IDEM Watershed Specialist (Indianapolis)

Posted: October 14, 2019

This position exists within the Watershed Planning and Restoration Section of the Watershed Assessment and Planning Branch, Office of Water Quality, Indiana Department of Environmental Management. The person in this position reports to the Section Chief and is responsible for coordinating, advising, and assisting locally-led watershed management activities within assigned watersheds in Northwest Indiana, working with local, state, and federal entities to integrate watershed planning into local-level planning, and managing grant projects related to Nonpoint Source pollution. 

  • Interprets laws, regulations and guidelines within area of assignment including environmental response, solid and hazardous waste management, surveillance and standards or water management;

  • Maintains a tracking system on projects to insure that state’s allocation of grant monies is in accordance with schedules(s) from original grant/loan requests through planning and implementation

  • Prepares and provides a variety of written communications including responses to letters of inquiry from concerned citizens, elected representatives and governmental officials;

  • Facilitates and/or participates on a variety of work-related committees including outreach and education for the Nonpoint Source Program;

  • Researches, analyzes and reports on priority projects and their progress;

  • Provides technical assistance to local watershed groups and helps them to interpret industrial compliance data;

  • Reviews program plans for completeness, economic and technical feasibility and environmental impact;

  • Ensures that local grantee reports are properly reported to US EPA;

  • Reviews and evaluates technical work reports and supporting data for acceptability and conformance with federal requirements, laws and regulations, conclusions, recommendations and completeness;

For additional information, please see the job description