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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION SPECIALIST I

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:  Nov 22, 2021
Location: 

Springfield, IL, US, 62702-4059

Job Requisition ID:  9466

Agency:  Environmental Protection Agency  
Closing Date/Time:  12/08/2021 
Salary:  $4,006.00 to $5,755 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 #

9466

(Job Assignment Only: Targeted title for Life Sciences Career Trainee Bid Req#9465)

Job Responsibilities

35%  1. Observes, participates in, and assists higher level specialists in reviews of routine scientific corrective action plans and reports for groundwater and soil remediation to determine if they are technically adequate in the Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) A Unit, for the Bureau of Land (BOL), in accordance with regulations pertaining to 35 Illinois Administrative Code, Part 731 and Part 734;

  • Performs beginning level professional duties by providing written and verbal comments to owners/operators regarding technical deficiencies
  • Under close review of the Unit Manager, coordinates with other Bureau/Agency personnel regarding proposed alternative technologies
  • Assists higher level specialists in drawing conclusions that ultimately lead to determining compliance with cleanup objectives for site remediation

30%  2. Observes, participates in or reviews routine scientific 20-day, 45-day, and site investigation plans and reports for accuracy to ensure with all requirements of 35 Illinois Administrative Code, Part 731 and Part 734;

  • Prepares for supervisor close review letters to be sent to owners/operators regarding deficiencies found in the 20-day,45-day and site investigation plans and reports
  • Utilizes a personal computer to update databases, document notes, maintain reports, receive and send emails

15%  3. Observes and assists higher level specialist in the review of time and material breakdown(s), bill(s) and receipt(s) ensuring their inclusion in the budget and reimbursement submittals;

  • Reviews claims submitted for reasonableness 
  • repares cost summaries for Supervisor close review of those costs which are unreasonable

(Job Responsibilities continued)

10%  4. Observes, participates and assists in routines inspections at LUST sites to determine compliance with all approved plans and regulations;

  • Coordinates with other Agency personnel to establish cleanup objectives for LUST sites
  • Coordinates with the Community Relations staff to prepare community relations plans and to implement said plans at assigned LUST cleanup sites and assists higher level specialists with presentations at meetings
  • Implements safety standards (subject to 29 CFR 1910.120) in performance of inspection activities
  • Travels in performance of duties

05%  5. Under close review of the Unit Manager, assists higher level specialist and the Division of Legal Counsel in the preparation of enforcement cases against owners/operators for;

  • Non-compliance with the requirements of 35 Illinois Administrative Code, Part 731 and Part 734
  • The Illinois Pollution Control Board appeals regarding eligibility decisions, deductible amounts, and nonpayment costs which were deemed unreasonable by the Agency

05%  6. Performs other duties as required or assigned, which are reasonably within the scope of 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 ability to operate field equipment such as a camera, dissolved oxygen testing and monitoring equipment, Hach field kit, real time analyzer, sound level meters.
  9. Requires the ability to utilize a personal computer with knowledge of Microsoft Word, Access and Excel software.

Conditions of Employment

  1. Requires a current and valid driver’s license.
  2. Requires the ability to travel.
  3. 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: 24 hour OSHA 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.”