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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.
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.
Salary for this position will be $38,688 annually.
About the Job:
As a member of the Ground Water Section within the Drinking Water Branch (DWB), you will work independently and in team setting supporting the Wellhead Protection Program, Source Water Assessment Program. You will also be responsible for supporting the Section, Branch, Office and Agency priorities and plans.
A Day in the Life:
The essential functions of this role are as follows:
- Contribute to the goals of the Section with particular emphasis on the goals of the Environmental Performance Partnership Agreement (EnPPA) with EPA;
- Maintains and/or develops Access database and GIS/ArcGIS projects supporting Section goals of source water protection, and statewide Ground Water Monitoring Network mapping needs;
- Responsible for reviewing wellhead protection plans submitted for review for completeness and accuracy according to Indiana’s Wellhead Protection Rule 327 IAC 8-4.1, supports the efforts of source water protection;
- Reviewing submitted documents for accruacy and adequacy;
- Communicate results/determinations of plan reviews to Public Water Supply System owners and operators;
- Provide clear and accurate summaries of plan deficiencies as determined by comparison with rule requirements;
- Manage ground water database supporting the Wellhead Protection Program and Statewide Ground Water Monitoring Network;
- Support the field sampling efforts of the Statewide Ground Water Monitoring Network;
- Review and evaluate technical guidance documents, reports, journals and related articles;
- Reviews departmental files for assessing and reporting;
- Provide technical assistance to staff, state and federal agencies, industries, contractors, environmental engineering consultants and the public;
- Initiate documents and assists in administration of enforcement;
The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee, and some duties listed may vary based on your assigned role. Some duties listed may not fall under the full scope of this position.
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.
- At least two (2) years of experience in an environmental or environmental public health field.
- Broad knowledge of theories, environmental protection principles and practices, specialty area, and program area.
- Thorough knowledge of chemistry, biology, hydrology, mathematics, engineering, and other environmental sciences as they relate to program area.
- Thorough knowledge of soil, water, air sampling, laboratory analysis and interpretation as it relates to program area.
- Ability to conduct surveys, inspections and investigations of facilities and sites, review projects/situations, read plans, interpret findings, and make recommendations.
- Ability to prepare documents for administrative and regulatory action.
- Excellent research and writing skills for preparing accurate, precise, clear, and thorough reports.
- Ability to effectively interact and orally communicate with parties with diverse levels of environmental expertise particularly for purposes of meetings, hearings, and negotiating critically sensitive issues.
- Ability to interpret and apply legal terminology and practices, and the ability to apply these in a variety of conditions and situations.
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.