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Natural Resources Engineer 3

Job Title: 
Natural Resources Engineer 3
Company, Organization, or University: 
Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Millersport, Ohio

Who we are:

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is committed to its mission “To ensure a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all.” Our agency embraces the insightful use of our natural resources to assure the continued safety, happiness and prosperity of Ohio’s people.

ODNR owns and manages state parks, state forests, state nature preserves and wildlife areas. We license all hunting, fishing and watercraft; oversee and permit all mineral extraction, monitor dam safety, manage water resources and serve as the second largest Law Enforcement presence in the State of Ohio.

We are accepting applications for a Natural Resources Engineer 3 within the Division of Parks & Watercraft, headquartered in Fairfield County. The address is 2871 Liebs Island Road, Millersport, Ohio 43046. To learn more about the Division of Parks & Watercraft, please visit Ohio State Parks & Watercraft | Ohio Department of Natural Resources (

What you will do…

Acts as staff specialist in dam safety & water resources engineering;
Serves as Dam Tender and is responsible for ensuring compliance with all state, federal and local compliance requirements across all division properties;
Coordinates with other ODNR divisions and ensures proper training of staff and operation of dams;
Tracks, monitors, inspects, reports and evaluates all dams and related equipment;
Starting hourly pay of $35.74/hr with multiple pay increases over your first 6.5 years of service, with an end salary of $51.03/hr.
TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT REQUIRED TO REMAIN IN THE CLASSIFICATION AFTER EMPLOYMENT: Renewal of certificate of registration as professional engineer as prescribed by law.

UNUSUAL WORKING CONDITIONS: May be exposed to inclement weather & unsafe conditions during inspection of projects to include walking long and short
distances, climbing & navigating rough terrain, steep slopes & embankments & spillways & ladders while carrying needed

What’s in it for you…

At the State of Ohio, we take care of the team that cares for Ohioans. We provide a variety of quality, competitive benefits to eligible full-time and part-time employees. For a list of all the State of Ohio Benefits, visit our Total Rewards website! Our benefits package includes:

Medical Coverage

Quality, affordable, and competitive medical benefits are offered through the Ohio Med PPO plan.
Dental, Vision, and Basic Life Insurance

Dental, vision, and basic life insurance premiums are free after completing an eligibility period. Length of eligibility period is dependent on union representation.
Employee Development Funds

The State of Ohio offers a variety of educational and professional development funding that varies based on whether you are a union-exempt employee or a union-represented employee.
Time Away From Work and Work/Life Balance

Paid time off, including vacation, personal, and sick leave
11 paid holidays per year
Childbirth/Adoption leave
Ohio Public Employees Retirement System

OPERS is the retirement system for State of Ohio employees. The employee contributes 10% of their salary towards their retirement. The employer contributes an amount equal to 14% of the employee’s salary. Visit the OPERS website for more information.
Deferred Compensation

The Ohio Deferred Compensation program is a 457(b) voluntary retirement savings plan. Visit the Ohio Deferred Compensation website for more information.
We are ready for you!

We’re glad you’re interested in pursuing a rewarding career with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources! Exploring and protecting the natural beauty of Ohio will prove to be the most enjoyable career opportunity you will ever find!


Certificate of registration as professional engineer issued by State Licensing Board; 12 mos. exp. as Natural Resources Engineer 2, 85742 or 12 mos. equivalent related engineering experience.

-Or equivalent of Minimum Class Qualifications for Employment noted above may be substituted for the experience required, but not for the mandated licensure.

Job Skills: Civil Engineering, Technical Skills: Engineering, Professional Skills: Attention to Detail, Decision Making, Organizing & Planning

ADA Statement
Ohio is a Disability Inclusion State and strives to be a model employer of individuals with disabilities. The State of Ohio is committed to providing access and inclusion and reasonable accommodation in its services, activities, programs and employment opportunities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other applicable laws.

Drug-Free Workplace
The State of Ohio is a drug-free workplace which prohibits the use of marijuana (recreational marijuana/non-medical cannabis). Please note, this position may be subject to additional restrictions pursuant to the State of Ohio Drug-Free Workplace Policy (HR-39), and as outlined in the posting.

Knowledge of environmental, civil, coastal, agricultural, hydrologic, hydraulic, mechanical or electrical engineering; natural science; field investigation techniques & methods; geographic information management systems; agency, state & federal engineering laws, rules & guidelines*; supervisory principles & techniques*; employee training & development. Skill in use of CADD & drafting equipment for preparation of construction drawings &/or blueprints. Ability to interpret extensive variety of technical material in books, journals & manuals; use geometry & trigonometry; review, prepare & edit specifications, construction plans & related engineering documents & prepare technical reports; cooperate with co-workers on group projects.

(*) Developed after employment.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is committed to providing access and inclusion and reasonable accommodation in its services, activities, programs, and employment opportunities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other applicable laws. To request a reasonable accommodation due to a disability please contact Mohammad Yakubu, EEO Regional/Program Administrator at 614-265-6992 or

Effective July 1, 2015 applicants must apply online for positions at all state agencies except the Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD).

The final candidate selected for the position will be required to undergo a criminal background check. Criminal convictions do not necessarily preclude an applicant from consideration for a position. An individual assessment of an applicant's prior criminal convictions will be made before excluding an applicant from consideration.

STATUS OF POSTED POSITIONS: Applicants can view the status of this position by logging into their user profile on the Ohio Hiring Management System [OHMS] Home page at the following link, and selecting "My Profile".

Background Check Information

Selection devices, proficiency testing and/or assessments may be used to determine if an applicant meets and is proficient in the minimum qualifications for this position.

Applicants may attach the following document types:

•Microsoft Word (.doc and .docx)

•PDF (.pdf), •Plain Text (.txt)

•Rich Text (.rtf)
Please do not upload attachments that have an anomaly or are password protected.


Applicants must clearly identify how qualifications are met within the education and/or experience sections of the applications. All answers to the supplemental questions must be supported by the work experience/education provided on your civil service application. Attachments will be considered as part of the application packet in addition to the fully completed civil service application, not in place of. Applicants may be required to submit transcripts or licensure(s) to support their application.

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, June 30, 2024
Application Instructions: 
Must apply directly to website to be considered for employment
Tanya Allen
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