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Env Branch Chief E6

Date Posted:  Jan 11, 2022
Requisition ID:  300741

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46219


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. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.



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.


Salary Information:
The salary for this position starts at $ 52,156.00 annually.  

About the Job:

As an Environmental Branch Chief, you will oversee the work and manage the resources of all programs within the Watershed Assessment and Planning Branch of the OWQ.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Sets long range goals and priorities based on established guidelines for the branch  and modifies short range goals when necessary to meet changing demands;
  • Assures sections’ abilities to meet program goals through evaluation of personnel and other resources, considering budgetary needs;
  • Provides written and verbal instructions/recommendations to agency management concerning technical and administrative matters;
  • Sets standards of quality and quantity for subordinate staff in various technical areas and develops means to assure that standards can be met;
  • Performs related duties as required.


The job description 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. 

What You'll Need for Success:

This person must have the following requirements to be considered for employment: 

  • Thorough knowledge of the principles of the environment sciences.
  • Thorough knowledge of the federal and state laws, regulations, and policy guidelines concerning air, water, solid and hazardous waste, and environmental response management, especially those pertaining to the work of the specific branch.
  • Thorough knowledge of the practices and techniques of the branch’s specialty area.
  • Ability to establish program goals and objectives and to plan and coordinate varied and changing operations to achieve those objectives.
  • Ability to establish harmonious relationships with representatives of industry, local, public and private agencies.
  • Effectively communicate, both orally and in writing.
  • Seven (7) years of experience in environmental health, environmental management, public administration, public health, or related experience; plus, one (1) additional year of supervisory or managerial experience in these areas.  
  • A combination of experience and accredited college and/or graduate training (concentration in Agriculture, Agronomy, Air Resources Management, Biology, Biophysics, Chemistry, Engineering, Environmental Health, Environmental Science, Geology, Mathematics, Microbiology, Natural Resources, Physics, Environmental Affairs, Public Health, and Water Resources Management preferred) may be considered. 
  • Broad knowledge of the theories, principles, and practices of environmental sciences. 
  • Thorough knowledge of the federal and state laws, rules, regulations, and policies pertaining to the cleanup of properties throughout the state. 
  • Thorough knowledge of managerial theories and principles and ability to apply knowledge to manage multiple programs through subordinate supervisors. 
  • Ability to represent the Assistant Commissioner on important issues and communicate effectively both orally and in writing with interested parties. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain an effective work relationship with individuals at all levels of state government, US EPA representatives, and the public. 

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 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 


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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