IEPA Employment Opportunities

​Position Title​Closing Date
Environmental Protection Specialist I ​12/17/2018


Position postings on this page are for informational purposes only. The official posting site for all IEPA positions is

Thank you for your interest in employment with the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA). We continuously strive to identify and hire a diverse team of professionals who will help advance the mission of our agency. In addition to full time positions, the IEPA also has several internship programs for college level students to prepare them to be the environmental stewards of the future.

As an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce, IEPA welcomes and encourages applications from all persons regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, political affiliations, marital status, physical or mental disability, age, sexual orientation, or membership or non-membership in an employee organization. Applicants in need of an accommodation should contact the Office of Human Resources or the Agency EEO/AA Officer.

The IEPA and Central Management Services (CMS) recognize absolute veterans' preference for individuals seeking employment in positions under the Personnel Code.

There are many different job classifications defined by CMS. Recruitment counselors are available at CMS to assist in determining positions with the state for which a person may be qualified. Before applying for a position, unless otherwise noted in the posting, individuals interested in employment with IEPA must first pre-qualify for the specific titles in which they are interested. You must complete an employment application (CMS-100) for each title in which you are interested. Please visit the CMS website and follow the steps to become qualified for state employment.

Most Common Titles at IEPA:

  • Environmental Protection Engineer I
  • Environmental Protection Geologist I
  • Environmental Protection Specialist I
  • Life Sciences Career Trainee, Option E
  • Chemist I
  • Laboratory Assistant
  • Office Assistant
  • Technical Advisor II

For additional information regarding the titles utilized by IEPA and/or the application process, please feel free to contact the IEPA Office of Human Resources at 217-524-8808, or you may contact the CMS Bureau of Personnel/Examining at (217) 785-1985 or (312) 793-3565 to arrange a meeting with a counselor in order to discuss titles that may be commensurate with your education and experience.