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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:  Jun 9, 2021
Location: 

Springfield, IL, US, 62702-4059

Job Requisition ID:  4176

Agency:  Environmental Protection Agency  
Closing Date/Time:  06/23/2021 
Salary:  $3,830.00-$5,536.00 Monthly 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Sangamon 
Number of Vacancies:  1 
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 #

4176

 

  ( Job Assignment Only: Targeted title for Life Sciences Career Trainee Bid Req# 4174)

 

Job Responsibilities

30% 1. Conducts routine scientific quality assurance and quality control reviews of Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) inspection and closure reports and associated Agency correspondence submitted by Field Operations Section (FOS) staff from seven regional offices and WRCS financial assurance staff in the Waste Reduction and Compliance Section (WRCS), in the Bureau of Land (BOL);

  • Conducts review of routine scientific inspection reports, soil sampling data, groundwater monitoring data and other routine scientific reports related to inspected sites to determine violations of applicable state and federal laws, rules/regulations, policies/procedures, and permit conditions.

 

25% 2. Assists in preparing for the Unit Manager’s close review; 

  • Routine scientific violation notices related to conclusions drawn from higher level specialists reviewing FOS and WRCS employee inspections and record reviews
  • Compliance Commitment Agreements (CCAs) that contain routine scientific remedies for regulated sites to resolve observed violations with applicable state and federal law, regulations, and permit conditions
  • Assists with BOL responses to facility requests for meetings related to violation notices and requests to enter CCAs. 

(Job Responsibilities continued)

20% 3. Assists higher level specialists that serve as liaison between WRCS and other Agency Bureaus/Divisions/Sections, FOS, the Remedial Project Management Section (RPMS), the Division of Legal Counsel, and Fiscal Services to develop an appropriate enforcement strategy for facilities that do not, or cannot return to compliance with applicable laws following receipt of a routine scientific violation notice;

  • Assists in making recommendations regarding appropriate enforcement action, including considering referral to the Office of the Attorney General for formal enforcement;
  • Assist in the review of proposed consent order language
  • Recommends necessary and appropriate alterations to facilitate compliance with applicable state and federal law; and with post-consent order compliance evaluations with FOS, RPMS, and other BOL Sections
  • Travels in performance of duties

(Job Responsibilities continued)

10% 4. Assists higher level specialists with the review of scopes of work associated with the development of the Non-hazardous SWMP, Landfill Capacity Annual Reports, and other reports related to non-hazardous waste;

  • Assists in insuring that report data is accurate and timely publication. 
  • Participates in interactions with other Agency personnel to establish Non-hazardous Solid Waste Management Program (SWMP) guidelines
  • Expands knowledge of program goals and objectives and in interpretation for grantees and other interested parties.

 

10% 5. Assists higher level specialists with WRCS’s portion of the BOL tracking database reflecting work performed by Agency staff and delegated county employees;

  • Assists in providing routine scientific reports from the BOL tracking database
  • Routine scientific legal evaluations and interpretations of statewide compliance and enforcement trends based on reports from the BOL tracking database, interactions with other BOL and Agency Bureaus/Divisions/Sections, and correspondence with and responses to enforcement correspondence

 

05% 6. 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.

Conditions of Employment

  1. Requires the ability to travel
  2. Requires a valid driver’s license  

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:  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.