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District Operations Manager

Date Posted:  Nov 17, 2023
Requisition ID:  434047

La Porte, IN, US, 46350

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 complete the application and interview process, as well as 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 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. 


Salary: The salary for this position traditionally starts at $75,010.00 but may be commensurate with education or work experience.


Location: This position is in INDOT's LaPorte District.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Setting priorities and ensuring the most effective utilization of personnel, time, and equipment for each task. 
  • Responsible for the coordination and response of INDOT personnel in emergency and snow and ice emergencies. 
  • Responsible for public safety coordination with State Police, County, and Municipal Officials during emergency and snow and ice emergencies. 
  • Responsible for planning, tracking, and meeting or exceeding operating budgets upwards of $5,000,000. 
  • Advise Highway Maintenance Director on methods, procedures, scheduling, and equipment available, as well as the purpose of the job and long and short-range programs that affect the work. 
  • Oversee the maintenance of all state and federal highways and bridges. 
  • Direct, plan and schedule maintenance activities within the sub district. 
  • Oversee staffing needs of the sub district on a daily basis which includes developing and analyzing sub district schedules that establish priorities between units and reflect the priorities of the district. 
  • Inspect and review work being performed, during and upon completion, for compliance with standards and specifications. 
  • Ensure the required equipment and materials are requisitioned. 
  • Responsible for submitting an annual work plan that identifies all road needs, including identifying larger projects and projecting material requirements and needs for rental equipment. 
  • Responsible for determining the necessary resource requirements based on the work plan submitted. 
  • Prepare written requests regarding future personnel needs of the sub district. 
  • Oversee maintenance and security of sub district buildings and grounds. 
  • Responsible for ensuring that all new employees are trained on all functions as well as on safety. 
  • Participate in the review and resolution of employee complaints and the grievance process. 
  • Conduct annual job evaluations, counseling, and discipline of employees, and is responsible for the recommendation for hiring of all sub district employees; and, performs other related duties as assigned. 
  • 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 have the following requirements to be considered for employment:  

  • High school diploma or equivalent. 
  • 2 years training or 2 years’ experience in related field. 
  • Must have thorough knowledge of highway maintenance/operations principles, practices, methods, and techniques relative to maintenance and repair of highway. 
  • Thorough knowledge and the ability to apply highway management principles and procedures as needed. 
  • Specialized knowledge and application of highway standards and specifications, highway statutes, and departmental and administrative rules and regulations. 
  • Ability to provide leadership and direction for all sub district employees. 
  • Ability to effectively communicate with sub district and district personnel as well as public officials and the public, both verbally and in written form. 
  • Ability to facilitate execution of sub district maintenance and operations work activities to meet district production goals and annual fiscal constraints. 
  • Ability to understand and comprehend both written and verbal instructions dealing with management and operations of INDOT’s initiatives. 
  • Ability to formulate sound management and fiscal recommendations and make appropriate decisions with consideration of potential impact on sub district and department. 
  • Ability to effectively prioritize a variety of projects/functions. 
  • Ability to work independently. 
  • Ability to motivate subordinates to accomplish department goals and initiatives. 

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role may provide 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 Rewards Program: Complete wellness activities to earn gift card rewards
  • 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 and is committed to recruit, select, develop, and promote employees based on individual ability and job performance. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunity to all people in all aspects of employer-employee relations without discrimination because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, or veteran status. We will comply with the spirit as well as the letter of all applicable state and federal laws. 


If you are a qualified individual with a disability and require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, you can request assistance by contacting the Indiana State Personnel Department at [email protected].


The State of Indiana has established a culture that welcomes equity, inclusion, and opportunity for all employees and applicants. We encourage you to apply if you feel you have the transferrable skills to be successful in this position and we look forward to reviewing your application.


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