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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION SPECIALIST IV (Working Supervisor)-1382400

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:  May 12, 2022
Location: 

Springfield, IL, US, 62702-4059

Job Requisition ID:  15589

Agency:  Environmental Protection Agency  
Closing Date/Time:  05/26/2022 
Salary:  $5,940 to $8,960 Monthly (CBA language applies) 
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 #15589

 

Job Responsibilities

30%  1. Serves as designated working supervisor to the technical and professional staff engaged in performing both highly complex and routine engineering review and analysis, involving the solution to issues related to granting, denying and rejecting of permits for air pollution sources in the Bureau of Air (BOA), Air Pollution Control (APC), for Clean Air Act Permit Program (CAAPP) Operating Unit 1(a);

  • Assigns and reviews work
  • Provides guidance and training to assigned staff
  • Counsels staff regarding work performance
  • Reassigns staff to meet day-to-day operating needs
  • Establishes annual goals and objectives
  • Approves time off
  • Prepares and signs performance evaluations

25%  2. Participates in and coordinates highly complex detailed in-depth engineering analysis of permit applications received by the Permit Section;

  • Reviews applications to ensure all applicable requirements established by Federal, State and Agency rules and regulations are adhered too
  • Confers with applicants to request additional information, discuss applications and permit actions, and arrange meetings, as necessary
  • Directs and participates in the preparation of appropriate letters of response to permit applications

(Job Responsibilities continued)

  • Assists in making recommendations for Agency action on applications (grant, deny, or reject) in a timely manner
  • Oversees staff engaged in permit fee resolution, assists with highly technical, complex or controversial issues
  • Identifies and isolates problem areas in this review process and develops feasible solutions. 
  • Coordinates activities with other Bureau/Divisions/ Sections/Units on compliance issues and multi-media sources
  • Serves as a staff expert providing testimony at hearings or legal proceeding

15%  3. Develops and utilizes a thorough understanding of the comprehensive technical/scientific aspects of industrial categories in the review of complex studies and investigations relating to the area of expertise.

15%  4. Pursues the development of new technical criteria, policy and regulations as applicable to specific industrial categories;

  • Attends and participates in seminars, workshops, conferences, and meetings to assist the general public and permit applicants giving information related to specific industrial categories
  • Studies and evaluates current literature keeping Unit Manager and staff abreast of changes for utilization in daily work situations.
  • Travels in performance of duties

(Job Responsibilities continued)

10%  5. Utilizes the Permit Section data systems;

  • Utilizes a personal computer to review and monitor permit information entered into permit files and the electronic data systems
  • Performs assessment of permit data from electronic data systems
  • Provides direction to staff on information in the permit applications received
  • Oversees and ensures staff are conducting any required updates

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

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to the completion of four years college with coursework in physical, life, or environmental science.
  • Requires two years supervisory experience in the field of pollution abatement or related field.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. Requires thorough knowledge of environmental control systems, facilities, and related techniques, procedures and processes.
  2. Requires extensive knowledge of state laws, rules, regulations and standards pertaining to environmental control or pollution abatement.
  3. Requires extensive knowledge of techniques relative to the supervision of a technical and/or professional staff.
  4. Requires extensive knowledge of modern inspectional and investigative techniques and procedures.
  5. Requires ability to prepare detailed and comprehensive reports of complex and sensitive field inspection and/or investigations.
  6. Requires ability to analyze and interpret complex and extensive scientific data relating to facilities, installations, equipment and environmental control systems and processes.
  7. Requires ability to establish and maintain liaison with municipal officials, facility owners and operators, plant managers, or their representatives, and agency professional staff.
  8. Requires ability to interpret pertinent laws, rules, regulations, concerning pollution control or abatement and to explain to individuals the techniques and procedures utilized in enforcing the laws, rules and regulations.
  9. Requires ability to supervise a sub-unit of a technical activity within the assigned program.

(Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities continued)

10. Requires the ability to utilize a personal computer with knowledge of Microsoft Word, Access and Excel software.

11. Prefers a bachelor’s degree in engineering.

12. Prefers four years of progressively responsible experience in air pollution control sources.

Specialized Skills

Of the two years of required experience, requires two years of experience in the interpretation of State and Federal laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to air pollution experience in the field of air pollution control, experience in permit review and issuance of Clean Air Act permits under Title V of the 1990 amendments to the Clean Air Act, successfully addressing progressively more complicated and difficult applications for a wide-array of industries.

Conditions of Employment

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

Work Hours:  8:30AM-5:00PM 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)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.

 

“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.”