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Restoration Project Manager

Date Posted:  Apr 15, 2021
Requisition ID:  163983

Jasonville, IN, US, 47438

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About the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Division of Reclamation:

The Division of Reclamation (DOR) is responsible for oversight of active coal mining and restoration of land disturbed for coal extraction (Regulatory Section); and, restores land mined for coal, but abandoned without full or proper reclamation (Restoration Section). These programs are a cooperative effort between Indiana and the federal Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM).


Salary Information:

This role traditionally hires at a base salary of $37,362.

About the Job:

As the Restoration Project Manager, you will manage restoration projects within the Abandoned Mine Land Section of the Division of Reclamation.  You will obtain restoration project rights of entry, coordinate with the engineer to develop the project design, inspect construction contract activities, and monitor post restoration site conditions.  You will also assist in the direct maintenance of reclamation tree plantings, wetlands, and other projects after construction.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Manage Abandoned Mine Restoration Projects.
  • Perform Construction contract inspection on an almost daily basis.
  • Secure Rights of Entry for reclamation sites.
  • Prepare project designs.
  • Prepare scopes of work for each restoration project.
  • Prepare cost estimates for every unit price project.
  • Reconcile contract pay requests.
  • Maintain construction activity records.
  • Verify pay requests against work performed on active construction sites.
  • Create maps and "As-Built" drawings of construction projects for review by other agencies.
  • Utilize basic hand tools and small equipment to maintain reclamation projects.
  • Perform vegetation maintenance on reclamation tree plantings including herbicide application. 

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 We're Looking For:

  • Knowledge acquired through a Baccalaureate degree and experience in a natural, physical, biological, or environmental science or civil engineering.  
  • Broad knowledge of environmental principles, practices, and theories.  
  • Thorough knowledge of principles of engineering, construction technology, agronomy, forestry, coal mining, geology and hydrology.  
  • Thorough knowledge of applicable state, local, and federal codes and laws.  
  • Specialized knowledge of state and federal health and safety requirements in regard to active construction and environmental hazards.  
  • Thorough knowledge of land titles, land title recording systems, and the public land survey.

What You'll Need for Success:

  • Ability to interpret engineering plans and specifications and apply to field conditions.  
  • Ability to conduct investigations, review findings, and apply remedial actions.  
  • Ability to utilize a computer and its associated software and databases.  
  • Ability to communicate technical information effectively both orally and in writing.  
  • Ability to work with landowners and reclamation contractors in situations where decisions may have substantial financial consequences.
  • Ability to utilize GIS to read and create maps and data.
  • Ability to hike through rough and uneven terrain in adverse weather conditions.
  • Skill using basic land survey equipment.
  • Skill using mobile data loggers and associated GIS software.
  • Skill in conflict resolution.
  • Utilize hand tools such as shovels, rakes, mattock to perform maintenance activities.
  • Utilize small equipment such as UTV, sprayer, disc, mower, spreader.
  • Obtain pesticide applicators license to do vegetation maintenance on reclamation tree plantings.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.

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) and vision/dental coverages
  • Wellness program (offers premiums discount for the 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 Parking
  • Free LinkedIn Learning


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Nearest Major Market: Bloomington Indiana