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About the Job:

This Environmental Manager position exists within the Office of Land Quality in the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, and is stationed in the Northern Regional Office (NRO) reporting to the NRO Director. In this role, you work as an inspector for Confined Feeding Compliance (CFO) Program.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this roles are as follows:

  • Responsible for inspecting CFO facilities in Lake, Porter, LaPorte, Starke, Fulton, Marshall, St. Joseph, Elkhart, Kosciusko, Lagrange, and Noble Counties served by both the Northern and Northwest Regional Offices.
  • Have good technical writing and verbal communication skills and proficiency in using Microsoft Office programs.
  • Experience in working in an E-mail system such as Outlook and Excel spreadsheets.
  • Deal impartially and honestly with the general public in (sometimes) highly contentious situations with a professional demeanor and technical accuracy in applying state and federal regulations.
  • Capable of working independently to schedule and plan their workload in order to meet program and agency commitment goals and deadlines.
  • Apply organization and balance in between conducting inspections and preparing the necessary reports and maintaining database report entries.
  • Conduct inspections on various livestock farms requiring compliance with the agency bio-security policy.

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 You’ll Need for Success:

  • Knowledge and skill typically acquired through a graduate education in natural, physical, biological or environmental science, or engineering; or a Bachelor’s degree in similar area plus experience in a related area;
  • 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 conceptualize, coordinate and implement studies;
  • Ability to conduct surveys, inspections and investigations of 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;
  • Thorough and specialized knowledge in remedial and corrective action technologies needed in environmental clean-up situations;
  • Ability to perform in a professional manner and make sound recommendations under extremely stressful situations;
  • Specialized knowledge of, and ability to coordinate, a complex technical database;
  • Excellent research and writing skills for preparing accurate, precise, clear and thorough reports;
  • 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;
  • Thorough knowledge of biological, ecological and limnological systems affected by agency actions and ability to study and analyze these systems.

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.