This Environmental Manager position exists within the Targeted Monitoring Section, Watershed Assessment and Planning Branch, Office of Water Quality, Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM). The Manager serves as a field crew leader for Fixed Station sampling (duties include scheduling trips, completing the chain of custody forms, and delivering samples to the laboratory). This position involves performing both field and office duties to support the Fixed Station Monitoring Program. This includes chemical assessments at targeted sites across the entire state to determine designated use support, long-term trends and identifying potential causes and sources of impairment. Travel around the State for fieldwork will be required (50% of the time in the field; might involve overnights). Fixed Station sampling is done in one-person sampling teams.
The Manager will develop programmatic work plans and conducts surveys by approved sampling and analysis work plans. Conducts equipment maintenance, repairs, calibrations, and re-supply of disposables according to individual equipment specifications and requirements. Enters data into the Assessment Information Management System (AIMS II), ensures quality control of data entry, and interprets data. Communicates the data and information to a wide variety of customers using verbal, electronic, and writing techniques. Maintains relevant certifications and licenses such as first aid and CPR certifications, a valid Indiana driver's license, DNR boat safety course, and yearly safety manual, MSDS, and SOP reviews. Participates and contributes necessary time and effort to complete the Branch responsibilities regarding special projects such as Virtual File Cabinet (VFC), TEMPO Database, and the Customer Service Initiative.