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Projects/LPA Document Reviewer

Date Posted:  Jan 13, 2023
Requisition ID:  418309

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. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of a role.


Next Level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below.


About the Indiana Department of Transportation:

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) provides a dynamic workplace that serves Indiana citizens, improves our state’s quality of life, and enhances its economic opportunity. INDOT has a number of innovative programs and projects, including Public-Private Partnerships, Green Initiatives, and cutting-edge uses of materials and assets. As part of the State of Indiana, INDOT offers a competitive total compensation package, as well as outstanding work/life balance. Whether you are an established professional in the transportation field or just starting your career, INDOT has exciting and challenging opportunities for you. 


Salary: This position traditionally starts at an annual salary of $59,800.00. Salary for this position may be commensurate with education and job experience.


Location: This position is located in INDOT's Central Office, Indianapolis.


Role Overview: The position serves as the NEPA Review, Major Projects / LPA Review Liaison in the Environmental Policy Office within the Environmental Services Division. This team provides assistance and guidance for major road projects and LPA's in the preparation of NEPA and SEPA documentation. The position is responsible for the timely and thorough review of environmental review documents. Employee is also regularly assigned other mission related duties that are necessary for the efficient functioning of the Team and the Division.

About the Job:

As the Senior Environmental Manager, you will be responsible for providing expertise in one or more of your respective program areas in environmental permit development and review, environmental inspections and/or enforcement activities, scientific studies, surveys and/or scientific analyses, technical assistance for grants and contracts, as well as providing administrative and technical support to public, state and federal offices and industries. In this position, you will research complex issues and provides guidance to staff and regulated communities. ​ 

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Interpret laws, regulations and guidelines within area of assignment including environmental response, solid and hazardous waste management, surveillance and standards or water management. 
  • Develop and modify existing state programs to adapt to changes in federal or state legislation-mandated policy changes, for example, change of grant program to loan program requires development of agency regulations and development of procedures for IDEM staff to follow in the implementation of changes, or providing leadership for new regulations required under Indiana Ground Water Protection Act. 
  • Coordinate environmental review of loan projects including preparation of categorical exemptions, environmental assessments, environmental impact statements and records of decision. 
  • Maintain a tracking system on projects to ensure that state’s allocation of grant and loan monies is in accordance with schedules(s) from original grant/loan requests through planning, design and construction to final close-out audit. 
  • Prepare and provide a variety of written communications including responses to letters of inquiry from concerned citizens, elected representatives and governmental officials. 
  • Chair or facilitate a variety of work-related committees such as dispute resolution committee to resolve disputes regarding funding of community construction projects. 
  • Develop, maintain, manage and update computer data system to rank communities for wastewater treatment projects and distributes state and federal funds. 
  • Research, analyze and report on priority projects and their progress. 
  • Perform annual audits of a large number of water pre-treatment programs. 
  • Provide technical assistance to municipalities and industries and evaluates industrial compliance to all environmental regulations. 
  • Coordinate review of requests for variance and exemptions from hazardous waste regulations. 
  • Review program plans for completeness, economic and technical feasibility and environmental impact. 
  • Design and directs research projects regarding such issues as groundwater supplies, providing technical expertise for analysis and interpretation and logistics of projects. 
  • Prepare progress reports for Commissioner and Assistant Commissioners and provides consultation to management and staff. 
  • Review and evaluates technical work reports and supporting data for acceptability and conformance with federal requirements, laws and regulations, conclusions, recommendations and completeness. 
  • Assign and reviews work of lower-level staff members. 

The job profile 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 with or without notice. 

What You'll Need for Success:

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

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Environmental Science, Environmental Policy, Chemistry, Biology, Geology or a related field. 
  • Six (6) years of work experience in an environmental or environmental public health field. 
  • Extensive knowledge of theories, practices and principles of Environmental Management and related areas. 
  • Thorough knowledge of theories, practices, and principals of physical sciences (chemistry, biology, physics) as they relate to program area. 
  • Thorough knowledge of federal and state regulations as they apply to program area and the ability to apply these in a variety of conditions and situations.  
  • Ability to conduct surveys, inspections and investigations of facilities and sites, review projects/situations, read plans, interpret findings, and make recommendations. 
  • Ability to establish long- and short-term project management goals and objectives. 
  • Ability to prepare documents for administrative and regulatory action. 
  • Ability to effectively interact with local, state, and federal groups and government representatives orally and in writing. 
  • Ability to prepare accurate and thorough reports. 
  • Ability to develop and define procedures and accomplish objectives within the appropriate and established deadlines. 
  • Ability to interpret and implement public policy as it relates to program specific environmental rules or laws.  

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) as well as vision and dental plans
  • Wellness Rewards Program: Complete wellness activities to earn gift card rewards
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave
  • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off
  • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Group life insurance
  • Referral Bonus program
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Free Parking for most positions
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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