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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.

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 $43,342.00 annually.

About the Job:

As the Senior Environmental Manager, you are responsible for providing environmental education presentations and workshops to schools, youth camps, teacher workshops, and to state and local government entities, as requested. The environmental education and outreach coordinator is responsible for developing education materials and evaluating environmental curriculum to ensure that it meets the state educational standards. You will develop and update hands-on, low or no cost activities. You will act as the agency’s contact for schools and issues involving schools. You will also serves as the agency environmental outreach coordinator providing expertise in areas of developing, coordinating, implementing, and managing environmental outreach initiatives at various events around the state.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Develops environmental curriculum for pre-K to high school.
  • Reviews and evaluates environmental curriculum to ensure it meets Indiana Department of Education state standards.
  • Conducts onsite and virtual environmental education programs and presentations.
  • Reviews policy and procedural information related to the program for decisions on distribution.
  • Acts as the technical consultant, clarifying and interpreting procedures, providing references, and resolving disputed issues related to the environmental education program.
  • Develops environmental education programs for Earth Day presentations, coordinates entire process, including promotion, tracking, matching schools to volunteers, recruiting, training IDEM staff, and surveying results from teachers, schools, and volunteers.
  • Conducts site visits on environmental health at schools and childcare facilities.
  • Interprets results from various environmental testing and makes recommendations.
  • Prepares communications for schools and teachers on environmental education resources and programs.
  • Follows market trends, working with state, federal, and local associations on environmental education programs.
  • Works with schools and solid waste management districts to assist in environmental education and outreach efforts.
  • Provides managers with survey results and analytic interpretations of results, progress reports and annual reports.

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:

  • Knowledge and skills typically acquired through a graduate degree in geology, environmental science, environmental policy, or a related area; Six years work experience in an environmental or environmental
  • public health field; or accredited college training in a related field.
  • Thorough and extensive knowledge of theories, practices, and principles of specialty area such as environmental education, environmental health, and the ability to apply these principles as they relate to program area.
  • Thorough knowledge of the physical sciences (chemistry, biology, physics) as they relate to program areas.
  • Extensive knowledge of the organization, function and programs of IDEM and EPA.
  • Ability to develop and implement programs, define procedures, and prepare schedules to accomplish set objectives within established deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff and deal tactfully with a variety of individuals including community leaders, government officials and representatives from city, state and federal governments.

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.