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):
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.


The salary for this position starts at $38,688.00 per year.


About the Job:

The job is primarily for the implementation of policies and procedures that are required to ensure a safe and adequate water supply through the review of public water supply system operation, maintenance, compliance monitoring data, and by the provision of compliance and technical assistance and education and outreach.  Moreover, the most important decision that can be made at this level is whether the activities and/or duties made (as it relates to the decision) are consistent with the State rules and regulations and the Safe Drinking Water Act and are protective of public health.

The nature of the responsibility for the work is to ensure that appropriate State rules and regulations are followed and implemented in a schedule and manner consistent with the Agencies primacy Agreement with the U.S. EPA.  In addition, it is the nature of the responsibility that the rules and regulations were properly assessed, evaluated, and determined for all affected public water systems consistently.

A Day in the Life:

Specifically, the incumbent’s tasks are as follows:

1. Work independently to provide compliance assistance to operators and public water systems.

2. Generate letters, emails, and phone calls to communicate rule requirements to help public water systems stay in compliance.

3. Provide technical assistance to systems with Total Coliform bacteria issues.

4. Coordinate with local laboratories to make sure compliance results are submitted to us in a timely, proper manner via email or data upload.

5. Track the monitoring/reporting violations and health-based violations for the drinking water branch. Come up with proactive ideas to help reduce the overall number of violations issued each year.

6. Provide regulatory input for the development of the Safe Drinking Water Information System (SDWIS) Prime database.

7. Assist with the database transition to SDWIS Prime by troubleshooting and guiding DWB staff.

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:

General knowledge of natural and physical science disciplines including, Public Health, Toxicology, and Chemistry.

•    Detailed knowledge of Drinking Water laws, rules, and regulations, including legal terminology and practice.

•    Detailed knowledge of water system technology, drinking water treatment processes, and environmental protection principles.

•    Excellent communication skills including diplomacy, procedure and protocol, negotiation, debate, reading comprehension, oral and written expression, and consensus-building.

•    Proven ability to write clear, concise, and correct letters, instructions, and fact sheets, as these convey the intent of the agency.

•    Thorough knowledge of new and existing regulations about the Safe Drinking Water Act and the implementation of those regulations.

•    Strong and broad knowledge in database, word processing, and spreadsheet software.

•    At least 1 year of Drinking Water experience

•    Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA

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) 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.