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Highway Maintenance Director

Date Posted:  Jul 9, 2021
Requisition ID:  226681

Seymour, IN, US, 47274


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 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.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of this role.


The salary for this position is commensurate based upon education and/or work experience.

About the Job:

This position serves as Director of the District’s Highway Maintenance division, overseeing the management of Highway Maintenance and Operations (e.g., roadway maintenance, bridge maintenance, winter operations, traffic, and each Sub District’s Work Program) to ensure that proper and efficient management practices are followed. This position establishes a strategic operating plan that incorporates technological and regulatory changes along with identifying short and long term goals that are consistent with those of the District and the mission of the Department. This position directly reports to the District Deputy Commissioner.

A Day in the Life:

  • Ensures proper and efficient management practices are followed;
  • Establishes strategic maintenance plan that defines the District’s Maintenance Work Program production requirements to meet fiscal constraints and incorporates anticipated regulatory changes, and identifies short and long term goals for the District’s highway maintenance program, consistent with the mission of the Department;
  • Develops and implements policies and procedures for the Highway Maintenance division;
  • Responsible for efficient allocation of all resources (e.g., staff utilization, budget allocation, proper application of technology and equipment);
  • Establishes management operating procedures to monitor the Highway Maintenance division work process and assess cost effectiveness of programs;
  • Regularly meets with Sub District Managers and Unit Foremen to discuss established project priorities and section progress towards short and long term goals;
  • Supervises Sub District managers (e.g., provides developmental opportunities, coaches staff to foster development, evaluates performance, approves section staffing levels, recommends discipline);
  • Monitors work performance of District Maintenance staff in conjunction with other department divisions, utilizing department decision support systems;
  • Ensures staff remain abreast of regulatory changes and applies knowledge to work place;
  • Informs staff of activities in the Maintenance division through internal communications and regular meetings and updates staff on policy changes, area/development activities to foster team spirit;
  • Represents Maintenance division, District or Department at meetings and seminars with local, county and federal officials, engineers, consultants and the general public pertaining to INDOT highway maintenance and operations activities;
  • Acts on the behalf of the Commissioner of the Indiana Department of Transportation and the District Deputy Commissioner;
  • Performs other related duties as assigned. 

What We're Looking For:

  • High School graduate or equivalent required;
  • Undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering, Business, Project Management, Management, or Engineering Technology preferred; 

What You'll Need for Success:

  • Must have a minimum of ten (10) years of highway maintenance/operations (or related discipline) experience and have a minimum of five (5) years of supervisory and/or management experience in highway maintenance/operations or related discipline;
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license;
  • Must have a broad knowledge of highway operations and management techniques;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal relations skills;
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills;
  • Ability to facilitate execution of 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 the potential impact on the Department and District;
  • Ability to effectively prioritize a variety of projects/functions;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of management;
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Ability to organize thoughts and ideas in a logical manner;
  • Ability to plan and organize the work of other employees; 
  • Ability to motivate subordinates to accomplish Department goals and initiatives.


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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Nearest Major Market: Seymour