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Indianapolis, IN

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Indianapolis, IN

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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.


Indiana Department of Environmental Managers (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 typically starts at $39,260.

About The Job:

The Geologist provides professional geologic and related technical expertise to governmental agencies and environmental consultants.

A Day In The Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Provides geologic consultation utilizing technical expertise regarding engineering geology, hydrogeology and geology;
  • Leads or assists field teams during site investigations;
  • Evaluates and assists in developing geologically related plans and documents;
  • Develops and writes technical reports and correspondence including tabulating and interpreting data for reports;
  • Follows proper sampling procedures and uses appropriate geophysical and other field techniques;
  • Reviews and evaluates technical guidance documents, reports, journals and related articles;
  • Determines historic geologic and hydrogeological conditions utilizing agency files;
  • Assists in geological enforcement actions;
  • Provides technical assistance to other staff, state and federal agencies, industries, contractors and the public.

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:
  • Broad knowledge of the principles of related disciplines (biology, chemistry, physics) and their relationships to geology/hydrogeology;
  • Thorough knowledge of and the ability to interpret and apply all applicable federal and state laws
  • Thorough knowledge of remedial and corrective action as it relates to various program areas;
  • Specialized knowledge of remediation technologies related to geologic conditions and contaminant types;
  • Effectively communicate, both orally and in writing.


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

If this is an Intermittent position, the position does not offer benefits and is limited to 180 working days in an eleven (11) month continuous period.


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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