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LABORATORY ASSOCIATE I (UPWARD MOBILITY)

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 12, 2022
Location: 

Springfield, IL, US, 62702-4956

Job Requisition ID:  10863

Agency:  Environmental Protection Agency  
Closing Date/Time:  01/27/2022 
Salary:  $3,443.00-$4,742.00 Monthly 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Sangamon 
Number of Vacancies:  1 
Plan/BU:  RC028 

 

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 #10863

Job Responsibilities

35% 1.   Prepares environmental extracts/digestions from soil, water, air, wastes, and fish tissue samples in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), and established laboratory Quality Control (QC) procedures utilizing several different techniques, including but not limited to,acid digest,  liquid-liquid, solid phase and accelerated solvent extractor.

•             Reviews work priorities based on sample expiration dates and guidance

•             Completes samples daily

35% 2.   Prepares environmental samples in analyses involving a variety of analytical techniques in accordance with SOPs, and QC directives for detection of environmental samples in trace concentrations;

•             Maintains accurate temperature records for testing techniques

•             Utilizes established sample preparation techniques in the laboratory

•             Adheres to Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) methodologies to ensure that laboratory practices and operations are followed safely and properly documented

•             Assists in performing analyses where test results are obvious; ncluding but not limited to, pH, , ammonia and turbidity.

15% 3.   As directed follows new testing procedures for the analyses of environmental samples;

•             Informs Supervisor of all deficiencies in procedures, quality, equipment, and performance that could result in less than high-quality standard results.

(Job Responsibilities continued)

10% 4.   Conducts maintenance and calibration of equipment including meters and probes utilized for analyses;

•             Interprets analytical data, sampling tracking, maintenance of data logs, backlog reports, and reports findings to concerned parties

•             Maintains the documentation and record keeping procedures to support the data for each analytical and preparation parameter, including QC data

•             Enters data into the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) database ensuring it follows QC and SOPs

05% 5.   Performs other duties as required or assigned, which are reasonably within the scope of duties enumerated above.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Requires education and experience equivalent to an Associate’s degree in the laboratory sciences.  

    Qualified State employees in the Upward Mobility Program shall have the state requirements of this classification waived by successful completion of specific proficiency tests and training programs.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. Requires elementary knowledge of the principles and practices of chemistry, biology, physics, or related sciences.
  2. Requires elementary knowledge of laboratory procedures and techniques.
  3. Requires ability to use laboratory equipment safely in performing routine and standard laboratory tests

 

Work Hours:  8:30-5 Mon-Fri  
Work Location: 825 N Rutledge St Springfield, IL 62702-4956  
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 SEPERATE 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 Requisiton 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 Requistion 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.