The Montana Department of Labor & Industry exists to promote and protect the well-being of Montana's workers, employers and citizens, and to uphold their rights and responsibilities.
DLI CORE VALUES
- Customer Focus
- Individual Responsibility
- Individual Growth
- Ethics in the Workplace
- Continuous Improvement
Learn more about our department HERE!
Are you looking for a position where you get to work with a great group of professionals who love what they do and are dedicated to public service? Are you looking for a work environment that places high value on customer focus, individual responsibility, continuous improvement and professional growth? If so, then you may be interested in the Division Administrator position in the Unemployment Division.
Why should you come to work for the Department of Labor & Industry?
The Montana Department of Labor and Industry is looking for an energetic, creative leader to oversee our Unemployment Insurance Division. If you are looking for an opportunity to manage change, empower staff, and rethink the way government provides services to the public, then we want to talk to you!
The Montana Department of Labor and Industry exists to promote and protect the wellbeing of Montana’s workers, employers and citizens; and to uphold their rights and responsibilities. The core values of the Department are customer focus, individual responsibility, individual growth, ethics in the workplace, and continuous improvement. The ideal candidate embraces and demonstrates these values.
The Montana Department of Labor and Industry offers a great work environment and exceptional Benefits all while living and working in beautiful Helena, Montana.
Our Administrators work as a team to identify common priorities, solve common problems, and reach common goals. They create and implement the mission of the agency through collaboration, creative thinking, and long-range planning.
How would this position make an impact in my community?
It is our mission to administer a program which provides short-term economic relief to eligible workers from a fund financed by employers. We provide this program with a commitment to truly serve the needs of employers and claimants; to continually improve service; and to seek excellence in all we do.
As a Division Administrator you will
- Lead the Division in lightening the burden of unemployment for the unemployed individual.
- Maintain purchasing power in the community, allowing laid off employees to remain in the area so they will be available for re-employment.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
If you are the right person for this opportunity, you will have the following knowledge, skills or abilities:
Expert & executive level knowledge of:
- The theories, principles, practices, and procedures of public and business administration.
- Workforce trends; demonstrated leadership and management techniques; considerable knowledge of economic conditions of the state as well as the legislative process.
- Planning and administering multiple and diverse programs.
- Developing and managing sizable budgets.
- Provide stable leadership, vision and direction.
- Maintain a broad perspective on divergent issues.
- Engage staff and customers in common goals and values.
- Listen actively, communicate honestly and directly, and demonstrate confidence.
- A degree in a field such as public or business administration, economics or a closely related field and two years of directly related experience. Or a substitution of six years of directly related experience.
Equivalent combinations of education and experience may also be considered on a case-by-case basis.
*This position may be covered by a Voluntary Employee Beneficiary Association (VEBA)
Program Management - This position is the State of Montana's chief expert and highest-level point of contact on local, state, and national Unemployment Insurance (UI) issues. It develops and implements the Division’s strategic plans and establishes goals and objectives. Evaluates and improves program effectiveness related to unemployment in Montana.
Budget Administration - Analyzes and evaluates historical financial information, needs assessments, work plans, and the continued development and progression of the Department’s commitment to a prescribed level of service. Develops and/or approves revenue and expenditure projections.
Staff Management - This position indirectly supervises approximately 150 permanent employees and up to 40 temporary employees. Directly supervises three bureau chiefs and an administrative assistant.
Legislative and Public Relations – Serves as a spokesperson for the division with the legislature, members of the public, affected industry representatives, and special interest organizations. Represents the Division and Department in the Montana Legislature to propose and justify legislation, rules, and budgets affecting UI. Develops, presents, and defends legislative proposals; responds to legislative inquiries and provides testimony on legislative actions affecting the UI program.
Frequent travel is required and involves both in-state and out-of-state travel.
How would I let you know that I'm the right person?
You are REQUIRED to attach a cover letter and resume at the time of application.
In your cover letter please address the following question:
- Describe your experience in making policy level decisions that involve goals and objectives for improving service delivery to the public.
In your resume, include all work experience you have held that would help you qualify for this position, including duties, dates of employment (month & year - start & end) and hours per week. Starting pay is based on relevant education and experience. Pay is set based on what you submit at time of application.
A complete state application is not required; however, you will need to initiate the application and attach the cover letter and resume in order to be considered for this position. Failure to attach the cover letter and resume will result in your application being incomplete and will not be considered further.
Only electronic applications will be accepted. Materials submitted but not requested will not be considered in the selection process.
All documents for Veteran or Disability preference must be received or date stamped by the closing date. You will receive an email with instructions on how to submit such documents.
Your paycheck is just part of your total compensation package! Upon date of hire, employees working at least half-time for more than six months are eligible for state paid premiums toward employee “core” medical, dental, and basic life insurance coverage. Learn more about them HERE! Employees earn 15 working days of annual leave, 12 days of sick leave and 10-11 paid holidays each year. Membership in a Retirement System - vesting criteria applies. Flexible schedules may be considered.
Applicant Pool Statement: If another department vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may be used for the selection.
Training Assignment: This agency may use a training assignment. Employees in training assignments may be paid below the base pay established by the agency pay rules. Conditions of the training assignment will be stated in writing at the time of hire.
Salary: $ 83,600.00 - 106,860.00 Yearly
Benefits Package Eligibility: Health Insurance, Paid Leave & Holidays, Retirement Plan
Number of Openings: 1
Employee Status: Regular
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 15% of the Time
Primary Location: Helena
Agency: Department of Labor & Industry
Union: 000 - None
Bargaining Unit: 000 - None
Posting Date: Mar 17, 2020, 8:37:33 AM
Closing Date (based on your computer's timezone): Apr 12, 2020, 11:59:00 PM
Required Application Materials: Cover Letter, Resume
Contact Name: Office of Human Resources | Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Contact Phone:(406) 444-3710 The State of Montana has a decentralized human resources system and each agency is responsible for its own recruitment and selection process. An employee or applicant who needs a reasonable accommodation during the application or hiring process should contact the state agency human resources staff identified on the job listing as soon as possible or use the relay service by dialing 711. Montana Job Service Offices also offer support services including assisting applicants with submitting online applications. Montana State Government does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, or sexual orientation), age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, marital status, creed, political affiliation, veteran status, military service, retaliation, or any other factor not related to the merit and qualifications of an employee or applicant.