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LIFE SCIENCES CAREER TRAINEE (UPWARD MOBILITY) OPT E

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 14, 2022
Location: 

Springfield, IL, US, 62702-4059

Job Requisition ID:  11077

Agency:  Environmental Protection Agency  
Closing Date/Time:  02/01/2022 
Salary:  $3709 to $5199 Monthly CBA language applies 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Sangamon 
Number of Vacancies:  3 
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 #

11077

(For informational purposes only: Targeted title- Environmental Protection Specialist I Req # 11078)

Job Responsibilities

45%  1. Receives training for a period of six to twelve months duration to gain knowledge in preparing the initial draft and technical reports for Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), Brownfield, and other regulated facilities in accordance with established guidance and procedures in the Office of Site Evaluation Unit (OSE), Deputy Bureau Chief’s Office, for the Bureau of Land;

  • Utilizes personal computer to access databases and prepare documents/reports
  • Compile and interpret field and laboratory data in accordance with the Hazard Ranking System and state and federal corrective action objectives
  • Utilizes Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to analyze spatial relationships of site features and surroundings and display graphically
  • Conducts background research using electronic records and external sources necessary to develop site history and conceptual model

20%  2. Receives training on how to prepare plans necessary to conduct technical and scientific field inspections/investigations to evaluate environmental contaminants and their impact on human health and the environment;

  • Accesses databases to prepare plans in accordance with established guidance and procedures
  • Conducts background research on facility using electronic records and external sources necessary to develop site operational history and initial conceptual model
  • Identifies health and safety requirements and designs work in a manner necessary to comply with OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120.
  • Evaluates data needs and quality objectives

(Job Responsibilities continue)

  • Identifies and secures equipment, laboratory space, supplies, and personnel resources necessary to complete inspection/investigation

20%  3. Receives training necessary to conduct environmental technical and scientific field inspections/investigations at sites where the presence of hazardous substances is either possible, suspected, or known;

  • Performs site investigations in accordance with established plans, guidance, and procedures
  • Involved in or assists others in the collection of air, surface water, groundwater, soil, soil gas, or waste samples through traditional means
  • Utilizes a variety of field-based site characterization technologies
  • Conducts activities that utilize safety equipment and performs rigorous physical activity to meet safety standards to comply with OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120.
  • Prepares, lifts, and transports heavy equipment and environmental samples weighing up to 50 pounds
  • Travels in performance of duties

 

(Job Responsibilities continued)

10%  4. Receives training necessary to provide site evaluation expertise and technical assistance to  cleanup programs within the Bureau of Land;

  • Assists with site evaluation and technical assistance to cleanup programs with the BOL
  • Attends and participates in staff meetings program training, conferences, and workshops

05%  5. Performs other duties as required or assigned, which are reasonably within the scope of the 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. Requires the ability to work under adverse environmental conditions. 
  4. Requires the ability to participate in a medical monitoring program
  5. Requires ability to pass a physical examination, which is intended to determine whether a person can wear respiratory protection and function in high heat stress situations while wearing chemical protective clothing.
  6. Requires the ability to wear an air purifying respirator and/or other forms of respiratory protection for long period of time (e.g. 10 hours with only short 15-minute breaks).
  7. Requires the ability to carry and utilize a self-contained breathing apparatus (weighing approximately 25 pounds) 
  8. Requires the ability to wear chemical resistant clothing in high heat stress situations while performing strenuous physical tasks (e.g. carrying equipment up a steep ravine at a temperature of 100F).

(Conditions of Employment continued)

9. Requires ability to lift heavy equipment/supplies (e.g. 50 pounds).

10. Requires ability of hiking, climbing, wading in streams or getting in/out of boats or swimming in emergency situations to get to sites (as required by OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120).

11. Requires sufficient dexterity to operate scientific sampling equipment.

12. 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: 40 hour OSHA HAZWOPER 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.