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January 10, 2019
Jackson, Michigan
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Job Description

Process incoming and outgoing prisoner accounting and institutional mail. Type reports, file, maintain daily reports and logs. Respond to inquiries via phone, email and/or personal contact with staff. Operate computer, calculator and computerized mailing system.

Required Education and Experience

Educational level typically acquired through completion of high school.

General Office Assistant 5
No specific type or amount of experience is required.

General Office Assistant 6
One year of administrative support experience.

General Office Assistant E7
Two years of administrative support experience, including one year equivalent to the intermediate level.

Additional Requirements and Information

Certain positions may require a criminal history background check.

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Position Description

State employment benefits include everything from health insurance to retirement income and are worth about 40% of your salary
This page gives a brief explanation of some of the benefits that are provided by the State of Michigan according to union contracts or Civil Service Rules. See details on these and other employment information.

Leave Time

Full time employees receive between 15 and 35 vacation leave days per year. Employees also receive 13 sick days per year, and employees receive 8 hours of leave to participate in certain school functions or community activities. Employees may also qualify for up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for certain family or medical situations.


State employees receive 12 scheduled holidays each year, which include New Years Eve Day and New Years Day, Christmas Eve Day and Christmas Day, Memorial Day, and Veterans Day just to name a few.

Alternative Work Schedules

Flexible work schedules and telecommuting options are available in many jobs.

Insurance and Other Benefits

Insurances include health, vision, dental and life. Employees also have the option to purchase additional life, accidental death, long term disability, long term care insurance, and legal services. Flexible spending accounts for medical expenses and child care are also available.

Deferred Compensation

Employees may invest income in a tax-deferred retirement investment program. The state offers two optional deferred compensation plans, the 457 and 401(k). Employees decide the amount you want deducted from your paycheck.


Employees receive a minimum 4% state contribution toward their retirement fund. If an employee elects to contribute more, the state will match that percentage (up to 3%). ORS administers two different retirement plans for State of Michigan employees: a Defined Benefit (DB) plan and a Defined Contribution (DC) plan. Use thefollowing link for detailed information:

Two plans for State Employees

GNOFAST - Do you possess at least an educational level typically acquired through the completion of high school?

  • Yes
  • No
GNOFAST - Please select your level of experience.

  • None
  • One to two years of administrative support experience.
  • Two to three years of administrative support experience, including one year equivalent to the intermediate level.
  • At least three years of administrative support experience, including two years equivalent to the intermediate level or one year equivalent to the experienced level.
Are you a current Michigan Department of Corrections employee?

  • Yes
  • No
Are you an active State of Michigan employee? ACTIVE: Includes employees on layoff status due to a Reduction in Force whose recall rights have not expired.

  • Yes
  • No
Are you a current or former State of Michigan employee?

  • Yes
  • No
*CORR1 - Are you a participant in the Return to Work program? This program is for employees that were displaced from their regular jobs due to work injuries which do not allow them to perform their normal work duties.

  • Yes
  • No
*CORR4 - I understand and agree that the Department of Corrections will make a thorough investigation of my ENTIRE CRIMINAL HISTORY and may verify all data given in the criminal history check. Any material misrepresentation or deliberate omission of a fact in their application may be justification for refusal of, or if employed, termination from employment.

  • Acknowledge
*CORR5 - I understand that if selected for an interview, I will be scheduled electronically through NEOGOV. I have provided a valid e-mail and understand it is my responsibility to monitor said e-mail account for interview opportunities. I also acknowledge that correspondence received through NEOGOV may be sent to a junk mail (including state of Michigan junk mail) or spam account and I will monitor those accounts accordingly.

  • Acknowledge
Have you provided the names, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses (if available) of three professional references, one of which is your current supervisor?

  • Yes
  • No
Can you perform the essential functions of this position with or without an accommodation?

  • Yes
  • No

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