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The State of Illinois is now accepting application for the following position: EPA Specialist. If interested please contact person below.

STATE OF ILLINOIS
Environmental Protection Agency
1021 N. Grand Avenue East
P.O. Box 19276
Springfield, IL 62794-9276

http://work.illinois.gov

Invites applications for the position of:

Environmental Protection Specialist III
An Equal Opportunity Employer

BID ID #: 10-011
JOB TYPE: Full-Time
NUMBER OF VACANCIES: 1
PLAN/BU: RC062

SALARY
$4,291.00 – $6,452.00 Monthly

OPENING DATE: 02/05/14

CLOSING DATE: 02/21/14 05:00 PM

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Under direction of the Manager of the Emergency Operations Unit, performs independent, highly complex, technical, scientific and sensitive investigations, including activities that require driving to site; use of safety equipment and rigorous physical activity to comply with safety standards in performance of field inspection, sampling and documentation pursuant to environmental emergency incident procedures, including ability to remain in control in emergency situations; serves as Environmental Emergency Responder; functions as staff consultant for routine, complex and specialized EOU activities; prepares highly technical and scientific data to be used in enforcement cases.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Education & Experience: Requires the knowledge skill and mental development equivalent to the completion of four years of college with coursework in the physical, life or environmental sciences. Requires one year of professional experience in pollution abatement or a related field.

SPECIAL SKILLS: This position requires significant course work (15-17 sem. hours) in Chemistry.

SPECIFIC JOB REQUIREMENTS: 1) Must be able to pass a physical exam which is intended to determine whether a person can wear respiratory protection and function in high heat stress situations while wearing chemical protective clothing; 2) must be capable of wearing an Air-Purifying Respirator for long periods of time (i.e., 10 hours with only short 15 minutes breaks); 3) must be able to carry and utilize a Self-Contained-Breathing-Apparatus; 4) in addition to wearing the respiratory protection mentioned in #2 and #3, must be able to wear chemical resistant clothing in high heat stress situations while performing strenuous physical tasks (i.e., carrying survey equipment up a steep ravine at a temperature of 100 degrees F.); 5) must be able to lift heavy equipment (i.e. 45 lbs); 6) hearing and eyesight must be good or correctable in order to respond to emergency field conditions; 7) must be able to communicate verbally with the general public in order to give presentations and conduct question/answer formats; 8) must have a valid Illinois drivers license without restrictions on time of day or hours of operation; 9) must have sufficient dexterity to operate various pieces of scientific equipment and computer keyboards for data entry; 10) must be able to travel extensively; 11) must be able to access sampling and inspection locations under a wide variety of conditions (including through deep snow and in high heat and humidity) that may include hiking long distances, climbing steep embankments of structures, wading streams and getting in/out of boars; and 12) must be capable of swimming in an emergency. Requires the ability to attend training and become a licensed asbestos inspector within 18 months of accepting the position.

 

WORK HOURS & LOCATION/AGENCY CONTACT

Work hours: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm Monday-Friday

Location: 9511 West Harrison
Des Plaines, IL

Contact: Jeff McNeal
IEPA
1021 North Grand Avenue East MC#11
PO Box 19276
Springfield IL 62794-9276
217/785-1745

 

 

HOW TO APPLY

Click Here for Applicant Information and Grading Procedures

This position may require a current grade from Central Management Services (CMS), Division of Examining and Counseling, to be deemed qualified and available for employment consideration. For more information, please refer to the Work4Illinois website at Work.Illinois.Gov and select ‘Application Procedures’. Additional information may also be obtained from the Agency Contact listed above or by contacting CMS, Division of Examining and Counseling at Work4Illinois@Illinois.gov or (217) 782-7100, (217) 785-3979 (TDD/TTY), (800) 526-0844 (TTY Only).


Additional Documentation for Environmental Protection Specialist III:

Class Specification
Additional Title and Exam Information

These documents are in PDF format and can be viewed using Adobe Reader.

NOTE: Salary amounts shown are only to be used as a guide; actual salary will be determined at the time of hire based on current salary plans and/or collective bargaining agreements, if applicable.

APPLICATIONS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM:
http://work.illinois.gov
OR
1021 N. Grand Avenue East
P.O. Box 19276
Springfield, IL 62794-9276
Job #10-011
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION SPECIALIST III