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Civil Engineer - DNR Reclamation

Date Posted:  Feb 14, 2024
Requisition ID:  436379

Jasonville, IN, US, 47438

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 Reclamation:

The Division of Reclamation (DOR) oversees active coal mining, restoration of land disturbed for coal extraction, and restoration of land mined for coal, but abandoned without full or proper reclamation. DOR programs are a cooperative effort between Indiana and the Federal Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation, and Enforcement (OSM). DOR also administers the state laws pertaining to the mining of clay, shale, and oil shale. These are typically small operations for which post-mining land is reclaimed for wildlife habitat and water.

Salary Statement  

The salary for this position traditionally starts at $75,010.00 but may be commensurate with education or work experience.

Role Overview

​As the Civil Engineer, you will be responsible for working in the multi-disciplinary civil engineering field of one more of the following specialties: geotechnical, structural, construction, or maintenance projects. In this position, you will be responsible for planning, designing, and writing specifications related to a specific engineering project. ​ 

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Execute, coordinate, and assist in the preparation of the project, design plans, specifications, and bidding documents. 
  • Review documents submitted by contractors for technical adequacy and compliance with project specifications, federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations. 
  • Coordinate the work of architect-engineering companies, contractors, and utility companies as needed. 
  • Conduct site visits and inspections. 
  • Review and analyze the proposed design and/or specification changes while the project is in process. 
  • Provide technical engineering guidance on assigned projects. 
  • Develop and prepare project justification documents including cost estimates, bills of materials, and supporting technical data for unusual requirements. 
  • Maintain project books and files relating to the authorization, design, progress, construction, costs, and completion of all projects. 
  • Prepare, review, and submit environmental documents, site survey reports, soil analysis reports, and energy source selection reports. 
  • Assist in identifying and proposing infrastructure projects and upgrades as it pertains to projects. 

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 with or without notice.   

What You'll Need for Success:

The ideal candidate in this role should minimally have either 

  • Knowledge and skill typically acquired through a Baccalaureate degree (degree in civil engineering or related field desired) plus related work experience; related academic training plus comparable work experience or comparable work experience alone may substitute for a Baccalaureate degree where appropriate.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of responsible civil engineering work experience. A Master's Degree may substitute for one (1) year of work experience provided the remaining four (4) years are under the supervision of a registered Professional Engineer. A Doctorate may substitute for two (2) years of work experience provided the remaining three (3) years are under the supervision of a registered Professional Engineer.
  • Registered Professional Engineers license in Indiana may be required based on the assignment. 

Related certifications and coursework may be considered for education or experience.

  • Extensive knowledge of construction and engineering principles, practices, and techniques.
  • Broad knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, codes, rules, and regulations concerned with engineering, construction, environmental protection and facility, mechanical and electrical design.
  • Ability to analyze and evaluate complex technical design and specifications and determine how alterations may affect all facets of a project.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to utilize CAD drafting skills in preparing designs.
  • Ability to keep abreast of new developments and technologies relating to engineering and construction.
  • Be willing to travel with appropriate accommodation.         

You must satisfy the following requirement to continue employment: 

  • Must annually complete and pass the IDOC Distance Learning and Crew Supervisor Course to draw and/or supervise an IDOC crew as needed. – Camp Atterbury only.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role may be utilized in a supervisory capacity based on agency needs.

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


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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