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Senior Environment Manager

Date Posted:  Sep 20, 2022
Requisition ID:  393183

Brownstown, IN, US, 47220


Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and perform the essential functions of a role.



About the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM):
Our mission is to implement federal and state regulations to protect human health and the environment while allowing the environmentally sound operations of industrial, agricultural, commercial, and governmental activities vital to a prosperous economy.  We issue air, water, and solid and hazardous waste permits that restrict discharges to environmentally safe levels. Staff members inspect and monitor regulated entities; provide compliance and technical assistance; monitor and assess air, land, and water quality; use enforcement actions as necessary to ensure compliance and respond to incidents involving spills to soil or waters of the state.


Position Overview:

The Compliance and Technical Assistance position are located in IDEM’s Southeast Regional Office.  The position works with many types of large and small Indiana businesses by helping them comply with federal and state environmental regulations. The position provides confidential compliance assistance to businesses that may need guidance on how to start a business, complete state permitting processes, or may be seeking ways to reduce their environmental impact. This position is also responsible for working with Indiana's solid waste management districts and local communities on key environmental concerns. The position plays a role in assisting with local education and outreach activities. This position is integral to the success of the agency's efforts to assist all types of businesses to get into and stay in compliance with state and federal environmental rules and regulations.


The salary for this position starts at $ 42,692.00 per year.


Next Level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below.



This position is stationed at IDEM's Southeast Regional Office located in Brownstown, Indiana. The position will report to the Brownstown office daily. The position will be responsible for outreach and technical assistance within the 22 counties served by the Southeast Regional Office. The position requires frequent daytime travel. Minimal or occasional overnight travel may be required. A valid Indiana driver’s license is required. A vehicle is provided for daily travel while on duty.

About the Job:

The duties of the position are: conduct onsite technical assistance reviews and audits; conduct confidential compliance assistance activities; respond to business requests for permit assistance; conduct pollution prevention reviews; conduct outreach to local communities for assistance with environmental regulations and agency programs; serve as a liaison with solid waste management districts in the region; and, conducting regional-focused outreach and educational programs for businesses, schools, and other groups.  This position assists businesses through compliance assistance calls, site visits, workshops, and plain, non-technical guidance.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 
•    Interpret laws, regulations, and guidelines within the area of assignment including environmental response, solid and hazardous waste management, surveillance, and standards or water management. 
•    Develop and modify existing state programs to adapt to changes in federal or state legislation-mandated policy changes, for example, a change of grant program to a loan program requires the development of agency regulations and development of procedures for IDEM staff to follow in the implementation of changes, or providing leadership for new regulations required under Indiana Ground Water Protection Act. 
•    Coordinate environmental review of loan projects including preparation of categorical exemptions, environmental assessments, environmental impact statements, and records of decision. 
•    Maintain a tracking system on projects to ensure that the state’s allocation of grant and loan monies is by schedules(s) from original grant/loan requests through planning, design, and construction to the final close-out audit. 
•    Prepare and provide a variety of written communications including responses to letters of inquiry from concerned citizens, elected representatives, and governmental officials. 
•    Chair or facilitate a variety of work-related committees such as dispute resolution committees to resolve disputes regarding the funding of community construction projects. 
•    Develop, maintain, manage and update computer data system to rank communities for wastewater treatment projects and distributes state and federal funds. 
•    Research, analyze, and report on priority projects and their progress. 
•    Perform annual audits of a large number of water pre-treatment programs. 
•    Provide technical assistance to municipalities and industries and evaluates industrial compliance to all environmental regulations. 
•    Coordinate review of requests for variance and exemptions from hazardous waste regulations. 
•    Review program plans for completeness, economic and technical feasibility, and environmental impact. 
•    Design and direct research projects regarding such issues as groundwater supplies, providing technical expertise for analysis and interpretation and logistics of projects. 
•    Prepare progress reports for Commissioner and Assistant Commissioners and provides consultation to management and staff. 
•    Review and evaluate technical work reports and supporting data for acceptability and conformance with federal requirements, laws and regulations, conclusions, recommendations, and completeness. 
•    Assign and review work of lower-level staff members. 
The job profile is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice. 

What You'll Need for Success:

You must meet the following requirements to be considered for employment: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Environmental Science, Environmental Policy, Chemistry, Biology, Geology, or a related field. 
  • Six (6) years of work experience in an environmental or environmental public health field. 
  • Extensive knowledge of theories, practices, and principles of Environmental Management and related areas. 
  • Thorough knowledge of theories, practices, and principles of physical sciences (chemistry, biology, physics) as they relate to the program area. 
  • Thorough knowledge of federal and state regulations as they apply to the program areas and the ability to apply these in a variety of conditions and situations.  
  • Ability to conduct surveys, inspections, and investigations of facilities and sites, review projects/situations, read plans, interpret findings, and make recommendations. 
  • Ability to establish long- and short-term project management goals and objectives. 
  • Ability to prepare documents for administrative and regulatory action. 
  • Ability to effectively interact with local, state, and federal groups and government representatives orally and in writing. 
  • Ability to prepare accurate and thorough reports. 
  • Ability to develop and define procedures and accomplish objectives within the appropriate and established deadlines. 
  • Ability to interpret and implement public policy as it relates to program-specific environmental rules or laws.  

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans
  • Wellness program (offers a premium discount for the medical plan and gift cards)
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave
  • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off
  • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Group life insurance
  • Referral Bonus program
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Free Parking for most positions
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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