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Environmental Services Supervisor

Date Posted:  Jan 7, 2021
Requisition ID:  163841

Crawfordsville, IN, US, 47933

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.


About Indiana Department of Transportation:
The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) provides a dynamic workplace that serves Indiana citizens, improves our state’s quality of life, and enhances its economic opportunity. INDOT has a number of innovative programs and projects, including Public-Private Partnerships, Green Initiatives, and cutting-edge uses of materials and assets. As part of the State of Indiana, INDOT offers a competitive total compensation package, as well as outstanding work/life balance. Whether you are an established professional in the transportation field or just starting your career, INDOT has exciting and challenging opportunities for you.


The salary for this position is commensurate based upon education and/or prior work experience.

About the Job

The Environmental Section Manager manages all environmental activities for the District to facilitate delivery of the Capital Program. Prepares various environmental documents as needed. Approves and signs all environmental documents prepared by the District, the District’s consultants, and local government agency consultants.

A Day in the Life

  • Acts as staff specialist by serving as senior environmental professional ensuring compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) and all other relevant State and Federal laws for District Capital Program projects and for local government projects.
  • This position is responsible for gathering all relevant information needed to identify what types of environmental compliance actions are required for each project and determine what level of NEPA documentation must be produced for each document while incorporating information from project stakeholders including INDOT staff, environmental agencies, Metropolitan Planning Organizations, Local Governments and the public;• Prepares reports to document the Section’s current & future workload and staffing requirements;
  • Responsible for data entry into the system; ensures staff receives adequate training in environmental policy, permitting, erosion and sediment control, and other material relevant to the positions;
  • Reviews and schedules work to be completed by in-house staff and by consultants;
  • Provides support in managing and forecasting future requirements as they relate to the District’s allocation/work plan; reviews consultant proposals and cost estimates for environmental assignments;
  • Reviews and approves environmental documentation for all projects;
  • Develops efficient methods/plans for projects with unique or controversial problems which may impact completion of projects and Capital Program milestones;
  • Keeps abreast of new scientific methods & developments affecting the Agency & recommends changes in emphasis of programs or new warranted programs;
  • Keeps abreast of current technology and environmental practices and policies which could impact delivery of the Capital Program;
  • Implements departmental policies and programs and revises policies & directives as needed;
  • Provides timely information to internal and external customers with regards to current and historical environmental documentation and policies;
  • Responsible for supervising the District’s Environmental Section and manages its’ coordination on projects and meeting milestones;
  • Prepares work plans and evaluates performance for the Section’s employees;Prepares responses to inquiries regarding environmental impacts of current and future INDOT
    projects and environmental policy. Responds to attorney requests for information as needed;
  • Assist the Division Director and Project Managers with scheduling projects based on environmental requirements and the project development process;
  • Analyzes and evaluates programs, procedures and policies; Serves on committees to evaluate programs, procedures, and policies;
  • Provides the Division Director with technical advice and aids in decision making;
  • Evaluates policy changes and its impact on the budget and traveling public, and, if necessary reevaluates the environmental impacts of projects due to policy change resulting in changes to project scope;
  • Independently generates and signs name to Internal and external correspondence to consultants, local governments, and/or general public;
  • Prepares and directs preparation of correspondence, reports, and policy statements;
  • Prepare various presentations and reports for INDOT staff, local governments or the public;
  • Sets up long-range goals and priorities for the section based upon division goals and modifying short-range goals to meet changing demands;

What We're Looking For

  • Bachelor’s degree in an environmental science related field (e.g. archaeology, biology, ecology, geology, natural resources, forestry, environmental law, environmental policy, zoology, hydrology, etc.) or in civil or environmental engineering;
  • Preferred Master’s in an environmental science related field;
  • Five (5) years experience managing NEPA environmental projects;
  • Five (5) years experience as a project leader providing work direction and training to environmental staff;
  • Extensive knowledge of federal and state laws, rules, regulations and policy guidelines concerning environmental compliance including NEPA, NHPA, the Clean Water Act and others, especially those pertaining to the work of section supervised;
  • Must have broad knowledge of environmental disciplines;
  • Working knowledge of INDOT organization, function, policies and procedures as they relate to pertinent program areas;
  • Must become certified to prepare NEPA documents;
  • Must possess valid Indiana driver’s license;

What You'll Need For Success

  • Considerable skill in use of computer, ArcGIS. Must know Microsoft Office;
  • Experience and proficiency with use of GPS for field data collection and with GPS postprocessing applications;
  • Must demonstrate experience producing reports and presentations;
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions;
  • Ability to cooperate with co-workers on group projects and/or establish friendly atmosphere as supervisor; handle routine and sensitive contacts with government officials, consulting firms/contractors and general public;
  • Ability to supervise professionals and lead, manage, and train District Environmetnal Staff;
  • Ability to establish program goals and objectives and to plan and coordinate varied and changing operations to achieve objectives;
  • Ability to establish harmonious relationships with representatives of the industry and local public and private agencies;
  • Must be able to read highway plans, define problems, establish relevant facts and draw valid conclusions based on good judgment, consultation with experts in relevant fields, economic analysis and sound business principles;


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

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

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages
  • Wellness program (offers premiums discount for the medical plan)
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution)
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • Group life insurance
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • New Parent Leave
  • Free Parking
  • Free LinkedIn Learning

If this is an Intermittent position, the position does not offer benefits and is limited to 180 working days in an eleven (11) month continuous period.


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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