Bureau of Air Permit Section Manager @ Illinois EPA

Application Info

Bureau of Air Permit Section Manager


Description of Duties/Essential Functions


The Bureau of Air is seeking a qualified individual to serve as the Section Manager for the Bureau of Air Permit Section located in Springfield, Illinois. The selected candidate will possess experience in writing, reviewing, and issuing permits for air emission sources and air pollution control equipment. The candidate will also possess significant experience in managing permit writers and the permitting process. The candidate will possess strong leadership and communication skills and be willing and able to oversee a large staff of technical professionals and to frequently interact with and respond to the demands of that staff, other Sections of the Bureau, the USEPA, regulated industry, public interest groups, and the Bureau Chief among others.
We continually strive for a workforce that reflects the growing diversity within the State of Illinois. A variety of employee backgrounds, perspectives, ideas and experiences are crucial to our ability to most effectively serve the public. Bilingual skills welcome.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement
Persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations throughout the hiring process and during performance of all job duties. Please email the Central Management Services Disability Resource Center at CMS.DisabilityResCen@illinois.govor call (217) 524 - 7514 for further information and to request an accommodation.

40% Plans, directs, and coordinates the activities of the Permit Section comprised of a large engineering and technical staff engaged in the review and issuance or denial of permit applications for pollution control devices and construction/operation of new and/or existing facilities including under the Clean Air Act Permit Program (CAAPP) as required by Title V of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments:

  • Assigns and reviews work,
  • Provides guidance and training to assigned staff,
  • Counsels staff regarding work performance,
  • Reassigns staff to meet day to day operating needs,
  • Establishes annual goals and objectives,
  • Approves time off,
  • Performs and oversees first level grievances,
  • Effectively recommends and imposes discipline, up to and including discharge,
  • Prepares and signs performance evaluations,
  • Determines and recommends staffing needs.

**15% Plans, develops, and implements in-depth engineering procedures, guidelines and operational tools to be utilized by the Section staff.

15% Develops and implements specific State programs which involve stringent restrictions imposed by both State and Federal regulations (e.g., program for satisfying the Prevention of Significant Deterioration requirements of the Clean Air Act, New Source Review, Clean Air Act permitting program, and permit fee system).

15% Develops streamlined processes for executing expedited permit review agreements between the Agency Director and companies requesting expedited permit review and to ensure that expedited permits are assigned and overtime is received fairly across each permitting unit. **

  • Tracks progress and ensures permits are issued within the agreed upon deadlines.

5% Consults with environmental groups, governmental bodies, industry, and the public concerning the Statewide Air Pollution Control permit program.

  • Travels in performance of duties.

**5% Consults with other Division/Agency staff to ensure coordinated efforts for all programs related to air pollution control standards, rules and regulations relevant to legislative initiatives, Pollution Control Board rulemaking and Agency rulemaking proceedings.

5% Performs other duties as required or assigned, which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.**

Minimum Requirements

  1. Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to (4) four years of college
  2. Requires (4) four years of progressively responsible managerial experience in the field of air pollution control permitting


  1. Managerial experience in the field of permit writing, review and issuance relating to air emission sources and air pollution control equipment
  2. Experience in writing, reviewing and issuing permits for air emission sources and air pollution control equipment
  3. Experience in applying state and federal laws and regulations pertinent to permitting of air emission sources and air pollution control equipment
  4. Experience in developing, analyzing, interpreting and implementing programs and policies related to permitting of air emission sources and air pollution control equipment
  5. Experience in communicating with all levels of an organization, both internal and external
  6. Experience in preparing and presenting comprehensive reports, memos, correspondence, etc. in a clear and concise manner
  7. Possess a bachelor's or master's degree in Physical Science, Environmental Science or Engineering

All applicants must be able to meet the following Conditions of Employment to be considered for this position. The State of Illinois complies with federal and state disability laws and will make reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities.

  1. Requires ability to work at various times outside of normal office hours to meet deadlines
  2. Requires ability to work overtime
  3. Requires ability to travel
  4. Requires a valid & current driver's license
  5. Requires ability to pass a background check
  6. Requires use of an agency-supplied mobile phone
  7. Requires ability to perform repetitive motion associated with keyboarding
  8. Requires ability to sit for extended periods of time


Springfield, IL, USA




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