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Senior Talent Acquisition Consultant

Date Posted:  Sep 3, 2021
Requisition ID:  236422

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.



This position traditionally starts at an annual salary of $47,476.  Salary for this position may be commensurate with education and job experience.

About the Job:

This position functions as the lead consultant workforce planning initiatives by providing high-level strategic planning, incorporating best practices in recruiting, sourcing, and selection for one of our agencies that has an emphasis on healthcare and social services.  This position will formulate and implement new solution(s) to achieve goals set out by internal and external executive management for agency and statewide initiatives. 

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Create, communicate and operationalize a long range workforce plan for the agency across the state by engaging with business partners to incorporate strategies for skill and competency identification as part of the workforce plan; 
  • Work in consult with agency leadership to develop strategies for retention, recruitment, training, coaching and knowledge management; 
  • Deploy measurable strategies to meet the business needs of the agency; 
  • Design and implement management tools to optimize Workforce Planning; manager dashboards, reporting, and trending; 
  • Advise management on the formulation and administration of plans and policies for human resource activities; 
  • Act as internal consultant by analyzing and recommending solutions to human resource issues relating to strategic workforce planning; 
  • Develop, revise and implement human resource policies and procedures; 
  • Prepare and maintain special internal and external reports utilizing PeopleSoft; 
  • Answer non-routine requests for information on policy interpretation; 
  • Develops, coordinates, and recommends changes for improvement in workflow; 
  • Develops methods and procedures for compiling and analyzing data; 
  • May lead special cross functional teams; 
  • Consult with internal and external managers on staffing issues, succession planning, workforce planning; 
  • Partner with other employees in HR to ensure best practices and the most efficient customer service is delivered; 
  • Evaluates strategies and programs to measure the achievement of established goals; 
  • Maintains project plans; 
  • Establishes timelines for project milestones and completion; 
  • Represent Indiana State Government at career events across the state, including at colleges and universities; 
  • Partner with other employees within Talent Acquisition and HR to ensure best practices and the most efficient customer service is delivered; 
  • Performs other related duties as assigned. 

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:

  • Broad knowledge of the principles, laws, regulations, theories and practices of Human Resource Management/Administration and Organizational Development; 
  • Extensive knowledge of Indiana State Government: organization, needs, policies and procedures; 
  • Considerable knowledge of SPD policies and procedures; 
  • Advanced knowledge of project management principles; 
  • Extensive knowledge of the laws, rules, regulations and policies as defined by the State Personnel Department, State Personnel Act, and formal grievance procedures 
  • Ability to analyze policies and procedures and be able to recommend improvements; 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; 
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills; 
  • Ability to think both logically and creatively; 
  • Ability to work cross functionally with an outcome focused approach; 
  • Ability to influence; 
  • Ability to formulate sound recommendations and make appropriate decisions with consideration of potential impact on agency/division/local office or facility/statewide; 
  • Ability to effectively prioritize a variety of projects and functions; 
  • Ability to research and document findings; 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships; 
  • Ability to formulate policy and manage multiple projects with competing deadlines; 
  • Ability to anticipate problems that would create barriers to achieving goals and initiate corrective action; 
  • Ability to initiate and maintain an extensive networking relationships both within and outside of state government; 
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with overlapping deadlines; 
  • Commitment to continuous learning. 

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role may serve as a team lead for an assigned work group.

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 


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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