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Assistant Director - Water Compliance and Enforcement

Date Posted:  Jan 20, 2023
Requisition ID:  417790

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 interview and to perform the essential functions of a role.


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



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.


Role Overview


The Assistant Director of Water Compliance and Enforcement is responsible for investigating potential violations of the Flood Control Act, Navigable Waterways Act, Lake Preservation Act, Regulation of Dams, and other statutes.  As the section manager you will represents the department in legal proceedings related to investigations. The section also provides education and outreach to the public and others on regulatory requirements to increase compliance with statutes and reduce violations.


A Day in the Life:


The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Review and evaluate organizational effectiveness, goal determination, and strategic planning, etc., makes recommendations for improvement.
  • Assist the Director with developing and coordinating plans and policies, resources, and mission as well as goals, vision and expectations of agency or program.
  • Provide guidance to agencies and the public regarding applicable laws and rules.
  • Supervise subordinate personnel including hiring, determining workload, and authorizing assignments, training, monitoring, and evaluating performance, and initiating corrective or disciplinary action.
  • Assist with monitoring agency or program budget including revenues, expenditures, and budget projections.
  • Communicate with news and other media and respond to media questions or requests in an appropriate public relations manner.
  • Coordinate with other government officials on planning issues.
  • Recruit, select, onboard, and train employees to ensure role responsibilities and expectations are clearly understood while providing opportunities to continue professional development.
  • Set expectation, measure progress, provide ongoing feedback, and evaluate the performance of employees.  Ensure work adheres to quality standards, deadlines, and proper procedures.  

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:


You must meet the following requirement to be considered for employment:

  • Extensive knowledge of agency and/or organizational program(s) and business practices.
  • Extensive knowledge of State programs and resources, public policy, and program evaluation.
  • Ability to develop and/or measure program outcomes.
  • Ability to create and maintain strong working relationships with key public and private government and business leaders.
  • Ability to identify problems, determine accuracy and relevance of information, and use sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives and to make recommendations.
  • Ability to work with internal and external customers to assess needs, provide assistance, resolve problems, and satisfy expectations.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships, establish credibility, and influence leaders at all levels.
  • Make logical, well-informed, and objective decisions. Ability to perceive the impact and implications of decisions.
  • Ability to identify problems. Determine accuracy and relevance of information. Implement sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives and to make recommendations.
  • Ability to assign work, set clear direction, and manage workflow.
  • Ability to effectively provide feedback, guidance or corrective action to coach and develop employee skillsets.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role provides direct supervision for one or more staff members.




This position traditionally starts at an annual salary of $75,010.  Salary for this position may be commensurate with education and job experience.


Equal Employment Opportunity:


The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis