Overview


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. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of a role.

 

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.

 


Introduction

In this Section Chief role, you will oversee the Targeted Monitoring Section within the Watershed Assessment and Planning Branch, Office of Water Quality.  You will report to the Branch Chief and are responsible for supervising a staff of nine full-time employees and up to five summer interns. You are responsible for implementing the Water Quality Monitoring Strategy with specific focus on targeted monitoring projects including the Fixed Station, Fish Tissue, Cyanobacteria, Watershed Characterization, and Performance Measures programs.  You will oversee laboratory work involving cyanobacteria/cyanotoxins, algae and diatoms, and fish tissue.  You also collaborate extensively with the other lead team members to ensure appropriate resource allocation and logistics to execute projects in support of the Office of Water Quality and IDEM objectives.

In this Section Chief role, you will oversee the Targeted Monitoring Section within the Watershed Assessment and Planning Branch, Office of Water Quality.  You will report to the Branch Chief and are responsible for supervising a staff of nine full-time employees and up to five summer interns. You are responsible for implementing the Water Quality Monitoring Strategy with specific focus on targeted monitoring projects including the Fixed Station, Fish Tissue, Cyanobacteria, Watershed Characterization, and Performance Measures programs.  You will oversee laboratory work involving cyanobacteria/cyanotoxins, algae and diatoms, and fish tissue.  You also collaborate extensively with the other lead team members to ensure appropriate resource allocation and logistics to execute projects in support of the Office of Water Quality and IDEM objectives.


About the Job:

As the Senior Manager Supervisor, you will be responsible for making 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:

  • Plan the activities of the section to meet expected work production including daily work flow as well as long and short term goals.
  • Interpret rules and policies used by the section.
  • Review work of section staff and directs activities to ensure quality, accuracy and conformance with applicable rules, laws, regulations, agency policies/goals and section objectives.
  • Represent the agency in meetings with external customers including applicants, local government, consultants and the general public.
  • Provide 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
  • Provide written and verbal instructions to subordinates concerning technical and administrative information or changes.
  • Provide guidance and assistance to staff ensuring they are properly trained.
  • Provide technical support for policy and rule development
  • Refer issues to enforcement branch when deemed appropriate.

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 premium discount for the medical plan and gift cards)
  • 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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