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. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and perform the essential functions of a role.

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 a salary of $38,688.00 per year.

Next Level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below.


This position acts as the Project Manager managing administrative and technical oversight for remediation of hazardous substances and petroleum sites regulated by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management’s State Cleanup Program.  The position reports directly to the Section Chief for the program.  Project managers are expected to work in conjunction with technical support staff, legal counsel, and IDEM Management to ensure that cleanups are conducted following appropriate IDEM agency guidelines and State and Federal laws.

About the Job:

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

  • Determines external parties responsible for conducting necessary remediation action under State and Federal environmental law
  • Determines goals and timelines for completion of each project
  • Evaluates technical plans and reports concerning investigation and remediation of releases of hazardous substances and petroleum
  • Coordinates with IDEM management, legal counsel, and technical support staff as required to complete project goals and objectives
  • Communicates clearly and concisely with external parties on their required responsibilities and timelines to complete project goals and objectives
  • Evaluates and communicates in-depth technical requirements involving a variety of technical topics including environmental geology, chemistry, engineering, and risk analysis disciplines
  • Tracks project milestones and metrics to ensure timely project completion
  • Determines completeness of project tasks and recommends project closure as consistent with IDEM policies
  • Conducts field oversight and sampling of environmental media as required
  • Tracks expenditures and cost-recovery

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:

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 the program area.
  • Thorough knowledge of soil, water, air sampling, laboratory analysis, and interpretation as it relates to the 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) as well as vision and dental plans;
  • Wellness program (offers 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.