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Date:  Jun 6, 2024

Springfield, IL, US, 62702

Job Requisition ID:  38697

Agency :  Environmental Protection Agency 
Closing Date/Time: 06/24/2024
Salary:   Anticipated Starting Salary (Effective 7/1/24) $3,658 monthly; Full Range $3,658 - $4,695 monthly.  
Job Type:   Salaried
County:   Sangamon  
Number of Vacancies:   1  
Plan/BU:   RC-014


This position is a union position; therefore, provisions of the relevant collective bargaining agreement/labor contract apply to the filling of this position.


All applicants who want to be considered for this position MUST apply electronically through the website. State of Illinois employees should click the link near the top left to apply through the SuccessFactors employee career portal.

Applications submitted via email or any paper manner (mail, fax, hand delivery) will not be considered.


Posting Identification Number  38697

Office Assistant Opt. 2 (Keyboarding)



***Please upload a copy of your official/unofficial transcripts for all degrees earned, and a copy of any applicable professional licenses you possess to the MY DOCUMENTS section of your application. ***

Note: The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency must verify and have proof of higher education and coursework (if applicable) for any degree earned before any offer can be extended. 

*Answer all questions thoroughly-DO NOT STATE SEE RESUME*

Job Overview

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office Assistant, Option 2 to perform duties for the technical/professional staff in the Administrative Support Section, Bureau of Water (BOW). The ideal candidate for this position will be organized, detailed, and possess the ability to adapt to change in a collaborative, fast paced environment. The ideal candidate will also need to be able to communicate effectively verbally, electronically and in writing with both internal and external stakeholders.


The benefits of working at the EPA include a 37 ½ hour work week, a generous salary and benefits package (paid time off for vacation, sick or personal leave, holidays) pension and other retirement benefits, tuition reimbursement, and insurance eligibility on day one (medical, dental, vision, and life). We invite all qualified candidates to apply.

Essential Functions

30%  1. Performs a variety of difficult and responsible clerical functions utilizing a personal computer, electronic typewriter, and related office machinery/equipment for the technical/professional staff in the Administrative Support Section, Bureau of Water (BOW);

  • Receives, screens, and directs incoming telephone calls.
  • Transcribes messages, provides non-technical information and assistance, transfers and directs technical questions to appropriate Agency staff or proper authority.
  • Schedules and /or cancels appointments for technical/professional staff

25%  2. Performs clerical duties utilizing a personal computer and/or electronic typewriter;

  • Keyboards a variety of material from handwritten drafts and/or hard copy including: reports, correspondence, memos, and forms for professional staff.
  • Proofreads material for accuracy of spelling, grammar, punctuation, format, etc.

20%  3. Handles mail correspondence for the Bureau of Water;

  • Receives, opens, sorts, and distributes incoming mail.
  • Mails out all outgoing correspondence for the BOW.

Essential Functions - Continued

10%  4. Monitors various office supplies for the Bureau of Water:

  • Monitors the supply of general office supplies necessary for daily operations, including but not limited to copy paper, envelopes, etc.
  • Compiles and creates orders for supervisor approval.

10%  5. Operates a variety of office machinery/equipment utilized to send or receive electronic mail, to duplicate or print typed or written materials;

  • Utilizes a personal computer, copiers/printers/scanners (e.g., changes cartridges, clears jams and add paper as required), calculators and electronic typewriters.

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 high school and one year of related office experience.
  2. Requires skill in keyboarding accurately at 35 words per minute.

Preferred Qualifications (In Order of Significance)

  1. Prefers working knowledge of alpha-numeric sequencing.
  2. Prefers working knowledge of office practices, procedures, and programs.
  3. Prefers working knowledge of grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
  4. Prefers working knowledge of basic mathematics.
  5. Prefers ability to follow oral and/or written instructions.
  6. Prefers ability to operate commonly used manual and automated office equipment and perform routine maintenance.
  7. Prefers the ability to utilize a personal computer with knowledge of Microsoft Word, Access, and Excel software.

Conditions of Employment

Requires the ability to pass a name-based background check.

Work Hours:  8:30 am - 5:00 pm Monday - Friday  
Work Location: 1021 North Grand Avenue East, Springfield, IL 62702  
Agency Contact:

Chris Steinkruger


Phone #:217-558-1256

Job Family:  Office & Administrative Support  


This position [DOES NOT] contain “Specialized Skills” (as that term is used in CBAs).


Agency Statement: The mission of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) is to safeguard environmental quality, consistent with the social and economic needs of the State of Illinois, so as to protect health, welfare, property and the quality of life.  IEPA works to safeguard the states natural resources from pollution to provide a healthy environment for its citizens. By partnering with businesses, local governments and citizens, IEPA is dedicated to continued protection of the air we breathe and our water and land resources.


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.



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