Environmental Protection Specialist III

  • Illinois EPA
  • Sangamon County, Illinois, United States
  • Apr 21, 2017
Full time Air Quality Biology/Ecology Environmental Science/Engineering EHS - Environmental, Health & Safety

Job Description

Under direction of the Air Laboratory/Quality Assurance Unit Supervisor, performs duties of a highly technical and scientific nature relating to auditing; performs necessary audits on air pollutant monitors and meteorological systems for quality assurance; evaluates monitoring sites to ensure adherence to federally mandate siting criteria; prepares documentation in support of audits; assists technical staff with data accumulation or sampling activities; assists with repairs on air monitoring instrumentation; prepares necessary reports on equipment; prepares detailed technical reports and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to ensure requirements found in the USEPA Handbook and Code of Federal Regulations are met.  Serves as the Field Lead of the BioWatch Program for the State of Illinois and as a member of the BioWatch Advisory Committee (BAC) for both the Chicago and St. Louis Regional jurisdictions, performing all necessary associated duties; performs BioWatch audits; develops and prepares SOPs, cooperative planning for exercises related to BioWatch; attends meetings for BioWatch Program at local, state and federal levels; develops and maintains the State Notification Policy for the BioWatch Program.

Minimum Requirements:
Education and Experience: Requires working knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to the completion of four years college with coursework in physical, life or environmental science.  Requires three years progressively responsible professional experience in the field of pollution abatement or a related field. Or- Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to the completion of four years college with coursework in physical, life or environmental science, supplemented by a master's degree, and requires one year progressively responsible professional experience in the field of pollution abatement or a related field.

Specific Job Requirements
Requires climbing ladders, lifting and carrying equipment weighing up to 50 pounds.  Requires travel and a valid Illinois driver's license.  Requires three years of professional experience (or a master's degree and one year of professional experience) in the field of air monitoring instrumentation, selection and operation, repair and maintenance.  Must be able to work extended hours, weekends and holidays to collect Homeland Security samples.  Requires ability to obtain Department of Homeland Security clearances, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) training and ability to obtain knowledge of Homeland Security special sampling procedures.  Requires the ability to attend BioWatch training/coursework, including FEMA 100.b, 120.a, 200.b, 230.d, 700.a and 800.b; and ability to attend Illinois Fire Service Institute Incident Command coursework 300 and 400.

Special Skills:  Requires one year experience in the operation and auditing of all different types of ambient air monitors, including gaseous, particulate matters, toxins, etc., and one year experience developing a Quality Assurance Program writing technical reports and developing MOA/MOUs. Requires working knowledge of the BioWatch Portal and with the BioWatch Sample Tracking Tool.

Closing Date/Time: Wed. 05/03/17 5:00 PM Central Time

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Sector

Government- State/Provincial

Salary

$4,377.00 - $6,581.00 monthly