The Indiana Department of Environmental Management is looking to fill an Environmental Manager 2 position in the Field Inspection Section. This position will cover Newton, Jasper, Pulaski, Benton, White, Carroll, Tippecanoe, and Warren Counties.
Job Opening ID 616014
This position performs duties related to ensuring drinking water is safe by conducting inspections and responding to emergencies or instances of contaminants at unacceptable levels at public water supplies. Duties include investigating consumer complaints, providing technical assistance, preparing reports and assisting with sample collection.
The associate works with public water systems to ensure that they have taken or are taking steps to prevent a terrorist attack and that they have emergency response plans in place to address emergencies, both natural and manmade.
The associate is responsible for ensuring that public water systems are operated in a manner that protects public health and provides water that is suitable in quality and quantity for normal domestic use by Indiana’s citizens. The 1996 Amendments to the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act changed or added duties for operator certification, source water protection, consumer confidence, ground water rule. All requiring more detailed and complex inspections at water treatment and distribution systems. Current and new regulations designed to ensure safe drinking water rely on a multiple barrier approach for protecting drinking water quality. Key components of this approach include more comprehensive and more frequent sanitary surveys. The new regulations involve technical and complicated assessments of water treatment and delivery systems. Associate must continually learn new rules in order to ensure that systems are operated properly. In addition to all the initiative and treatment rules, security issues are a critical activity for inspector and water systems. Inspection staff is called on to deal with many types of situations from lending assistance to systems to assisting in emergency events.
Qualifications: Five (5) years work experience in an environmental or public health field or accredited college training in a related field.
For more information and to apply, please visit the State of Indiana’s website (www.in.gov/spd/2333.htm). Click on “Apply for State Jobs”. Select “Advanced Search” and enter the job ID # in the “Job Opening ID # only” box and hit “Search”.