Senior Environment Manager – IDEM Water Compliance

Website Indiana Department of Environmental Management

Date Posted:  Jun 26, 2019
Requisition ID:  11687
Location:  Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204

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Hire Salary: The annual salary range for this position is typically filled between  $43,342.00 – $76, 726.00.

About the job:

This position serves as a Senior Environmental Manager in the Compliance Section of the Drinking Water Branch in the Office of Water Quality. The position is responsible for ensuring that Indiana’s public water supplies maintain compliance with applicable requirements and provide sufficient supplies of safe drinking water to their customers. The candidate will ensure the safety of drinking water through compliance implementation of EPA’s and the State’s safe drinking water rules and regulations at public water systems. This positions primary focus will be on the Lead and Copper Rule to ensure all regulations are implemented properly while providing compliance assistance for public water systems. The cadidate will be dedicated to preventing lead and copper contamination issues in drinking water by analyzing corrosion control treatments, reviewing water quality parameters, source water changes, and treatment changes. If public water systems are having lead and copper issues, the staff will provide technical input to help guide systems on developing a corrective action plan.

A day in the life: 
  • Responsible for the compliance tracking, evaluation, assessment, follow-ups, technical assistance, and related compliance assistance activities for public water systems.
  • Initiates and issues the necessary violation and enforcement activities to ensure compliance or a return to compliance.
  • Assist with providing regulatory input for the development of Safe Drinking Water Information System Database (SDWIS) Prime database.
  • Assist with the transition to SDWIS Prime by helping test the database and ensuring users will be able to utilize SDWIS Prime for implementing SDWA regulations. This position will help troubleshoot problems with the transtition to SDWIS Prime and ultimately make sure the database transition is a success.
  • Responsible for overall development, implementation and evaluation of the Branch, Office and Agency priorities and plans.
  • Work independently to provide compliance assistance to operators and public water systems.
  • Generate letters, emails, and phone calls to communicate rule requirements to help public water systems stay in compliance.
  • Prevent lead and copper contamination issues in drinking water by analyzing corrosion control treatments, reviewing water quality parameters, source water changes, and treatment changes.
  • Provide technical assistance to systems with lead and copper issues.
  • Coordinate with local laboratories to make sure compliance results are submitted to us in a timely, proper manner via email or data upload.
  • Track the monitoring/reporting violations and health based violations for the drinking water branch. Come up with proactive ideas to help reduce the overall number of violations issued each year.
  • Provide regulatory input for the development of the Safe Drinking Water Information System (SDWIS) Prime database.
  • Assist with the database transition to SDWIS Prime by troubleshooting and guiding DWB staff.


  • Knowledge and skill typically acquired through a graduate degree in geology, environmental science, environmental policy or a related field, or a baccalaureate degree in such an area plus extensive related experience;
  • Thorough and extensive knowledge of theories, practices and principles of specialty area such as groundwater remediation, well hydraulics, hydro geologic principles, waste management, waste water treatment, hazardous waste management and water pollution control 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 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 effectively interact with local, state and federal groups and government representatives;
  • Extensive knowledge of grants management, applicable grants programs and the process for awarding grants;
  • 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 coordinate a work unit, reviewing and evaluating technical reports and data of staff;
  • 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;
  • Ability to act as a mediator, helping groups with conflicting objectives reach consensus.
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:

  • Four (4) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages
  • Wellness program (offers eligibility into a discounted 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

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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