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Travel Assistant

Date Posted:  Jun 14, 2022
Requisition ID:  355946

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 Lieutenant Governor's Office: 
The Office of the Indiana Lieutenant Governor’s mission is to strengthen Indiana’s rural economies and communities through capacity building, advocacy and innovation in agriculture, small business, tourism, defense development, housing, and community economic development. 


The salary for this position is commensurate with education and experience. 

About the Job:

The Special Assistant contributes to the mission of the Lieutenant Governor's office by providing prompt and safe transportation of the Lieutenant Governor to communities throughout Indiana. In coordination with the Deputy Chief of Staff and at the direction of the Director of Scheduling, the Special Assistant drives the Lieutenant Governor to all meetings, events, and public appearances. The Special Assistant also coordinates all supporting travel needs and maintains travel logs and maintenance records.  

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Responsible for safely transporting the Lieutenant Governor to various meetings and events throughout Indiana; 
  • Required to coordinate all travel needs with the agency travel coordinator, including vehicle and overnight accommodations, including those for the special assistant;
  • Responsible for collecting all documentation needed for expense reports and fuel receipts generated from the use of the Wright Express (WEX) card and submit to the agency travel coordinator;
  • Serve as a liaison between the office and IDOA with regard to scheduling maintenance items for vehicles within the LG fleet. He/she ensures that items are addressed and arranged in accordance with the office schedule and the LG’s needs; 
  • Maintain accurate, up-to-date travel logs and maintenance records;
  • Coordinate any additionally needed security personnel with the required departments (LG office, Indiana State Police etc.);
  • Work with various state officeholders (Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, etc.) as a touchpoint for event requests, constituent concerns, and appearances. He/she provides information to the offices in an effort to maximize the LG’s presence while assisting them with agency-related issues they may encounter;
  • Support the office's communications work by occasionally arranging unplanned, on-site media interactions and distributing any additional needed media requests to the communications director;
  • Support the office's communications work by taking photos and videos of the Lieutenant Governor as requested at events and meetings;
  • Provide assistance to the LG as needed with technology, including serving as a contact between the LG and Indiana Office of Technology and the agency security coordinators;
  • Assist the office with award presentations, thank you notes, birthday cards, retirement certificates, etc. Occasionally, maybe solely responsible for handling these tasks.

What You'll Need for Success:

  • Valid driver's license and at least 5 years of driving experience.
  • Outstanding driving skills, including a clean driving record.
  • Working knowledge of Windows and Apple products.
  • Proficiency in using GPS devices.
  • Knowledge of Indiana geographically.
  • Ability to problem solve and address schedule changes quickly while supporting the Lieutenant Governor.
  • Able to be trustworthy and discreet with sensitive and confidential information.

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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