulations, methods, policies, guidance and procedures and answering questions

15% 3. Provides routine engineering/technical support for the activities of the Bureau and Legal Counsel;

  • Assists in performing routine emissions calculations, review of technical documents, determination of applicable regulations, determination of possible non-compliance, and technical assistance on regulatory matters.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of processes and procedures to maintain and improve the state-wide air pollution compliance program.
  • Utilizes a personal computer to prepares reports, summaries and analyses of information.
  • Maintains communication with Manager regarding significant issues or developments and status of assigned matters.

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10% 4. Attends and participates in training seminars, workshops and conferences, source inspections and observations, administrative hearings and litigation proceedings;

  • Participates in internal and external meetings in person or by conference calls relating to assigned matters.
  • Gains understanding of state and federal laws, regulations, methods, policies, guidance and procedures relative to air pollution control
  • Travels in performance of duties

05% 5. Performs other duties as assigned or required that 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 ability to pass a name based background check
  2. Requires the ability to travel
  3. Requires a valid driver’s license

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

Email: Christopher.E.Steinkruger@Illinois.gov

Phone #:217-558-1256

Job Family:  Sciences and Natural Resources  

 

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.

 

“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.”

 

This position [DOES NOT] contain “Specialized Skills” (as that term is used in CBAs).

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

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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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