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State of Michigan MDOT Lean Methodologies Specialist - Departmental Specialist in Lansing, Michigan

Job Description


This position serves as the agency-wide expert regarding Lean methodologies and processes utilized by the Performance Excellence Section (PES). This position assists in the development and delivering of a wide variety of PES services such as Lean Process Improvement (LPI), Process Re-engineering, Six Sigma, as well as other services across MDOT. Additionally, this position reviews methodologies utilized by other entities, seeks to ensure the department is utilizing leading-edge LPI techniques and provides training to lower ranking analysts in PES.

These methodologies have similar elements such as value stream mapping of current processes then mapping the future process after revising the overall process to maximize efficiency and eliminating steps which do not add value. Lean may also include specialized methodologies such as Six Sigma which is a statistical approach which relies heavily on quantitative techniques.

Position Description

Required Education and Experience


Possession of a bachelor's degree in any major.


Four years of professional experience, including two years equivalent to the experienced (P11) level or one year equivalent to the advanced (12) level.

Additional Requirements and Information

Special Requirements, Licenses, and Certifications

Equivalent combinations of nonprofessional experience, identified by the appointing authority and approved by Civil Service that are represented by subclass codes, will be accepted for classified, professional experience equivalent to the P11-level and above. The nonprofessional experience must be related to departmental programs and services that provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Certain positions may be assigned subclass codes and individuals appointed must possess the required specialized experience.

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Position is located at 425 West Ottawa Street, Lansing, Michigan.

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.

The department reserves the right to close this posting prior to its original end date once a sufficient number of applications have been received.

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.

Salary: $26.02 - $38.83 Hourly

Location: Lansing, MI

Job Type: Permanent Full Time

Department: Transportation

Job Number: 5901-19-Exec-OOD-5-DSpl

Closing: 10/16/2019 5:00 PM Eastern


Agency: State of Michigan

Address: 400 South Pine Street Lansing, Michigan, 48909

Phone: (800) 788-1766

Website: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/michigan