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Safety Program Director

Date Posted:  Oct 21, 2021
Requisition ID:  259583

Greenfield, IN, US, 46140


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. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


About Indiana Department of Transportation:
The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) provides a dynamic workplace that serves Indiana citizens, improves our state’s quality of life, and enhances its economic opportunity. INDOT has a number of innovative programs and projects, including Public-Private Partnerships, Green Initiatives, and cutting-edge uses of materials and assets. As part of the State of Indiana, INDOT offers a competitive total compensation package, as well as outstanding work/life balance. Whether you are an established professional in the transportation field or just starting your career, INDOT has exciting and challenging opportunities for you.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of this role.


The salary for this position is commensurate based upon education and/or work experience.

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:

  • 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.

What You'll Need for Success:

  • 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 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: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages 
  • Wellness program (offers premiums discount for the 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 
  • Free Parking 
  • Free LinkedIn Learning 


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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