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About the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM):

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management’s (IDEM) 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.

Salary Information:

This position starts at a base salary of $38,688.

About the Job:

As an Environmental Manager in the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) program, you will be responsible for environmental analysis activities under direct or close supervision. You will lead the internal project teams and work with the watershed group for assigned TMDL reports, gather data and develop the TMDL document, and work with other branch staff to achieve monitoring and assessment goals. You will act as a liaison to the program’s constituents and coordinate with interested federal, state, and local agencies.

This position resides within the Watershed Planning and Restoration Section of the Office of Water Quality, Watershed Assessment and Planning Branch (WAPB), Indiana Department of Environmental Management. You will report to the Section Chief and be responsible for the development of total maximum daily loads (TMDL) for impaired waters and their associated documents for submission to U.S. EPA.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Lead the internal project teams for assigned TMDLs.
  • Assist with other TMDLs within the program as the need arises.
  • Write the monitoring workplan and assist with data gathering for assigned TMDLs.
  • Develop assigned TMDL documents.
  • Coordinate with local watershed groups on watersheds of mutual TMDL/Nonpoint Source interest.
  • Assist with QA and reporting duties within the larger branch.
  • Develop web content to transmit information about our program to our customers.

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee, and some duties listed may vary based on your assigned role. Some duties listed may not fall under the full scope of this position.. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of this role.

What You’ll Need for Success:

  • 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.
  • This position requires analytical skills, especially in terms of data compilation and analysis, modeling, and GIS abilities.
  • This position also requires people skills, having the ability to correspond with external stakeholders and present publicly, as well as internal coordination.
  • 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 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) 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.

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