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Petroleum Remediation Specialist

Date Posted:  Jan 6, 2022
Requisition ID:  277541

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.


Salary Information: 

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


About the Job:

You will provide technical and administrative oversight for Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) sites and other petroleum related spills and releases.  You will report directly to the section chief.  Project managers are expected to work in conjunction with technical support staff to ensure that cleanups are conducted following appropriate LUST and agency guidelines.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this roles are as follows:

  • Project Management - Performs project management duties as required to ensure the effective and timely management of sites through commuication and coordination with internal technical, management, enforcement, and legal staff to make appropriate program decision; communicates effectively and professionally with responsible parties and their representatives regarding program requirements and timelines; communicates in a courteous and professional manner with affected stakeholders and interested parties such as citizens, public officials, and interest groups.
  • Document Review - Reviews and distributes to agency staff technical, legal, and general documents as necessary to ensure technical accruacy, completeness, consistency, and compliance with appropriate program and agency laws, policies and practices.
  • Document Creation--Drafts documents and correspondence as necessary to complete project management duties for assigned sites. 
  • Field Work - Conducts field work as necessary to complete project management duties for assigned sites; provides oversight of key events as necessary to ensure accurate technical decisions
  • Compliance and Enforcement - Ensures compliance with legal requirements; recommends corrective measures based on site history, site conditions, receptors, and other factors related to non-compliance at site
  • Training - Attends required training to perform assigned responsibilities.  Participates in continuing education by attending seminars, workshops, and optional training when avialable.  Completes annual 8-hour HAZWOPER refresher.
  • Overall program management tasks--oversees and completes special projects at section chief's request.

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:

  • The Environmental Manager must have specialized knowledge of program and agency laws and policies, environmental remediation technologies, and environmental science.  
  • Must have strong written and verbal communication skills.  
  • Must have strong knowledge of office remediation programs.  
  • Must have the ability to coordinate and motivate professional and support personnel and communicate with diverse internal and external customers as needed.  
  • Must be able to coordinate work on multiple tasks simultaneously and in cooperation with staff.

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.

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


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