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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.


This position provides technical and administrative oversight for sites participating in the Voluntary Remediation Program (VRP). Project managers are required to ensure the effective and timely management of sites including document reviews to ensure technical accuracy, consistency, and compliance with appropriate program and agency guidance. Project managers provide feedback, attend meetings, and respond to telephone calls, conference calls, and emails. Managers coordinate with internal technical staff, management, and legal staff to make appropriate program decisions. Managers need to be able to communicate effectively with applicants or their representatives regarding program requirements and timelines; communicate in a professional manner with affected stakeholders and interested parties such as citizens, public officials, and interest groups.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

The essential functions of this roles are as follows:

  • Coordinates program activities for a particular area;
  • Monitors site cleanup for hazardous waste sites including providing technical assistance, coordinating, investigating and conducting follow-up for uncontrolled hazardous waste spills and site cleanup;
  • Tracks expenditures and cost-recovery;
  • Conducts field sampling activities, reviews investigation reports and analyzes and assists in selection of clean-up alternatives;
  • Responds to inquiries from citizens, regulated communities, environmental groups, attorneys, engineers and government officials;
  • Negotiates with parties responsible for clean-up of waste site;
  • Writes sample plans/reports, reviews and evaluates facility’s closure and posts closure plans/reports;
  • Reviews and researches industry permit applications for various programs, such as waste disposal, by land application;
  • Provides technical assistance to other permit writers;
  • Prepares/conducts/attends safety training and provides technical guidance/training to staff;
  • Assists in the review, revision and development of state standards for programs;
  • Conducts laboratory analysis on samples and interprets results, for regulatory programs, lake classification programs, toxic programs and special investigations;
  • Researches and plans special studies;
  • Coordinates the review, development and evaluation of technical, scientific, engineering and quality file database information to be used for quality assurance, control and environmental impact planning;
  • Reviews facility’s construction and treatment plans for completeness, economic and technical feasibility and environmental impact;
  • Consults with agency’s legal staff and prepares and develops enforcement information;
  • Evaluates and documents environmental violations;
  • Maintains emergency response equipment, sampling and safety equipment;
  • Facilitates/participates in public meetings;
  • Researches technical literature and organizes and maintains library of reference material;

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.

Preferred Experience:


  • 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:

No 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.