JOB: HOOSIER LOTTERY -Director of Security

Director of Security

Date Posted:  Oct 5, 2023
Requisition ID:  431646

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204

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.


Agency Statement


The mission of the Hoosier Lottery is to return maximum net income to the state in a socially responsible manner. By embracing our core values, we are better able to live up to our mission. Our core values are: 
•    Have a passion for excellence 
•    Be customer and consumer-centric 
•    Operate with the highest level of integrity 
•    Foster creativity, teamwork, and collaboration 
•    Commit to the growth and development of our team 

Salary Statement:   

The salary for this position traditionally starts at $90,058 but may be commensurate with education or work experience.

Role Overview

The Director of Security is appointed by the Executive Director and is qualified by training and experience in law enforcement or security to supervise, direct, coordinate, and administer all activities of the Security Department, per IC 4-30-6-1. He or she plans, organizes and directs the activities of the Security Department, protecting and ensuring the security and integrity of the Hoosier Lottery and its games, personnel and physical property, including buildings and drawing facilities (surveillance camera systems, badge access and alarm systems), personnel reviews (background investigations) and investigations related to players and retailers. An associate assigned to this position must qualify on a continuing basis with an authorized firearm selected by the Director of the Division of Security.  Qualification for proficiency must conform to the standards established by the Division of Security. An associate assigned to this position must have vision correctable to 20/30 or better. An associate assigned to this position may be required to undergo sporadic drug screening tests, either as part of the random testing of all Division of Security associates, or at the specific direction of the Executive Director when there is reasonable suspicion that drug abuse may be occurring by the associates.  A positive test result may be reason for immediate termination of employment. An associate assigned to this position may be subject to a physical examination by a physician licensed in the State of Indiana.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Directs activities of the Security Department and advises/ensures Hoosier Lottery compliance with IC 4-30;
  • Directs the activities of Lottery Investigators and Security Specialists whose duties include the identification, investigation and prosecution of law violators and suspected law violators;
  • Oversight of all Hoosier Lottery drawings (Draw games, 2nd Chance, promotional);
  • Establishes and maintains liaison with law enforcement agencies as necessary to conduct cooperative investigations and participate in criminal justice proceedings as needed;
  • Proactively utilizes electronic applications and systems to identify and detect fraudulent activity;
  • Prepares and administers the operational budget for the Security Department;
  • Advises the Executive Director and Executive Staff on security issues;
  • Oversees Security Case Management System;
  • Identifies and administers relevant and progressive training to Security Department employees including investigative training and techniques;
  • Manages physical security and safety operations for all offices (HQ, Mishawaka, Evansville) and draw studio, as well as certain locations at the warehouse/Decatur facility;
  • Maintains oversight of the Emergency Response Plan for Lottery offices and locations, ensuring periodic testing and appropriate execution in the event of an emergency;
  • Provides for the Security Department to undergo an external audit of the security of the Lottery on a bi-annual basis as required by statute.

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 with or without notice.

What You'll Need for Success:

You must meet the following requirements to be considered for employment:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice or a related field is preferred;  Equivalent related experience may substitute for formal education where appropriate;
  • Ten years of active law enforcement experience, at least five years of which must have been management capacity (per IC 7.1-2-2-8);
  • Sworn law enforcement officer in accordance with Indiana statutes;
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of investigative techniques, Indiana Code (specifically IC 4-30) and the criminal justice system within Indiana;
  • Ability to take appropriate actions and implement systems and programs which protect the integrity of Lottery operations, while maintaining positive relationships with employees, players, retailers and vendors;
  • Ability to investigate, analyze and resolve complex problems with little or no supervision;
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
  • Has never been convicted (adjudicated guilty) of any felony, has not been convicted (adjudicated guilty) of any felony, of a misdemeanor involving perjury or a false statement;
  • Has not been dishonorably discharged from any of the U.S. Armed Forces;
  • Has a good moral character as determined by a background investigation; and
  • Has completed a course of training established by the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in accordance with Indiana Law or be exempt under Indiana Code 5-2-1-9 (b).

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role may be utilized in a supervisory capacity based on agency needs.

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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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