SUPERVISING ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEER

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City of Chicago
Published
November 18, 2022
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Chicago, IL
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Description:

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

Supervising Environmental Engineer

Chicago Department of Public Health

Community Health

Environmental Permitting and Engineering

Number of Positions: 1

Under direction, this supervisory position oversees the work of staff engaged in conducting compliance inspections of industries covered by the Environmental Protection Act and related city ordinances. The candidate will work daily with air inspectors to ensure inspections and reporting are completed in a timely fashion and meet CDPH and Illinois Environmental Protection Agencys minimum reporting requirements.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Manage air/asbestos and environmental-related complaint inspections for businesses in the City of Chicago.

  • Oversees and assigns field Inspection/Code Enforcement, facility inspections, and demolition inspections

  • Oversee the day-to-day operation of the unit and manages all aspects of Senior Environmental Inspectors, Environmental Investigators, and Environmental Engineers including general Human Resources related issues, such as time off requests, daily expectations, and annual performance reviews

  • Develops and implements goals, policies, and procedures for the various units (e.g., Permitting, Construction & Demolition Recycling, Field Inspection/Code Enforcement, Asbestos/Demolition Inspection)

  • Directs the review of air pollution control permit applications for industrial facilities, federal air regulations during building demolition, and C&D recycling reporting related to demolition

  • Directs staff involved with the inspection and permitting of industrial facilities, federal air regulations during building demolitions, and construction and demolition (C&D) recycling reporting related to demolition

  • Directs the issuance of citations and provides remediation assistance to non-compliant facilities

  • Oversees the re-inspection process to ensure violations are corrected

  • Reviews and evaluates engineering reports and writes administrative orders, notification letters, and citations to violators as required

  • Oversees the planning and implementation of air-related environmental programs

  • Monitors compliance with program objectives and goals including writing monthly, quarterly, and annual reports

  • Prepares and administers program budgets

  • Manages the preparation of comprehensive reports on environmental compliance and C&D recycling program participation

  • Directs the implementation of the Department of Public Health (DPH) and Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) interagency agreement

  • Serves as liaison with other City departments and state and federal agencies on compliance issues including reviewing and evaluating policy for the City, Illinois Office of State Fire Marshall (IOSFM), IEPA, and United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) as needed

  • Provides technical assistance in the interpretation of environmental code and requirements to other departments and agencies

  • Evaluates staff performance and program effectiveness

  • Supervises response to weekend complaints and emergencies (e.g., hazardous waste incidents, leaking storage tanks)

  • Directs response to environmental complaints

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.

Additional duties may be required for this position.

Location: 333 S. State Suite 200

Days: Monday - Friday

Hours: 8:30am 4:30pm

THIS POSITION IS IN THE CAREER SERVICE

Qualifications:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education, Training, and Experience

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Engineering or a directly related field plus four (4) years of experience in environmental engineering of which one (1) year is in a supervisory role related to the responsibilities of the position, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience provided the minimum degree requirement is met

Licensure, Certification, or Other Qualifications

  • A valid State of Illinois drivers license is required

Preference will be given to candidates possessing the following:

  • Professional Engineer or Professional Geologist Registration

  • University degree in air or chemical engineering

  • Hazardous Materials Management certification

  • Certification as an inspector by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA)

  • OSHA HAZWOPER 40-hour certification

ALL REFERENCES TO POLITICAL SPONSORSHIP OR RECOMMENDATION MUST BE OMITTED FROM ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS SUBMITTED FOR CITY EMPLOYMENT.

The City of Chicago is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Military Friendly Employer.

City of Chicago Department of Human Resources

Lori Lightfoot, Mayor Christopher Owen, Commissioner

Applications for this position will be accepted until 11:59 pm CDT on 11/16/2021

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