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Background Verification Specialist

Date Posted:  Oct 23, 2019
Requisition ID:  24304

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.


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


This position traditionally starts at an annual salary of $22,282.

About The Job:

We are searching for a dynamic, talented, and qualified entry-level professional to join our team as a Background Verification Specialist.  If this is you, while in this role you will serve as a Background Verification Specialist within Shared Services and float to smaller centralized agencies performing specialized professional duties associated with human resources administration activities.  Work is broad in nature, requires the application of human resources policies and procedures and regularly entails authorized access to confidential employee information.  

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Assists centralized agencies with the hiring process, including completing employment and education verifications;
  • Provides excellent customer service to both internal and external customers;
  • Provides assistance as needed with maintaining personnel records per IARA retention guidelines.


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 We're Looking For:
  • Your an ideal candidate for this role if you minimally have a high school diploma or GED and/or 2 years of comparable experience.
What You'll Need For Success:
  • Extensive knowledge of office practices, procedures, and programs;
  • Extensive knowledge of composition, grammar, spelling, and punctuation;
  • Ability to use PeopleSoft HR and SuccessFactors at an intermediate to advanced level;
  • Ability to operate commonly used manual and automated office equipment;
  • Ability to work with a variety of Microsoft Office software products at an intermediate to advanced level;
  • Considerable knowledge of the State of Indiana's human resources functions, systems, processes, procedures, and practices;
  • Ability to perform a variety of tasks simultaneously;
  • High level of organizational skills;
  • Top-notch attention to detail to maintain accuracy;
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:
This role does not provide direct supervision to 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:

  • 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
  • Generous 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 downtown parking
  • Tuition Reimbursement


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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