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 $ 50,856.00 per year.


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


About the Job:

As the Senior Manager Supervisor, you will be responsible for making a major contribution to the success of environmental programs in the state by developing the methods and procedures for meeting section goals. In this position, you will work as a technical and administrative supervisor where responsibilities include coordination of work activities, detailing specific job assignments to staff members, and evaluating completed staff work. You will be responsible for the establishment of section goals and objectives and planning methods to attain goals.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Plans the activities of the section to meet expected work products including daily workflow as well as long- and short-term goals.
  • Interprets rules and policies used by the section.
  • Reviews work of section staff and directs activities to ensure quality, accuracy, and conformance with applicable rules, laws, regulations, agency policies/goals, and section objectives.
  • Represents the agency in meetings with external customers including applicants, local government, consultants, and the general public.
  • Provides effective communication to the public, other sections, offices, and agencies to ensure a broad understanding of the goals and activities of the section.
  • Prepares section budget justification and recommendations.
  • Provides written and verbal instructions to subordinates concerning technical and administrative information or changes.
  • Provides guidance and assistance to staff ensuring they are properly trained.
  • Provides technical support for policy and rule development.
  • Refers issues to the enforcement branch when deemed appropriate.
  • Recruit, select, onboard, and train employees to ensure role responsibilities and expectations are clearly understood while providing opportunities to continue professional development.
  • Set expectations, measure progress, provide ongoing feedback, and evaluate the performance of employees.  Ensure work adheres to quality standards, deadlines, and proper procedures.

The job profile 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.
  • Seven (7) years of professional experience in an environmental science-related field. At least two (2) years of the required experience must be in an administrative, leadership, managerial, or supervisory capacity.
  • Substitutions:  Accredited college training may substitute for the required experience, except for the administrative, leadership, managerial, or supervisory experience, with a maximum substitution of four (4) years.
  • Thorough and extensive knowledge of theories, practices, and principles of Environmental Management and related areas.
  • Thorough knowledge of theories, practices, and principles of physical sciences (chemistry, biology, physics) as they relate to the program area.
  • Thorough knowledge of federal and state regulations as they apply to the program area and the ability to apply these in a variety of conditions and situations.
  • Ability to establish long- and short-term project management goals and objectives.
  • Ability to effectively interact with local, state, and federal groups and government representatives orally and in writing.
  • Ability to coordinate a work unit, reviewing and evaluating technical reports and data of staff.
  • Working knowledge and application of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety practices and procedures.
  • Ability to delegate work, set clear direction, and manage workflow.
  • Ability to effectively give feedback, provide guidance or corrective action, coach, and develop employee skillsets.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:
This role provides direct supervision for one or more staff members.

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.