Environmental Engineer I; IDEM; Indianapolis IN


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Job Description
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Environmental Engineer 1
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Location: Marion County
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Indianapolis, Marion County, IN
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Work for Indiana! Join U.S. News & World Report’s #1 state government! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana features a diverse workforce offering applicants 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. You also benefit from the State’s enterprise-wide employer values including work-life balance, public service, professional growth, diversity and wellbeing. Job Description: This position serves as an environmental engineer responsible for coordinating, managing, reviewing, and organizing a variety of programs and program elements.  provides technical expertise and guidance to public water supply systems, cosulting engineers, and the public. Will review public water supply systems for compliance with applicable rules and Safe Drinking Water Act requirements.  Acts as a liaison to the program's constituents including consulting engineering firms and local government and coordinates with the interested federal and state agencies.  Will provide education and outreach assistance on compliance requirements, proper operation and maintenance of the system.  The position will research, interpret, develop new and improve existing guidance, policies, and methods for use by staff, drinking water systems, and the public.  Serves as a resource for IDEM staff on issues relating to construction standards for public water system treatment and distribution systems.  The EE1 position will be in the Capacity Development, Operator Certification & Permits Section of the Drinking Water Branch.  Performs work with considerable independence.
A day in the life: Implementation of policies and procedures that are required to insure a safe and adequate water supply through review of public water supply system construction standards and the provision of technical assistance, education, and outreach to ensure compliance at public water systems. Job is accomplished by evaluating, assessing, and making determinations on compliance with applicable rules and Safe Drinking Water Act requirements; assisting in the review, revision, and development of state standards for programs; by responding to concerns from the regulated community; making presentations to educate the public and the regulated community; researching and reviewing job related literature, attending conferences to keep current with Federal and State laws and regulations, policy matters, and other technical developments; must possess good working knowledge of engineering standards, scientific disciplines including Biology, Geology; Chemistry, and Toxicology; broad knowledge of the principles of public health and environmental sciences; broad knowledge of  Drinking Water laws, rules, and regulations, broad knowledge of federal and state laws especially those associated with the Safe Drinking Water Act; broad knowledge of water system technology, application, and terminology; Excellent communication skills including reading comprehension, oral and written expression and consensus building; proven ability to write clear, concise and correct letters, instructions, and fact sheets.  Strong knowledge in word processing, database, and spreadsheet software.
What we are looking for: Six (6) years engineering work experience plus a bachelors degree in Engineering from an accredited four-year college required. A combination of related work experience and accredited graduate training in Engineering may also be considered. License to practice engineering in the State of Indiana may be considered in place of all the above requirements. (Proof of licensure must accompany application.)
Benefits: The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes:
  • Choose from four medical plans (including RX coverage), vision and dental
  • Wellness program that offers eligibility into a discounted medical plan
  • Health savings account, offered for most medical plans, includes state contributions
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to a private sector’s 401 K plan) with employer match, as well as a choice between two fully funded pension plans
  • Group life insurance
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off
  • The State of Indiana offers other generous leave policies covering a variety of employee needs.
  • As a government employee, you may be able to receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • New Parent Leave
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • FREE Downtown parking
Equal Employment Opportunity: The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.