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Pipeline Safety Analyst I

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:  Sep 14, 2021
Location: 

Springfield, IL, US, 62701-1813

Job Requisition ID:  7410

Agency: Illinois Commerce Commission
Closing Date/Time: 9/28/2021 at 5:00 p.m. 
Salary:  $5,622 - $8,455 monthly
Job Type:  Professional/Salaried Full-Time

County:  Multiple 
Number of Vacancies:  2
Plan/BU:  RC62 paygrade 21

 

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**

 

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, CMS-100, college transcripts (photocopies fine), and proof of any Veteran status claimed to: Human Resources Department, Illinois Commerce Commission, 527 East Capitol Avenue, Springfield, Illinois 62701. Questions may be referred to Colette Smith at 217-557-4206 or colette.smith@illinois.gov.

 

Posting Identification #

  7410

Job Responsibilities

Under direct supervision of the Pipeline Safety Supervisor, as a Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (“PHMSA”) Training and Qualification (“T&Q”) trained gas inspector, conducts standard and comprehensive inspections of gas pipeline operator Operation, Maintenance and Emergency manuals (“O&M”), procedures and safety and operational records per the Federal Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Act of 1968 to assure compliance with the Minimum Federal Safety Standards as contained in Code of Federal Regulations (“CFR”) Title 49, Parts 191 and 192, and all safety rules and regulations adopted by the Commission; enforces safety standards in Illinois for the transportation of natural gas and other flammable gas by pipeline; evaluates pipeline operator compliance with construction safety requirements and field activities related to the operation and maintenance of the operator’s gas system; assists with the investigation of incidents resulting from releases of natural gas; assists Pipeline Analyst II and Pipeline Analyst III with standard and comprehensive inspections of gas pipeline operator plans, processes, procedures, records, and construction and field activities related to the operation and maintenance of the operator’s gas system.    

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Requires knowledge, skill, and mental development equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college, preferably in engineering or similar field; or the following experience may be substituted for a bachelor’s degree: requires five (5) years of natural gas operations experience or three (3) years of state/federal regulation compliance experience.

Requires at least 15 months of natural gas pipeline enforcement experience or three years of natural gas operations experience. Position requires superior oral and written English communication skills, and extensive knowledge of the personal computer and its related software programs and applications. Requires demonstrated ability to comprehend and apply applicable federal and state regulations and rules. Prefer experience with Pipeline Safety Database or similar program. Prefer experience conducting operations and maintenance manual, record review, and/or field inspection audits. Must achieve a composite score of at least 70% on an exam administered by the Pipeline Safety Supervisor that tests general pipeline safety knowledge and how well the candidate conducts and finds issues in a mock audit. The position also requires prior successful completion of all mandatory PHMSA T&Q courses and prerequisites to be a PHMSA qualified Gas Inspector. Exception to the requirement to have all the course work completed before consideration as a potential candidate requires the potential candidate to have more than five years of natural gas operations experience and successfully completed at least four of the listed T&Q courses.

Physical Requirements

Physical requirements include adequate mobility and stamina to walk, stand, or sit for extended periods of time during site inspections; ability to bend or stoop repeatedly, ability to lift, carry, and operate light equipment (less than 20 pounds) for extended periods of time and while mobile; visual acuity sufficient to review records, perform visual inspections, and distinguish colors; and speech and hearing adequate to communicate detailed information in environments with significant amounts of background noise. Additionally, requires ability to perform assigned duties while subjected to various weather and environmental conditions. Travel, out of town often overnight, of 60 to 80 percent anticipated.

Education Degree

Requires knowledge, skill, and mental development equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college, preferably in engineering or similar field; or the following experience may be substituted for a bachelor’s degree: requires five (5) years of natural gas operations experience or three (3) years of state/federal regulation compliance experience.

Work Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. three days per week and 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 pm. one day per week.   
Work Location: Multiple Counties  
Agency Contact:

Colette Smith

Email: colette.smith@illinois.gov

Phone #:217-557-4206

 

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

DO NOT APPLY ONLINE.

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, CMS-100, college transcripts (photocopies fine), and proof of any Veteran status claimed to: Human Resources Department, Illinois Commerce Commission, 527 East Capitol Avenue, Springfield, Illinois 62701. Questions may be referred to Colette Smith at 217-557-4206 or colette.smith@illinois.gov.

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.