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Program Manager

Date Posted:  Sep 23, 2022
Requisition ID:  397777

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.

Agency Statement:


About the Integrated Public Safety Commission:
The IPSC staff is united in the belief that Project Hoosier SAFE-T will make Indiana a safer place to live and work. Project Hoosier SAFE-T gives first responders a vital tool they need to combat crime and save lives. It gives public safety agencies unprecedented ability to talk to one another. Indeed, the SAFE-T network has already inspired cooperation among all public safety officers at the state, federal and local level. Indiana's approach to public safety communications has been inclusive and technologically progressive, but designed with a firm recognition of fiscal reality. Our vision is to enable all public safety agencies to share a single, integrated, voice and mobile data communications network statewide. Hoosier first responders and public safety professionals deserve no less.

Salary Statement:


This position traditionally starts at $70,876 per year and may be commensurate with education and work experience.

Role Overview:

The IPSC Director of Emerging Technology (DET) is a catalyst for technology innovation. The DET provides strategic planning, direction, innovation, and overall execution of mission-critical communication applications and technology to support IPSC's mission to "save money and save lives". This position provides direction and leadership to our public safety stakeholders to further local, state and federal interoperable communication goals.

About the Job:

The Application Systems Analyst and Programming Manager works in an agency information technology division and is responsible for application systems analysis and programming activities for a group or section.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Define software and IT infrastructure requirements for the application software
  • Effectively uses resources to develop solutions
  • Direct information technology staff, resources, projects, and plans
  • Direct the development and implementation of information technology budgets, and/or related cost recovery methods
  • Direct the creation of feasibility studies and time and cost estimates
  • Plan and direct the acquisition and use of information technology products, services, and resources to meet the agency's mission, goals, and objectives
  • Develop and promulgate information technology policy and procedures
  • Manage the establishment of new or revised application systems and programs.
  • Assign personnel to projects and direct activities
  • Establish the major milestones and objectives for assigned projects and staff
  • Prepare performance reports and evaluates work
  • Confer with and advises subordinates on administrative policies and procedures, technical problems, priorities, and methods
  • Consult with personnel and management in other information systems sections to coordinate activities and ascertain technology needs
  • Prepare activity and progress reports regarding the activities of the applications systems and programming section.

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:

  • Broad knowledge of policies, standards, procedures, and techniques used for application development
  • Broad knowledge of application development software tools and application development software languages
  • Broad knowledge of both system and business applications and competent to work at the highest technical level and/or specialized area
  • Broad knowledge of Information Technology
  • Broad knowledge of current and emerging information technologies
  • Broad knowledge of system design, including knowledge of logic, management principles and new system design techniques
  • Ability to supervise and manage diverse human resources
  • Ability to perform effective project management
  • Ability to communicate, both orally and in writing.

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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