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Program Director

Date Posted:  Aug 6, 2022
Requisition ID:  377685

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.


About the Indiana Department of Health (IDOH):

The Indiana Department of Health’s mission is to promote and provide essential public health services for a healthier and safer state.



This position traditionally starts at $41,574 per year and may be commensurate with education and work experience. 

Next Level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below.


About the Job:

In this role, you will report directly to the Controller, the Finance Manager is responsible for a list of high-profile, critical activities on the behalf of senior leadership within the Finance Division for the State Health Laboratories, the Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education, and the larger agency as a whole.

A Day in the Life:

​The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • This position has responsibilities for the preparation, completion, and overall accuracy for the budget submission of both program areas.  
  • This position also oversees the setup and tracking of all budgetary concerns for multiple state funds, federal projects, and memoranda of understanding.  
  • This position extensively utilizes the Commitment Control, Project Costing, Budget Overview, and General Ledger modules of PeopleSoft Financials to develop financial plans and projections in coordination with program area subject matter experts, Grants Management Specialists, the Controller, the Chief Financial Officer, Division Directors, and where needed, external senior leadership from other state agencies.  
  • All activities must adhere to Federal and State rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and guidelines and must be uniformly consistent with generalized Finance Division rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and methods of best practice.  
  • The Finance Manager plays an absolutely critical role in grant processing, tracking of expenditures, and revenue, calculating potential splits with other agencies, and ensuring overall fiscal compliance.  
  • This position is the central hub of information between ISDH program areas, Finance Division leadership, and other relevant state agencies.

The job profile 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 requirements to be considered for employment: 

  • Work with program areas to develop standard operating procedures, methods of best practice, and overall operational enhancements as they pertain to finance.
  • Develop, review, and monitor program area budgets with leadership from Finance, State Health Labs, and the Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education.
  • Run, review, and make necessary budgetary corrections
  • Update the Controller and Chief Financial Officer regarding the financial stability and budget status of each of the aforementioned program areas.
  • Update the Controller on current financial standings of funding sources and projects.
  • Act as the primary point of contact for memoranda of understanding (MOUs) when funding streams cross state agencies or require regular reconciliations to journal expenses/revenues out of/into the fund/project.
  • Coordinate and enter journals to cleanup state funds and projects to aid in the reconciliation process completed by the assigned Accountant.  
  • Attend senior staff meetings for both program areas and act as the official liaison from the Finance Division.
  • Monitor the comprehensive billing, invoicing, and receiving processes for both program areas.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role provides direct supervision for one or more staff members.

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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