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TECHNICAL ADVISOR II (Attorney) - 4525200 1

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

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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 25, 2023
Location: 

Springfield, IL, US, 62702-4059

Job Requisition ID:  23195

Agency :  Environmental Protection Agency 
Closing Date/Time: 02/07/2023
 
Salary:   $5,536.00-$8,279.00 Monthly CBA Language Applies  
Job Type:   Salaried Full Time  
County:   Sangamon  
Number of Vacancies:   2  
Plan/BU:   RC010  

 

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 illinois.jobs2web.com 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  23195

Upload a copy of your official college transcripts, degree certificate(s) and Illinois Law License (applicable) in the additional documents portion of the job requisition

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

Position Overview

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA), Division of Legal Counsel (DLC), is seeking to hire a Technical Advisor II to serve in the area of Bureau of Water (BOW)-Regulatory Development & Appeals. This position performs technical legal work of a general nature, involving the promulgation of rules for, and providing legal counsel to, the IEPA’s BOW. The ideal candidate will have experience in conducting administrative hearings, legal hearings, and litigating matters before judicial and administrative tribunals.

 

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.

Job Responsibilities

45% 1. Drafts regulatory proposals and assists in the preparation of these proposals for the Bureau of Water (BOW), Legal Counsel;

  • Prepares necessary motions
  • Prepares witnesses
  • Represents the Agency at hearings on the proposal
  • Presents Agency position on regulatory proposals presented by other persons.
  • Travels to conferences and hearings in Illinois.

20% 2. Represents the Agency in permit appeals;

  • Compiles the Agency’s record of decision
  • Prepares all necessary motions
  • Schedules and prepares witnesses to be used at any administrative hearing
  • Negotiates appropriate settlement terms, if any, and prepares of any post hearing motions or briefs

15% 3. Represents the Agency in variance and adjusted standard matters;

  • Prepares the Agency’s recommendation to the Pollution Control Board (PCB) as to the Agency’s suggested disposition
  • Prepares all necessary motions
  • Schedules and prepares witnesses to be used at any administrative hearing
  • Negotiates appropriate settlement terms, if any, and prepares any post hearing motions or briefs.

(Job Responsibilities continued)

10% 4. Assists in bringing enforcement actions against violators of the Environmental Protection Act (Act) and Rules and Regulations of the Pollution Control Board (PCB);

  • Drafts enforcement referrals
  • Gathers evidence to prove violations, working with the Office of the Attorney General (OAG)
  • Takes part in settlement negotiations
  • Responds to all necessary correspondence and follows up on any judicial or Pollution Control Board Orders
  • Attends compliance conferences
  • Drafts compliance agreements
  • Sends notices and responds to necessary correspondence regarding violators of the Environmental Protection Act (Act) and Pollution Control Board regulations.
  • Prepares and maintains monthly reports and updates on all assigned enforcement cases, variances, permit appeals, regulatory matters and other activities.

05% 5. Prepares legal Memoranda in response to requests for legal opinions, advice or information from the Bureau of Water and Division of Legal Counsel management.

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

Minimum Requirements

1. Requires graduation from a recognized law school.

2. Requires possession of a valid license to practice law in Illinois.

Preferred Qualifications (In Order of Significance)

1. Prefers working knowledge of judicial and quasi-judicial procedures and rules of evidence
2. Prefers working knowledge of the common law and the provisions of state and federal laws relating to administrative and regulatory functions
3. Prefers ability to maintain satisfactory public contacts and working relationships with others
4. Prefers ability to exercise sound judgment in appraising and evaluating problems of a procedural nature
5. Prefers ability to use expediently all primary and secondary legal source materials, to analyze all legal documents and instruments and to prepare, conduct and report formal or informal administrative hearings
6. Prefers skill and ability in analyzing, appraising, and organizing facts, evidence and precedents and in presenting such material, involving a moderately complex problem, in clear and logical form in written media as briefs, memoranda, summarizations, research reports or regulations

Conditions of Employment

1. Requires possession of the appropriate valid driver’s license

2. Requires the ability to travel

3. Requires ability to pass a name based background check

Work Hours:  8:30-5 Mon-Fri  
Work Location: 1021 E North Grand Ave Springfield, IL 62702-4059  
Agency Contact:
 

Kathy Taylor

Kathy.Taylor@Illinois.gov

(217)785-1745

Job Family:  Legal and Compliance; Sciences and Natural Resources  

 

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

 

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.

 

Revolving Door: “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.”

 

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.

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Use the “Apply” button at the top right or bottom right of this posting to begin the application process.

If you are not already signed in, you will be prompted to do so. 

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Non-State employees should log in on the using the “View Profile” link in the top right of the Illinois.jobs2web.com homepage in the blue ribbon.  If you have never before signed in, you will be prompted to create an account.

If you have questions about how to apply, please see the following resources:

State employees: Log in to the career portal for State employees and review the Internal Candidate Application Job Aid

Non-State employees: on Illinois.jobs2web.com – click “Application Procedures” in the footer of every page of the website.

 

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