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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ENGINEER IV-1379400

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:  10665

Agency:  Environmental Protection Agency  
Closing Date/Time:  03/02/2022 
Salary:  $5,940 to $8,960 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 #

10665

Job Responsibilities

35%  1. Serves as lead worker to technical/professional engineering staff responsible for conducting  a variety of engineering functions as necessary to support non-municipal wastewater permitting programs for the Non-Municipal Sub-Unit, Non-Municipal Unit A, Permit Section, Division of Water Pollution Control, Bureau of Water (BOW);

  • Assigns and reviews work
  • Provides guidance and training to assigned staff
  • Advises immediate supervisor regarding performance of staff

 

25%  2. Conducts independent reviews of construction and operating permit applications for highly complex industrial treatment and pretreatment facilities, wastewater sources, land application of sludge, spray irrigation of industrial wastewaters, and non-discharging mining facilities;

  • Reviews permit applications for the NPDES program for a variety non-municipal facilities such as industrial facilities, coal mines, non-coal mines, Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO’s) and related stormwater discharges, Publicly Owned Treatment 
  • Works (POTW) Pretreatment Program, and the State construction and operating permit program for operations such as industrial treatment or pretreatment, land application of sludge, spray irrigation, and Subtitle D mine permits
  • Reviews and issues 401 water quality certifications and related Lake Michigan determinations, agricultural chemical facility endorsements, industrial treatment plant operator certification, and property tax certifications
  • Prepares permits for signature.

(Job Responsibilities continued)

  • Reviews Section 401 water quality certifications and related Lake Michigan determinations, agricultural chemical facility endorsements, industrial treatment plant operator certifications, and property tax certifications
  • Analyzes permit applications, engineering plans, specifications, file material, regulated manufacturing and related processes
  • Reviews applicable State and Federal regulations and ensures that professional staff is following applicable Unit and Section policies and procedures for the issuance of permits with appropriate conditions and appropriate permit conditions
  • Utilizes available computer programs to prepare complex permits, review notes, and track work progress
  • Prepares complex written review notes in compilation of Agency decision record

 

20%  3. Represents the BOW in rulemaking and regulatory relief proceedings before the Illinois Pollution Control Board (IPCB);

  • Participates in the development of new technical design criteria
  • Attends and participates in meetings, seminars, workshops, public hearings, and/or discussions with applicants, consulting engineers, Agency staff, USEPA staff, the U.S Army Corps of Engineers, other State and Federal Agencies and the general public
  • Participates in public hearings, completion of responsiveness summaries, permit appeals, and enforcement actions
  • Travels in performance of duties

(Job Responsibilities continued)

10%  4. Provides assistance/guidance to Agency Staff/officials/consultants regarding highly complex, sensitive, and controversial issues;

  • Serves as a liaison to Section and Bureau staff concerning non-municipal permitting matters
  • Explains and interprets applicable State and Federal regulations and Unit and Section policies

 

05%  5. Prepares/reviews documents for submission to Bureau management and other governmental officials;

  • Serves as a liaison to Section and Bureau staff concerning non-municipal permitting matters
  • Assists management in the preparation of presentations, reports, statistical summaries and conducting special investigations 

 

05%  6. 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 possession of Illinois certificate as a registered professional engineer.
  3. Requires four years of professional engineering experience related to working with complex engineering problems.
  4. A master's degree in engineering or business administration may be substituted for two years of professional experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. Ability to supervise the activities of a technical staff.
  2. Ability to explain and interpret agency policy and regulations.
  3. Ability to consult with and advise members of public and private agencies concerning the application of engineering standards and procedures to design, construction, operation and maintenance of facilities and systems for the control of environmental conditions.
  4. Ability to review and evaluate engineering reports for completeness and accuracy of engineering detail.
  5. Ability to develop and maintain effective public working relationships.
  6. Requires the ability to utilize a personal computer with knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Access software.

Specialized Skills

Of the four years’ required experience:  requires a combined four years’ experience in wastewater permitting programs including the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), construction, and operating permits for facilities such as industrial, mining, and CAFO; and applying relevant state and federal laws, rules, and regulations.

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.”