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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION SPECIALIST I - 1382100

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:  Feb 22, 2021
Location: 

Springfield, IL, US, 62702-4059

Job Requisition ID:  923

Agency:  Environmental Protection Agency  
Closing Date/Time:  03/08/2021 
Salary:  $3,830-$5,536 Monthly 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Sangamon 
Number of Vacancies:  2 
Plan/BU:  RC062 

 

Collective Bargaining Agreement language applies to this requisition:

We are currently transitioning our application process away from paper process to an electronic application process.  This position has not been transitioned please follow the directions/links 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 email listed below.

BID ID#/Job Requisition #

923

Job Assignment Only

Targeted title for Life Sciences Career Trainee Bid ID/Job Requisition# 917

Job Responsibilities

Under direct supervision of the Drinking Water Compliance Section Manager, Division of Public Water Supplies (DPWS), Bureau of Water (BOW), observes, assists and participates in routine duties related to the statewide drinking water and wastewater operator certification programs; observes and assists higher level specialist in explaining and interpreting statewide operator certification programs and policies, State and Federal laws and rules and regulations; maintain violation notice tracking system such that all requirements of Section 31 of the Environmental Protection Act are met. Observes, attends and participates in staff meetings, conferences, workshops and other activities.  Travels in performance of duties.

 

40% 1. Observes, assists and participates in reviewing operator certification renewal applications and renewal training credit submissions; assists and processes eligibility certification applications; examination requests; pre-approves examinations; scheduling of test dates; notification of test results; notification of approval/denial of certification; and determinations of reciprocity requests.  Prepares routine reports, summaries, and analyses of information compiled in the BOW’s databases.  Utilizes State and Federal regulations and policies to review, approve, and categorize training provider applications and course submissions; assists in establishing, implementing and maintaining data system for Continuing Education Units (CEU's) as well as education and training requirements; assists in maintaining operator certification data tracking system including operator contact information, associated facility information, certification status, and compliance tracking.

  

20% 2.  Observes, assists and participates in advising and conferring with water supplies and wastewater facilities and their consultants regarding staffing and contract requirements for complying with State and federal rules and regulations for statewide operator certification programs; reviewing and evaluating routine technical documents for completeness and accuracy.

(Job Responsibilities continued)

15% 3.  Observes, assists and participates in Interpreting and applying technical criteria, policies and regulations relating to compliance with State and federal regulations; issuing violation notices to those that fail to comply with State and federal regulations; making recommendations for compliance/enforcement cases; preparing documentation for legal cases; and maintaining violation notice tracking system such that all requirements of Section 31 of the Environmental Protection Act are met.

 

15% 4.  Assists higher level specialists in explaining and interpreting statewide operator certification programs and policies, and State and Federal laws, rules and regulations; answers routine technical questions from facility owners/operators, training providers, environmental groups, governmental officials, and the general public concerning community water supply statutory and regulatory concerns.

 

05% 5.  Observes, attends and participates in staff meetings, conferences, workshops and other activities; gains and maintains knowledge of the application of the statewide operator certification, regulations, and standards.  Travels in performance of duties.

 

05% 6.  Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Education Degree

 

  • Requires the knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to the completion of four years of college.
  • Requires one year of professional experience in pollution abatement or a related field.

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Requires working knowledge of modern inspectional and investigative techniques and procedures. 
  • Requires working knowledge of state laws, rules and regulations as pertaining to environmental protection or pollution abatement. 
  • Requires ability to establish and maintain working relationships with municipal officials, facility operators and owners, plant managers, or their representatives. 
  • Requires ability to interpret pertinent state laws, rules, regulations, policies or procedures of the agency to individuals and municipal bodies.
  • Requires the ability to utilize a personal computer with knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Access software.

Employment Conditions

  • Requires a valid driver’s license
  • Requires the ability to travel

Work Hours:  8:30-5 Mon-Fri  
Work Location: 1021 E North Grand Ave Springfield, IL 62702-4059  
Agency Contact:  

Kathy Taylor

1021 North Grand Avenue East MC#37
 PO Box 19276
 Springfield, IL 62794-9276
 (217)785-1745
 Fax (217)524-6907

Submit via email to:
EPA.HR.JobApplications@Illinois.gov
Job Function:  Public Safety; Sciences and Natural Resources  

CANDIDATES MUST SUBMIT A SEPARATE BID FORM (if Applicable) AND CMS-100/B FOR EACH POSTED VACANCY APPLIED FOR. PLEASE USE THE REQUISITION ID FOR THE BID # ON THE APPROPRIATE APPLICATION FORM.

 

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/Bid 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/Bid 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/Bid 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.