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LIFE SCIENCES CAREER TRAINEE - 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:  Feb 22, 2021
Location: 

Springfield, IL, US, 62702-4059

Job Requisition ID:  917

Agency:  Environmental Protection Agency  
Closing Date/Time:  03/08/2021 
Salary:  $3544-$5001 Monthly 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Sangamon 
Number of Vacancies:  2 
Plan/BU:  RC062 

 

Collective Bargaining Agreement language applies to this requisition:

We are currently transitioning our application process away from paper process to an electronic application process.  This position has not been transitioned please follow the directions/links 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 email listed below.

Bid ID#/Job Requisition

917

For informational purposes only

Targeted title- Environmental Protection Specialist I  Bid ID#/Job Requisition #923

Job Responsibilities

Under direct supervision of the Drinking Water Compliance Section Manager, Division of Public Water Supplies (DPWS), Bureau of Water (BOW), participates in an Agency sponsored training program up to twelve months’ duration, receiving work assignments designed to develop knowledge, understanding, and practical skills consistent with various professional life sciences career disciplines with the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.  Receives training, observes, and assists higher level specialists in routine duties related to the statewide drinking water and wastewater operator certification programs; explaining and interpreting statewide operator certification programs and policies, State and Federal laws and rules and regulations; and maintaining violation notice tracking system such that all requirements of Section 31 of the Environmental Protection Act are met. Observes, attends and participates in staff meetings, conferences, workshops and other activities.  Travels in performance of duties.

 

40% 1. Receives training, observes, and assists higher level specialists in reviewing operator certification renewal applications and renewal training credit submissions; processing eligibility certification applications; examination requests; pre-approving examinations; scheduling of test dates; notification of test results; notification of approval/denial of certification; preparation of routine reports, summaries, and analyses of information compiled in the BOW’s databases; utilizing State and Federal regulations and policies to review, approve, and categorize training provider applications and course submissions; establishing, implementing and maintaining data system for Continuing Education Units (CEU's) as well as education and training requirements; and maintaining operator certification data tracking system including operator contact information, associated facility information, certification status, and compliance tracking.

 

20% 2.  Receives, training, observes, and assists higher level specialists in advising and conferring with water supplies and wastewater facilities and their consultants regarding staffing and contract requirements for complying with State and federal rules and regulations for statewide operator certification programs; and reviewing and evaluating routine technical documents for completeness and accuracy.

 

(Job Responsibilities continued)

15% 3. Receives training, observes, and assists higher level specialists in Interpreting and applying technical criteria, policies and regulations relating to compliance with State and federal regulations; issuing violation notices to those that fail to comply with State and federal regulations; making recommendations for compliance/enforcement cases; preparing documentation for legal cases; and maintaining violation notice tracking system such that all requirements of Section 31 of the Environmental Protection Act are met.

 

15% 4.  Receives training, observes, and assists higher level specialists in explaining and interpreting statewide operator certification programs and policies, and State and Federal laws, rules and regulations; and answering routine technical questions from facility owners/operators, training providers, environmental groups, governmental officials, and the general public concerning community water supply statutory and regulatory concerns.

 

05% 5.  Observes, attends and participates in staff meetings, conferences, workshops and other activities; gains and maintains knowledge of the application of the statewide operator certification, regulations, and standards.  Travels in performance of duties.

 

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

Education and Experience

Requires a bachelor’s degree in some field of the life sciences.  This class is included as an Upward Mobility Program credential title.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Requires ability to prepare comprehensive written and oral reports. 
  • Requires ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions. 
  • Requires ability to profit from training received in the designated area of state government. 
  • Requires ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with other employees and agency representatives.
  • Requires the ability to utilize a personal computer with knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Access software.

Employment Conditions

  • Requires a valid driver’s license
  • Requires the ability to travel. 

Work Hours:  8:30-5 Mon-Fri  
Work Location: 1021 E North Grand Ave Springfield, IL 62702-4059  
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:  Public Safety; Sciences and Natural Resources  

 

CANDIDATES MUST SUBMIT A SEPARATE BID FORM (as applicable) AND CMS-100/B FOR EACH POSTED VACANCY APPLIED FOR. PLEASE USE THE REQUISITION ID FOR THE BID # ON THE APPROPRIATE APPLICATION FORM.

 

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/Bid 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/Bid 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/Bid 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.