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Environmental Manager 2

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The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) has an Environmental Manager 2 Position available in the Probabilistic Monitoring Section (specializing in water chemistry and/or biological community sampling).

Job Posting details are provided below and applicants can apply at

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 for this position will be $38,688 annually.

About the Job:

As an Environmental Manager, you will be responsible for environmental analysis, as well as control or enforcement activities under direct or close supervision. 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:

This Environmental Manager participates in all activities associated with the collection, identification and data analysis of water chemistry and biological samples collected for the assessment of aquatic life and recreational use, required by Section 305(b) of the Clean Water Act and used by various Office of Water Quality programs. This position performs field, laboratory, and office duties described in IDEM's Surface Water Quality Monitoring Strategy and participates in water chemistry and biological community program activities. The Manager assists with field reconnaissance, conducts inventory and orders sampling supplies, serves as field crew leader for sampling (duties include scheduling trips, completing chain of custody forms, and laboratory activities), assists with entry and quality control of data, reviews data for water quality violations and impaired biological communities, and helps produce aquatic life and recreational use assessments to update the Integrated Report submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The EM 2 serves as a resource person for IDEM staff and the public as an environmental scientist and water quality specialist generally familiar with other IDEM programs. This person also assists with other sampling projects as time allows. Travel around the State for field work will be required (50% of time spent in the field and the other 50% of the time will be spent in the lab and office).

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:

  • 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 program area.
  • Thorough knowledge of soil, water, air sampling, laboratory analysis and interpretation as it relates to 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 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.