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Environmental Engineer

Date Posted:  Sep 19, 2022
Requisition ID:  397306

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 to perform the essential functions of a role.


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.




The salary for this position starts at $56,836.00 annually. 



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


About the Job:

Environmental Engineer 2 works as an air enforcement case manager 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.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Conduct enforcement activities to bring sources back into compliance;
  • Interpret state and federal laws and regulations governing air pollution and air pollution control;
  • Gather and review necessary evidence;
  • Recommend an appropriate enforcement action to address any noncompliance consistent with branch and office policies, guidance, and SOPs;
  • Draft/Issue Violation letters, Notices of Violation, Proposed Agreed Orders, and Commissioner's Orders;
  • Negotiate settlement of enforcement cases to resolve noncompliance by regulated entities;
  • Communicate and consult with IDEM staff, regulated entities, consultants, attorneys, associations, individuals, and community organizations to assist and resolve compliance and enforcement issues;
  • Coordinate with U.S.EPA and other groups including other federal and state agencies, local health and fire departments, and other local government agencies to address compliance and enforcement issues;
  • Enter and maintain data in appropriate compliance and enforcement databases;
  • Maintain broad knowledge of assigned areas of expertise including NSPS, MACT, NESHAPs, and the enforcement process;
  • Serve as a resource person for the branch in the assigned areas of expertise;
  • Conduct special studies and projects when necessary;

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: 

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills;
  • Ability to comprehend and explain complex air pollution regulatory requirements;
  • Ability to work effectively as a team member;
  • Ability to perform professionally and make sound recommendations under stressful situations;
  • Ability to prepare documents for administrative and regulatory action;
  • Excellent research and writing skills for preparing accurate, precise, clear, and thorough enforcement documents;
  • Ability to effectively interact with parties with diverse levels of environmental expertise, particularly for purposes of meetings, hearings, and functioning as the lead negotiator for settlement of environmental noncompliance by regulated entities;

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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