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Senior Environmental Manager

Date Posted:  Jul 9, 2024
Requisition ID:  446132

Crawfordsville, IN, US, 47933


Work for Indiana


Begin a fulfilling career with the State of Indiana by joining one of the largest employers in the state, offering a diverse range of opportunities across 60+ agencies. At the state, you'll find competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a commitment to work-life balance. Most importantly, you'll have the chance to make a real and measurable impact on the lives of Hoosiers across Indiana.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion—we make it our goal to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace with a workforce that is representative of Indiana's population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to complete the application and interview process as well as perform the essential functions of a role.


About the 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. 


Role Overview:

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. Reviews and schedules work to be completed by in-house staff and by consultants. Reviews and approves environmental documentation for all projects. Prepares work plans and evaluates performance for the Section's employees. Reviews work of subordinates to ensure quality, accuracy and conformance with section objectives.



The salary for this position traditionally starts at $75,010.00 but may be commensurate with education or work experience.



This position is located in INDOT’s Crawfordsville District.


A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Makes major contributions to the success of environmental programs in the state by developing the methods and procedures for meeting section goals.
  • Plans the activities of the section to meet expected work production including daily workflow as well as long- and short-term goals. 
  • Interprets rules and policies used by the section. 
  • Ensures all EPA grant and reporting requirements are met,
  • Reviews work of section staff and directs activities to ensure quality, accuracy and conformance with applicable rules, laws, regulations, agency policies/goals and section objectives. 
  • Represents the agency in meetings with external customers including applicants, local government, consultants, and the general public. 
  • Provides effective communication to the public, other sections, offices and agencies to ensure a broad understanding of the goals and activities of the section. 
  • Prepares section budget justification and recommendations. 
  • Provides written and verbal instructions to subordinates concerning technical and administrative information or changes. 
  • Provides guidance and assistance to staff ensuring they are properly trained. 
  • Provides technical support for policy and rule development. 
  • Refers issues to enforcement section, other programs, or agencies when deemed appropriate. 
  • Recruits, selects, onboards, and trains employees to ensure role responsibilities and expectations are clearly understood while providing opportunities to continue professional development. 
  • Sets expectations, measure progress, provide ongoing feedback, and evaluate the performance of employees.  Ensure work adheres to quality standards, deadlines, and proper procedures.   

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: 

  • a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Environmental Science, Environmental Policy, Chemistry, Biology, Geology, Public Health or a related field. 
  • Seven (7) years of professional experience in an environmental science related field. At least two (2) years of the required experience must be in an administrative, leadership, managerial, or supervisory capacity.  
  • Substitutions:  Accredited college training may substitute for the required experience, except for the administrative, leadership, managerial, or supervisory experience, with a maximum substitution of four (4) years.   
  • Thorough and extensive knowledge of theories, practices and principles of Environmental Management and related areas. 
  • Working knowledge and application of the Occupational Safety and Health
  • Thorough knowledge of theories, practices, and principals of physical sciences (chemistry, biology, physics) as they relate to program area. 
  • Thorough knowledge of federal and state regulations as they apply to program area and the ability to apply these in a variety of conditions and situations. 
  • Ability to establish long- and short-term project management goals and objectives. 
  • Ability to effectively interact with local, state, and federal groups and government representatives orally and in writing. 
  • Ability to coordinate a work unit, reviewing and evaluating technical reports and data of staff. 
  • Administration (OSHA) safety practices and procedures. 
  • Ability to delegate work, set clear direction, and manage workflow. 
  • Ability to effectively give feedback, provide guidance or corrective action, coach, and develop employee skillsets. 

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role may provide direct supervision for one or more staff members.


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) as well as vision and dental plans
  • Wellness Rewards Program: Complete wellness activities to earn gift card rewards
  • 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 and is committed to recruiting, selecting, developing, and promoting employees based on individual ability and job performance. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunity to all people in all aspects of employer-employee relations without discrimination because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, or veteran status. We will comply with the spirit as well as the letter of all applicable state and federal laws. 


If you are a qualified individual with a disability and require reasonable accommodations to complete this application, you can request assistance by contacting the Indiana State Personnel Department at [email protected].


The State of Indiana has established a culture that welcomes equity, inclusion, and opportunity for all employees and applicants. We encourage you to apply if you feel you have the transferrable skills to be successful in this position and we look forward to reviewing your application.


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