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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.
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The position is in IDEM’s Emergency Response (ER) section and will work in collaboration with the emergency response section chief, on-scene coordinators (OSCs), and others within IDEM as well as local, state, and federal agencies to mitigate the threats posed by spills of petroleum and hazardous substances. This position will require a moderate level of technical proficiency and most significantly an incumbent who can quickly and successfully pivot priorities based upon the unpredictable demands of emergency response. This position will predominantly require office work but will on occasion require fieldwork. This fieldwork will involve inclement weather, navigating difficult terrain, and working at spill locations.
In this role, your responsibilities will include serving as a dispatcher. The dispatcher is responsible for answering spill lines and conducting initial triage of spill notifications. The dispatcher coordinates the assignment of incidents to OSCs, assists with incident management, and coordinates and tracks referrals to other program areas;
Additionally, you manage a portion of ER’s low and medium priority incidents; conduct fieldwork as needed. This may entail assisting lead OSC in field investigations, conducting aerial drone recognizance, managing a position in the incident command system (ICS), etc.; conducting quality assurance audits of emergency response documentation; leading ER’s cost recovery efforts, participating in planning and preparedness activities; obtain and maintain working proficiency in ArcGIS and Field Collector to identify sensitive receptors, potential sources, and regulated facilities; assist with outreach initiatives to educate stakeholders of IDEM’s spill reporting and cleanup requirements.
About the Job:
IDEM is required to maintain an office dedicated to the management of environmental emergencies. As a member of the Indiana Emergency Response Commission (IERC), IDEM in partnership with the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) is tasked with maintaining the 24hr telephone number for spill notifications. The IDEM Emergency Response Section (ER) is responsible to enforce the Indiana Spill Rule and emergency provisions outlined in Title 13, Environment. As the Environmental Manager 2 (Dispatch and Program Coordinator) you will work in collaboration with the emergency response section chief, on-scene coordinators (OSCs), and others within IDEM as well as local, state, and federal agencies to manage environmental emergencies throughout the State.
A Day in the Life:
The essential function of this position is as follows:
- Answering spill lines and conducting initial triage of spill notifications.
- Coordinate the assignment of incidents to OSCs,
- Assist with incident management
- Coordinate and track referrals to other program areas.
- Manage a portion of ER’s low and medium priority incidents.
- Conduct fieldwork as needed
- Conduct quality assurance audits of emergency response documentation.
- Lead ER’s cost recovery efforts.
- Participate in planning and preparedness activities.
- Obtain and maintain working proficiency in ArcGIS and Field Collector to identify sensitive receptors, potential sources, and regulated facilities.
- Assist with outreach initiatives to educate stakeholders on IDEM’s spill reporting and cleanup requirements.
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:
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience in the discipline of environmental science or emergency management.
- Ability to obtain working knowledge and certifications in the National Incident Management System (NIMS) Incident Command System.
- Proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite and an ability to gain proficiency in RM, VFC, Ulcers, AdobePro, ArcGIS, and Field Collector.
- Have strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to obtain FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot Certification.
- Ability to manage an unpredictable and time-sensitive schedule associated with emergency response.
Supervisory Responsibilities/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.