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Environmental Protection Specialist I, Marion

Under direct supervision of the Marion Region Manager, Field Operation Section (FOS), in the Bureau of Land (BOL) performs beginning level professional duties related to routine field investigations and observations; assists with sampling and other pollution sources; and with the Region Manager's close review, prepares comprehensive and technical reports pertaining to the appropriate regulations.

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

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Requires working knowledge of modern inspectional and investigative techniques and procedures; requires working knowledge of modern environmental control systems, facilities, techniques and procedures; requires working knowledge of state laws, rules and regulations as pertaining to environmental protection or pollution abatement. Requires ability to prepare comprehensive, technical and scientific reports of field investigations and/or inspections; requires ability to analyze and interpret the scientific data of plans for facilities, installations and equipment; requires ability to establish and maintain working relationships with municipal officials, facility operators and owners, plant managers, or their representatives; requires ability to interpret pertinent state laws, rules, regulations, policies or procedures of the agency to individuals and municipal bodies; requires ability to operate field equipment such as a camera, dissolved oxygen testing and monitoring equipment, Hach field kit, real time analyzer, and sound level meters.

Specific Job Requirements: Requires ability to participate in the medical monitoring program, and ability to pass a physical examination which is intended to determine whether a person can wear respirator protection and function in high heat stress situations while wearing chemical protective clothing; capable of wearing an air purifying respirator for a long period of time (e.g. ten hours with only short 15 minute breaks); carry and utilize a self-contained breathing apparatus {weighing approximately 25 pounds}, in addition to wearing respiratory protection mentioned above, ability 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 of 100F); to lift heavy equipment {e.g. 45 pounds); hearing and eye sight must be good or correctable in order to respond to emergency field conditions; must have a valid Illinois driver's license when driving to sites for travel with overnight stays.

(Job Assignment Only: Targeted title for Life Sciences Career Trainee Bid# 15-0149)