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Senior Environment Manager

Date Posted:  Jun 23, 2022
Requisition ID:  371881

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46219


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.



The salary for this position will be $43,342 annually.


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

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

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

    • Conduct activities that support the State NPS Management Plan objectives. Track progress on all grant program-related State NPS Management plan goals and objectives for reporting in the NPS Annual Report;
    • Train staff managing NPS projects, ensure they are trained on policy and procedures and that program processes are done effectively;
    • Coordinate entry of data into the internal Access databases, and GRTS for submission to EPA, and audit the databases regularly to ensure staff compliance;
    • Maintain current operating procedures and guidance for staff and grantees regarding program policies and project management;
    • Oversee the contracting and invoicing processes for grant projects. Review grant preparation sheets from project managers;
    • Review and sign budget changes, subcontract approvals, pre-closeout letters, and invoices. Review and send cost-share program approvals and close-out letters to the Section Chief;
    • Assist with migration of hardcopy NPS files into VFC;
    • Prepare the NPS Annual Report. The NPS Annual Report will be submitted to the Section Chief for review by August 31st;
    • Prepare the 205(j) semiannual reports to be submitted in April and October;
    • Report SRF match in GRTS;
    • Respond to requests for NPS program information from GRTS and other databases and project files;
    • Maintain NPS program web pages with current reports and program information;
    • Work with the Section Chief and key staff to review & revise the 319 priorities and review process annually;

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:

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 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) 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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