Overview


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.

 

About the Lieutenant Governor’s Office: 
The Office of the Indiana Lieutenant Governor’s mission is to strengthen Indiana’s rural economies and communities through capacity building, advocacy and innovation in agriculture, small business, tourism, defense development, housing, and community economic development.

Salary:
The salary for this position begins at $50,000- $54,000 and may be commensurate with education and/or experience.


About the Job:

The Senior NLC Program Manager (SR NLC PM) assists the State Broadband Program Director in the Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) by providing peer coaching and across-district support for fellow program development staff. This position is in addition to NLC PM responsibilities outlined below.

 

The SR NLC PM position serves the state of Indiana OCRA and the Lt. Governor as the individual responsible for assisting with the management of Indiana’s NLC Program as the subject matter expert providing knowledge of concepts and theory that relate to multiple areas of specialization. They represent the interests of Indiana, the Lt Governor, and OCRA. The SR NLC PM is responsible for the development, delivery, and ongoing management of various short and long-term projects and programs relating to the programs utilizing NLC funds. This position will support policy analysis, short and long-term research, and evaluation of projects of the Office of Community and Rural Affairs.  The SR NLC PM provides excellent customer service and responsive communication to state-wide contacts of all disciplines. They are well versed in the technical requirements of all broadband programs. The SR NLC PM reports directly to the OCRA Broadband Program Director


A Day in the Life:

Incumbent administers multiple projects and/or programs within a state agency and serves as the specialist and final authority in several specific areas. Incumbent utilizes education, consultation, cooperative programming and coordination to accomplish goals. Representative duties include:

  • The Senior NLC Program Manager is responsible for supporting the day-to-day operations of the NLC team and will provide guidance, make decisions or elevate issues to the Broadband Program Director as appropriate;
  • Facilitate meetings with agency staff to enhance communication, address concerns and identify needed services;
  • Ascertain the educational needs of division staff in consultation with the Broadband Program Director related to grants and identify training opportunities;
  • Conduct random audits on any documents created or collected by division staff to ensure consistency and completeness;
  • Formulate, establish, interpret, compile and disseminate to applicable agencies and groups, all policies and procedures related to their responsible programs;
  • Review all incoming policy or procedural information for decisions on distribution;
  • Collaborate with Broadband Program Director to design and update grant applications and guidelines, evaluate existing applications, guidelines and instructions for consistency with federal and state requirements, agency policies and clarity;
  • Act as a technical consultant to the entire staff, clarifying and interpreting all procedures, providing references, developing and providing pieces of training, and resolving disputed issues;
  • Ensure 90% of projects funded from assigned programs meet designated timelines and budgets;
  • Ensure that users and project team members roles and responsibilities on the project are defined;
  • Coordinate and monitor activities of all parties involved in the project to ensure the system is completed on time and within budget;
  • Communicate project status to appropriate management and interested parties;
  • Ensure that user requirements, deliverables and approvals are defined;
  • Provide relevant information for inclusion in agency, state and national newsletters, newsletters and press releases;
  • Ensure proper documentation is submitted prior to approving program invoices;
  • Create and maintain a team atmosphere and work environment to promote project work productivity;
  • Serve as a liaison between agency and other state and federal agencies;
  • Attend community functions, meetings, workshops, etc. on behalf of OCRA;
  • Responsible for data collection, development of project data, and preparation of project reports, managing and maintaining research regarding various matters simultaneously;
  • Performs related duties as required.

What You’ll Need for Success:
  • B.S./B.A. degree or applicable experience required plus a minimum of five years of project management experience;
  • Advanced knowledge of project cost management, benefit analysis, risk management, funding and estimation of resources;
  • Considerable knowledge of project management theories and practices and the ability to apply that knowledge;
  • Establishes program goals, priorities and methodology;
  • Extensive knowledge of an entire program area(s);
  • Extensive knowledge of all source materials and references, including federal and state laws governing the projects/programs;
  • Extensive knowledge of the organization of the agency and of state and federal agencies dealing with the projects/programs;
  • Considerable knowledge of the information systems development life cycle, information technology, project tools and approaches to development and implementation;
  • Broad knowledge of grant administration, accounting and budget principles;
  • Ability to comprehend, analyze, interpret and correlate very technical material and make recommendations on implementation in current programs;
  • Ability to develop and implement new principles and policies and discern any far-reaching implications;
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing;
  • Ability to travel occasionally within the state and nationally;
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with federal and state agencies.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:
This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.

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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