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Hydraulic Engineer - Natrual Resources Water Division

Company: State of Indiana
Location: Indianapolis
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Hydraulic Engineer - Natrual Resources Water Division
Date Posted: Mar 11, 2023
Requisition ID: 420293
Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204
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.
About the DNR Division of Water:
The Division of Water collects, maintains, and provides water resource information. This includes administering surface and groundwater resource assessments, alleviating flood disaster damages, regulating floodplain areas, reviewing dam and levee projects, and educating the community about water efforts and conservation.
About the Job:
As the Hydraulic Engineer, you will be responsible for working as a senior level engineer in the Engineering Service Center analyzing and reviewing data regarding the water resources of the state. In this position, you will review and perform hydraulic and hydrologic assessments required under the Indiana Flood Control Act, the Indiana Floodplain Management Act, the Indiana Dam Safety Act, and the National Flood Insurance Program.
A Day in the Life:
The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Review and perform hydraulic and hydrologic computer modeling following Division standards and procedures for all program areas.

  • Serve as the technical and field leader for multi-agency review teams.

  • Advise senior leadership, local officials and other stakeholders on issues related to Fluvial Erosion in streams, including review of ongoing erosion problems, reviewing possible solutions and remediation, and reviewing or preparing mapping related to identifying Fluvial Erosion hazard zones.

  • Assist Engineering Service Center GIS mapping staff and mapping contractors in preparing and updating Floodplain mapping.

  • Perform and interpret statistical analysis and methodologies relevant to flow frequency.

  • Assist the Dams and Levee Safety section in the review of hydrologic and hydraulic evaluation of existing and proposed Dams and Levees. Perform cursory reviews of levee systems for potential accreditation per FEMA standards.

  • Prepare reports, letters, and memos on findings.

  • Make recommendations to the Engineering Section Manager on objectives and solutions to assigned work.

  • Advise and direct during emergency conditions on streams, lakes, dams, and levees as necessary.

  • Assist with presenting floodplain management and dam and levee safety information in public forums and seminars.

  • Provide expert testimony for legal and legislative initiatives.

    The job profile 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 of Science degree in civil, environmental or agricultural engineering with an emphasis around soil and water.

    • Must have passed the Engineering Intern Exam with two (2) years of applicable work experience or three (3) years of applicable work experience without having passed the exam. An applicable Masters Degree is recognized as providing one (1) year of work experience.

    • Specialized knowledge in hydrologic and hydraulic engineering, or experience in regulatory review of engineering plans.

    • Specialized knowledge of the principles, practices, theories and methodologies of water resources engineering.

    • Ability to adapt to changing engineering practices and technologies in the field of hydrology, hydraulics, dam safety and floodplain mapping.

    • Knowledge of the Flood Control Act permitting process.

    • Knowledge of Floodplain Mapping Layer and FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps.

    • Ability to solve complex problems and make recommendations on solutions.

    • Ability to write accurate and detailed technical reports.

      You must satisfy the following requirements to continue employment:

      • Ability to obtain registration as a Professional Engineer.

        Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:
        This role may serve as a team lead for an assigned work group.
        Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:
        The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit 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

          Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
          Equal Employment Opportunity:
          The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to recruit, select, develop, and promote 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 reasonable accommodation in completing this application, you can request assistance by contacting the Indiana State Personnel Department at [email -protected]
          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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