Department of State Aide 6-E8 Lansing- East Michigan Avenue #228 and Ingham County Branch Offices
POSITION DUTIES - The Department of State Aide will service customers by reviewing requests, eligibility, and application requirements; processing transactions; educating customers on services and alternative methods; and working with a sense of purpose, urgency, and accuracy for Michigan citizens. Review additional information about the position's responsibilities here: Position Description Dos Aide 6-E8 (Download PDF reader)
APPOINTMENT TYPE/BENEFITS - This position is Full-Time. Therefore, you would be eligible to participate in the benefits offered by the state.
WORK SCHEDULE - As a Full-Time position, the incumbent(s) will work a varied schedule of 40+ hours per week. Occasional travel may be required for relief assignments at other branch offices. To be considered for these positions, please be advised that you must be available to work any of the following days/hours during your appointment:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
- Saturday: 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
- Note: Employees may be required to work on Saturdays, in accordance with contractual agreements
Selected applicants for Branch Office positions have the opportunity to transfer to other branch offices within the Branch Operations Division once employed.
MDOSJOBS Required Education and Experience
Educational level typically acquired through completion of high school.
Department of State Aide 6
No specific type or amount is required.
Department of State Aide 7
One year of experience equivalent to a Department of State Aide 6.
Department of State Aide E8
Two years of experience equivalent to a Department of State Aide, including one year equivalent to a Department State Aide 7.
You must apply for this vacancy through the NEOGOV system; click on "Apply" in the job posting for instructions in submitting your electronic application. Your application for any position does not guarantee that you will be contacted by the Department for further consideration. Only those applicants interviewed will be notified of the results.
Civil Service Commission Rule 2-7 requires that all newly hired state employees submit to and pass a pre-employment drug test prior to their actual appointment. Due to the nature of work of the Department of State criminal records will be checked. Any position offer will be conditional until results of the criminal background record checks indicate eligibility for employment.
CDLKTEX: Pursuant to the Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Enhancement (CMVSE) Act and the requirements established by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), this designation requires a nationwide criminal history background check prior to position appointment. The employee, once appointed, is required to successfully complete a formal CDL training course, and knowledge test prior to certification as a CDL Knowledge Test Examiner. Additionally, the incumbent will be required to pass refresher training and examination every four years.
SECCHDPOS: Position requires incumbent to be a United States Citizen and pass a thorough background investigation to comply with Public Act 7 of 2008, Public Act 23 of 2008, and the Memorandum of Agreement between the State of Michigan and the Department of Homeland Security.
As part of the Department of State’s continued efforts to produce secure driver’s licenses and personal identification cards, state law (Public Act 7 of 2008) requires the Department to perform security checks on designated positions. This notice is to inform you that if you are appointed to a Security Checked Position, you must provide proof of U.S. Citizenship and continue to meet the requirements for the duration of the position. Employment may be terminated if U.S. Citizenship cannot be verified by the first day of employment. The following documents may be used to verify proof of citizenship*:
Original certified birth certificate issued by a government unit in the U.S. or U.S. territory
- Valid, unexpired U.S. passport
- Certificate of Citizenship (N-560, or N-561)
- Certificate of Naturalization (N-550, N-570 or N-578)
- Note: Photo identification must be provided. The current legal name and date of birth on the citizenship and identity documents should match. Spelling needs to match exactly. Date of birth needs to be an exact match. If the current legal name is different from the name on the birth certificate, the employee must show legal proof of the name change (i.e. original marriage license, divorce decree or court order).
View the job specification at: http://www.michigan.gov/documents/DepartmentofStateAide_12503_7.pdf (Download PDF reader)
State employment also offers rewarding careers where you can help Michiganders enjoy better lives. Many State of Michigan jobs offer alternate work schedules and remote-work options that can help give the flexibility you need. In 2022, Forbes ranked the State of Michigan in the Top 10 of America’s Best Employers For New Grads and as the #1 employer for new grads in government services. More details on benefits for our new hires are below:
Rewarding Work: State of Michigan jobs allow you to serve Michiganders in many different ways depending on your interests and skills. Help preserve and protect our environment and the public health; enforce state laws and regulations; advocate for children, families, and victims of discrimination; support our state’s military and veterans; rebuild our state’s infrastructure; or support other state agencies through our fiscal, IT, and HR systems.
Insurance Benefits: The State of Michigan offers health, mental health, dental, and vision insurance to eligible career employees, their spouses, and their children. The state also covers a life-insurance benefit of two times employees’ annual salary (up to $200,000). The state also offers long-term-disability insurance that can provide continuing benefits if an injury or illness prevents employees from working. More information is available at www.mi.gov/employeebenefits.
Retirement Programs: The State of Michigan offers 401(k) and 457 plans for new hires to save for retirement. The state will automatically contribute an amount equal to 4% of your pay to a 401(k) account. The state will also match up to 5% of your pay if you contribute to your 401(k) account. Your contributions vest immediately, and the state’s contributions fully vest after just 4 years. More information is available at http://www.mi.gov/orsstatedc.
Vacation and Sick Leave: Eligible full-time employees receive between 15 and 35 personal days and 13 sick days per year that may be rolled over to the following year if not used. Eligible employees also receive an additional day each year for community service or school functions.
Paid Parental Leave: Eligible employees can take 12 weeks of paid leave immediately after a birth or adoption to allow needed time together at home with a new child.
Paid Holidays: Eligible employees receive 13 or 14 paid holidays each year including New Year’s Eve and Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, the Fourth of July, Labor Day, Election Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving Friday, Christmas Eve and Day.
Bonus Programs: Eligible employees with five years of service also receive annual longevity bonuses that grow as seniority increases. Some positions also may qualify for recruitment, retention, and performance bonuses or other special pay premiums.
Military Pay Differential: Employees in the guard or reserves may also qualify for supplemental pay benefits if miliary pay during qualifying duty is less than normal state pay. Prior military service may also allow seniority credits to accelerate eligibility for longevity bonuses and additional personal leave accrual.
Tax-Advantaged Programs: In addition to 401(k) and 457 retirement accounts, the state also offers flexible spending account (FSA), health savings account (HSA), and qualified transportation fringe benefit (QTFB) programs that can help you save money by reducing your taxable income.
Student Loan Forgiveness: Working for the State of Michigan may allow you to participate in programs that forgive the balance of qualifying student loans. Information to help determine if you could qualify is available from the U.S. Department of Education.
Tuition Reduction: Some colleges and universities offer savings to eligible employees and family members to further their education while working for the State of Michigan.
Professional Development: To help develop your career, programs are available to apply for reimbursement of up to $2,000 a year for education and training for college course credits and non-degree programs.
Alternative and Remote Work Schedules: Depending on the nature of their duties, many state jobs offer flexible work schedules and remote or hybrid telecommuting options that can help obtain the work-life balance that you seek.
Great Lakes and Great Times: Michigan boasts four Great Lakes, 11,000 inland lakes, 36,000 miles of rivers and streams, 20 million acres of forests, 100 state and national parks and recreation areas, 1,300 miles of bike trails, 6,500 miles of snowmobile trails, the second-most ski areas in the nation, 650 public golf courses, 600 campgrounds, and an international dark-sky park—just for starters. Our cities offer concerts and cultural events, storied sports teams, education hubs, vibrant downtowns, one-of-a-kind craft beverages, and renowned restaurants for every appetite. From urban centers to beach towns to the great outdoors, the opportunities are endless. With your state salary and benefits and Michigan’s affordable cost of living, you can explore all that Michigan has to offer.
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