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INDOT Ft Wayne District HR Manager

Date Posted:  Sep 4, 2019
Requisition ID:  17012

Fort Wayne, IN, US, 46808

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About the Indiana State Personnel Department (INSPD)

As an agency operating a shared services model, we provide the executive branch of state government with top-notch HR services. INSPD has a dedicated team of human resources professionals working in many capacities, including director-level, generalists and specialists in each discipline of human resources. Joining our team will open the door to many opportunities for lateral and upward mobility.


Salary for this position may be commensurate with relevant education and job experience.

About the Job:

The Indiana State Personnel Department is seeking a dedicated and qualified professional to join our team as a HR Manager for INDOT Fort Wayne District. This professional manages HR functions for the Fort Wayne District as part of statewide HR management services, functions in a highly responsible consultant for strategic projects and initiatives by analyzing and recommending solutions to statewide human resource issues within INDOT, and is a member of the district leadership team. HR Manager accomplishes work by formulating and implementing new solution(s) to achieve goals as set out by Human Resource Director and external executive management for district or statewide initiatives. This role consists of planning, developing, coordinating and evaluating human resources programs for assigned facilities and agency.

A Day In The Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Provides consultation and guidance to facility executives and staff regarding human resources functions/issues (e.g. employee relations, policy and procedures);
  • Serves as a liaison between assigned facilities and the State Personnel Department for the purpose of coordinating human resources functions and facilitating communication and referrals as necessary;
  • Identifies potential classification/compensation, reorganization problems and recommends solutions to management;
  • Develops curriculum, coordinates and/or conducts training on various human resources/management issues/topics (i.e., performance/leave management);
  • Reviews and makes recommendations on facility/agency policies, procedures, and work improvement plans;
  • Manages facilities' recruitment efforts/initiatives (i.e., job fairs open interviews) and provides management and oversight of HR's portion of agency new employee orientation;
  • Keeps abreast of new developments, legislative changes and court cases which impact upon areas of work;
  • Maintains compliance with federal and state regulations concerning employment;
  • Maintains Human Resource Information System records and compiles reports from database;
  • Assists in the evaluation of reports, decisions and results of assigned facilities in relation to established goals.
  • Recommends new approaches, policies and procedures to effect continual improvements in efficiency of assigned facilities/agency and services performed; and
  • Participates in developing facility/agency goals, objectives and systems.


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.

Preferred Experience:
  • Six (6) years work experience in human resources management including: employment law, employee relations, affirmative action, recruiting, human resource development, compensation, benefits, or accredited college training in a related field;
What we're looking for:
  • Broad knowledge of the principles, laws, regulations, theories and practices of human resources management and administration;
  • Thorough knowledge of statewide HR mission, vision, and goals;
  • Extensive knowledge of the laws, rules, regulations and policies as defined by the State Personnel Department, State Personnel Act, formal grievance procedures, Civil Rights legislation, and the overall mechanics of the merit and non-merit systems;
  • Extensive knowledge of the agency mission and administrative policies;
  • Extensive knowledge of specific human resources programs such as:  Affirmative Action, ADA, and employee relations;
  • Extensive knowledge of agency programs, structure and staffing;
  • Working knowledge of computer and software programs and the ability to utilize these skills in the completion of job duties;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills;
  • Ability to research and document findings;
  • Ability to formulate sound recommendations and make appropriate decisions with consideration of potential impact on agency/division statewide;
  • Ability to effectively prioritize a variety of projects/functions;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of management;
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality;
  • Ability to successfully negotiate resolutions to complex problems or situations;
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Ability to develop, implement, coordinate and present training programs (including the assessment of training needs and development of curriculum);
  • Ability to organize thoughts and ideas in a logical manner;
  • Ability to plan and organize the work of other employees;
Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:
This role provides direct supervision for one or more staff members.

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes:

  • Four (4) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages
  • Wellness program (offers eligibility into a discounted medical plan)
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution)
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • Group life insurance
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • New Parent Leave


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Nearest Major Market: Fort Wayne