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Small Agency HR Director

Date Posted:  Oct 12, 2021
Requisition ID:  270341

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 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.


Salary for this position may be commensurate with education and job experience.

About the Job:

The Director of Human Resources functions as a consultant for strategic projects and initiatives by analyzing and recommending solutions to human resource issues.  This position formulates and implements new solution(s) to achieve goals as set out by internal and external executive management for agency, division, or statewide initiatives.  

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Advises management on the formulation and administration of plans and policies for human resource activities;
  • Acts as internal consultant by analyzing and recommending solutions to human resource issues relating to assigned program or section area;
  • Develops, revises and implements human resource policies and procedures;
  • Prepares and maintain special internal and external reports utilizing PeopleSoft;
  • Answers 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;
  • Consults with internal and external managers on staffing issues, succession planning, workforce planning, etc.;
  • Partners with others in human resources and operations to ensure best practices and the most efficient customer service is delivered;
  • Assesses organizational development needs of operating and business functional units;
  • Leads the design, development and implementation of programs, policies and strategies tailored to meet organizational development needs and program goals;
  • Evaluates strategies and programs to measure the achievement of established goals;
  • Manages and develops strategic compensation analysis and initiatives;
  • Maintains project plans;
  • Establishes timelines for project milestones and completion.

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.

What You'll Need for Success:

  • The ideal candidate should minimally have a bachelor's degree and/or 4 years of comparable experience.
  • Broad knowledge of the principles, laws, regulations, theories and practices of Human Resource Management/Administration and Organizational Development;
  • Extensive knowledge (or the ability to gain) of Indiana State Government: organization, needs, policies and procedures;
  • Considerable knowledge (or the ability to gain) of State Personnel Department policies and procedures;
  • Advanced knowledge of project management principles;
  • Extensive knowledge (or the ability to gain) of the laws, rules, regulations and policies as defined by the State Personnel Department; 
  • Ability to analyze policies and procedures and be able to recommend improvements;
  • Effectively communicate, both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to work independently, anticipate problems and initiate corrective actions;
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills;
  • 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.

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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