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Assistant Director

Date Posted:  Nov 18, 2022
Requisition ID:  414426

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204


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.

Agency Statement:


About the Indiana Department of Health (IDOH):
The Indiana Department of Health’s mission is to promote, protect, and improve the health and safety of all Hoosiers so that they can reach their optimal health regardless of where they live, learn, work, or play.

Salary Statement:

The salary for this position traditionally starts at $75,010 but may be commensurate with education or work experience.


The Immunization Division is one of six divisions within the Public Health Protection and Laboratory Services Commission of the Indiana Department of Health (IDOH).  The IDOH Immunization Division is one of 61 states and US territories funded through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to develop, implement, assess, and promote immunization-related activities with the goal of achieving and sustaining high immunization coverage, reducing vaccination disparities, and decreasing the incidence of vaccine preventable diseases.  The IDOH Immunization Division is committed to the prevention of disease, disability, and death among Hoosiers across the lifespan through a collaborative approach to improve vaccination coverage and access to vaccines.


The Immunization Division is organized into four sections consisting of 33 staff: Immunization Information System (IIS) Operations, Division Operations, Vaccine Access and Management, and Immunization Assessment and Promotion. The ISDH Immunization Division Deputy Vaccine Access and Management Director (Deputy Director) will plan, manage, and coordinate all Vaccines for Children (VFC) and 317 provider vaccine ordering, management, and accountability functions to support the Vaccine Access and Management (VAM) section to achieve the grant deliverables associated with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) cooperative agreement. This section includes the Quality Assurance (QA) team and Vaccine Ordering and Accountability (VOA) team, and two coordinators focused on adult/outbreak response and maternal immunization/perinatal hepatitis B prevention efforts. The incumbent assists in the management of the overall day-to-day operations and personnel of the Immunization Division as the Deputy Director to assure the successful achievement of the division’s mission, vision, and program objectives. The incumbent directly supervises four (4) staff and provides strategic direction for a team of thirteen professional staff (15).

About the Job:

The Assistant Director is involved with a variety of executive duties within a state agency or facility involving a high degree of discretion in interpretation, application and execution of a division’s policies and programs. In this position, you will supervise front-line supervisors or staff.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Review and evaluate organizational effectiveness, goal determination, and strategic planning, etc., makes recommendations for improvement.
  • Assist the Director with developing and coordinating plans and policies, resources, and mission as well as goals, vision and expectations of agency or program.
  • Provide guidance to agencies and the public regarding applicable laws and rules.
  • Supervise subordinate personnel including hiring, determining workload, and authorizing assignments, training, monitoring, and evaluating performance, and initiating corrective or disciplinary action.
  • Assist with monitoring agency or program budget including revenues, expenditures, and budget projections.
  • Communicate with news and other media and respond to media questions or requests in an appropriate public relations manner.
  • Coordinate with other government officials on planning issues.
  • Recruit, select, onboard, and train employees to ensure role responsibilities and expectations are clearly understood while providing opportunities to continue professional development.
  • Set expectation, measure progress, provide ongoing feedback, and evaluate the performance of employees.  Ensure work adheres to quality standards, deadlines, and proper procedures.  

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 with or without notice. 

What You'll Need for Success:

You must meet the following requirement to be considered for employment:

  • Extensive knowledge of agency and/or organizational program(s) and business practices.
  • Extensive knowledge of State programs and resources, public policy, and program evaluation.
  • Ability to develop and/or measure program outcomes.
  • Ability to create and maintain strong working relationships with key public and private government and business leaders.
  • Ability to identify problems, determine accuracy and relevance of information, and use sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives and to make recommendations.
  • Ability to work with internal and external customers to assess needs, provide assistance, resolve problems, and satisfy expectations.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships, establish credibility, and influence leaders at all levels.
  • Make logical, well-informed, and objective decisions. Ability to perceive the impact and implications of decisions.
  • Ability to identify problems. Determine accuracy and relevance of information. Implement sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives and to make recommendations.
  • Ability to assign work, set clear direction, and manage workflow.
  • Ability to effectively provide feedback, guidance or corrective action to coach and develop employee skillsets.

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) 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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