Environmental Manager II (0280)

Job Description:

Environmental Manager is a position in the Confined Feeding Operations (CFO) Permits Section of the Permits Branch within the Office of Land Quality, Department of Environmental Management. The person in this position reports to the Section Chief, and is responsible for the project management of Confined Feeding Operation (CFO) permit applications and drafting permits. The person uses technical and scientific skills to review applications or submittals and coordinates internally with with engineers, geologists, and other IDEM staff to produce CFO permits.


  • Provides technical and policy-based skills to the branch for the review of permit applications and the review of post-permits submittals including:
  • Provides technical and scientific support in the various review processes
  • Interprets state and federal laws, rules, and regulations to determine whether applicants/permitees are in compliance with these standards.
  • Directs and coordinates technical review activities with engineers, geologists, inspectors, and enforcement staff.
  • Represents the agency in meetings with external customer including applicants, local government officials, concerned citizens, and other state and federal agencies.
  • Represents IDEM at appeal-of-permit administrative hearings with the assistance of IDEM legal counsel.
  • Represents IDEM at public participation events such as public hearings, public meetings, and local government meetings with the assistance of the Section Chief or other senior staff.
  • Uses various computer software applications for word processing, databases, geographic mapping, and spreadsheets.  Works extensively in TEMPO and IDEM’s virtual file cabinet (VFC).
  • Performs field visits to assess situation that pertain to permit applications.
  • Assists Section Chief on special projects as needed.
  • Refers issues to compliance and enforcement staff through the Section Chief when appropriate.
  • Provides project management on significant agricultural projects to produce CFO permits.
  • Oversees coordination of personnel and resources required to successfully complete permitting projects.
  • Provides project management which includes guidance, direction and leadership to the project team in order to draft and issue CFO permits.
  • Provides conflict resolution within permit project teams
  • Ability to establish priorities, set deadlines and carry out periodic reviews; high degree of self-motivation and independent working
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle multiple competing tasks


  • Project management experience required
  • Baccalaureate degree in Environmental Science, General Science, Public Health or other related fields
  • Ability to communicate professionally and effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to interpret state and federal law, rules, and regulations
  • Ability to coordinate technical staff’s work and interpret technical information so it can be incorporated into a CFO permit
  • Ability to learn IDEM policy documents, agency organization and function as it relates to this position
  • Ability to mult-task, maintain confidentiality, make independent decisions and understand complex issues
Job Category: Medical
Job Type: Contract
Job Location: Indianapolis
Job ID: 0280
Job Start Date: 01/16/23

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