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Solid Waste Program Coordinator

Date Posted:  Jan 13, 2023
Requisition ID:  416449

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 a role's essential functions.


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 $42,900.00 but may be commensurate with education or work experience.


About the Job:

The Solid Waste Program Coordinator is an entry-level position in the Data Management Section of the Science Services Branch. In this position, your primary responsibility will be assisting with the day-to-day needs of the solid waste program in the Office of Land Quality. You will perform assignments related to permitting requirements, communicate directly with permit managers regarding compliance, act as a liaison to the program's constituents, and coordinate with interested federal, state, and local agencies. Most notably, you will coordinate the quarterly reporting processes for permitted solid waste facilities. In addition, you will cross-train with your peers to provide backup for each other as needed and assist other program areas on special projects when necessary.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Research and compile information on specific aspects of the program, such as procedures, needs, and policies. 
  • Answer customer questions about program policies and procedures. 
  • Establish, organize, and maintain current and historical files related to the program. 
  • Assist in the preparation of program reports. 
  • Assist the supervisor in the development and planning of the overall program and its role in the functioning of the agency. 
  • Schedule, prepare, and disseminate program-related training materials. 


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: 

  • Specialized knowledge of the program area including pertinent rules and regulations. 
  • Specialized knowledge of applicable legislation, guidelines, agency policy, and professional standards and practices. 
  • research ability, analyze, and compile specific topics related to the program area. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively.  
  • Ability to operate effectively in a group decision-making process. 
  • Tact in dealing with other agency personnel and the public. 

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) 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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