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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION SPECIALIST IV-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:  Jan 13, 2022
Location: 

Springfield, IL, US, 62702-4059

Job Requisition ID:  11031

Agency:  Environmental Protection Agency  
Closing Date/Time:  01/28/2022 
Salary:  $5,940 to $8,960 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 #

11031

Job Responsibilities

35%  1. Serves as Lead Worker responsible for coordinating activities of the technical professional staff of the Special Project and Financial Unit, for the Bureau of Land (BOL), in accordance with regulations pertaining to 35 Illinois Administrative Code, Part 731 and Part 734;

  • Assigns and reviews work of Special Projects
  • Provides guidance and training to assigned staff
  • Advises immediate supervisor regarding performance of staff in the preparation of performance evaluations

20%  2. Reviews highly complex and technical 20-day and 45-day reports, site investigation plans, and corrective action plans to determine technical adequacy and ensure with all requirements of 35 Illinois Administrative Code, Part 731 and Part 734;

  • Prepares review letters to issue to owners/operators regarding technical deficiencies found
  • Coordinates with other Bureau/Agency personnel regarding proposed alternative technologies
  • Determines compliance with cleanup objectives for site remediation of Special Projects
  • Reviews highly sensitive/controversial budgets and claims for reasonableness and prepares summaries of those costs that are unreasonable
  • Utilizes a personal computer to update databases, document notes, maintain reports, receive and send emails
  • Conducts site inspections at highly complex and technical Leaking Underground Storage Tanks (LUST) sites for follow-up

(Job Responsibilities continued)

  • Implements safety standards (subject to 29 CFR 1910.120) in performance of inspection activities
  • Travels in performance of duties

15%  3. Represents the Unit, Section, Division and Bureau at meetings and conferences;

  • Prepares responses for legislative inquiries into matters of sensitive and controversial nature relating to the LUST Section and its activities
  • Prepares briefing papers
  • Responds to telephone and written inquiries requiring extremely sensitive responses of a technical and scientific nature
  • Serves as expert witness
  • Prepares and assimilates necessary scientific data for successful outcome of the proceedings

10%  4. Plans and develops the work activities to be accomplished by subordinates based on individual subordinate abilities;

  • Develops and drafts project management procedures
  • Develops job standards to assure consistency
  • Determines and designs personal/professional development activities
  • Recommends training, seminars, conferences, etc., for personnel within the LUST section

(Job Responsibilities continued)

10%  5. Participates in meetings scheduled by the Section or Unit manager, including Section meetings;

  • Conveys information to Unit professional staff

05%  6. Serves as liaison to other sections, divisions, state and federal agencies relative to LUST Section;

  • Assists in the development and review of section policies and procedures, especially associated with Special Projects
  • Oversee and ensure LUST activities fulfill applicable state and federal requirements and are consistent with LUST regulations and policies

05%  7. Performs other duties as required or assigned, which are reasonably within the scope of duties enumerated above.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to the completion of four years college with coursework in physical, life, or environmental science.
  2. 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.
  10. Requires ability to utilize a personal computer with knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Access software.

Specialized Skills

Of the two years of experience required; Two years of technical and professional experience in project management administering 35 Ill. Adm. Code 734 under the Leaking Underground Storage Tank Program. Requires knowledge and understanding in analyzing and interpreting complex and extensive scientific data relating to activities associated with the remediation of underground storage tanks or the processes to control the migration of contamination from the tanks.  

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:  8:30AM-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)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.”