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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. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

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.

Salary Information:

This role starts at a base salary of $42,692; however, pay may be commensurate with experience.

About the Job:

As the Natural Resources Project Manager, you will manage projects for the Abandoned Mine Lands (AML) program which reclaims public health and safety hazards and environmentally degrading conditions of past coal mining activities. You will serve as the Water Quality Specialist for the AML Program.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Manage assigned reclamation projects.
  • Coordinate with the Engineering Supervisor to manage and monitor project design progress.
  • Develop and maintain an inventory of all passive treatment systems constructed by the AML program.
  • Conduct routine inspections of all passive treatment systems and designs, develop, and manage all aspects of any required maintenance projects.
  • Monitor and maintain proper hydrology through all passive treatment systems.
  • Conduct water quality improvement assessments for all existing passive treatment systems.
  • Manage collection of quarterly water sampling program and analyze all associated data.
  • Develop and maintain AMD impaired waters inventory in conjunction with GIS Specialist.
  • Prepare and submit all required water related construction permits including NPDES, CWA Section 401 & 404, Construction in a Floodway, Underground Injection, etc.
  • Perform investigations of citizen complaint issues relating to acid mine drainage or other environmental water related issues.

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.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of this role.

What You’ll Need for Success:

  • Specialized knowledge of passive treatment wetland systems, surface and groundwater chemistry, and of applicable laws and regulations.
  • Broad knowledge of engineering, agronomy, biology, forestry, geology, and hydrology principles as they relate to the program area.
  • Familiarity with sample analysis and interpretation as it relates to program area.
  • Understanding of health, safety and environmental problems created by past surface and underground coal mining.
  • Working knowledge of reclamation techniques.
  • Ability to interpret engineering plans and specifications and apply to field conditions.
  • Ability to communicate technical information effectively both orally and in writing and create professional quality reports and publications.
  • Ability to deal with the public, perform in a professional manner, and make sound recommendations under stressful conditions.
  • Knowledge and expertise in GIS software.
  • An understanding of relational database concepts and skills utilized in creating, maintaining, and linking them with GIS.
  • Thorough knowledge of Federal and State GIS standards, map projections and datum.
  • Experience using ArcGIS online and the collector mobile app.
  • Specialized Knowledge of digital imaging software and manipulation techniques.
  • Ability to organize quantitative information, including financial and scientific data.

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.