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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION SPECIALIST 1

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 14, 2022
Location: 

Springfield, IL, US, 62702-4059

Job Requisition ID:  11078

Agency:  Environmental Protection Agency  
Closing Date/Time:  02/01/2022 
Salary:  $4,066 to $5,755 Monthly CBA language applies 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Sangamon 
Number of Vacancies:  3 
Plan/BU:  RC062 

 

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 #

11078

(Job Assignment Only: Targeted title for Life Sciences Career Trainee Bid Req#11077)

Job Responsibilities

45%  1. Observes and assists with preparing initial draft and preliminary technical reports for Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), Brownfield, and other regulated facilities in accordance with established guidance and procedures in the Office of Site Evaluation Unit (OSE), Deputy Bureau Chief’s Office, for the Bureau of Land;

  • Utilizes personal computer to access databases and prepare documents/reports
  • Compile and interpret field and laboratory data in accordance with the Hazard Ranking System and state and federal corrective action objectives
  • Utilizes Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to analyze spatial relationships of site features and surroundings and display graphically
  • Conducts background research using electronic records and external sources necessary to develop site history and conceptual model

20%  2. Observes and assists with preparing plans necessary to conduct technical and scientific field inspections/investigations to evaluate environmental contaminants and their impact on human health and the environment;

  • Accesses databases to prepare plans in accordance with established guidance and procedures
  • Conducts background research on facility using electronic records and external sources necessary to develop site operational history and initial conceptual model

(Job Responsibilities continued)

  • Identifies health and safety requirements and designs work in a manner necessary to comply with OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120.
  • Evaluates data needs and quality objectives
  • Identifies and secures equipment, laboratory space, supplies, and personnel resources necessary to complete inspection/investigation

 

20%  3. Assists higher level staff in conducting routine environmental technical and scientific field inspections/investigations at sites where the presence of hazardous substances is either possible, suspected, or known;

  • Performs site investigations in accordance with established plans, guidance, and procedures
  • Involved in or assists others in the collection of air, surface water, groundwater, soil, soil gas, or waste samples through traditional means
  • Utilizes a variety of field-based site characterization technologies
  • Conducts activities that utilize safety equipment and performs rigorous physical activity to meet safety standards to comply with OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120.
  • Prepares, lifts, and transports heavy equipment and environmental samples weighing up to 50 pounds
  • Travels in performance of duties

 

(Job Responsibilities continued)

10%  4. Attends and participates in training with senior staff regarding programmatic regulations/requirements necessary to provide investigation assistance to cleanup programs within the Bureau of Land;

  • Assists with site evaluation and technical assistance to cleanup programs with the BOL
  • Attends and participates in meetings, program trainings, conferences, roundtables, and workshops

05%  5. Performs other duties as required or assigned, which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Requires the knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to the completion of four years of college with coursework in the physical, life or environmental sciences.
  2. Requires one year of professional experience in pollution abatement or a related field.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. Requires working knowledge of modern inspectional and investigative techniques and procedures.
  2. Requires working knowledge of modern environmental control systems, facilities, techniques and procedures.
  3. Requires working knowledge of state laws, rules and regulations as pertaining to environmental protection or pollution abatement.
  4. Requires ability to prepare comprehensive, technical and scientific reports of field investigations and/or inspections.
  5. Requires ability to analyze and interpret the scientific data of plans for facilities, installations and equipment.
  6. Requires ability to establish and maintain working relationships with municipal officials, facility operators and owners, plant managers, or their representatives.
  7. Requires ability to interpret pertinent state laws, rules, regulations, policies or procedures of the agency to individuals and municipal bodies.
  8. Requires the ability to utilize a personal computer with knowledge of Microsoft Word, Access, and Excel software.
  9. Prefers ability to operate field equipment such as a camera, air and water quality testing and monitoring equipment, bucket auger, and bailer.

Conditions of Employment

  1. Requires a current and valid driver’s license.
  2. Requires the ability to travel.
  3. Requires the ability to work under adverse environmental conditions. 
  4. Requires the ability to participate in a medical monitoring program with ability to pass a physical examination, which is intended to determine whether a person can wear respiratory protection and function in high heat stress situations while wearing chemical protective clothing.
  5. Must be capable of wearing an air purifying respirator for long period of time (e.g. 10 hours with only short 15-minute breaks).
  6. Must be able to carry and utilize a self-contained breathing apparatus (weighing approximately 25 pounds)  In addition to wearing respiratory protection mentioned above, must be able to wear chemical resistant clothing in high heat stress situations while performing strenuous physical tasks (e.g. carrying equipment up a steep ravine at a temperature of 100F).
  7. Must be able to lift equipment (e.g. 50 pounds).
  8. Hearing and eyesight must be good or correctable in order to respond to emergency field conditions.
  9. As required by OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120, this position will be required to take (within 90 days of employment) and maintain working knowledge of (8 hr. annual refresher) and/or certification to ensure position is up to date with laws, rules and regulations to maintain compliance with IL Department of Labor Occupational Safety Regulations: 40-hour OSHA HAZWOPER training.

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.”