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Sr Environment Mgr - OAQ Permits

Date Posted:  Jul 25, 2019
Requisition ID:  13868

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.


Hire Salary: This position is typically filled at an annual salary of 43,342

About the Job:

The purpose of this position is to perform those activities as necessary to help the Permit Review Section achieve its goals as they relate to the overall strategic goals and objectives of the Permits Branch. As such, this employee reviews applications for Air permit approvals which include MSOP, FESOP and Part 70 permits; and modifications, revisions and amendments to these permits. The employee is responsible for drafting these approvals, which includes drafting conditions that are practically enforceable and assure compliance with state and federal air pollution laws and regulations. The employee also researches state and federal guidance related to permitting and state and federal air pollution laws and regulations. The employee works with minimal direct supervision and follows general instructions concerning purpose and desired results, through consultation with the supervisor as needed.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Writes all levels of permit approvals expeditiously and with minimal error or guidance.  The permit documents must include conditions that are practically enforceable and assure compliance with state and federal air pollution laws.
  • Writes complex permit approvals, including BACT and/or LAER evaluations for PSD, Nonattainment NSR permits, and state BACT requirements.
  • Researches state and federal guidance related to air pollution permitting and state and federal air pollution laws and regulations.
  • Coordinates with the Compliance and Enforcement Branch regarding monitoring, testing and enforcement.
  • Coordinates with the other Office of Air Quality programs on projects and activities related to monitoring and modeling.
  • Works closely with staff and management to foster a positive work environment, supportive of the agency mission and goals while promoting employee development.
  • Assists staff through mentoring and training.
  • Reviews draft permits from staff, as needed, and provides comment and guidance.
  • Responds to inquiries from citizens, regulated communities, environmental groups, attorneys, engineers and government officials.

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 We're Looking For:

Six (6) years work experience in an environmental or environmental public health field or accredited college training in a related field.

  • Broad knowledge of the environmental sciences as they relate to air pollution and its control.
  • Thorough knowledge of Federal and State laws, regulations, and policy guidance concerning air pollution permitting, control devices, and the Federal Clean Air Act.
  • Excellent research, writing, mathematics, and technical skills for preparing accurate, clear, and thorough air permit documents and associated calculations.
  • Ability to establish long and short term project management goals and objectives, and to plan and coordinate varied and changing operations to achieve those goals.
  • Ability to issue quality permits with the established deadlines.
  • Ability to establish relationships with IDEM staff, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency staff, company representives, consultants, and the public.
  • Effective communication, both orally and in writing.
Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:
This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.
Personal Work Relationships:
This individual will be expected to partner with agency personnel and related stakeholders working towards completion of assigned functions. Exceptional customer service is provided to agency partners and/or the general public.
Partnership with relevant public agencies, federal, state & local governments and/or community leaders may be required.
Working Conditions:
This role performs work in a standard office environment.
  • Acquiring Information
  • Acting with Integrity
  • Adapting to Change
  • Building and Supporting Teams
  • Communicating Effectively
  • Critical Thinking
  • Delivering High Quality Work
  • Meeting Basic Work Expectations
  • Using Computers and Technology
  • Serving Customers
Compensation Data

This position is typically filled at an annual salary of 43,342.


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


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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