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Hydraulic Engineer - Dept. of Natural Resources

Date Posted:  Sep 4, 2019
Requisition ID:  17004

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204

Work for Indiana

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Indiana Department of Natural Resources

The mission of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources is to protect, enhance, preserve, and wisely use natural, cultural, and recreational resources for the benefit of Indiana's citizens through professional leadership, management, and education.


Salary for this position starts at $47,476 but may be commensurate with education and job experience

About the job

The Hydraulic Engineer works at the journey level under a senior-level hydraulic engineer in a specific section of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). This role performs major technical functions to provide information and technical service in the area of hydraulic engineering and hydrology to other governmental units and the general public.

A day in the life
  • Reviews and analyzes various technical data from assigned area, such as construction plans, past local hydraulic data and general hydraulic planning and field inspections;
  • Compiles and analyzes various hydraulic data, such as U.S. Geological Survey data, historical flood data, etc.
  • Analyzes hydraulic problems relative to assigned area;
  • Reviews construction and planning involving water resources often making technical recommendations to private and government enterprises and issuing permits if assigned;
  • Makes recommendations to section head on objectives and solutions to assigned work and gives technical advice;
  • Conduct field surveys to evaluate site conditions.
What we're looking for
  • Specialized knowledge of hydrology, hydraulics and hydraulic engineering;
  • Specialized knowledge of statistics as they apply to hydrology;
  • General knowledge of laws and regulations relative to the area;
  • Working knowledge of construction as it relates to hydrology and surveying;
  • Ability to comprehend and complete hydraulic computations, reports and plans;
  • Ability to give technical supervision to staff;
  • Ability to maintain cooperative work relationships;
  • Ability to communicate in oral and written form;
  • Ability to obtain registration as a Professional Engineer.


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
  • Free Downtown Parking


Equal Employment Opportunity

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis