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Seasonal Worker - Library Svcs

Date Posted:  Oct 4, 2021
Requisition ID:  269981

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 Indiana Department of Transportation:
The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) provides a dynamic workplace that serves Indiana citizens, improves our state’s quality of life, and enhances its economic opportunity. INDOT has a number of innovative programs and projects, including Public-Private Partnerships, Green Initiatives, and cutting-edge uses of materials and assets. As part of the State of Indiana, INDOT offers a competitive total compensation package, as well as outstanding work/life balance. Whether you are an established professional in the transportation field or just starting your career, INDOT has exciting and challenging opportunities for you. 


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



About the Job:

This position will serve as a Library Services Seasonal Worker for the Multimodal Division of the Indiana Department of Transportation.  The seasonal worker will be responsible for a variety of division projects and support.  The objective of the position is to provide a valuable learning experience, as well as to assist the agency in completing their assignments and responsibilities.  The successful applicant will report to Venetta Keefe.

A Day in the Life:

  • Seeking a second year Technical Services or Archival Management library science student to complete an information service project for the Rail Service (RPO) Department.  The selected candidate will create a cataloguing system for rail documents including Passenger Rail, Reference Materials, Code Administration and Grants. There are more than 4,000 documents in this cataloging project. 
  • The Rail Programs office is the regulatory department for the rail industry in the state, and as such has a statutory responsibility to maintain certain documents and records. 
  • Project can be used as a practicum or capstone project and is eligible for academic credit as LIS 606

What You'll Need for Success:

  • Working towards a master’s degree in Library and Information Sciences with a Technical Services, Archives Management or related specialization
  • Relevant work experience preferred
  • Basic knowledge of the mission and role of INDOT (provided)
  • Basic understanding of state policies, procedures, rules, and regulations
  • Knowledge of state government structure, administrative procedures, and the legislative process
  • Ability to research, draft, and edit data and reports.
  • Analytical skills
  • Ability to handle multiple projects.
  • Ability to operate computer programs.  (Will want specific program here; we’ll make it clear they can learn the interface, but they already need basic skills with database design)
  • Good research and writing skills.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills suitable for a wide variety of contacts
  • Confidence and ability to learn on the job and adapt quickly to changing circumstances.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

This seasonal position does not offer benefits and is limited to 180 working days in an eleven (11) month continuous period  


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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