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Engineer - DNR Reclamation

Date Posted:  May 6, 2022
Requisition ID:  230242

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 interview and to perform the essential functions of a role.


About the 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.  This position is with the Division of Reclamation.

Position Overview:


The Engineer will work within the Restoration Program office to restore land previously used for, or disturbed by, coal mining.    You will evaluate, conceptualize, and develop reclamation designs that are consistent with federal and state laws and all regulatory requirements.  Reclamation programs are a cooperative effort between Indiana and the U.S. Department of the Interior.

A Day in the Life:


The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Investigate sites to determine design approach and scope of work.
  • Develop existing site layout and topographic maps.
  • Perform detailed engineering calculations to determine regrade quantities, rock volumes, ditch, and culvert design.
  • Determine adequate erosion and sediment control measures to be installed, including terracing, drainage ditch design, gradient control structures, and vegetative measures.
  • Design abatement or reduction of hazards associated with highwalls, mine subsidence, abandoned mine shafts, and other abandoned mine related issues.
  • Evaluate and determine abatement solutions for acid mine drainage and design water treatment systems to neutralize impounded acid water to meet effluent limitations.
  • Formulate construction cost estimates to provide a base cost for funding requests and bid analysis.
  • Develop plans, specifications, and construction documents to abate or reduce hazards.


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:

  • Knowledge and skill typically acquired through a Bachelor's degree in civil engineering, mining engineering, geological, or agricultural engineering plus related work experience.
  • Thorough knowledge of civil and conservation/environmental engineering.
  • Thorough knowledge of laws and regulations relative to engineering in the field of land reclamation.
  • Thorough knowledge of acid mine drainage and solutions and ability to apply this knowledge through design plans and specifications.
  • Specialized knowledge of coal mining practices, both deep mine techniques and surface mine methods.
  • Specialized knowledge of soil mechanics, hydrology, geology, agronomy, and forestry.
  • Specialized knowledge of surveying principles and practices.
  • Specialized knowledge of reclamation construction practices.
  • Ability to communicate highly technical information both written and orally.
  • Ability to comprehend and utilize technical and professional publications.
  • Ability to apply drafting practices and procedures.
  • Ability to use a computer aided drafting system and associated engineering and surveying software to complete work projects.
  • Ability to coordinate cooperative projects and programs.
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer within the State of Indiana or ability to become registered is preferred but not required.
  • Must maintain a vaild drivers license in order to complete assigned duties and responsibilities.

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 program (offers premium discount for the medical plan and gift cards)
  • 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 Information:


The salary for this position traditionally starts at $47,476 - $52,223 per year and is commensurate with education and experience.


Equal Employment Opportunity:


The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Nearest Major Market: Bloomington Indiana