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 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.

About the Job:

As a Senior Manager Supervisor, you will make major contribution to the success of environmental programs in the state by developing the methods and procedures for meeting section goals. 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:

  • Responsible for understanding environmental and human health risk assessment processes to ensure their appropriate and consistent application within the risk services group. Provide environmental risk assessment peer reviews and other oversight as necessary to maintin a high quality of service to project managers and other risk services’ customers.
  • Coordinate with project management policy developers to provide expertise on risk issues affecting policy decisions
  • Develop and maintain the group’s risk training to allow new employees to get up to speed quickly
  • Coordinate expertise development within the group to ensure that the group can provide technical expertise for a wide variety of risk services requests
  • Manage the day to day needs of the members of the risk services group
  • Provide advice related to risk-based closure to members of the regulated community and their representatives.

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 You’ll Need for Success:

This person must have 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 principals of physical sciences (chemistry, biology, physics) as they relate to program area.
  • Thorough knowledge of federal and state regulations as they apply to 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.

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 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.