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Environmental Engineer - Air Compliance Data

Date Posted:  Nov 16, 2022
Requisition ID:  415367
Location: 

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204

 

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.

 

Salary:
The salary for this position traditionally starts at $ 
67,314.00 per year but may be commensurate with education and/or experience.

 

 

 

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

 

Introduction:

This Environmental Engineer 2 position exists within the Compliance and Enforcement Branch, Office of Air Quality of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management.

The purpose of the position is to effectively use all compliance and enforcement tools and resources available to improve air quality in our state by ensuring that all air pollution sources comply with all state and federal air pollution control laws, rules, and permits while incorporating innovative voluntary compliance and pollution prevention approaches with the regulated community.

In this role, you work independently as an environmental compliance and enforcement engineer to ensure that regulated sources maintain compliance with state and federal laws, regulations, and standards and use the appropriate enforcement response to return non-compliant sources to compliance promptly.  You determine sources of air pollution, analyze problems, and recommend a course of action to bring a violator into compliance, including gathering evidence and serving as an expert witness at adjudicatory proceedings.  You also provide compliance and enforcement expertise in industrial sectors, NSPS, MACTs, and NESHAPs for the regional offices and the Office of Air Quality.  The incumbent is called upon to conduct special studies and projects when necessary.

 

About the job:

This Environmental Engineer position exists within the Air Compliance Data section and works independently as environmental compliance and enforcement manager to ensure that regulated sources maintain compliance with state and federal laws, regulations, and standards and uses the appropriate enforcement response to return non-compliant sources to compliance promptly.  This individual determines sources of air pollution, analyzes problems, and recommends a course of action to bring a violator into compliance, including gathering evidence and serving as an expert witness at adjudicatory proceedings.  They will provide compliance and enforcement expertise in industrial sectors, NSPS, MACTs, and NESHAPs for the regional offices and the Office of Air Quality.  The individual is also called upon to conduct special studies and projects when necessary.

A day in the life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Review and approve compliance test protocols for accuracy and completeness with specific emphasis on VOC/HAP testing.
  • Observe field testing at sources to ensure proper sampling methodology and source operating conditions are being met.
  • Review compliance test reports with emphasis on VOC/HAP testing to determine the compliance status of the source.
  • Conducts an assessment of air pollution control device and process operating conditions as necessary during testing.
  • Conduct visible emissions observations.
  • During testing conducts an assessment of process parameters such as feed rates, raw material composition, and process rates;
  • During testing conducts an assessment of control equipment performance parameters (e.g. water flow rates, pressure drop, temperature, and electrostatic precipitator power levels).
  • Gathers necessary evidence and recommends an appropriate enforcement action to address any noncompliance consistent with branch and office policies, guidance, and SOPs.
  • Participates as necessary to negotiate settlements of enforcement cases to resolve noncompliance by regulated entities.
  • Prepares technical reports of field test observations and report reviews.

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 we are looking for:

Four (4) years of engineering work experience plus a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from an accredited four-year college is required.

A combination of related work experience and accredited graduate training in Engineering may also be considered. A license to practice engineering in the State of Indiana may be considered in place of all the above requirements.

Requirements:

  • Thorough knowledge of, and ability to apply, federal, state, and local laws and regulations about the environment and the protection of the public’s health and safety;
  • Working knowledge of the sciences including chemistry, environmental sanitation, sanitary engineering, structural design, mathematics, safety engineering, and physics;
  • Working knowledge of the principles and practices of industrial waste control and solid waste management;
  • Ability to conduct surveys, inspections, and investigations and prepare reports for use as evidence and basis for recommendations for action;
  • Ability to review plans and specifications for treatment and control systems with an emphasis on the identification of adverse environmental impacts and recommend more environmentally sound alternatives;
  • Effectively communicate, both orally and in writing, with various governmental levels, and with the general 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 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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