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Date:  May 15, 2024
Location: 

Springfield, IL, US, 62702-4956

Job Requisition ID:  37781

 Agency :  Environmental Protection Agency 
Closing Date/Time: 05/30/2024 
Salary:   Anticipated Starting Salary (Effective 7/1/2024) $5,523.00/Month, Full Range $5,523-$8,170 Monthly  
Job Type:    
County:   Sangamon  
Number of Vacancies:   1  
Plan/BU: RC062   

 

This position is a union position; therefore, provisions of the relevant collective bargaining agreement/labor contract apply to the filling of this position.

 

All applicants who want to be considered for this position MUST apply electronically through the illinois.jobs2web.com website. State of Illinois employees should click the link near the top left to apply through the SuccessFactors employee career portal.

Applications submitted via email or any paper manner (mail, fax, hand delivery) will not be considered.

 

Posting Identification Number  37781 

***Please upload a copy of your official/unofficial transcripts for all degrees earned, and a copy of any applicable professional licenses you possess to the MY DOCUMENTS section of your application. ***

Note: The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency must verify and have proof of higher education and coursework (if applicable) for any degree earned before any offer can be extended. 

*Answer all questions thoroughly-DO NOT STATE SEE RESUME*

 

Position Overview

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Division of Laboratories, Springfield Combined Laboratory is seeking a candidate to serves as an Executive I. The ideal candidate for this position will be organized, detailed, and possess the ability to adapt to change in a collaborative, fast paced environment. The ideal candidate will also need to be able to communicate effectively verbally, electronically and in writing with both internal and external stakeholders.

The benefits of working at the EPA include a 37 ½ hour work week, a generous salary and benefits package.

(Paid time off for vacation, sick or personal leave, holidays) pension and other retirement benefits, tuition reimbursement, and insurance eligibility on day one (medical, dental, vision, and life). We invite all qualified candidates to apply.

Essential Function 1

35% 1. Serves as Project Liaison for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Division of Laboratories (DOL).

  • Coordinates projects and samples for Public Water Supplies (PWS).
  • Performs front line technical assistance in compliance schedules and reports for Public Water Supplies and Compliance Assurance Section (CAS), EPA.
  • Reports drinking water results utilizing LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) and Lab to State, Safe Drinking Water Information System, (SDWIS).
  • Utilizes Safe Drinking Water Information System (SDWIS) and Drinking Water Watch to assist Public Water Supplies and CAS in updating changes occurring in personnel, monitoring requirements and bottle maintenance.
  • Performs communication functions related to CAS and PWS compliance activities to issues.
  • Consults with Laboratory Project Manager regarding program compliance, changes, issues, and updates.
  • Tracks and maintain sample counts for Public Water Supply samples.

Essential Function 2

25% 2. Serves as liaison with for the organization of the Community Water Supply Testing Program (CWSTP).

Essential Function 3

20% 3. Assists the Division Manager, Supervisors, and staff with Project Manager.

  • Assists with the coordination of laboratory programs to assist Bureau’s project managers.  
  • Develops and edit laboratory documentation to assure Program protocols are being followed within the Division.
  • Assists in research and implementation of new standards, methods, and procedures.
  • Assists management with ways to improve efficiency and optimize the laboratory processes.

Essential Function 4

10% 4. Collaborates on reports of Program issues, and audit findings for presentation to the Division Manager.

  • Investigates and offers recommendations to laboratory management for cost analyses review, and data integrity.
  • Serves as backup for the LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System).

Essential Function 5

05% 5. Assists with training programs and workshops for Springfield Combined Laboratory and Bureaus Personnel.

  • Helps determines training needs and develops training programs.
  • Participates in meetings to assure operating procedures, and the Laboratory Programs are properly implemented. 

Essential Function 6

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

Specialized Skills

Of the one-year of required experience:  requires one year of experience in the utilization of Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS), to include creating PWS clients, projects, and schedules; utilizing laboratory databases; in Laboratory Analytical Techniques and Laboratory Programs; in interpreting and applying Safe Drinking Water Information System, (SDWIS) and in tracking and maintaining sample counts for Public Water Supply samples

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Requires knowledge, skill, and mental development equivalent to completion of four years of college, preferably with coursework in Chemistry at a recognized college or university.
  2. Requires one year of responsible administrative experience in a public or business organization, or completion of an agency approved professional management training program.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Prefers at least (1) one year of experience in the utilization of Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS), to include creating PWS clients, projects, and schedules.
  2. Prefers at least (1) one year of experience utilizing laboratory databases.
  3. Prefers at least (1) one year of experience in Laboratory Analytical Techniques and Laboratory Programs.
  4. Prefers at least (1) one year of experience in interpreting and applying Safe Drinking Water Information System, (SDWIS).
  5. Prefers at least (1) one year of experience in tracking and maintaining sample counts for Public Water Supply samples.
  6. Prefers ability to analyze administrative problems and adopt an effective course of action.
  7. Prefers ability to develop, install and evaluate new and revised methods, procedures, and performance standards.
  8. Prefers ability to exercise judgment and discretion in developing, implementing, and interpreting departmental policies and procedures.
  9. Prefers ability to develop and maintain cooperative working relationships.

Conditions of Employment

  1. Requires a valid and current appropriate drivers’ license.
  2. Requires the ability to travel in performance of duties, with overnight stays as appropriate.
  3. Overtime is a condition of employment, and you may be requested or required/mandated to work overtime including scheduled, unscheduled, or last-minute overtime. This requires the ability to work evenings and weekends.
  4. Requires ability to attend seminars, conference, and trainings to stay current on methods, tools, ideologies, or other industry related topics to the job duties.
  5. Requires ability to pass a name-based background check.

*The condition of employment listed here are incorporated and related to any of the job duties as listed in the job description.

About the Agency

The mission of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) is to safeguard environmental quality, consistent with the social and economic needs of the State of Illinois, so as to protect health, welfare, property, and the quality of life.  IEPA works to safeguard the states natural resources from pollution to provide a healthy environment for its citizens. By partnering with businesses, local governments, and citizens, IEPA is dedicated to continued protection of the air we breathe and our water and land resources.

Work Hours:  8:30pm -5:00pm Mon-Fri  
Work Location: 825 N Rutledge St, Springfield, Illinois, 62702-4956  
Agency Contact: 

Jan Doe

Email: Joseph.Mercier@illinois.gov

Phone #:217-785-2361

Posting Group:  Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics  

 

This position [DOES] contain “Specialized Skills” (as that term is used in CBAs).

 

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.

 

Revolving Door:“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.”

 

Agency Statement:

The mission of the Illinois EPA is to safeguard environmental quality, consistent with the social and economic needs of the State, so as to protect health, welfare, property and the quality of life.

Illinois EPA works to safeguard the state’s natural resources from pollution to provide a healthy environment for its citizens. By partnering with businesses, local governments and citizens, Illinois EPA is dedicated to continued protection of the air we breathe and our water and land resources.

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Use the “Apply” button at the top right or bottom right of this posting to begin the application process.

If you are not already signed in, you will be prompted to do so. 

State employees should sign in to the career portal for State of Illinois employees – a link is available at the top left of the Illinois.jobs2web.com homepage in the blue ribbon. 

Non-State employees should log in on the using the “View Profile” link in the top right of the Illinois.jobs2web.com homepage in the blue ribbon.  If you have never before signed in, you will be prompted to create an account.

If you have questions about how to apply, please see the following resources:

State employees: Log in to the career portal for State employees and review the Internal Candidate Application Job Aid

Non-State employees: on Illinois.jobs2web.com – click “Application Procedures” in the footer of every page of the website.

 

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