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Small Agency HR Director

Date Posted:  Jun 15, 2022
Requisition ID:  369141
Location: 

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.

 

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:
The salary for this position traditionally starts at $63,000 annually.

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 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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