Life Sciences Career Trainees- 2 positions

  • Illinois EPA
  • Sangamon County, Illinois
  • Mar 08, 2017
Full time Admin Assistant/Environmental Support Air Quality Biology/Ecology Environmental Science/Engineering Environmental Protection Water Quality

Job Description


Under direct supervision of the Springfield Region Manager/Supervisor, participates in a training program of not more than 12 months; receives training in one or more of the IL Environmental Protection Agency's programs; receives controlled assignments in a broad range of environmental protection field programs.

(Information Only:  Targeted title - Environmental Protection Specialist I  Bid # 15-0013)

Minimum Qualifications:

Education & Experience:  Requires a bachelor's degree in some field of the physical, environmental or life sciences (preferably, 15-17 semester hours of coursework in a physical, environmental or life science related class curriculum).  This class is included as an Upward Mobility credential title.

Specific Job Requirements:Must participate in medical monitoring program and 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; employee must be capable of wearing a respirator or other form of respiratory protection (subject to 29 CFR 1910.134) and participate in medical monitoring to so demonstrate; carry and utilize a self-contained breathing apparatus (weighing approximately 25 pounds), in addition to wearing respiratory protection mentioned above, must be able to wear chemical resistant clothing in high heat stress situations while performing strenuous physical tasks (e.g carrying equipment up a steep ravine at a temperature or 100F); to lift heavy equipment (e.g. 45 pounds); hearing and eyesight must be good or correctable in order to respond to emergency field conditions.  Requires ability to operate a computer using word processing, spreadsheet and database software to evaluate facilities.  Must have a valid Illinois driver's license for ability to travel and driving to sites with possible overnight stay.

Closes Fri. 03/10/17 5:00 PM Central Time

Job Level



Government- State/Provincial


$3,371.00 - $4,826.00 monthly