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Warehouse Supervisor

Date Posted:  Nov 17, 2022
Requisition ID:  415458

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.


Agency Statement:

About the Indiana Department of Administration (IDOA):

IDOA centrally manages activities relating to state purchasing, the vehicle fleet, state travel, real estate leases, property disposition, and the Government Center Campus, among others. In addition to agency support, the department provides assistance to minority, women, and veteran business enterprises interested in state contracting opportunities. Through its activities, IDOA helps to ensure the smooth function of state government, finding efficient and effective solutions to government-wide needs.


Salary Statement: 

This position starts at $37,648.00 but is commensurate with education and experience.

About the Job:

The Warehouse Supervisor performs a wide variety of tasks in the supervision and overall operation of a large correctional institution warehouse and mailroom. In this position, you will be directing the stocking, ordering, inventory, rotating, and disbursing of goods and supplies; and the monitoring, distribution, and collection of facility and offender mail.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Direct and supervise the staff and inmates assigned to the warehouse and mailroom, assigning duties and monitoring the quality and efficiency of overall operations.
  • Maintain inventory of all perishable and non-perishable goods and supplies utilizing computerized bar-coding inventory system.
  • Order and schedule delivery of all items and supplies needed by the facility and commissary, ensuring accuracy and quality of orders upon delivery.
  • Oversee operation of “high-density racking” and other storage system utilized within warehouse.
  • Ensure proper storage procedures and rotation of stock for perishable items.
  • Work closely with Food Supervisor in maintaining proper inventory of food stuff.
  • Make recommendations regarding budgetary, staffing, or equipment needs of the warehouse.
  • Maintain the efficient operations of the mailroom, ensuring all safety standards and procedures are complied with for all incoming and outgoing staff and offender mail.
  • Train all lower-level staff in their assigned areas.
  • Operate forklift, hand truck, and other mechanical equipment as used in the warehouse, dock or mailroom areas.
  • Recruit, select, onboard, and train employees to ensure role responsibilities and expectations are clearly understood while providing opportunities to continue professional development.
  • Set expectations, measure progress, provide ongoing feedback, and evaluate the performance of employees. Ensure work adheres to quality standards, deadlines, and proper procedures.  


The job profile 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: 

  • Thorough knowledge of computerized inventory systems such as the bar-coding system.
  • Thorough knowledge of inventory management, bookkeeping, and record keeping specifically needed for a facility with limited storage capacity (30 days).
  • Thorough knowledge of high-density racking system.
  • Thorough knowledge of requisitioning, ordering, and disbursing procedures, consumption rates of stored items, and the proper methods of storing a variety of goods and supplies.
  • Extensive knowledge of state regulations in handling and storing foodstuffs and perishables.
  • Extensive knowledge of the safety regulations regarding incoming and outgoing staff and offender mail.
  • Ability to direct and train staff and inmates in the performance of duties, methods of storage, and the proper operation of all equipment.
  • Ability to operate forklift, hand truck, and other mechanical equipment in the warehouse and mailroom.
  • Ability to work with inmates and provide appropriate safety/security measures.
  • Ability to delegate work, set clear direction, and manage workflow.
  • Ability to effectively give feedback, provide guidance or corrective action, coach, and develop employee skillsets.

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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