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Senior Policy Executive 18, State of Michigan

Published Aug 23, 2023

Job Description

The Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) is seeking an individual to work in public service as Director of the Office of Financial and Administrative Services. This is an opportunity to build a lifelong career doing work that truly matters – helping to protect consumers and maintain public confidence in Michigan’s insurance and financial services industries.

The right candidate will serve in a leadership role within DIFS, responsible for the department’s budget, accounting, information technology, procurement, and contract administration processes. You will serve as the department’s chief budget, finance, and administrative officer and will be responsible for fiscal control and compliance with all state and federal administrative requirements.

Ideal candidates will have:

  • The drive to serve the people of the State of Michigan and make a difference in an important role that supports Michigan individuals and businesses.
  • The ability to thrive in a dynamic, collaborative, and high-tech environment while demonstrating sound professional judgement and decision-making.
  • Knowledge of accounting principles, methods, practices, and terminology.
  • Experience in budgeting and procurement.
  • Experience in policy and procedure development and implementation.
  • Experience in information technology activities and/or project management.
  • The ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and effectively both orally and in writing.
  • The desire to work closely with colleagues and management to solve problems.
  • The ability to lead multiple teams handling critical functions for the Department.

DIFS is looking for a team member who has an interest in helping others, who wants to learn and grow as a professional, and who wants to enjoy all the exciting things life in Michigan has to offer. The State of Michigan is ranked as a top 10 employer for new graduates in Forbes’ “America’s Best Employers for New Graduates.” This position provides competitive pay, retirement, health, vision, and dental benefits.

Work Location: This is an in-person position based in Lansing, Michigan, with the possibility for a hybrid work schedule, where you would work from home up to two days per week, following a training period if approved.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and official college transcripts. An "official college transcript" must contain the college/university name and address, the degree conferred and date granted, coursework completed, and the Registrar's signature and/or seal. A scanned or electronic copy is acceptable, as long as it contains the elements listed above. The college/university does not have to send the transcripts directly to DIFS. Failure to attach the requested documents may result in your application being screened out.

DIFS is a Silver-Level Veteran-Friendly Employer, committed to recruiting, training, and retaining veterans and their spouses.

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Required Education and Experience

Possession of a bachelor's degree in any major.

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

Additional Requirements and Information

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