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Environmental Manager - Department of Natural Resources

Date Posted:  Aug 9, 2019
Requisition ID:  14042

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204

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HIre Salary: Salary for this position starts at $38,688.

About the job:

The Environmental Manager serves as an environmental expert and provides guidance to regulated communities, government officials, attorneys and staff responsible for a variety of programs and program elements. This position is responsible for administering the statutory requirements of IC 14-26-2, IC 14-26-5, IC 14-28-1, IC 14-29-1, IC 14-29-3 and IC 14-29-4.  The position serves primarily as a permit application reviewer as well as providing overall administrative and technical support to ensure compliance of the federal, state, and local floodplain management programs.  To do so, the incumbent is responsible to perform advanced technical work in basic professional engineering and basic hydraulic and hydrologic computations for the purpose of evaluating permit applications for construction in and along waterways and lakes.  The position is also responsible to conduct field inspections to determine and delineate the Division’s jurisdiction and assess a site to apply the appropriate regulatory rules. In addition, this position is responsible for determining and providing floodplain information as guidance for safe floodplain management, constructing in a flood zone, assessing flood insurance rates, emergency response, and meeting state, federal, and local community laws associated with minimizing the flood risk.  The incumbent reports to the Section Manager in the Technical Services Section.

A day in the life:

The essential functions of this roles are as follows:

  • -·Administer and issue permits under the statutory requirements in accordance with the laws noted above by reviewing and making recommendations on permit applications, plans, and specifications for accuracy, completeness, and technical feasibility

    - Coordinate all Department reviews for the purpose of evaluating applications for permits under the above laws

    - Act as the Department’s “single-point-of-contact” for assigned applications, FARA’s and correspondence

    - Track and troubleshoot assigned applications, FARA’s and correspondence

    - Assess, determine, and respond in writing to floodplain requests for general construction, establish the jurisdiction in accordance with the laws noted above, and/or flood insurance requirements

    - Research, compile, and evaluate hydrologic information and data using the best available data to complete the floodplain requests for general construction, and/or to determine flood insurance requirements uses in enforcing local community ordinances

    - Transforms hydrologic and hydraulic data into forms which can be used by the engineering staff within the Division of Water

    - Performs technical assessment using the best available hydraulic and hydrologic data to compute the effects on the waterway for the purpose of evaluating applications for permits under the above laws

    - As directed by management, conduct field inspections associated with assessing regulatory reviews under IC 14-26-2, IC 14-26-5, IC 14-27-7, IC 14-27-7.5,  IC 14-28-1, IC 14-29-1, IC 14-29-3, IC 14-29-4 and IC 14-25.5

    - Determine, manually delineate, and document, in CADD format, the legal or average normal shoreline on public freshwater lakes to establish the Department’s jurisdiction in accordance with IC 14-26-2

    - Verbally and in writing, report field conditions, lake classifications, and locations of proposed and existing man-made structures with respect to the legal or aveage normal shoreline of public freshwater lakes

    - Prepare accurate and through inspection reports

    - Sign Department actions and floodplain information responses as specified by management

    - Provide supporting documentation for assigned files in a neat and organized manner in accordance to Division policies

    - Maintain data in various databases used in tracking applications, violations, and general correspondence

    - Use and maintain reference materials in accordance with Division policies

    - Implement a common-sense approach when evaluating the degree of action necessary to assess a construction project

    - Meet with and disseminate administrative and technical information to the general public, other state agencies, county officials, and private consulting firms in relation to the permitting authority in accordance with the laws noted above, floodplain management, and associated Department policies

    - Drive and maintain a state vehicle in accordance with state requirements as needed

    - Use and maintain equipment, hardware, and software utilized and provided by the Division

    - Other duties as assigned
What we're looking for:
  • Knowledge and skill typically acquired through a graduate education in natural, physical, biological or environmental science, or engineering; or a Bachelor’s degree in similar area plus  experience in a related area;
  • Broad knowledge of theories, environmental protection principles and practices, specialty area and program area;
  • Thorough knowledge of applicable state and federal codes and laws, rules, regulations, guidelines and acts;
  • Ability to prepare documents for administrative and regulatory action;
  • Ability to perform in a professional manner and make sound recommendations under extremely stressful situations;
  • Excellent research and writing skills for preparing accurate, precise, clear and thorough reports;
  • Effectively communicate, both orally and in writing;
  • 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;
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:

  • Four (4) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages
  • Wellness program (offers eligibility into a discounted 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



Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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