Work for Indiana

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 Indiana Department of Transportation:
The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) provides a dynamic workplace that serves Indiana citizens, improves our state’s quality of life, and enhances its economic opportunity. INDOT has a number of innovative programs and projects, including Public-Private Partnerships, Green Initiatives, and cutting-edge uses of materials and assets. As part of the State of Indiana, INDOT offers a competitive total compensation package, as well as outstanding work/life balance. Whether you are an established professional in the transportation field or just starting your career, INDOT has exciting and challenging opportunities for you.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of this role.


The salary for this position is commensurate based upon education and/or work experience.


This position also entails Environmental Management responsibilities and aspects.

About the Job:

This position serves as INDOT’s expert in hazardous material issues, environmental site assessment, and the interaction of contaminants and parcels. The position compiles, reviews, and authors various types of environmental site assessments. This position offers consultation on Site Assessment & Management issues for INDOT projects. As need, the position acts as project manager for several INDOT remediation sites throughout the state.  This position provides technical and regulatory information to agency personnel concerning environmental site investigations and remediation as it applies to transportation projects. Field work may include groundwater monitoring, soil sampling, and oversight of investigation and remediation projects. The position also is responsible for the preparation and review of red flag investigations, Phase I and II environmental site assessments, and other duties to enhance the office’s abilities to reach agency goals. The person may be tasked with writing documents for high-priority, quick turnaround projects when assigning the work to a contract consultant would unacceptably delay project delivery.

A Day in the Life:
  • Reviews and evaluates environmental site assessment reports, RCRA, and other environmental documents prepared by outside consulting firms and/or departmental district environmental for content and format to ensure compliance with federal and state requirements and agency policy and goals;
  • Develops hazardous waste/contamination research studies to determine impact of proposed transportation projects; reviews for content and format to ensure compliance,
  • recommends necessary changes; develops survey and report research methods as appropriate;
  • Updates Project Managers on delays or costs associated with contamination;
  • Provides comments on hazardous materialsections of environmental documents to the NEPA section;
  • Prepares site assessments for proposed right-of-way and excess parcels;
  • Monitors contaminated sites;
  • Responds to inquiries;
  • Assists the Site Assessment & Management Team Lead in development of policy and procedures to ensure compliance with permit and environmental site assessment requirements;
  • Conducts necessary field reviews. Attends public, interagency, and district meetings;
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

What We’re Looking For:
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in engineering, planning, environmental science, geology, chemistry, biology or a related field;
  • Certified Hazardous Material Manager (CHMM) or Indiana Licensed Professional Geologist (LPG) is preferred;
  • 40 hour HAZWOPER Training is preferred;
  • Professional experience in analysis, characterization and remediation of hazardous issues;

What You’ll Need for Success:
  • Broad knowledge of contamination, geochemical processes, geophysical characteristics of surrounding area;
  • Knowledge of state and federal laws, policies and procedures;
  • Knowledge of and ability to use sampling equipment;
  • Above average ability to analyze data and prepare reports, statements, and projections;
  • Ability to conduct research, draw logical conclusions, prepare technical reports, and make recommendations;
  • Ability to formulate sound recommendations and make appropriate decisions with consideration of potential impact on operations;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of management;
  • Above average written and verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality;
  • Ability to work independently, anticipate problems and initiate corrective actions;
  • Valid Indiana Drivers License.


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.