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Water Planner - Department of Natural Resources

Posted: April 17, 2018

About the Position

This is primarily a regulatory position.  Incumbent serves as the National Flood Insurance Program contact for communities in the northern portion of Indiana. Final ordinances are approved by the Department of Natural Resources. 

Position also assists the Senior Water Planner in developing and conducting floodplain management workshops and conferences.  Should flooding or other natural hazards occur, incumbent provides general technical assistance to the impacted communities, often times touring the affected areas to determine extent of damage in the floodplains.  Assistance is provided to the engineering staff when meetings and open houses are conducted with regard to flood map updates.

For more information or to apply visit and search job ID # 613221


Project Engineer Illinois State Water Survey Prairie Research Institute

Posted: April 17, 2018

About the Position

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Project Management Responsibilities:
  • Serve as Project Manager for projects related to surface water resources, including oversight of planning, scheduling, and communicating status/progress with project participants, staff, and leadership.
  • Provide engineering support to meet strict standards and deadlines for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA),
  • Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) and Flood Insurance Studies (FIS).
  • Serve as Principal Investigator (PI) on projects, including proposal development and submission, budget and accounting oversight, reporting compliance, and project coordination.
  • Provide technical assistance to GIS staff for preparing tables and graphs and to ensure accurate representation of model information and floodplain mapping
  • Monitor quality assurance and quality control review of maps
  • Conduct searches for hydrologic and hydraulic models and geographic data and metadata; review and compare hydrologic/hydraulic models for applicability
  • Prepare technical reports with scientific results and disseminate information through publications and presentations at professional conferences/symposiums
  • Provide technical support to meet mapping product and report deadlines.
  • Supervise assigned full-time and hourly staff; this includes task assignment, scheduling, ongoing performance monitoring and evaluation, career/position mentoring, and leave/travel approval.
  • Oversee preparation of flood profiles to FEMA specifications.
  • Serve as the Illinois State Water Survey (ISWS) representative for the Floodplain Mapping Program in reference to inquiries and concerns from the general public, consulting engineers, USACE engineers, community representatives and others, as needed.
  • Attend meetings and assist with coordination of activities with the Office of Water Resources and FEMA.

 Application procedures: Please complete your candidate profile by May 10, 2018 at and upload a cover letter, CV/resume, and the contact information for three professional references. Interviews may be conducted before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date.  All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered.



Coastal Resources Planner

Posted: April 4, 2018

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources Lake Michigan Coastal Program Seeks Coastal Resources Planner to Join the Team.

The LMCP provides technical and financial assistance to state, regional, and local partners to protect, preserve and utilize coastal resources. The program also helps coordinate state agency action on coastal management issues. Housed within the Indiana DNR’s Division of Nature Preserves, the Lake Michigan Coastal Program works to enhance the State’s role in planning for and managing natural and cultural resources in the coastal region and to support partnerships between federal, state and local agencies and organizations.   

The Coastal Resources Planner position is responsible for providing coastal management coordination, resources, and assistance to nongovernmental organizations and local, state, and federal stakeholders to ensure long-term sustainability of coastal communities. To accomplish this goal, the position

  • supports LMCP Program Enhancement projects that address coastal hazards, wetland protection, and public access to natural and cultural resources, among other coastal issues,
  • educates and informs coastal decision-makers about tools and resources that can be used to incorporate resilience and sustainability into local planning efforts, and
  • works collaboratively with interdisciplinary teams both internally and externally to promote conservation design, sustainable development and resilience principles, ordinance development, and natural coastal resource protection.

The position is based at Indiana Dunes State Park, Chesterton, Indiana. Candidates can access the online application at: and enter Job Opening ID: 614953.


H&H Engineer or Staff Engineer - Illinois State Water Survey

Posted: March 22, 2018

The Illinois State Water Survey of the Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and has been a leader in the study of water resources for more than a century.  Our research and service programs provide citizens, industries, and government agencies at all levels with timely, science-based information and analyses necessary to manage our water resources wisely for economic development and a sustainable environment.  

The Coordinated Hazardous Assessment Mapping Program (CHAMP) is looking to fill one or more of the positions:  Hydrologic and Hydraulic Engineer and/or Staff Engineer based upon duties, qualifications, and experience.  The primary function of both will be to conduct and/or review hydrologic and hydraulic studies, communicate results, and prepare technical reports.  The Staff Engineer will be also coordinate with project team, engineers, and GIS Specialists; disseminate results.  Manage projects and solicit external funding through proposal preparation in addition to what is listed above.

See Full List of Responsibilities and Requirements


Floodplain Manager - Columbus, Indiana

Posted: February 1, 2018

The Floodplain Manager serves as the Planning Department’s primary source of knowledge on community floodplain management, the National Flood Insurance Program, and floodplain development regulations.  This includes serving as the primary point of contact with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.  It also includes maintaining a detailed understanding of IDNR and FEMA requirements, policies, programs, training opportunities, and resources.  The Floodplain Manager shall also be responsible for the implementation and periodic review and update of the Columbus Flood Risk Management Plan and the Columbus Flood Response and Evacuation Plan. The Floodplain Manager shall further oversee the administration and enforcement of all local floodplain regulations.  They shall also have responsibility for Department files, reports, and data regarding floodplain issues, programs, developments, and regulations. 

See the full job description here, along with desired qualifications, typical duties, and salary range.

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