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Project Manager Supervisor

Date Posted:  Nov 30, 2021
Requisition ID:  263201

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 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:

The Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) is the agency charged with administering the federal unemployment insurance benefits program.  The United States Department of Labor requires DWD to meet many federal performance metrics in order to keep its federal funding for administration of that program.  DWD utilizes many complex systems in order to quickly and efficiently administer the program.  The Quality, Policy, Integrity, and Training Division of the Unemployment Insurance (UI) Program is responsible for ensuring that the agency is meeting quality metrics, for assisting employees in meeting quality metrics, for troubleshooting issues that arise in the UI system, for issuing policies and instructions to address changes in federal or state law, and for ensuring internal and external integrity of the UI system through monitoring, fraud prevention, and spearheading projects to improve integrity and quality work.  The Division is also responsible for determining how projects and decisions related to the administration and improvement of the UI program will impact the need for additional federal grants to fund projects, as well as any existing federal grant money awarded to the UI program. 

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this roles are as follows:


  • Develop and directs the strategic planning of multiple projects;
  • Oversee coordination of personnel and resources required to successfully complete projects;
  • Develop budgets, policies, procedures to support the project management team and infrastructure;
  • Oversee each projects’ approach, timing and impact simultaneously;
  • Provide advisory services when required;
  • Provide coaching, guidance, direction and leadership to the project team and project manager in relation to various issues, risks, activities, general management and project approach;
  • Supervise and Directs the team of UI Project Managers; includes providing support and guidance on all assigned projects, assigning projects, and coordinating work assignments;  
  • Ensure all projects are progressing and will meet timelines;
  • Provide conflict resolution within project teams;
  • Evaluate performance of team and each individual project manager to maximize productivity;
  • Conduct performance appraisals and employee discipline as required;
  • Collaborate with the UI Chief and Associate Chief to determine the priority of the project list and assignment;


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.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of this role.

What You'll Need for Success:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Project Management, Management, Business, or the equivalent; OR five (5) years of relevant managerial, program management, Workforce or Unemployment Insurance experience; 
  • Three years of experience supervising; or experience supervising project managers preferred;
  • Project Management certification preferred;
  • Experience managing large business projects, or improving business processes;
  • Strong leadership, organization and communication skills;
  • Ability to create and evaluate complex project plans;
  • Experience in using project management software;
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills;
  • Ability to formulate sound recommendations and make appropriate decisions with consideration of potential impact on operations;
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle multiple competing tasks.

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) and vision/dental coverages 
  • Wellness program (offers premiums discount for the medical plan) 
  • 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 
  • DWD GOAL (Go Out and Learn) Tuition Assistance Program - Eligible employees have access to up to $5,000 in tuition assistance per fiscal year 


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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