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Environmental Manager

Date Posted:  Jan 14, 2022
Requisition ID:  282344

Valparaiso, IN, US, 46385


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.


About the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM):
The Indiana Department of Environmental Management’s (IDEM) 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.
Salary Information:
This position starts at a base salary of $38,688.00 annually.

About the Job:

As the Wastewater Iinspector, you will conduct inspections and investigations at National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitted and non-permitted wastewater treatment facilities.  You will contribute to the overall organization and office objectives by assuring the regulated community is continually working toward (or is in) compliance with all applicable federal and state rules and regulations.  

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Ability to conduct thorough surveys, inspections and investigations of NPDES facilities and sites, review projects/situations, read plans, interpret findings and make recommendations.
  • Thorough knowledge of applicable state and federal codes and laws, rules, regulations, guidelines and acts.
  • Ability to prepare documents for administrative and regulatory action.
  • Ability to conceptualize, coordinate and implement studies.
  • Ability to perform in a professional manner and make sound recommendations under extremely stressful situations.
  • Knowledge of, and ability to coordinate, a complex technical database.
  • Ability to research water quality related issues.
  • Ability to effectively interact with parties with diverse levels of environmental expertise particularly for purposes of meetings, hearings and negotiating critically sensitive issues.
  • Effectively communicate, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to interpret and apply legal terminology and practices and ability to apply these in a variety of conditions and situations.
  • Ability to develop and define procedures and accomplish objectives within the appropriate and established deadlines.

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee, and some duties listed may vary based on your assigned role. Some duties listed may not fall under the full scope of this position. 

What You'll Need for Success:

You must meet the following requirements to be considered for employment:  

  • Knowledge and skill typically acquired through a bachelor education in natural, physical, biological or environmental science, or engineering.
  • Broad knowledge of theories, environmental protection principles and practices, specialty area and program area.
  • Thorough knowledge of chemistry, biology, hydrology, mathematics, engineering and other environmental sciences as they relate to program area.  
  • Thorough knowledge of water sampling, laboratory analysis and interpretation as it relates to program area.

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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