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Sr. TA Business Consultant

Date Posted:  Jul 25, 2022
Requisition ID:  384303

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 Human Resources 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.


Role Overview:

This position leads talent acquisition and workforce planning initiatives to a large agency within the State of Indiana. You will serve as the subject matter expert in these areas by providing high-level strategic planning, and incorporating best practices in recruiting, sourcing, and selection. This position will formulate and implement new solutions to achieve goals set out by internal and external executive management for agency and statewide initiatives. As a senior level team member of the Talent Acquisition team, you will achieve your goals through exempliary consultation to your customer agency.


Salary: This position traditionally starts at an annual salary of $59,000.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Develop, communicate, and operationalize long-range workforce plans for the assigned agency(ies) by engaging with business partners to implement talent acquisition strategies.
  • Consult with agency leadership to develop strategies for recruitment, retention, training, coaching, succession planning, and knowledge management.
  • Serve as the subject matter expert for talent acquisition and programming. Ensures system use, and engagement reflects best practices.
  • Deploy measurable strategies to meet the talent acquisition and business needs of the agency.
  • Act as internal consultant by analyzing and recommending solutions to human resource issues relating to strategic workforce planning.
  • Prepare and analyze internal and external reports and data relating to talent acquisition and workforce planning. Provide data consultation to internal customers.
  • Develops, coordinates, and recommends changes for improvement in recruitment workflow.
  • Consult with internal and external managers on staffing issues, succession planning, and workforce planning.
  • Evaluate strategies and programs to measure the achievement of established goals.
  • Represent Indiana State Government at career events across the state, including at colleges and universities.
  • Advise management on the formulation and administration of plans and policies for human resource activities.
  • Partner with the Talent Acquisition team and HR to ensure best practices and the most efficient customer service is delivered.

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 with or without notice.

What You'll Need for Success:

You must meet the following requirements to be considered for employment:

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred, or equivalent related experience required.
  • Three years (3+) of human resources experience including recruitment, retention, workforce planning, and project management.
  • Broad knowledge of the principles, laws, regulations, theories, and practices of Human Resource Management and Organizational Development.
  • Ability to formulate sound recommendations and make appropriate decisions with consideration of the potential impact on agency/division/local office/ or facility/statewide.
  • Ability to analyze policies and procedures and be able to recommend improvements.
  • Ability to influence and lead without direct authority in a meaningful way that builds relationships.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills.
  • Advanced analytical and data analysis skills and problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to establish and implement strategies.
  • Proven ability to influence and coach at various levels within an organization including senior-level positions.
  • Ability to make decisions and operate in a team environment with respect to complex issues and business requirements with a high degree of exposure.
  • Ability to anticipate problems that would create barriers to achieving goals and initiate corrective action.
  • High level of ability to initiate and maintain extensive networking relationships both within and outside state government.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with overlapping deadlines.


You must satisfy the following requirements to continue employment:

  • Extensive knowledge of the laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures as defined by the State Personnel Department, State Personnel Act, and formal grievance procedures.
  • Extensive knowledge of Indiana State Government, including organization, needs, policies, and procedures.
  • Extensive knowledge of agency programs, structure, and staffing.

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) 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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