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Crawfordsville Safety Manager

Date Posted:  May 12, 2022
Requisition ID:  343172

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:

This position serves as the District Safety Director for the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) and is responsible for administration of INDOT’s safety program for a district. Monitors, enforces, updates and trains employees in safety policies and procedures to ensure a safe work environment. This position reports to the District Deputy Commissioner.

A Day in the Life:

​The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Develop, implement and/or administer health and safety programs that drive continuous improvement and culture consistent with agency values.
  • Maintains a culture within District reflective of a commitment to an illness and injury-free workplace. Influences, encourages and engages employees to make safe choices/safe behaviors.
  • Serves as a consultant to management and employees on health and safety issues.
  • Ensures proper accident/injury investigations. Identifies root causes for all occurrences and provides consultation to prevent future accident/injuries.
  • Ensure compliance with all federal, state and agencies statutes, policies, guidelines. Including but not limited to OSHA training on trenching, excavating, fall protection, confined spaces, blood borne pathogens, etc.
  • Reviews all data associated with accident/injuries within District and provides risk assessment review and recommends procedure/guidelines changes for future preventability.
  • Acts in the capacity of Safety Committee Chairman for all Safety Committees within District.
  • Communicates safety metrics to District Leadership team and recommends process improvements to achieve safety performance metrics.
  • Coordinates with District Human Resources and Workmen Compensation 3rd Party Administrator to manage program and reduce lost time, medical expenses due to employee injuries.
  • Manages Safety funds for all safety related purchases in District and is fiscally accountable for such funds.
  • Manages and/or provides oversight of the District PPE program.
  • Manages and/or provides oversight of the District CDL/Drug Testing requirements.
  • Continually conducts Safety reviews of district facilities, traffic work zones, construction field offices, presentations of safety briefings, etc throughout the district.
  • Responsible for maintaining and communicating manuals, guidelines, etc for the agency Safety Program.
  • Manages District Safety events.
  • Ensures all required safety training is completed within specified time periods. May conduct/present safety training.
  • Maintains District Emergency Operations Procedures for District and provides effective communication/training of procedures. Coordinates with District Facilities and Safety Project Manager.
  • Serves as District Safety Representative for all Emergency Response activities with IDHS.
  • Responsible for integrity of data entered into agency Safety Reporting System.
  • Performs other related duties as required

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.  

What You'll Need for Success:

This person must have the following requirements to be considered for employment: 

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required;
  • Bachelor’s Degree in occupational safety and health, human resources, or related field, preferred;
  • Proven ability of strong leadership skills;
  • Experience in safety, operations, construction, human resources, or related industry;
  • Knowledge and understanding of OSHA requirements and regulations;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office;
  • Broad knowledge of highway and construction operations;
  • Ability to formulate sound management and fiscal recommendations and make appropriate decisions with consideration of potential impact on agency, department and district;
  • Ability to effectively prioritize a variety of projects/functions;
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Ability to prepare and deliver speeches before specialized audiences;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills that will be effective to gain consensus and buy-in;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of management;
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality;
  • Ability to work independently, anticipate problems and initiate corrective actions;

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role may serve as a team lead for an assigned work group.

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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