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Environmental Manager 2 - OAQ Modeling and Technical Support 1

Date Posted:  May 6, 2022
Requisition ID:  340687

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 salary for this position starts at $ 38,688.00 per year.



This position resides within the Modeling and Technical Support Section and is responsible for conducting modeling and preparing technical support for agency permitting actions, processing meteorological data files for internal and external permit modeling, daily air quality forecasting, and statistical analysis of large datasets. There is five technical staff aligned within the section where this position resides in. The only responsibilities that this position is responsible for that are shared by the other four staff are modeling permit applications and air quality forecasting. It would be very difficult for the other staff within the section to pick up the workload associated with this position without interfering with sensitive deadlines. The workload associated with this position is a high priority and essential to the obligations of the state under the Clean Air Act.

About the Job:

This is an Environmental Manager position within the Technical Support and Modeling Section. The purpose of this position is to perform activities as necessary to help the Air Programs Branch achieve its goals as they relate to the overall strategic goals and objectives of the Office of Air Quality. The primary responsibility of this position is performing air quality analyses to assess the impacts of sources requesting air construction permits or which are part of a State Implementation Plan, to ensure that ambient air quality standards are not exceeded. The position may also entail conducting technical analyses and evaluating emission control strategies for state planning purposes.  

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of these roles are as follows:

- Perform air quality analyses to assess impacts of sources requesting New Source Review or Prevention of Significant Deterioration permits or would be part of a State Implementation Plan.  Modeling involves using U.S. EPA accepted air dispersion models and advanced modeling techniques, primarily for criteria pollutants and hazardous air pollutants to assess impacts to meet health-based air quality standards and state and national regulations. 

- Follow U.S. EPA modeling guidance, review protocols, and establish modeling techniques for New Source Review/Prevention of Significant Deterioration/State Implementation Plan projects.

- Present modeling results in technical support documents and presentations to supervisors, companies, and the public.

- Assist in the creation of meteorological files annually to update the meteorological database for use in air dispersion modeling

- Perform data analysis for special projects; using Excel, Access, R database management, and various other software programs and tools.

- Conduct regional pollutant forecasting, providing daily air quality forecasts, up-to-date air quality status reports, and increasing public awareness of air quality issues, working with IDEM's air quality forecasting team.
- Represent IDEM in state, regional and national committees and workgroups as well as conduct meetings with the public, companies, consultants, and other external customers. 


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:

- Bachelor's Degree in Environmental, Atmospheric Science or related field.  

- Minimum of 1 year of experience in a related field.

- This position requires a moderate level of independence and accountability. 

- Good oral and written communication skills and the ability to learn quickly are required.

- Ability to multi-task, is a good self-starter, and works well with a team as well as individually.

- Ability to work with minimal direct supervision and follow general instructions concerning the purpose and desired results, given a consultation with the supervisor as required.

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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