State of Michigan, LEO-Labor and Econ Opportunity

Job Description

Employees in this job are part of the Senior Executive Service (SES) authorized and defined by Civil Service Commission Rule 4-6. Appointments are limited to a term not to exceed two years. Incumbents may be re-appointed to additional terms. Additional conditions of employment specific to the SES are addressed in the SES rule (Download PDF reader).

LEO is seeking to hire a Outreach Director to serve on our executive team. We’re seeking qualified candidates with experience working on public policy, stakeholder management, and public affairs. The ideal candidate has a strong commitment to public service, an interest in economic development, community development and workforce issues, and who appreciates the opportunity to solve difficult problems.

This position participates in the formulation and implementation of policies and programs critical to the mission and vision of the Department. This position advises and assists with the direction of activities with the Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) with primary focus on the strategic focus areas outlined in the department’s strategic plan. The incumbent serves as a liaison between the LEO Executive Team and the seventeen LEO agencies and offices to ensure alignment of vision and policy plans.

Required Education and Experience

Possession of a bachelor’s degree in any major.

Two years of professional, P11-level experience or one year of professional 12-level experience as a senior-level worker, a manager, or a staff/program specialist (includes administrative assistant) or equivalent.

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 (Download PDF reader).

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) (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 (Download PDF reader) 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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