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Environmental Manager

Date Posted:  Jan 17, 2023
Requisition ID:  417066
Location: 

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. 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.

 

Salary:

The salary for this position traditionally starts at $53,222.00 but may be commensurate with education or work experience.

 

Role Overview

This position will be based out of the NWRO inspecting wastewater facilities. This position conducts inspections and investigations at National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitted and non-permitted wastewater treatment facilities. This person is also responsible for reviewing data and reports submitted by permit holders in both the field and office environment. This person serves as a staff level member responsible for participating in and assisting with a variety of field and office activities of the wastewater inspection section. This position contributes to the overall organization and objectives of the section by assuring the regulated community is continually working toward (or is in) compliance with all applicable federal and state rules and regulations.

About the Job:

As the Environmental Manager, you will be responsible for environmental analysis, as well as control or enforcement activities under direct or close supervision. In this position, you will perform assignments in one or more of the following areas: permit development and review; environmental inspections and/or enforcement activities; scientific studies; surveys and/or scientific analyses; assistance for grants and technical guidance to regulated facilities; government officials, and the public. You will act as a liaison to the program’s constituents (including various industries and environmental consulting firms), and coordinate with interested federal, state, and local agencies.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

Project Management: You will perform project management duties to ensure effective and timely management of programs, attending meetings, and responding to telephone calls, e-mails, etc., as required. You will be a technical point-of-contact for assigned programs conducting environmental assessments including, but not limited to, environmental media sampling, data analysis, technical writing, work plan and report preparation, technical reviews, etc.  
Permits: You will research state and federal guidance, laws, and regulations related to permits. As a permit writer, you will be required to contact applicants to request additional information to process applications, when necessary.  You will be required to respond to comments from applicants, defend permit terms and conditions, and interact with permittees to resolve permitting issues.  In this position, you will also attend and participate in public meetings and hearings regarding permit actions throughout Indiana and/or appear in legal appeals of permit actions.  
Inspection: You will conduct surveys, inspections, and investigations of facilities and sites, review projects/situations, read plans, interpret findings, and cite appropriate violations of state and federal regulations. You will provide technical and regulatory guidance to the regulated community in their assigned geographic area.     
Enforcement & Compliance: You will use all compliance and enforcement tools and resources available to ensure that regulated sources return to compliance with state and federal laws, regulations, and standards promptly.    
Support Services: In this role, you will work to support the various programs in your agency in multiple capacities such as performing technical analysis, testing, risk assessment, and GIS Analysis: 
Sampling: Assist with the preparation of sampling and analysis work plans. Conduct field work as necessary following agency/section Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for assigned sites; provide oversight of key events as necessary to ensure accurate technical decisions are made. 
Technical Analysis & Testing: You will conduct technical analysis using modeling techniques and tools to assess the impacts of sources to meet state and national regulations. You may need to perform repair and maintenance of the monitoring equipment. Calibrate and audit field monitoring equipment and assist in implementing monitoring changes. 
Outreach Coordination: You will have to communicate effectively with responsible parties, consultants, and/or their representatives, affected stakeholders, and interested parties such as citizens, public officials, and interest groups courteously and professionally regarding permits, laws, questions, and program-related inquiries. 
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 with or without notice. 

What You'll Need for Success:

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

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Environmental Science, Environmental Policy, Chemistry, Biology, Geology, or a related field. 
  • At least two (2) years of experience in an environmental or environmental public health field. 
  • 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 the program area. 
  • Thorough knowledge of soil, water, air sampling, laboratory analysis, and interpretation as it relates to the program area. 
  • Ability to conduct surveys, inspections, and investigations of facilities and sites, review projects/situations, read plans, interpret findings, and make recommendations. 
  • Ability to prepare documents for administrative and regulatory action. 
  • Excellent research and writing skills for preparing accurate, precise, clear, and thorough reports. 
  • Ability to effectively interact and orally communicate with parties with diverse levels of environmental expertise, particularly for purposes of meetings, hearings, and negotiating critically sensitive issues. 
  • Ability to interpret and apply legal terminology and practices, and the ability to apply these in a variety of conditions and situations. 

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) 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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