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Lead worker/Technical Expert-ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ENGINEER IV-1379400

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 13, 2022
Location: 

Springfield, IL, US, 62702-4059

Job Requisition ID:  10744

Agency:  Environmental Protection Agency  
Closing Date/Time:  03/02/2022 
Salary:  $5,940.00-$8,960.00 Monthly CBA language applies 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Sangamon 
Number of Vacancies:  1 
Plan/BU:  RC063 

 

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 #

10744

Job Responsibilities

30% 1. Serves as lead worker to the technical and professional staff of the Public Water Supplies Permit Program, Division of Public Water Supplies, Bureau of Water performing technical reviews of routine and complex water treatment processes/technologies for time sensitive engineering projects within all phases of the State’s Public Water Supplies Permit Program applications including; statutory/regulatory interpretations and Agency policy/procedures for construction and/or modification of highly technical water treatment processes/appurtenances, water main extensions, water treatment plant construction/improvement projects and their permit approval/denial.

  • Plans, assigns/reassigns, prioritizes and reviews work
  • Provides technical guidance and direction to staff
  • Assists in mentoring and training new employees
  • Advises Section Manager regarding performance of staff in the preparation of performance evaluations
  • Assists the Section Manager with administrative duties

 

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30% 2. Independently conducts highly complex detailed technical reviews of plans and specifications, water treatment processes/technologies for time sensitive engineering projects within all phases of the State’s Public Water Supplies Permit Program for their conformance with rules and regulations, these include;

  • Water main extensions
  • Complex community water supply treatment plants and/or improvements project(s)
  • Corrosion Control Studies
  • Interprets statutory/regulatory requirements, permit requirements, Agency policies and procedures for construction and/or modification to permit applicants and their representative(s)
  • Reviews correspondence and recommends appropriate documentation and response to permit applications, permit review letters and/or permit denials.
  • Assists program engineering staff in their review of permit applications
  • Approves and denies permit applications
  • Provides technical guidance and direction in the documents prepared by other engineering staff in their review of permit applications, response to permit review letters or permit denials.
  • Prepares, screens and reviews briefing memos, status reports, etc. for submission to Director’s Office, Bureau Management or other governmental officials both internal and external to the Agency.

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20% 3. Supports inter-agency programs directly related to the safe treatment of water provided by community water supplies in Illinois including;

  • Issuing Special Exception Permits in support of Compliance Assurance, Field Operations, and Groundwater Sections of the Division of Public Water Supplies
  • Project support for the State Revolving Fund (SRF) program administered by the Infrastructure/Financial Assistance Section.
  • Optimal Corrosion Control Treatment reviews for water systems that must maintain control lead and copper concentrations in their water delivery systems and coordination with Illinois departments regarding community water supply construction permits.
  • Coordinates with other State departments and agencies to ensure Agency policy/procedures for construction and/or modification of highly technical water treatment processes/appurtenances, water main extensions, water treatment plant construction/improvement projects do not create conflicts with statutory/regulatory requirements of respective departments and agencies.

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10% 4. Conducts meetings/conferences, field/site visits and inspections of Public Water Supply facilities;

  • Conducts meetings with local officials, applicants and/or applicant’s representatives, conferences, workshops and training programs to explain program policies, rules and regulations. 
  • Conducts field/site visits and inspections of newly constructed public water supply facilities.
  • Travels in performance of duties.

 

05% 5. Provides technical assistance in the planning, development and implementation of program policy, rules and regulations.

  • Testifies at hearings and court proceedings in support of Agency litigation and regulatory/statutory proposals

 

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

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to completion of four years of college with a bachelor's degree in an engineering science. Typically, the subject matter would involve the type of coursework associated with environmental (sanitary, hydraulic, hydrology, and air pollution specialties), civil (sanitary, hydraulic, and hydrology specialties), general, industrial, mechanical, chemical, public health, electronic, acoustical or aeronautical engineering or engineering mechanics or a closely related engineering specialty.
  2. Requires possession of Illinois certificate as a registered professional engineer.
  3. Requires four years of professional engineering experience related to working with complex engineering problems.
  4. A master's degree in engineering or business administration may be substituted for two years of professional experience.

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. Ability to lead the activities of a technical staff. 
  2. Ability to explain and interpret agency policy and regulations.
  3. Ability to consult with and advise members of public and private agencies concerning the application of engineering standards and procedures to design, construction, operation and maintenance of facilities and systems for the control of environmental conditions
  4. Ability to review and evaluate engineering reports for completeness and accuracy of engineering detail.
  5. Ability to develop and maintain effective public working relationships.
  6. Ability to utilize a personal computer with knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Access software

Conditions of Employment

1. Requires a valid driver’s license

2. 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 Ave East MC#37

P O 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 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.

 

“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.”