Sievers Named Supervisor of DNR Atlantic Field Office
ATLANTIC – Jim Sievers has been named as the new supervisor for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ field office in Atlantic.
Sievers, a long-time environmental specialist for the DNR field office in Washington, will assume his new duties on May 25.
Sievers graduated from Iowa State University in 1985 with a degree in fisheries and wildlife biology and has served in the Washington field office for 22 years, the last 12 as the lead worker in wastewater and animal feeding operations.
“Jim has a wide-range of experience in all of our environmental program areas and has been extremely successful throughout his career in working with businesses, municipalities and citizens in complying with regulations,” said Barb Lynch, chief of the DNR’s Field Services and Compliance Bureau.
Lynch said Sievers also brings administrative experience to the position, having helped fill in as supervisor of the Washington Field Office when the supervisor there, Dennis Ostwinkle, was deployed to Iraq with the U.S. Army in 2004 and 2005.
The Field Services and Compliance Bureau consists of six field offices throughout the state with a primary task of helping people to understand environmental services programs and assist in complying with regulations.