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Senior Environment Manager

Date Posted:  Oct 9, 2019
Requisition ID:  25355

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.


Indiana Department of Environmental Managers (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.


This position's salary starts at $43,342.


About the Job:

This position exists within the Compliance and Enforcement Branch, Office of Air Quality of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management and reports to the Compliance Section Chief. 


The purpose of the position is to effectively use all compliance and enforcement tools and resources available to improve air quality in our state by ensuring that all air pollution sources are in compliance with all state and federal air pollution control laws, rules and permits while incorporating innovative voluntary compliance and pollution prevention approaches with the regulated community.


The position works independently as an air compliance inspector to ensure that regulated sources maintain compliance with state and federal laws, regulations, and standards and uses the appropriate enforcement response to return noncompliant sources to compliance in a timely manner.  This position determines sources of air pollution, analyzes problems, and recommends a course of action to bring a violator into compliance, including gathering of evidence and serving as an expert witness at adjudicatory proceedings.  You would provide compliance and enforcement expertise in industrial sectors, NSPS, MACTs, and NESHAPs for the regional offices, Office of Air Quality and IDEM.  You are called upon to conduct special studies and projects when necessary.  This position serves as an acting Section Chief in the absence of the supervisor.

A Day in the Life:
  • Inspect and investigate complex sources of air pollution sources including:
  • conducting an assessment of air polluton control device and process operating condtions;
  • conducting visible emissions observations;
  • reviewing records and operating logs;
  • conducting an assessment of process parameters such as feed rates, raw material composition, and process rates;
  • conducting an assessment of control equipment performance parameters (e.g. water flow rates, pressure drop, temperature, and electrostatic precipitator power levels).
  • Review all required reports including monitored data (e.g. continuous emissions monitoring  and continous parameter monitorng reports, malfunction and emergnecy reports, excess emission reports, monthly, quarterly, and semi annual reports, and annual complaince certifications and notifications).
  • Gather necessary evidence and recommend an appropriate enforcement action to address any noncompliance consistent with branch and office policies, guidance, and SOPs.

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:
  • Use broad and extensive knowledge of federal, state, and local laws.
  • Apply the principles and regulations relating to air pollution and air polluiton control.
  • Manage compliance and enforcement of regulated entities consistent with state and federal laws and regulations, branch and agency policies, guidance, and SOPs.
  • Use a thorough knowledge of environmental health sciences, public and environmental health, environmental protection principles and practices to conduct inspections, determine the validity of complaints, review various reports, review proposed permits, identify noncompliance or violations, and takes appropriate enforcement action based on branch and agency policies, guidance, and SOPs. 
  • Gather necessary evidence and recommend an appropriate course of action to address noncompliance, violations, or other compliance issues.
  • Maintain thorough knowledge of inspection and investigation procedures and ability to communicate the findings, verbally and in writing to others, and prepare technical reports on the findings.
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

If this is an Intermittent position, the position does not offer benefits and is limited to 180 working days in an eleven (11) month continuous period.


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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