State of Indiana

State of Indiana

  • Indianapolis, IN

  • $67,314 per year

  • Permanent

  • Full-time

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 complete the application and interview process, as well as perform the essential functions of a role.

Next Level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below.

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.


The salary for this position traditionally starts at $67,314.00 but may be commensurate with education or work experience.

Role Overview:

This position is in the Engineering Section, Permits Branch, Office of Land Quality.

Review design, construction, operation, and maintenance plans for various types of permit applications for solid waste, hazardous waste, confined feeding operation (CFO), and coal combustion residual (CCR) programs. Includes various aspects of engineering such as geotechnical, structural stability, chemical and thermal treatment, storage, and containment systems.

Evaluate according to engineering standards as well as compliance with the regulations.

Evaluate alternative designs and perform additional engineering research and analyses to ensure compliance with the rules and laws.

Prepare comments and recommendations, and provide permit/approval requirements based on rules and sound engineering principles. Respond to comments.

Provide technical assistance and assist in developing technical policies and guidance documents.

Review reports.

Provide engineering support to compliance and enforcement.

Evaluate innovative technologies.

About the Job:

As the Environmental Engineer, you will be responsible for working to achieve compliance with, and enforcement of, state and federal laws, regulations, and standards in various mid to large program areas including air, land, water pollution, solid and hazardous waste, and disposal, occupational health and safety and/or water supply. In this position, you will conduct plan reviews, analyze problems, and recommends a course of action to obtain compliance with applicable laws, rules, and standards in conformance with the Agency policies and procedures. In this position, you will support internal and external customers including Agency staff, consulting engineers, permit applicants, governmental officials, and the general public.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Plan Review: Perform detailed technical engineering reviews and specifications of facilities and conducts on-site inspections to ensure that they meet the State of Indiana’s standard guidelines.
  • Permit Review: Conduct permit reviews including review of permit application documents, plans, specifications, and design summaries, and evaluating the compliance history.
  • Surveys/Inspection: Conduct surveys, special problems investigations, and inspections to collect data, collect samples for Lab analysis, prepare reports for administrative and/or regulatory action, and may testify at hearings and in court.
  • Technical Assistance: Technically review plans and specifications with emphasis on identifying deficiencies and potential problems and recommending sound alternatives.
  • Enforcement: Ensure facilities comply with safety requirements, advise enforcement staff on technical issues, prepare or review enforcement documents; attend hearings, prehearing conferences, and preparatory meetings; and testify as an expert witness at hearings or in court.
  • Customer Service: Provide prompt responses back to the general public, consultants, contractors, government officials, and permit applicants.

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:

You must meet the following requirements to be considered for employment:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from an accredited four-year college.
  • License to practice engineering in the State of Indiana.
  • Four (4) years experience in Engineering and related field.
  • Thorough knowledge of, and ability to apply, federal, state, and local laws and regulations about the environment and the protection of the public’s health and safety.
  • Advanced knowledge of the sciences including chemistry, environmental sanitation, sanitary engineering, structural design, mathematics, safety engineering, and physics.
  • Ability to conduct surveys, inspections, and investigations and prepare reports for use as evidence and basis for recommendations for action.
  • Ability to review plans and specifications for treatment and control systems with an emphasis on the identification of adverse environmental impacts and to recommend more environmentally sound alternatives.
  • Ability to do effective planning and time management skills, problem-solving, judgment, and communication skills
  • Advanced knowledge of the principles and practices of air, land, water pollution, solid and hazardous waste and disposal, occupational health and safety, and/or water supply based on the division you will be assigned to.
  • Ability to utilize Computer Assisted Design (CAD) related programs, electronic documentation, and database entry and maintenance.

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 benefits package for full-time employees which includes:

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans
  • Wellness Rewards Program: Complete wellness activities to earn gift card rewards
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
  • 150 hours of paid new parent leave
  • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave
  • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off
  • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Group life insurance
  • Referral Bonus program
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Free Parking for most positions
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to recruiting, selecting, developing, and promoting employees based on individual ability and job performance. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunity to all people in all aspects of employer-employee relations without discrimination because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, or veteran status. We will comply with the spirit as well as the letter of all applicable state and federal laws.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation in completing this application, you can request assistance by contacting the Indiana State Personnel Department at

The State of Indiana has established a culture that welcomes equity, inclusion, and opportunity for all employees and applicants. We encourage you to apply if you feel you have the transferrable skills to be successful in this position and we look forward to reviewing your application.

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