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Environmental Manager

Date Posted:  Nov 19, 2021
Requisition ID:  286743

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):
The Indiana Department of Environmental Management’s (IDEM) 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.
Salary Information:
This position starts at a base salary of $38,688.00 annually.

About the Job:

Environmental Manager is a position in the Confined Feeding Operations (CFO) Permits Section of the Permits Branch within the Office of Land Quality, Department of Environmental Management.  The person in this position reports to the Section Chief, and is responsible for reviewing Confined Feeding Operation (CFO) permit applications and drafting permits.  The person uses technical and scientific skills to review applications or submittals and coordinates internally with with engineers, geologists, and other IDEM staff.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

Provides technical and policy-based skills to the branch for the review of permit applications and the review of post-permit submittals including:

  • Provides technical and scientific support in the various review processes
  • Interprets state and federal laws, rules, and regulations to determine whether applicants/permitters are in compliance with these standards.
  • Coordinates technical reviews with engineers, geologists, inspectors, and enforcement staff.
  • Represents the agency in meetings with external customer including applicants, local government officials, concerned citizens, and other state and federal agencies.
  • Represents IDEM at appeal-of-permit administrative hearings with the assistance of IDEM legal counsel.
  • Represents IDEM at public participation events such as public hearings, public meetings, and local government meetings with the assistance of the Section Chief or other senior staff.
  • Uses various computer software applications for word processing, databases, geographic mapping, and spreadsheets.  Works extensively in TEMPO and IDEM's virtual file cabinet (VFC).
  • Performs field visits to assess situation that pertain to permit applications.
  • Assists Section Chief on special projects as needed.
  • Refers issues to enforcement staff through Section Chief when appropriate.

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee, and some duties listed may vary based on your assigned role. Some duties listed may not fall under the full scope of this position. 

What You'll Need for Success:

You must meet the following requirements to be considered for employment:  

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Science. 
  • Ability to interpret state and federal law, rules, and regulations.
  • Ability to communicate, verbally and in writing, with various groups including applicants, other government entities, general public, and staff in other IDEM programs areas.
  • Ability to learn IDEM policy documents, agency organization and function as it relates to this position.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to make independent decisions.

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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