State of Michigan, LEO-Labor and Econ Opportunity

Job Description

Directs the operational activities of the Sixty by 2030 Division which includes strategic planning, developing policies and procedures, setting priorities, financial feasibility, and compliance of state programs. This includes the Futures for Frontliners, Reconnect, and other affiliated programs. Ensure quality services are being provided and funds are expended in a timely manner.

This position engages with various LEO staff, as well as the Michigan Works system, educational entities (postsecondary), community and governmental partners to successfully execute student reconnect strategies and measure performance toward successful outcomes.

Position Description

Required Education and Experience

Possession of a bachelor’s degree in any major.

Two years of experience as a professional manager or program/staff specialist, or equivalent experience.

Professional work experience is gained in a professional occupation or classification requiring a bachelor’s degree (or the Civil Service determined equivalent). To qualify at this level, the professional work experience should show progressively more responsible job duties from the entry level (9) through the experienced level (P11) or advanced level (12) in state service. For an example of professional work and the growth, please see the Departmental Analyst Job Specification.

Alternate Education and Experience

Alternate Education and Experience:
Education level typically acquired through completion of high school and three years of safety and regulatory or law enforcement experience at the 14 level; or, two years of safety and regulatory or law enforcement experience at the 15 level, may be substituted for the education and experience requirements.

Additional Requirements and Information

Please attach a cover letter, detailed resume, and your official college transcript(s) to your application. For our purposes, “official college transcripts” must contain the college/university name and address, the degree conferred, date granted, coursework completed (especially if no degree granted), and the Registrar’s signature and/or seal. A scanned or electronic copy is acceptable, if it contains the elements listed above. The college/university does not have to send the transcript directly to LEO.  For more information regarding official transcripts, click here (Download PDF reader).
Applicants who possess a degree from a foreign college or university must have their academic credentials evaluated or converted into U.S. educational equivalents unless the degree has been recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).  Go to evaluators for a list of accepted organizations that evaluate foreign credentials.  Failure to provide this evaluation at the time of application may result in you being screened out of the process.
Information provided in your application, resume, cover letter, transcripts, and any other documentation provided will be used to verify responses to the supplemental questions. Unsupported responses may not be considered further.
All classified employees are subject to Civil Service Rule 2-8 Ethical Standards and Conduct and will be expected to disclose any personal and financial interests that may conflict with official duties as a classified employee.
All newly hired state employees are required to submit and pass a pre-employment drug test prior to their actual appointment. Certain positions within the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity may also require state criminal, fingerprint-based and driving record background checks. Any position offer will be conditional until results of the background checks and drug test indicate eligibility for employment.
The Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.

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