State of Michigan Ombudsman Analyst Assistant in Lansing, Michigan

Job Description

Following established guidelines and procedures, the employee in this position conducts preliminary research and response relating to the administrative actions, policies and procedures of the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC). The Ombudsman Assistant will analyze complaints, identify applicable policy and statutory provisions related to them, contact the MDOC for additional information, respond to complainants with appropriate information, and/or work in cooperation with an analyst on systemic complaints and policy violations to recommend corrective action. Additional responsibilities include preparation of written responses and maintenance of electronic databases. Occasional travel statewide to various correctional facilities may be required to interview prisoners. Duties are performed under the general supervision of the Chief Analyst, and the Legislative Corrections Ombudsman.

Position Description

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in social sciences or related area preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills required.
  • Excellent research, writing and analytical skills required. Necessary Special Requirements

  • A valid State of Michigan driver's license is required.

  • Must be willing and able to work overtime as needed, including evenings, weekends and holidays. Additional Requirements and Information

Online applications only will be accepted.

Candidates must submit a resume, cover letter and college transcripts as separate attachments in their online application.

Successful candidate will undergo a criminal history background check.

The Legislative Corrections Ombudsman Office (LCO) is part of the Legislative Council. The LCO is a nonpartisan legislative agency responsible for investigating complaints regarding the state prison system filed with LCO by Legislators, prisoners, family members and MDOC staff that are alleged to be a violation of state law or Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) policy, a significant health or safety issue, and other matters for which there is no effective administrative remedy.

This is an unclassified, non-Civil Service position in State government. All Legislative Council employees are considered "at-will," with the exception of LSB Printing Division union members. All employees must be non-partisan.

For questions, call the Legislative Service Bureau Human Resources Office at 517-373-9643.

Salary: $36,135.00 Annually

Location: Lansing, MI

Job Type: Unclassified

Department: Legislative Council

Job Number: 0317-05-2017

Closing: 7/31/2017 5:00 PM Eastern

Bargaining Unit: N/A

Agency: State of Michigan

Address: 400 South Pine Street Lansing, Michigan, 48909.

Phone: (800) 788-1766