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Location:
Chicago, Illinois
Country:
United States
Job Categories:
Environmental Engineer/Specialist: Single site
Environmental Engineer/Specialist: Multi-site
Industry Segments:
Government / Public Sector
Experience level:
3-5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree
Reference Number:
$76,584.00/year

Environmental Engineer III

Number of Positions:
2 - These positions are open to the general public and to all current city employees covered under the terms of the City’s collective bargaining agreement with AFSCME (Bargaining Units 1, 3, 4, 5).

Position Description:
Under general supervision, the class supervises and performs professional environmental engineering work, supporting all City departments with issues related to CERCLA liability, remediation, environmental compliance, and sustainability, and performs related duties as required.

Essential Duties:

  • Assigns, coordinates and supervises the work of professional and technical personnel
  • Manages the City's liability during real estate transactions to reduce the financial burden and risk to human health and the environment
  • Independently works with other departments, developers and consulting firms to take properties through the IEPA SRP and achieve a final NFR letter
  • Assesses redevelopment plans for potential environmental issues and provide recommendations for controlling remediation costs
  • Provides technical assistance to City departments for environmental compliance
  • Supports sustainable operations of City facilities
  • Provides strong oversight of consultants to control cost
  • Prepares cost estimates for sampling, SRP and remediation activities
  • Compiles environmental information from multiple sources and evaluates the situation for environmental risk
  • Effectively manages complex environmental projects and grants
  • Independently interacts with other departments and sister agencies
  • Coordinates and provides technical assistance at field emergencies and environmental  incidents at City facilities
  • Trains and coordinates training for colleagues and other City employees in new or updated environmental issues and regulations
  • Effectively writes grant applications, environmental reports, and requests for proposals
  • Maintains knowledge of current environmental regulations including but not limited to RCRA, CERCLA, NEPA, IEPA SRP, LUST, TSCA and the City municipal code
  • Communicates environmental issues and the department's mission and goals with all levels of employees, consultants, and developers

NOTE:  
The list of essential duties is not intended to be inclusive; there may be other duties that are essential to particular positions within the class.

HOURS: 8:00am to 4:00pm or 9:00am to 5:00pm 

EDUCATION:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Engineering or a directly related field, plus three years of work experience in environmental engineering, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience provided that the minimum degree requirement is met. 

Disclaimer - "Accredited" means any nationally or regionally accredited college, university, or law school where the applicant is enrolled in or has completed an Associates, Bachelors, Masters, or Juris Doctorate degree program. 

Education & Employment Verification:
Please be advised that if you are selected to be hired you must provide, upon request, adequate information regarding your educational and employment history as it relates to the qualifications of the position for which you are applying.  If you received your degree internationally, all international transcripts/diploma must be accompanied by a Foreign Credential Evaluation.  If the City of Chicago cannot verify this information, any offer extended to you will be withdrawn and you will not be hired. 

NOTE: 
You must provide your transcripts or diploma, professional license, or training certificates at time of processing. 

Selection Requirement:  
This position requires applicants to complete an interview which will include two skills assessment exercises as part of the interview.  The interviewed candidate(s) possessing the qualifications best suited to fulfill the responsibilities of the position, based on the oral and written parts of the interview will be selected.

Preference will be given to candidates possessing the following:

  • Professional licenses and certifications:  Illinois Department of Professional Regulation (IDPR) Professional Engineer (PE) or Professional Geologist (PG), Institute of Hazardous Materials Management, Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM), and American Academy of Environmental Engineers & Scientists (AAEES) Board Certified
  • Environmental engineering experience
  • Project Management experience

NOTE: 
To be considered for this position you must provide information about your educational background and your work experience. You must include job titles, dates of employment, and specific job duties. (If you are a current City employee, Acting Up cannot be considered.)  If you fail to provide this information at the time you submit your application, it will be incomplete and you will not be considered for this position.  There are three ways to provide the information: 1) you may attach a resume; 2) you may paste a resume; or 3) you can complete the online resume fields.   

Please note, all positions with the City of Chicago close promptly at 11:59pm Central Standard Time (C.S.T.)  Applications for this position will be accepted until 11:59p.m. CST on May 9, 2019. No exceptions will be made.

To apply, please click the "Apply for this job" link on this page! IF YOU ARE A CURRENT CITY EMPLOYEE AND WANT TO EXERCISE YOUR CONTRACTUAL RIGHTS TO BID, YOU MUST APPLY ON THE BID ONLY ONLINE (Once the website opens, scroll down and click on the button titled “Bid Opportunities.”)

IN ADDITION, YOU MUST CHECK THE BOX ON THE CAREERS APPLICATION TITLED “ALREADY EMPLOYED BY THIS COMPANY”, CORRECTLY ENTER YOUR EMPLOYEE ID, AND SELECT THE CORRECT BARGAINING UNIT.  YOU MUST USE THE EMPLOYEE NUMBER FOUND ON THE UPPER LEFT-HAND CORNER OF YOUR PAY CHECK STUB LABELED “PAYEE/EMPLOYEE NUMBER.”

FAILURE TO CHECK THE “ALREADY EMOPLOYED BY THIS COMPANY” BOX, ENTER YOUR EMPLOYEE ID, AND SELECT THE CORRECT BARGAINING UNIT WILL RESULT IN A REJECTED BID APPLICATION.

If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation due to disability or pregnancy in order to participate in the application process, please contact the City of Chicago, Department of Human Resources, at 312-744-4976 (voice) or 312-744-5035 (TTY).   Please be prepared to provide information in support of your reasonable accommodation request.

VETERANS PREFERENCE NOTE:  
The City of Chicago offers Veterans Preference to both current, active military personnel AND military personnel who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States and have received an honorable or general discharge.  Eligible candidates must have at least six months of active duty documented.  In order to receive the veterans preference, candidates need to indicate whether or not they are a veteran by answering “yes” or “no” to the question on the online application that asks, “Are you currently serving on active duty for at least six months in the Armed Forces of the United StatesOR have you served in the Armed Forces of the United States on active duty for at least six months and received an honorable or general discharge?” 

In addition, you must attach documentation to verify your military service.  For veterans, you must attach a copy of your DD214 (Member Copy-4) to your online application which includes character of service status OR a letter from the United States Veterans Administration on official stationary stating dates of service and character of service.  For active military personnel, you must attach a letter from your Commanding Officer on official stationary verifying your active duty, length of service, and character of service in the Armed Forces of the United States AND a copy of your military ID to your online application.  Failure to answer the question and attach the required documentation will result in you not being considered for the Veterans Preference. 

Evaluation: 
Your initial evaluation will be based on information provided on the application form and documents submitted with the application. Applications must be submitted by the individual applicant.  No second party applicants will be accepted.

Residency Requirement:  
All employees of the City of Chicago must be actual residents of the City as outlined in 2-152-050 of the City of Chicago Municipal Code. Proof of residency will be required.

ALL REFERENCES TO POLITICAL SPONSORSHIP OR RECOMMENDATION MUST BE OMITTED FROM ANY AND ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS SUBMITTED FOR CITY EMPLOYMENT. The City of Chicago is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Military Friendly Employer.