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Hwy Engineering Asst 4

Date Posted:  May 6, 2022
Requisition ID:  352352

Crawfordsville, IN, US, 47933


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. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of a role.


Next Level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below.


About the Job:

The Permits Investigator position is responsible for the gathering of pertinent information necessary for the processing of permit applications to do work within the State of Indiana right of way. This position also requires job site inspections during and after construction to ensure compliance of all applicable laws, policies and design standards. Investigator conducts annual outdoor advertising sign inventory and investigates all encroachment violations. This position reports directly to the Permits Manager.

A Day in the Life:

  • Facilitates all permit application requests to the District and then oversees construction for compliance;
  • Investigates the removal of all illegal encroachments on state of Indiana Right of Way;
  • Performs final inspections of approved permitted work to ensure work performed is according to the approved permit;
  • Updates the inventory of all signs and junkyards on the interstate and primary routes of the district on an annual basis;
  • Makes precise measurements and interpretation of the locations of the route, right of way and property lines from checking metes and bounds of the property descriptions;
  • Ascertains the zoning area on which the sign is located and checks records of the County Zoning Commission;
  • Checks official county roads in order to determine the name of the land owner;
  • May notify the property owner, sign owner, and/or junkyard owner of the violation, either in person or through proper correspondence, and request that they remove or relocate the sign;
  • Follows up on previously determined violations and notifies District Office personnel of the change of sign status or of non-compliance by land or sign owners;
  • Participates in snow removal activities; and,
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

What You'll Need for Success:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent;
  • Two (2) years of regulatory experience (or substitute training as equal experience).
  • Knowledge of Indiana laws, and statutory codes, INDOT policies and construction standards;
  • Broad knowledge in agency's mission, program, and administrative policies of permit section;
  • Must have a valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL) or ability to obtain a CDL within 90 days;
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to read and analyze codes and manuals;
  • Ability to work with the public to assess needs, provide assistance, resolve problems, and satisfy expectations;
  • Must be able to work independently; and,
  • Must be available for snow and ice removal and report in a timely manner.

Supervisory Responsibilities/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) as well as vision and dental plans;
  • Wellness program (offers premium discount for the medical plan and gift cards);
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution; 
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities;
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match; 
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options; 
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave;
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave;
  • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off; 
  • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years; 
  • Education Reimbursement Program;
  • Group life insurance; 
  • Referral Bonus program;
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits; 
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program;
  • Free Parking for most positions;
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access;


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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