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Sr Environment Investigator - IDEM

Date Posted:  Aug 9, 2019
Requisition ID:  10737

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.


Hire Salary: Salary for this position typically starts at 37,778.00 however, may be commensurate with education and experience. 

About the job:

The Senior Environmental Investigator performs highly responsible investigative work requiring expert knowledge of state and federal statutes, rules and procedures relating to environmental issues as enforced by the Department of Environmental Management. This role performs overt and covert investigations in highly sensitive areas, interacting with persons or corporate staff targeted for criminal or civil action violations. This individual is the primary case agent for an assigned regional area with responsibility for all elements of the criminal or civil investigation from initial report up to prosecution or administrative action.

A day in the life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Investigates criminal and civil complaints on behalf of the Commissioner and develops cases for civil or criminal action or administrative adjudication.
  • Interviews all complainants, accused and witnesses involved with criminal or civil violations.
  • Keeps abreast of federal and state statutes, rules and procedures by a systematic and documented review of available data.
  • Plans and directs the assigned investigation including supervision of lower-level investigative or environmental staff.
  • Directs the overall evidence collection needs of each assigned case including preparation of documents to establish continuity of custody for items of evidence to ensure judicial requirements are met.
  • Prepares all documentation, including affidavits for search warrants, case reports, witnesses and evidence lists, and tests results for the county prosecuting attorney, the Attorney General’s staff or Department of Environmental Management legal staff.
  • Testifies before grand jury, petit jury, judge or Department of Environmental Management hearing officer.
  • Establishes and maintains professional contact with agencies, groups and individuals having involvement and/or interest with environmental matters.
  • Speaks before professional and citizen environmental groups with an interest in the pursuit of persons and corporations committing environmental violations.

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 we're looking for:
  • Five (5) years’ experience in a law enforcement agency plus four (4) years’ experience as criminal investigator in a law enforcement agency or administrative/managerial law enforcement experience within an environmental hazardous materials program. 

  • Accredited college training may substitute for preferred experience, except the criminal investigator or administrative/managerial experience, with a max substitution of 4 years - major in Criminal Justice; Criminology; Forensic Studies; Police Admin required.

  • Extensive knowledge of criminal investigative techniques.
  • Extensive knowledge of state and federal laws, rules and regulations relevant to the Department of Environmental Management’s enforcement mission.
  • Thorough knowledge of case preparation, court procedures, rules of evidence and legal proceedings.
  • Ability to plan and direct a complex, multi-faceted investigation.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to speak effectively and succinctly in trial situations.
  • Ability to define and solve problems based on the collection and analysis of data.
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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Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis