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Senior Environment Manager

Date Posted:  Jan 11, 2022
Requisition ID:  296121

valparaiso, IN, US, 46214


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.


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 salary for this position starts at $46,342.00 annually.  


About the Job:

As a Senior Environmental Manager, you will provide 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. You will research complex issues and provides guidance to staff and regulated communities.  

A Day in the Life:

  • Provides environmental compliance expertise by interpreting laws, regulations, policies and guidelines in the areas of solid and hazardous waste management; provides technical and regulatory assistance to the public, staff, and industry.
  • Develops and coordinates existing and new programs within the section; modifies existing programs to adapt to changes in legislation, policy, or internal priorities.
  • Conducts inspections and/or investigations that are more complex in nature; prepares accurate and detailed reports.
  • Writes, develops, and revises policies, guidance, and standard operating procedures relevant to the section.
  • Reviews and evaluates documents generated within the section for accuracy, consistency, and conformance with laws, regulations, and standard operating procedures; provides guidance and assistance to peers and EM2s during this review process.
  • Oversees quality control for section by conducting oversight inspections with inspectors.
  • Coordinates workload of compliance staff; assigns inspections and complaint investigations.
  • Maintains a tracking system to help ensure that reports and other documents generated with the section are handled in a manner consistent with timeliness and other guidelines.
  • Acts as a contact person with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and other federal and state agencies.
  • Manages at least one technical project and serves as a backup to at least one other (e.g.,AA/BB/CC, BIFs, E-waste, used oil processors, episodic generators, pharms rule).
  • Maintains or assists with technological components utilized by the section (e.g., Sharepoint, timeliness Report tracking, Digital Inspector).
  • Trains new and existing staff members on protocols, procedures, and regulations.
  • Represents section on interoffice workgroups.

Performs all other duties as assigned.

What You'll Need for Success:

This person must have 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) 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.


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