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Environmental Manager

Date Posted:  Oct 14, 2021
Requisition ID:  241281

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. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


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.



The base salary for this position is $38,688.

About the Job:

In this position as an Environmental Manager, you will be responsible for managing and reviewing a variety of programs and program elements. You will provide technical expertise and guidance to regulated facilities, government officials, and the public regarding Corrective Action requirements. You will act as a liaison to the program’s constituents including various industries and environmental consulting firms, and coordinate with interested federal, state, and local agencies.  You will perform work with considerable independence. 

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this roles are as follows:

  • Monitor site cleanup for hazardous waste treatment storage and disposal facilities, including providing technical assistance, coordinating, investigating, and conducting follow-up for hazardous waste releases.
  • Conduct field sampling activities, reviews investigation reports, analyze, and assist in selection of cleanup alternatives.
  • Respond to inquiries, comments, and/or questions from citizens, regulated facilities, environmental groups, attorneys, consultants, and government officials.
  • Negotiate with parties responsible for remediation of waste sites.
  • Write sampling plans/reports, review, and evaluate facility’s closure and post-closure plans/reports.
  • Review and research industry permit applications for various industries.
  • Consult with agency’s legal staff, prepare, and develop enforcement information.
  • Evaluate and document environmental violations.
  • Prepare and draft memos, permits, notices, and letters.
  • Prepare legal documents for both initial and finalized enforcement action.
  • Maintain emergency response equipment, sampling, and safety equipment.
  • Facilitate/participate in public meetings.
  • Research technical literature.
  • Attend related meetings, training and seminars.
  • Keep abreast with all new and innovative remediation technologies, their effectiveness across differing types of settings and their cost effectiveness, as well as all existing technologies.
  • Determine whether a technology, or combination of technologies will be able to achieve the risk reduction required at each site, and the estimated construction and operation/maintenance costs associated with obtaining that objective.
  • Review all Corrective Measure Financial Assurance documents for completeness, correctness and adequacy, based on the predetermined cost estimate for all section staff.
  • Prepare the permit modification for each site which requires the facility to initiate the chosen remedy.

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.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of this role.

What You'll Need for Success:

  • Ability to conceptualize, coordinate, and implement studies.
  • Ability to conduct surveys, inspections and investigations of facilities and sites, review projects/situations, read plans, interpret findings and make recommendations.
  • Ability to prepare documents for administrative and regulatory action.
  • Ability to perform in a professional manner and make sound recommendations under extremely stressful situations.
  • Specialized knowledge of and ability to coordinate a complex technical data base.
  • Excellent research and writing skills for preparing accurate, precise, clear and thorough reports.
  • Ability to effectively interact and orally communicate with parties with diverse levels of environmental expertise particularly for purposes of meetings, hearings and negotiating critically sensitive issues.
  • Ability to interpret and apply legal terminology and practices and ability to apply these in a variety of conditions and situations.
  • Ability to develop and define procedures and accomplish objectives within the appropriate and established deadlines.
  • Ability to work effectively with staff to come to a consensus on the most effective and efficient remedial technology (or combination of technologies) to be implemented on a site by site basis.

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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