Recognizing that zeal and spirit of dedication to Church service in Father Job, the Diocese of New England nominated the young priest-monk as their diocesan bishop. The [[Holy Synod]] of the [[Orthodox Church in America]] ratified the nomination and elected him Bishop of Hartford and the Diocese of New England. He was consecrated to the episcopacy on [[January 29]], 1983, at All Saints Church in Hartford, Connecticut.
At its session of [[November 5]], 1992, the Holy Synod of Bishops elected Bishop Job as Bishop of Chicago and Diocese of the Midwest. He was enthroned as Bishop of his native city at Holy Trinity Cathedral on [[February 6]], 1993.
In his more than ten years in the See of Chicago, the Diocese of the Midwest experienced tremendous growth. This is witnessed in—but certainly not limited to—the establishment of numerous new mission parishes in the diocese.