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LIFE SCIENCES CAREER TRAINEE (UPWARD MOBILITY) - 236000E

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:  9465

Agency:  Environmental Protection Agency  
Closing Date/Time:  12/08/2021 
Salary:  $3,709.00 - $5,199.00 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 #

9465

(For informational purposes only: Targeted title- Environmental Protection Specialist I Req #9466)

Job Responsibilities

40%  1. Receives training for a period of six to twelve months duration to gain knowledge in reviewing corrective actions plans and reporting 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;

  • Prepares for close review, written and verbal comments to owner/operators regarding technical deficiencies
  • Coordinates with other Division/Agency personnel regarding proposed alternative technologies
  • Observes and assists with establishing cleanup objectives for site remediation

25%  2. Receives training in reviewing 20-day, 45-day, and site investigation plans and reports for completeness to ensure all requirements of 35 Illinois Administrative Code, Part 731 and Part 734 were abided by;

  • Prepares review letters to send to owners/operators regarding deficiencies found in the 20-day, 45-day, and site investigation plans and reports

(Job Responsibilities continued)

15%  3. Receives training in checking to ensure time and material breakdown, bills and receipts are included in the budget and reimbursement submittals;

  • Observes and assists with reviewing claims submitted for reasonableness and prepares summaries for the immediate Supervisor of those costs which are unreasonable

05%  4. Receives training in performing site inspections at LUST sites;

  • Determines compliance with all approved plans and regulations
  • Develops working relationships and coordinates with other Agency personnel to establish cleanup objectives for LUST sites
  • Develops working relationships and 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

(Job Responsibilities continued)

05%  5. Receives training in assisting the Division of Legal Counsel in the preparation of enforcement cases against owners/operators who have not complied with the requirements of 35 Illinois Administrative Code, Part 731 and Part 734;

  • Observes and assists with the Illinois Pollution Control Board appeals regarding eligibility decisions, deductible amounts, and nonpayment costs which were deemed unreasonable by the Agency

05%  6. Utilizes a personal computer to update databases, document notes, maintain reports, receive and send emails.

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

Minimum Qualifications

1.  Requires a bachelor's degree in some field of the life sciences.

2.  This class is included as an Upward Mobility Program credential title.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. Requires ability to prepare comprehensive written and oral reports.
  2. Requires ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  3. Requires ability to profit from training received in the designated area of state government.
  4. Requires ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with other employees and agency representatives.
  5. 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.