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Corr. Physical Plant Director

Date Posted:  Sep 23, 2021
Requisition ID:  225421

Madison, IN, US, 47250

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. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


About the Indiana Department of Correction:

We promote public safety by providing meaningful, effective opportunities for successful re-entry.  As the model of best correctional practices, we strive to return productive citizens to our communities and inspire a culture of accountability, integrity and professionalism.


Salary Information:

This role starts at a base salary of $39,728.

About the Job:

In this role as the Physical Plant Director, you will be responsible for the safe and efficient management of all utility and maintenance functions at the Madison Correctional Facility.  You will be responsible for management of all utility and maintenance functions; including major facility projects, preventative maintenance scheduling, and the supervision of skilled foreman.  This position contributes to the agency by its ongoing monitoring and evaluation of the Madison Complex’s physical plant to ensure efficiency, effectiveness, and success.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Assist and direct maintenance supervisors in determining work priorities, planning maintenance, construction, and repairs, and ensuring safe and efficient generation and distribution of steam and water systems.
  • Supervise a complex distribution system including electrical and air conditioning systems, water softening and water treatment plants, and/or sewage disposal plants.
  • Plan, prepare work specifications or consult with outside engineers to implement repairs, renovations, remodeling, or construction to improve powerhouse for any facility construction jobs.
  • Provide long-range scheduling of work within each trade section within maintenance department to coordinate with contracted jobs and seasonal advantages.
  • Determine and explain to supervisors of powerhouse and maintenance section changes in policies, programs, or objectives as well as use of new tools and equipment.
  • Schedule deadlines and review progress and operation of each department of the engineering section to ensure quality and expeditiousness of work and control of materials and expense.
  • Develop training program for all trades in the engineering section including specialty trades for the powerhouse and water and sewage plants and supervise implementation of these programs.
  • Coordinate and generally supervise the preventive maintenance program.
  • Maintain inventory records, approve requisitions for supplies, equipment, and tools, and prepare budget recommendations and justifications for entire engineering section.
  • Ensure that all safety standards are maintained.
  • Provide full range of personnel duties including setting performance standards, appraising performance of subordinate supervisors, interviewing all new applicants, determining promotions and demotions as appropriate, recommending necessary disciplinary action, and advising subordinate supervisors in counseling and evaluating staff.
  • Prepare long-range building plans and/or long-range construction changes throughout institution and submit to administrative official for approval.

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 We're Looking For:

  • Extensive knowledge of the methods involved in the operation and maintenance of gas, coal, oil-fired boilers as well as all equipment and/or procedures used in overall powerhouse operation.
  • Thorough knowledge of safety standards to ensure efficient operation.
  • Thorough knowledge of the methods, practices, tools, materials, and equipment used in all trades.
  • Thorough knowledge of the methods involved in operation of all utility functions such as water softening and treatment, sewage disposal, air conditioning and electrical distribution.
  • Thorough knowledge of and ability to plan, understand and interpret detailed plans and specifications.

What You'll Need for Success:

  • Thorough knowledge of institution and state personnel policies, rules, and procedures.
  • Ability to coordinate many separate maintenance, utility, and powerhouse activities into an efficient, effective operation.
  • Ability to supervise, instruct, train, and direct the work of a variety of skilled craftsmen.
  • Ability to maintain records and prepare a variety of reports and budget justifications.
  • Ability to foresee problems, make adjustments, provide long- or short-range plans and implementing preventive maintenance programs.
  • Ability to keep abreast of changes and innovations in the field of powerhouse engineering, building construction and utility functions.

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) 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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