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HR Business Partner

Date Posted:  May 15, 2022
Requisition ID:  323301

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. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


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.



The starting salary for this position traditionally ranges from $35,000 - $45,000 annually.


Position-Specific Information:

As a Human Resources Business Partner with the State of Indiana, you will provide diverse Human Resources support to one of the many agencies encompassed by the Indiana State Personnel Department's centralized Human Resources team. Assigned agencies could range from social services, infrastructure, public safety, protective services, natural resources, and more. 


About the Job:

The HR Generalist provides day-to-day consultation in, and facilitates the development, implementation, monitoring and coordination of, human resources programs for assigned state agency.  This role provides guidance and consultation on human resource issues, policies and procedures. 

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Provides day-to-day consultation and guidance to agency executives and local office staff regarding human resources functions/issues (e.g. employee relations, family medical leave, disability and workers’ compensation, performance management, policy and procedures);
  • Serves as a liaison between assigned state agency and the State Personnel Department for the purpose of coordinating human resources functions and facilitating communication and referrals as necessary;
  • Assists in the identification of potential classification/compensation and reorganization problems;
  • Assists in the development of curriculum, coordination and/or training on various human resources/management issues/topics (e.g. performance management);
  • Assists in the review of, and makes recommendations on, agency/division policies, work improvement plans and requests for working test extension;
  • May coordinate and/or conduct agency new employee orientation;
  • Keeps abreast of new developments, legislative changes and court cases which impact areas of work;
  • Maintains Human Resource Information System records and compiles reports from database;


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:

  • Thorough knowledge of the principles, laws, regulations, theories and practices of human resources management and administration;
  • Advanced knowledge of statewide HR mission, vision and goals;
  • Thorough knowledge of the laws, rules, regulations and policies as defined by the State Personnel Department, formal grievance procedures, Civil Rights legislation and the overall mechanics of the merit and non-merit systems;
  • Thorough knowledge of the agency mission and administrative policies;
  • Thorough knowledge of specific human resources programs such as FMLA, disability and workers’ compensation programs, ADA and employee relations;
  • Thorough knowledge of agency programs, structure and staffing;
  • Working knowledge of computer and software programs and the ability to utilize these skills in the completion of job duties;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills;
  • Ability to research and document findings;
  • Ability to formulate sound recommendations and make appropriate decisions with consideration of potential impact on agency/division statewide;
  • Ability to effectively prioritize a variety of projects/functions;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of management;
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality;
  • Ability to successfully negotiate resolutions to complex problems or situations;
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Ability to develop, implement, coordinate and present training programs (including the assessment of training needs and development of curriculum);
  • Ability to organize thoughts and ideas in a logical manner;
  • Ability to plan and organize the work of other employees.

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 premium discount for the medical plan and gift cards) 
  • 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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