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Environmental Engineer

Date Posted:  Jan 24, 2023
Requisition ID:  418688
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.

 

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

 

 

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 $75,010.00 but may be commensurate with education or work experience.

 

Role Overview

This Environmental Engineer 1 position exists within the Office of Air Quality Permits Branch. The purpose of this position is to perform those activities as necessary to help the Permit Review Section achieve its goals as they relate to the overall strategic goals and objectives of the Permits Branch. As such, this employee reviews applications for Air permit approvals which include MSOP, FESOP, and Part 70 permits; and modifications, revisions, and amendments to these permits.

 

The purpose of this position is to perform those activities as necessary to help the Permit Review Section achieve its goals as they relate to the overall strategic goals and objectives of the Permits Branch. As such, this employee reviews applications for Air permit approvals which include MSOP, FESOP, and Part 70 permits; and modifications, revisions, and amendments to these permits. The employee is responsible for drafting these approvals, which includes drafting conditions that are practically enforceable and assure compliance with state and federal air pollution laws and regulations. The employee also researches state and federal guidelines related to permitting and state and federal air pollution laws and regulations. The employee works with minimal direct supervision and follows general instructions concerning the purpose and desired results, through consultation with the supervisor as needed.

About the Job:

The purpose of this position is to perform those activities as necessary to help the Permit Review Section achieve its goals as they relate to the overall strategic goals and objectives of the Permits Branch. As such, this employee reviews applications for Air permit approvals which include MSOP, FESOP, and Part 70 permits; and modifications, revisions, and amendments to these permits. The employee is responsible for drafting these approvals, which includes drafting conditions that are practically enforceable and assure compliance with state and federal air pollution laws and regulations. The employee also researches state and federal guidelines related to permitting and state and federal air pollution laws and regulations. The employee works with minimal direct supervision and follows general instructions concerning the purpose and desired results, through consultation with the supervisor as needed.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Writes all levels of permit approvals expeditiously and with minimal error or guidance.  The permit documents must include conditions that are practically enforceable and assure compliance with state and federal air pollution laws.
  • Writes complex permit approvals, including BACT and/or LAER evaluations for PSD, Nonattainment NSR permits, and state BACT requirements.
  • Research state and federal guidelines related to air pollution permitting and state and federal air pollution laws and regulations.
  • Coordinates with the Compliance and Enforcement Branch regarding monitoring, testing, and enforcement.
  • Coordinates with the other Office of Air Quality programs on projects and activities related to monitoring and modeling.
  • Works closely with staff and management to foster a positive work environment, supportive of the agency's mission and goals while promoting employee development.
  • Assists staff through mentoring and training.
  • Reviews draft permits from staff, as needed, and provides comments and guidance.
  • Responds to inquiries from citizens, regulated communities, environmental groups, attorneys, engineers, and government officials.

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're Looking For:

Six (6) 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. (Proof of licensure must accompany the application.)

What You'll Need for Success:

  • Broad knowledge of the environmental sciences as they relate to air pollution and its control.
  • Thorough knowledge of Federal and State laws, regulations, and policy guidance concerning air pollution permitting, control devices, and the Federal Clean Air Act.
  • Excellent research, writing, mathematics, and technical skills for preparing accurate, clear, and thorough air permit documents and associated calculations.
  • Ability to establish long and short-term project management goals and objectives, and to plan and coordinate varied and changing operations to achieve those goals.
  • Ability to issue quality permits within the established deadlines.
  • Ability to establish relationships with IDEM staff, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency staff, company representatives, consultants, and the public.
  • Effective communication, both orally and in writing.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.

Difficulty of Work:

  • The Environmental Engineer uses technical data, laws, regulations and procedures, but must adapt and apply these to solving broad issues and problems. This individual generally works independently and is required to formulate ideas, use initiative and creative thinking, develop alternatives and make decisions and recommendations for projects and programs based on complex regulations and laws, funding issues and various interrelated factors. Interpretation and implementation of legislation and regulation may be extremely difficult. Work often involves working with groups having conflicting objectives on multi-faceted problems, requiring a high-level of decision-making, problem solving and diplomacy.

Personal Work Relationships:

This individual will be expected to partner with agency personnel and related stakeholders working towards completion of assigned functions. Exceptional customer service is provided to agency partners and/or the general public.
Partnership with relevant public agencies, federal, state & local governments and/or community leaders may be required.

Working Conditions:

This role performs work in a standard office environment.

Competencies

  • Acquiring Information
  • Delivering High Quality Work
  • Managing Time
  • Serving Customers
  • Meeting Basic Work Expectations
  • Driving for Results

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 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.

 

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