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Executive Administrative Assistant

Date Posted:  Sep 14, 2022
Requisition ID:  381087

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.


About the Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD):

Our mission is to develop a premier workforce that will allow Indiana employers to flourish and entice businesses from outside our state to relocate to Indiana. Everyone at DWD will be required to think outside-the-box; to determine metrics that will allow for measurement and improvement and efficiencies to be made along the way. Cutting edge technologies will be utilized to help assess Indiana’s employment future. If managed properly, Indiana’s workforce will be second to none and completely prepared for the next phase of the state and country’s economic growth.



Salary for this role may be commensurate with education and/or experience.

About the Job:

As an Executive Administrative Assistant to the Commissioner, you will be involved with a variety of administrative duties within a state agency involving a high degree of discretion in interpretation, application and execution of agency department policies and programs.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Provide executive leadership with extensive and continuous calendar management, travel management, expense management, detailed meeting plan management and other executive support;
  • Arrange on- and off- site meetings, events, appointments & travel for departmental leadership with supporting materials as needed;
  • Ensure that executive leadership is informed of priorities, deadline and challenges;
  • Independently perform special projects that require a combined knowledge of administrative needs and technical operations;
  • Respond to a wide variety of request for information, policies and procedure, and executive action.   Analyze needs and problems and determine approach and priority.   This requests will come from different groups including legislators, external organizations and individuals and within the organizations;
  • Utilize efficient time management with the nuances of a complex administrative assistance at the executive level;
  • Operate independently with minimal supervision;
  • Available for rate yet necessary off-hour urgent business related tasks (evenings and weekends);
  • Other duties as required.


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:

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and operate with a high sense of urgency;
  • Ability to consistently demonstrate initiative, professionalism, poise and flexibility and work with an environment of frequent interruptions, conflicting priorities’ and varying workloads;
  • Ability to quickly learn departmental charge and programs and quickly gain knowledge of state government administrative polices, programs and structures;
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interface effectively with internal and external constituents;
  • Strong organization and prioritization skills, demonstrated history of successfully managing multiple concurrent initiatives and maintaining one’s own workflow;
  • Ability to coordinate and motivate diverse, professional and support personnel;
  • Ability to be creative in developing alternatives to meet the organizations’ needs.

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) 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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