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Environmental Inspector (must be age 55+)
ID: SIL-107 Location: Chicago Program: SEE
Wage/Hr: $12.72 Hours/Week: 32 to 40 Minimum Age: 55

BA/BS Degree in Chemistry, Chemical or Environmental Engineering, Industrial Technology, Occupational Safety & Health, Process Safety Hazardous Materials Management or related fields of study OR Minimum of 5 year(s) of experience in related experience in EPA, OSHA, or DOT-regulated industries or consulting

  • 40-hour Health and Safety Certification desired. Will train if necessary
  • Experience required with Windows, Fax, Copying Machine, Multiple Phone Lines, MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access
  • Scanner; minimal photography skills helpful in documenting inspections

Provides Technical Support to Risk Management Program (Clean Air Act 112r) and CERCLA-EPCRA programs. Conducts facility inspections, develops inspection reports, provides research and outreach support to EPA inspectors and enforcement specialists. Part of a team of several SEE inspectors in this group.

  • Assists EPA staff in researching RMP facilities, conducting inspections, preparing inspection reports    40%
  • Assists EPA staff in researching EPCRA facilities, conducting inspections, preparing inspection reports    40%
  • Assists EPA staff in updating databases    10%
  • Assists EPA staff in developing and providing compliance assistance    5%
  • Administrative duties    5%

  • Annual Health & Safety Refresher. Must also maintain EPA inspector credential (once issued, after training) May be required to meet certification standards prior to participating in field work.
  • EPA will train candidate with minor gaps in background
  • Overnight travel: Up to 5-10 days per month
  • Air travel anticipated: Several times per year
  • Rental cars: Usually with air travel, possible other times.
  • Health Safety Training: Job requires visits to regulated facilities with hazardous materials and potentially hazardous conditions. Inspector will be required to take a 40 hour HAZWOPER training, plus annual refresher courses.
  • Health and Safety Considerations: If no evidence of prior training, HAZWOPER training will be provided to new hires.
  • Certain facility conditions could require specific monitoring. Job requires driving.
  • Required Safety Gear: hard hat, steel-toed shoes and safety goggles/glasses, occasional respiratory protection
  • Safety Gear Use: During facility inspections and possibly training
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