Position Website and Application Information
Location: Springfield, IL, US, 62702-4059
Job Requisition ID: 10213
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Closing Date/Time: 01/07/2022
Salary: $3,709.00 - $5,199.00 Monthly
Job Type: Salaried Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1
Posting Identification #10213
(For informational purposes only: Targeted title- Environmental Protection Specialist I Req # 10214)
45% 1. Receives training for six to twelve-months duration to gain knowledge in and assist in conducting scientific reviews of Site Remediation Program (SRP) reports submitted to the Illinois EPA from Remediation Applicants (RAs), consulting firms and other entities for the Remedial Project Management Unit (RPMU) B, Remedial Project Management Section (RPMS), Bureau of Land (BOL);
- Evaluating scientific reports for technical deficiencies, proper interpretation of analytical results, and compliance with regulations and remediation objectives
- Assisting in performing scientific calculations utilizing a personal computer, databases, spreadsheets or other software
- Preparing for close review, routine technical letters to document Illinois EPA decisions concerning the required reports of the SRP
- Providing routine written communication to (RAs), consulting firms and other entities, via electronic mail or formal letters utilizing program templates, to assist in interpretation of SRP requirements, request extensions to review deadlines and help navigate changing project scopes of work
- Developing routine technical documents to present to Unit Managers and Section Manager providing information necessary for Managerial level decisions and evaluations
- Observing and assisting higher level staff with budgets associated with the Drycleaner Trust Fund activities to ensure costs are reasonable and consistent with the regulations by conducting reviews of cost reimbursement packages
20% 2. Receives training to gain knowledge in and participate in enforcement related activities;
- Identification of responsible parties
- Drafting, negotiating, and monitoring of consent orders, compliance commitment agreements, and other enforcement related documents to ensure compliance
- Referring sites for enforcement as a result of information received
- Observes and assists higher level staff with providing technical data to be utilized in court hearings and legal cases
10% 3. Receives training to gain knowledge in assisting with the management of State or Federal funded investigations/cleanups through the utilization of Illinois EPA, US EPA or other State of Illinois contractors;
- Reviewing site histories
- Making recommendations regarding future actions
- Preparing applicable documentation regarding the expenditure of funds, access agreements, briefing memos and notices
- Preparing for and attending public meetings as necessary
- Overseeing work conducted by contractors
- Reviewing contractor invoices and entering cost information into Cost Tracking database
- Conducting procurement reviews and evaluations as necessary.
- Making recommendations for selection of contractors and consultants
10% 4. Receives training to gain knowledge in and assist higher level staff in the performance of on-site activities;
- Observes and assists other professional and technical staff in the performance of site investigations
- Conducting private well sampling in accordance with project specifications
- Conducting site inspections relevant to No Further Remediation Letter conditions and terms of approval and prepare necessary documentation.
- Assisting or overseeing USEPA staff at sites that have a Federal obligation for cleanup or reporting
- Conducting on-site visits to ensure work is being performed per specifications and verify the work activities are in line with the remediation goals.
- Utilizes required and appropriate check-out procedures for lab supplies, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and safety equipment.
- Participates in activities onsite which require the utilization of safety equipment to meet safety standards for investigations of hazardous waste as required by OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120
- Travels in performance of duties
05% 5. Receives guidance in assisting higher level Illinois EPA staff with ensuring technical or program specific requirements for the Brownfields program are met;
- Reviewing sampling and analysis plans for Office of Site Evaluation (OSE) Targeted Brownfields Assessments (TBAs)
- Acting as Illinois EPA Brownfield representative when assisting Municipalities, Governmental entities or the public
- Coordinating State and Federal Brownfield activities on sites transitioning into the SRP.
- Making eligibility determinations for federal 104(k) grants and prepare acknowledgement letters
05% 6. Receives training and guidance in supporting the Remedial Project Management Section by staying involved with program updates, addressing public inquiries, participating and attending relevant trainings;
- Reviews and stays current with Illinois EPA and USEPA regulations and guidance to ensure remedial activities are performed to latest standards
- On a rotational basis with other Illinois EPA Staff, monitors phone messages from incoming calls to the Illinois EPA regarding remediation sites.
- Participates in rule making work groups and assists in updating outdated regulations for presentation to the Illinois Pollution Control Board.
- Attends conferences and seminars which may be held outside of the region
05% 7. Performs other duties as assigned or required which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.
- Requires a Bachelor’s degree in some field of the life sciences.
- This class is included as an Upward Mobility Program credential title.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
1. Requires ability to prepare comprehensive written and oral reports;
2. Requires ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions
3. Requires ability to profit from training received in designated area of state government
4. Requires ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with other employees and Agency representatives.
Conditions of Employment
1. Requires a valid driver’s license
2. Requires the ability to travel
3. As required by OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120, this position will be required to take (within 90 days of employment) and maintain working knowledge (8 hour refresher) and/or certification to ensure position is up-to-date with laws, rules and regulations to maintain compliance with Illinois Department of Labor Occupational Safety Regulations: 24 hour OSHA training
Work Hours: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Monday to Friday
Work Location: 1021 E North Grand Ave Springfield, IL 62702-4059
1021 North Grand Avenue East MC#37
PO Box 19276
Springfield, IL 62794-9276
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Job Function: Sciences and Natural Resources