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Natural Resources Engineer 4

Job Title: 
Natural Resources Engineer 4
Company, Organization, or University: 
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Columbus, 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 4 within the Division of Water Resources, headquartered at Fountain Square, assigned to Franklin county. The address is 2045 Morse Rd, Columbus, Ohio 43229. To learn more about Water Resources please visit

What you will do…

Review and interpret hydrologic and hydraulic engineering analysis for communities as needed to provide guidance on meeting National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) requirements
Review proposed projects, including detailed construction/engineering plans and specifications, to provide engineering technical assistance to community officials/engineers.
Make recommendations for compliance with NFIP standards and explain requirements for flood hazard mapping procedures
Provide engineering guidance to ODNR Floodplain Management Program Staff on the interpretation/implementation of NFIP standards for regulatory compliance and flood hazard mapping
Review & comment on proposals and projects submitted by State and other agencies to assist in meeting Ohio Revised Code and NFIP standards
Perform education and outreach to community officials, technical professionals, and citizens regarding floodplain management engineering concepts and on behalf of the FMP
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 complete 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.
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.

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; 2 yrs. exp. as registered professional engineer of which 12 mos. was as Natural Resources Engineer 3, 85743 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.

Knowledge of environmental, civil, coastal, agricultural, hydrologic, hydraulic, mechanical or electrical engineering; natural science (e.g., water quality, ecological, agronomy, animal science); field investigation techniques & methods; geographic information management systems; agency, state & federal engineering laws, rules & guidelines; supervisory principles & techniques; employee training & development.Skill in 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; handle routine & sensitive contacts with government officials & general public; establish friendly atmosphere as supervisor or plan & develop engineering projects with unique or controversial problems &/or novel engineering related concepts & approaches.

(*)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 Ritu Bhatnagar, EEO Regional/Program Administrator at 614-265-6992 or

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, September 18, 2022
Application Instructions: 
Please apply if you determine you meet the minimum qualifications for the position, please fill out your application FULLY! Answer each question as an individual question and provide DETAILS as to EXACTLY how you qualify by using the position description as your guide.
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