Environmental Engineer III
Department of Assets, Information & Services (AIS)
This position is 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 Unit 1, 3, 4, 5).
IF YOU ARE A CURRENT CITY EMPLOYEE AND WANT TO EXERCISE YOUR CONTRACTUAL RIGHTS TO BID, YOU MUST APPLY ON THE BID ONLY SITE AT: www.cityofchicago.org/CAREERS
(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.” (NO OTHER FORMAT OR SYSTEM CAN BE USED TO OBTAIN YOUR EMPLOYEE NUMBER).
FAILURE TO CHECK THE "ALREADY EMPLOYED BY THIS COMPANY" BOX, ENTER YOUR EMPLOYEE ID, AND SELECT THE CORRECT BARGAINING UNIT WILL RESULT IN A REJECTED BID APPLICATION.
Number of Positions:
Under general supervision, the class supervises and performs professional environmental engineering work, supporting all City departments with environmental project management, environmental compliance, due diligence assessments for property transactions, environmental reviews under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and sustainability, and performs related duties as required.
- Project management of environmental projects under the Site Remediation Program (SRP), reviews of Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments for property transactions and redevelopment projects, manages and oversees soil and groundwater remediation projects, underground storage tank (UST) removal projects, and other environmental remediation and redevelopment projects
- Assigns, coordinates and supervises the work of professional and technical personnel
- Conducts Part 58 NEPA reviews for City redevelopment projects and other City of Chicago grant funded programs.
- Coordinates with City departments to ensure NEPA compliance
- Coordinates with state and federal agencies, and leads public meetings, as necessary
- Manages 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 and sister agencies, 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 provides recommendations for controlling remediation costs
- Provides technical assistance to City departments for environmental compliance
- Supports sustainable operations of City departments
- Provides strong oversight of consultants to control scope and costs
- Prepares cost estimates for sampling, SRP and remediation activities
- Compiles environmental information from multiple sources and evaluate the situation for environmental risk
- Effectively manages complex environmental projects and grants
- Prepares grant quarterly reports and drawdown requests for submittal to USEPA
- 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
- Manages environmental records and data in electronic formats, including spreadsheets, databases, and geographic information system (GIS) maps.
- Communicates environmental issues and the department’s mission and goals with all levels of employees, consultants, and developers
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.
Department of Assets, Information and Services, 2 N LaSalle St, Chicago, IL 60602
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 pm or 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
THIS POSITION IS IN THE CAREER SERVICE
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Engineering or a directly related field supplemented by three years of progressively responsible environmental engineering experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience, provided that the minimum degree requirement is met.
A valid State of Illinois Driver’s License is required
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 the City of Chicago cannot verify this information, any offer extended to you will be withdrawn and you will not be hired.
You must provide your transcripts or diploma, professional license, or training certificates at time of processing.
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.
This position requires applicants to complete an interview which will include a written exercise 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 Geologist/Professional Engineer certification
Environmental engineering project management experience
Experience working with government agencies or projects
Experience with Site Remediation Program and Tiered Approach to Corrective Action Objectives (TACO)
Environmental assessment and remediation experience
Grant management experience
24 – 40 hour OSHA Training certificate
NEPA compliance experience
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 States OR 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.
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.
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.
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.
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The City of Chicago is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Military Friendly Employer.
City of Chicago
Lori Lightfoot, Mayor
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 from April 5, 2021 11:59p.m. CST on May 3, 2021. No exceptions will be made.
Apr 5, 2021, 12:00:00 AM | Closing Date (Period for Applying) - External: May 3, 2021, 11:59:00 PM
BU: 04 | Salary: $84,084.00/year Pay Basis:Yearly