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Natural Resources Engineer 1 (Bargaining Unit) Dam Safety

Job Title: 
Natural Resources Engineer 1 (Bargaining Unit) Dam Safety
Company, Organization, or University: 
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR)
Columbus 43229

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 two Natural Resources Engineer 1 - Dam Safety positions within the Division of Water Resources, headquartered at Fountain Square, assigned to Franklin County. The address is 2045 Mores Rd, Columbus, Ohio 43229. To learn more about Water Resources please visit .

What you will do…

Reviews detailed construction plans and specifications for dams and levees for compliance with appropriate criteria and makes recommendations for approval, disapproval, or modification of the plans to project manager
Assists with detailed hydrologic, hydraulic and stability analyses of embankments including analysis of spillways and other appurtenances to evaluate their integrity/safety
Travels to dam sites throughout the state of Ohio to conduct and assist with detailed engineering inspections of existing and proposed dams
Prepares, assists, and reviews written reports of inspections including findings and any required remedial measures
Coordinates work with dam owners and their consultants to obtain resolution of design/construction issues to assure compliance with approved plans and specifications
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!


Engineering degree from recognized school or college which has been accredited by accreditation board for engineering & technology; valid certificate as Engineer-In-Training issued by State Licensing Board; 1 yr. engineering related experience.

Knowledge of civil, coastal, or agricultural engineering; field investigation techniques & methods; geographic information management systems; agency, state & federal engineering laws, rules & guidelines. 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.

(*)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).

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".

NOTES: Bargaining unit applicants will be given consideration for applicable positions, pursuant to collective bargaining agreement.

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.

Background Check Information

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.


All information pertaining to education, training and/or experience must be verifiable on your State of Ohio Civil Service Employment Application and/or attached resume, transcript or licensure(s) for the information to be considered.

Application Deadline: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023
Application Instructions:
Annette Wade
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