Position Details

Program Technical Support/Chemical Storage Inspector

ID: SIL-118 Location: Chicago, IL Agency: EPA
Wage/Hr: $14.00 Hours/Week: 40 Minimum Age: 55

Being Age 55 or Older is Good for The Environment! The Senior Environmental Employment (SEE) Program offers unique opportunities in Scientific, Technical, and Administrative / Office support for individuals age 55 and over to support the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) through a grant administered program through National Older Worker Career Center (NOWCC). This is a unique program where your talents, expertise and experience will truly be valued. The EPA provides a wonderful work atmosphere, and you'll be working side-by-side with EPA staff that are doing important work every day. Pay & Benefits: Pay rate: $14.00/hr. This is the maximum amount budgeted through the grant to support this program. Benefits: Paid Health Insurance Premium, Paid Vacation, Paid Sick Time, Paid Federal Holidays + One Individual Holiday, and optional Vision and Dental Insurance available. This position does require a background check prior to onboarding. Due to COVID-19, this position will be 100% remote until instructions are given on when to safely return to the EPA facility.


Provides technical support for the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) - Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) non-313 programs. Assists in developing and implementing inspections, outreach and other enforcement-related activities.

  • Assists staff in CERCLA EPCRA non-313 enforcement efforts by developing information requests and conducting facility inspections. 50%
  • Assists staff in updating databases used to track facility reporting and internal metric reporting. 20%
  • Assists staff in developing and providing compliance assistance to the regulated community. 10%
  • Administrative duties as assigned. 20%


Minimum of 5 year(s) of experience in the areas of study above, as well as Fire Safety and Energy sectors; or corporate environment, Safety and Health offices OR BA/BS Degree in Flexible, may include environmental or mechanical engineering, process safety management, chemistry, public health, law, hazardous materials management, insurance or public policy.

  • Must be able to drive and travel across the EPA Region 5, sometimes working outside. Good verbal and written skills. Ability to work independently and use common office equipment, including laptop, tablet, and camera. Foreign language skills also helpful.
  • Experience required with MS Word, WordPerfect, Excel, Access, Copying Machine


  • Must take Safety, program-specific, and inspector skills refresher training annually
  • Various self-directed and seminar training programs are available as determined.
  • Overnight travel: 5 days per month
  • Air travel anticipated: Occasionally to distant area of Region or for training
  • Rental cars: Occasionally
  • Health Safety Training: 40-hour OSHA/Hazwoper training and 8-hour refresher
  • Health and Safety Considerations: Inspector will perform same training classes and shadowing activities as permanent EPA staff
  • Must be in reasonable physical condition, able to walk around large facilities, climb ladders, work outside, etc. Site work involves facilities that produce, use, or store hazardous chemicals.
  • Inspectors will be at facilities that use, produce, store or process hazardous chemicals.
  • Required Safety Gear: Coveralls, hard hat, gloves, safety-toed shoes, safety glasses. May occasionally need respiratory protection.
  • Safety Gear Use: Inspections of regulated facilities and required training

NOWCC is committed to promoting equal opportunity and to an environment free from discrimination and harassment in any form when hiring and administering Experienced Worker Programs under cooperative agreements with federal agencies. It is NOWCC’s policy to comply with all applicable laws that provide equal opportunity and to prohibit unlawful discrimination in hiring enrollees in the federal programs.

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