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Senior Environment Manager

Date Posted:  Nov 17, 2022
Requisition ID:  412623

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 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.


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.



The salary for this position traditionally starts at $59,800.00 but may be commensurate with education or work experience.

Role Overview:

This position is within the Petroleum Branch of the Office of Land Quality. The purpose of this position is to support the creation and implementation of functions to prevent and prosecute fraud, waste, and abuse relating to reimbursement from the Excess Liability Trust Fund (ELTF). 

The incumbent will be responsible for reviewing whether work performed or to be performed as part of the required response to a release is reasonable, necessary, and cost-effective. This position will serve as the technical expert in making this determination for ELTF-eligible LUST sites.

The incumbent will analyze and process preapproval requests for costs relating to ELTF-eligible LUST sites making recommendations to the Branch Chief.

The incumbent will oversee the auditing of reimbursed claims to locate fraudulent, wasteful, or abusive claims from the ELTF. 

The incumbent will provide analysis and suggestions relating to the prosecution of fraudulent, wasteful, or abusive claims from the ELTF. 

The incumbent will liaise and support the Office of Criminal Investigations to prosecute fraudulent, wasteful, or abusive claims from the ELTF.

The incumbent will work closely with senior management, program management, and staff in both the LUST and ELTF Sections of the UST Branch in the Office of Land Quality to review current organization and work processes to create and implement both preventative and reactive fraud, waste, and abuse functions.

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 the public, state and federal offices and industries. You will research complex issues in this position and guide staff and regulated communities. ​ 

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

Interpret laws, regulations, and guidelines within the 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, a change of grant program to a loan program requires the development of agency regulations and the 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 decisions. 
Maintain a tracking system on projects to ensure that the state’s allocation of grant and loan monies is by 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 committees to resolve disputes regarding the 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 with 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 direct 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 evaluate technical work reports and supporting data for acceptability and conformance with federal requirements, laws and regulations, conclusions, recommendations, and completeness. 
Assign and review the 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 principles of physical sciences (chemistry, biology, physics) as they relate to the program area. 
  • Thorough knowledge of federal and state regulations as they apply to the program areas 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 benefits package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans
  • Wellness program (offers a premium discount for the medical plan and gift cards)
  • 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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