Environmental Manager

City of Indianapolis | Indianapolis, IN

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Posted Date 5/05/2020

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Indiana Department of Environmental Managers (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.



The salary for this position typically starts at $38,688.


About The Job:

As an Environmental Manager, you will provide project management and technical oversight for remediation of hazardous substance and petroleum sites regulated by the State Cleanup Program. You will report directly to the Section Chief for the program. You are expected to work in conjunction with technical support staff and legal counsel to ensure that cleanups are conducted following appropriate IDEM agency guidelines and State and Federal laws.


A Day In The Life:

The essential functions of this roles are as follows:

Coordinates program activities for a particular area;

Monitors site cleanup for hazardous waste sites including providing technical assistance, coordinating, investigating and conducting follow-up for uncontrolled hazardous waste spills and site cleanup;

Tracks expenditures and cost-recovery;

Conducts field sampling activities, reviews investigation reports and analyzes and assists in selection of clean-up alternatives;

Responds to inquiries from citizens, regulated communities, environmental groups, attorneys, engineers and government officials;

Negotiates with parties responsible for clean-up of waste site;

Writes sample plans/reports, reviews and evaluates facility’s closure and posts closure plans/reports;

Reviews and researches industry permit applications for various programs, such as waste disposal, by land application;

Provides technical assistance to other permit writers;

Prepares/conducts/attends safety training and provides technical guidance/training to staff;

Assists in the review, revision and development of state standards for programs;

Conducts laboratory analysis on samples and interprets results, for regulatory programs, lake classification programs, toxic programs and special investigations;

Researches and plans special studies;

Coordinates the review, development and evaluation of technical, scientific, engineering and quality file database information to be used for quality assurance, control and environmental impact planning;

Reviews facility’s construction and treatment plans for completeness, economic and technical feasibility and environmental impact;

Consults with agency’s legal staff and prepares and develops enforcement information;

Evaluates and documents environmental violations;

Maintains emergency response equipment, sampling and safety equipment;

Facilitates/participates in public meetings;

Researches technical literature and organizes and maintains library of reference material;


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 We're Looking For:


Five (5) years work experience in an environmental or environmental public health field or a combination of accredited college degree and work experience in a related field

ccredited college degree in Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science/policy or Environmental Engineering

OSHA 40-hour Hazwoper certification necessary to perform work on hazardous substance sites


What You'll Need For Success:

Knowledge and skill typically acquired through a graduate education in natural, physical, biological or environmental science, or engineering; or a Bachelor’s degree in similar area plus experience in a related area;

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 conceptualize, coordinate and implement studies;

Ability to conduct surveys, inspections and investigations of facilities and sites, review projects/situations, read plans, interpret findings and make recommendations;

Thorough knowledge of applicable state and federal codes and laws, rules, regulations, guidelines and acts;

Ability to prepare documents for administrative and regulatory action;

Thorough and specialized knowledge in remedial and corrective action technologies needed in environmental clean-up situations;

Ability to perform in a professional manner and make sound recommendations under extremely stressful situations;

Specialized knowledge of, and ability to coordinate, a complex technical database;

Excellent research and writing skills for preparing accurate, precise, clear and thorough reports;

Ability to effectively interact with parties with diverse levels of environmental expertise particularly for purposes of meetings, hearings and negotiating critically sensitive issues;

Effectively communicate, both orally and in writing;

Ability to interpret and apply legal terminology and practices and ability to apply these in a variety of conditions and situations;

Ability to develop and define procedures and accomplish objectives within the appropriate and established deadlines;

Thorough knowledge of biological, ecological and limnological systems affected by agency actions and ability to study and analyze these systems.

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