Executive Recruiter - INDOT

State of Indiana - Indianapolis, IN3.6

Full-timeEstimated: $61,000 - $83,000 a year

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.

About Indiana State Personnel Department

As an agency operating a shared services model with embedded HR teams, it’s up to us to provide all executive branch agencies with top-notch HR solutions. As a full service HR provider, INSPD has opportunities in every discipline along each step of your career path.

About the job

This position functions as the lead consultant for the agency’s strategic workforce planning initiatives by providing high level strategic planning, incorporating best practices in recruiting, sourcing, and selection for one of our agencies that has an emphasis on healthcare and social services. This position will formulate and implement new solution(s) to achieve goals set out by internal and external executive management for agency and statewide initiatives.

A Day in the Life

  • Create, communicate and operationalize a long range workforce plan for the agency across the state by engaging with business partners to incorporate strategies for skill and competency identification as part of the workforce plan;
  • Consult with agency leadership to develop strategies for retention, recruitment, training, coaching and knowledge management;
  • Deploy measurable strategies to meet the business needs of the agency;
  • Design and implement management tools to optimize Workforce Planning; manager dashboards, reporting, and trending;
  • Advise management on the formulation and administration of plans and policies for human resource activities;
  • Act as internal consultant by analyzing and recommending solutions to human resource issues relating to strategic workforce planning;
  • Develop, revise and implement human resource policies and procedures;
  • Prepare and maintain special internal and external reports utilizing PeopleSoft;
  • Answer non-routine requests for information on policy interpretation;
  • Develops, coordinates, and recommends changes for improvement in workflow;
  • Develops methods and procedures for compiling and analyzing data;
  • May lead special cross functional teams;
  • Consult with internal and external managers on staffing issues, succession planning, workforce planning;
  • Partner with other employees in HR to ensure best practices and the most efficient customer service is delivered;
  • Evaluates strategies and programs to measure the achievement of established goals;
  • Maintains project plans;
  • Establishes timelines for project milestones and completion;
  • Represent Indiana State Government at career events across the state, including at colleges and universities;
  • Partner with other employees within Talent Acquisition and HR to ensure best practices and the most efficient customer service is delivered;
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

What We Are Looking For:

Six (6) years of experience in human resources management, retail management, plant management, or project management experience. Plus at least an additional two (2) years of supervisory experience. A combination of experience and accredited college and/or graduate training may be considered. (Concentration in a Behavioral or Social Science, Business Administration, Business Management, Human Resources Administration, Public Administration, Employment Law, or a related area preferred.)

You will be expected to promptly develop the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Broad knowledge of the principles, laws, regulations, theories and practices of Human Resource Management/Administration and Organizational Development;
  • Knowledge in healthcare and social services recruiting;
  • Extensive knowledge of Indiana State Government: organization, needs, policies and procedures;
  • Considerable knowledge of SPD policies and procedures;
  • Advanced knowledge of project management principles;
  • Extensive knowledge of the laws, rules, regulations and policies as defined by the State Personnel Department, State Personnel Act, and formal grievance procedures
  • Ability to analyze policies and procedures and be able to recommend improvements;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills;
  • Ability to think both logically and creatively;
  • Ability to work cross functionally with an outcome focused approach;
  • Ability to influence;
  • Ability to formulate sound recommendations and make appropriate decisions with consideration of potential impact on agency/division/local office or facility/statewide;
  • Ability to effectively prioritize a variety of projects and functions;
  • Ability to research and document findings;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships;
  • Ability to formulate policy and manage multiple projects with competing deadlines;
  • Ability to anticipate problems that would create barriers to achieving goals and initiate corrective action;
  • Ability to initiate and maintain an extensive networking relationships both within and outside of state government;
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with overlapping deadlines;
  • Commitment to continuous learning.


The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes:

  • Choose from four medical plans (including RX coverage), vision and dental
  • Wellness program that offers eligibility into a discounted medical plan
  • Health savings account, offered for most medical plans, includes state contributions
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to a private sector’s 401 K plan) with employer match, as well as a choice between two fully funded pension plans
  • Group life insurance
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off
  • The State of Indiana offers other generous 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
  • Free downtown parking

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Human Resources Management: 6 years (Required)
  • Supervisory: 2 years (Required)
  • Strategic Planning: 2 years (Preferred)
  • Talent Acquisition: 2 years (Preferred)
  • Project Management: 2 years (Preferred)