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.

Indiana Department of Environmental Managers (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 typically starts at $38,688.

About the Job:

In this position, you will provide risk evaluation expertise to Office of Land Quality remediation project managers, thereby assisting them in achieving closure at properties where unpermitted chemical releases have occurred.

A Day In The Life:

The essential functions of this roles are as follows:

  • Review site data from project managers to determine the need for/ appropriateness of remedies based on risk exposure pathways.
  • Provide advice to project managers on Agency policies and requirements to assist in the closure of contaminated properties.
  • Perform other duties or complete special projects as assigned by supervisor.
  • Develop a working knowledge of IDEM’s Remediation Closure Guide and other applicable guidance.

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 We’re Looking For:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Management or related field

What You’ll Need For Success:

  • Knowledge and skill typically acquired through a Baccalaureate degree or higher graduate education in natural, physical, biological or environmental science, or engineering;
  • Knowledge of or willingness to learn environmental risk assessment relating to the evaluation of contaminant exposure pathways, contaminant fate and transport, and the contaminant’s potential effects on human health and the environment;
  • Ability to read remediation documents, interpret findings and make recommendations;
  • Knowledge of remedial and corrective action technologies needed in environmental clean-up situations;
  • Ability to perform in a professional manner and make sound recommendations;
  • Excellent writing skills for preparing accurate, precise, clear and thorough reports;
  • Ability to effectively interact and communicate with parties with diverse levels of environmental expertise;
  • Ability to develop and define procedures and accomplish objectives within the appropriate and established deadlines; and
  • Desire to provide excellent customer service

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.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of this role.