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Logistics Facility Manager

Date Posted:  Oct 1, 2021
Requisition ID:  257743

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204


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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 the Indiana Department of Homeland Security:
The Indiana Department of Homeland Security (“IDHS”) works 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to protect the people, property, and prosperity of the State of Indiana. We pursue this mission in order to achieve the highest level of safety and security for Indiana’s citizens, businesses, and infrastructure. It is also IDHS’s goal to efficiently and effectively mitigate and respond to threats and disasters, both natural and manmade. 
Salary Information:
The salary for this position starts at $35,568.00 annually but may be commensurate with education and experience.

About the Job:

This position is the Logistics Facility Manager for the Response and Recovery Division. In this capacity the Logistics Facility Manager ensures the readiness, maintenance, and operations of the Five Points Logistics Support Facility (LSF) and all IDHS response vehicles, commodities, and resources staged on the property for deployment in an emergency/disaster. This position is key to the success of the state’s resource support to local units of government during disaster response operations.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Maintains the Logistics Support Facility 6+ acre grounds and 5 buildings including physical security systems: alarm systems, access control, fencing, security cameras, critical environmental controlled storage, and key inventory. 
  • Provides direct oversight of the maintenance, repair, upgrade, or replacement of buildings, grounds, equipment, and services at the Logistics Support Facility and Alternate SEOC, to include but not limited to HVAC systems, electrical systems, alarm systems, utilities, buildings, fences, physical security and access control systems, and emergency backup generators.
  • Serves as primary supervisor of assigned work teams, contractors, and inmate labor crews provided by the Indiana Department of Correction through their offender labor program to accomplish tasks at the Five Points Logistics Support Facility as assigned. Must possess the skill level to complete the DOC training program for work crew supervisors.
  • Coordinates with other IDHS Divisions and other State Agency partners in the scheduling of equipment transportation, procurement deliveries, space allocation, and maintenance activities.
  • Assigned as primary (CDL Class A) driver for mobilizing assets including the Mobile Command Center (MCC), Event Coordination Center (ECC) and Satellite Office Solutions (SOS) used for special events and disaster emergency response.
  • Serves as primary POC for all tenants including coordination of asset movement and current policies.
  • Implements portions of the on-going maintenance and preventive maintenance program to ensure all Response Division equipment, commodities, and resources, including but not limited to the Mobile Command Center (MCC), Event Coordination Center (ECC), Satellite Office Solutions (SOS) units, POD Cameras, Mobile Video Expansion Units, etc. are in a constant state of readiness for disaster response operations.
  • Implements the decision, directives and polices issued by the Section Chief, Response Director, Director of Emergency Management and the IDHS Executive Director as they apply to the Logistics Support Facility.
  • Manages the facility’s asset inventory encompassing of over $2 million dollars of supplies, materials, equipment and rolling stock.
  • Works with FEMA/US DHS, USACE, DoD, and other federal partners regarding the requesting, procurement, reception, inventory, deployment, and recovery of commodities, equipment, supplies, and resources necessary to support state response operations. Coordinates with partner state agencies, district, and/or local public safety officials regarding requests for and deployment of state resources.
  • Provides 24/7 contact and availability for response to after-hours inquiries, and assistance to federal, state, and local authorities. Have the ability to work long hours on little or no notice, including working any shift.
  • Conducts research of new programs, projects, and initiatives to support and/or improve response logistical operations.
  • Conducting assessments to develop and contribute to sound financial plans to manage budgets, contracts, and agreements impacting the Logistical Support Facility.
  • Must possess superior oral and written communication skills. Should be comfortable speaking before and briefing, large groups of personnel. Must possess the skill level to facilitate teleconferencing and VTC management during large conference calls and for daily operations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

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:

  • Must have a minimum of two (2) years of experience in an industrial, manufacturing, or governmental facility working in facility management, mechanical, maintenance, warehousing, or material handling capacity.
  • Must be able to pass a CDL physical examination and obtain Class A CDL license.
  • Mechanical aptitude in the areas of, electrical, plumbing, welding, HVAC, small engines and generators is preferred.
  • The ability to operate/experience with facility maintenance/warehousing equipment such as: forklifts, tractors with brush hogs, snowplow attachments on pickups and backhoe/front loaders is required.
  • Due to the nature of emergency response work, the incumbent must have be available to respond to the facility, an in-state incident site, or an out-of-state deployment with little notice to support response operations.
  • Must possess the ability to make sound decisions regarding resource allocation and management during high stress operations.
  • Must possess the ability to multitask efficiently, delegate tasks appropriately, and manage multiple projects during high stress operations.
  • Excellent verbal, written/composition and problem-solving skills are required.
  • Must possess working knowledge of and practical skills in the use of Microsoft Office applications.
  • Must possess superior oral and written communication skills.
  • Should be comfortable speaking before and briefing, large groups of personnel.
  • Must possess the skill level to facilitate teleconferencing and VTC management during large conference calls and for daily operations.
  • Must have the ability to pass a standard background investigation.
  • Supervisory experience is preferred.
  • This position requires strong management and organizational skills, works independent of daily supervision, and will supervise 2 to 4 offender labor personnel provided by the Indiana Department of Correction on a daily basis.  The incumbent reports directly to the Logistics Section Chief.

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: 

  • 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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