OFFICE OF THE ILLINOIS ATTORNEY GENERAL
Title: Environmental Engineer
Bureau: Environmental - Chicago or Springfield
The Environmental Engineer shall provide expert technical and litigation support assuring compliance of regulated entities with the Illinois Environmental Protection Act; applicable and relevant rules and regulations adopted under the Environmental Protection Act; federal environmental statutes and regulations; environmental technical and safety standards and codes; and Court and Illinois Pollution Control Board orders.
The Environmental Engineer supports the Office’s environmental work by providing technical expertise regarding alleged violations of the Environmental Protection Act and rules and regulations adopted pursuant to authority provided under the statutes. The Environmental Engineer shall: participate in meetings and discussions with defendants to develop technical compliance plans to address and abate environmental pollution; review and evaluate engineering reports to determine adequacy of proposed compliance plans to abate alleged environmental pollution; assist in the discovery process by supplying and answering interrogatories, and responding to requests for production of documents; give depositions and provide expert testimony at trials; evaluate technical and economic feasibility of compliance plans; monitor progress and adequacy of implementation of compliance plans under court order; review and assess the adequacy of Process Hazard Analyses and Risk Management Programs to prevent or minimize potentially catastrophic releases regulated under the Clean Air Act; approve the scope of work and recommendations addressing identified hazards; and conduct engineering inspections of industrial, commercial and institutional facilities and landfills.
This position requires licensing as a professional engineer or professional geologist in the State of Illinois or 10 years environmental engineering experience, plus working knowledge of the Illinois Environmental Protection Act and the regulations adopted thereunder. The position requires familiarity with the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Superfund Amendments and Re-authorization Act and the Code of Federal Regulations, with a working knowledge of some or all of the following: environmental chemistry, geology, hydrogeology, chemical engineering, technical standards applicable to the design and operations of solid waste treatment, storage and disposal facilities, remedial investigations and feasibility studies under RCRA, USEPA test methods for evaluating solid waste, physical/chemical methods, air pollution control technology, and wastewater engineering. Attendance and the ability to maintain satisfactory working relationships with other employees and the general public are essential functions of this position.
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
To ensure full consideration, please send resume with references and writing sample to:
Office of the Attorney General
An Equal Opportunity Employer
The Illinois Attorney General's Office is an equal opportunity employer. The Office considers applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital or veteran status, or the presence of a non-job-related medical condition or disability.