Water Planner

State of Indiana

Indianapolis, IN, USA 🇺🇸

Date Posted:  Sep 15, 2021

Requisition ID:  253921

Location: Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204

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. 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 $31,668.

About the Job:

As the Water Planner, you will work in the Floodplain Management section of the division with the general purpose of assisting in the implementation of the National Flood Insurance Program.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Assist with non-structural floodplain management and flood damage abatement to local governmental units, other state governmental units, and the general public.
  • Ensure that local governmental units are complying with the federal and state floodplain regulations.
  • Conduct meetings with local government to explain federal and state programs for floodplain management and flood damage abatement.
  • Disseminate information to the general public in both written and oral form and through public presentations, including training workshops.
  • Assist local government in the development of flood plain management ordinances and programs.
  • Provide post-flood assistance to communities that have experienced floods.
  • Review local floodplain management ordinances for conformance with federal and state minimum standards.
  • Coordinate activities with Department of Homeland Security in flood hazard mitigation planning, training, and education in the field of natural hazard management.
  • Respond to inquiries, comments, and/or questions from citizens, regulated communities, environmental groups, attorneys, engineers, and government officials.
  • Prepare reports and publications.

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:

  • Knowledge and skill typically acquired through a Bachelor’s Degree in water resource planning, environmental science or natural resources.
  • Must possess a valid Indiana Driver’s License.
  • Specialized knowledge of the National Flood Insurance Program.
  • Broad knowledge of, and ability to apply, planning principles, theories, practices and concepts.
  • Broad knowledge of the State and Federal laws, rules, regulations and policies relative to flood control, water resources, other natural resources and flood insurance.
  • Ability to read and interpret a variety of maps including United States Geological Survey topographic maps, floodplain maps, state and county road maps and county plat books.
  • Ability to perform in a professional manner and make sound recommendations under stressful situations.
  • Effectively communicate, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to prepare materials in an interesting, factual and instructive manner.
  • Ability to work on numerous projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to travel overnight to attend and conduct meetings, occasionally working beyond normal workday hours.
  • Ability to utilize computers for tasks such as tracking, research, presentations, composition and using Global Information Systems (GIS) software.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, officials, or Federal, State and local agencies, the general public, local groups and organizations.

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.

Apply By: ASAP