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State of Michigan Storekeeper in Manistee, Michigan


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$21.62 - $27.26 Hourly


Manistee, MI

Job Type

Permanent Full Time


Corrections - Oaks Correctional Facility

Job Number



12/17/2022 5:00 PM Eastern

Bargaining Unit


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Job Description

This is a Senior Level position responsible for the oversight of prisoner crews. Employees must possess full knowledge of all quartermaster, prisoner store and warehouse procedures. This position requires an employee to be able to make sound judgments and decisions. The quartermaster is located inside the secured perimeter and the warehouse is located outside the secured perimeter.

Required Education and Experience


No specific type or amount is required.


Three years of experience in the storage, handling and distribution of materials, or in the operation of mail handling and sorting machines, and related equipment, including two years equivalent to the Storekeeper E6.

Additional Requirements and Information

Please Note: New hires to the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC), along with former MDOC employees, returning after being away from the department for more than two years, will complete Non-Custody New Employee Training (NCNET), either 40 hours or 80 hours of initial in-person training based on their level of offender contact and job classification. All new employees will complete additional online training at their facility to successfully complete their non-custody new employee training.

Employment in the state classified service demands a high degree of loyalty and imposes high ethical standards on employees to ensure the integrity of state government and maintain effective services. All employees must meet these ethical standards and all appointing authorities are obligated to enforce these ethical standards. As part of this effort all employees are required to report any possible conflict of interest, please review the information and prepared to respond to questions related to the information in your application. Ethical Standards and Conduct ( 112322.pdf) (Note: you do not need to fill out the form)

Some positions within this class series are assigned job duties that may require possession of the Commercial Driver's License (CDL) issued by the Secretary of State as required by Public Act 346 of 1988 to operate a designated state vehicle.

The Department of Corrections may screen out job applicants who have been convicted of a felony in accordance with Public Act 191 of 2017. Applicants who have been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony are ineligible for employment with the Department of Corrections until satisfactory completion of any sentence imposed, including parole or probation.

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View position description at: Storekeeper Position Description ( PD 112322.pdf)

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Insurance Benefits: The State of Michigan offers health, mental health, dental, and vision insurance to eligible career employees, their spouses, and their children. The state also covers a life-insurance benefit of two times employees’ annual salary (up to $200,000). The state also offers long-term-disability insurance that can provide continuing benefits if an injury or illness prevents employees from working. More information is available at

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Vacation and Sick Leave: Eligible full-time employees receive between 15 and 35 personal days and 13 sick days per year that may be rolled over to the following year if not used. Eligible employees also receive an additional day each year for community service or school functions.

Paid Parental Leave: Eligible employees can take 12 weeks of paid leave immediately after a birth or adoption to allow needed time together at home with a new child.

Paid Holidays: Eligible employees receive 13 or 14 paid holidays each year including New Year’s Eve and Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, the Fourth of July, Labor Day, Election Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving Friday, Christmas Eve and Day.

Bonus Programs: Eligible employees with five years of service also receive annual longevity bonuses that grow as seniority increases. Some positions also may qualify for recruitment, retention, and performance bonuses or other special pay premiums.

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Updated: 11/14/2022


*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


    *CORR2 - Are you related to or acquainted with anyone who is currently incarcerated in a State prison, tether program, on parole or felony probation status? (NOTE: an affirmative response to this question will NOT automatically result in you being screened out for consideration)

  • Yes

  • No


    *CORR3 - If yes, indicate name(s), and incarceration/supervision location of prisoner, parolee, or probationer. What is your relationship to the person(s)? If no, enter N/A


    *CORR4 - I understand and agree that the Department of Corrections will complete 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.

  • Yes

  • No


    *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.

  • Yes

  • No


    *CORR6 - Are you an active Michigan Department of Corrections employee? ACTIVE: Includes employees on layoff status due to a Reduction in Force whose recall rights have not expired.

  • Yes

  • No


    *CORR7 - If yes, please select your current work location:

  • Central Office

  • FOA Metropolitan Territory

  • FOA Outstate Territory

  • Kinross Administrative Offices

  • Ionia Administrative Offices

  • Jackson Administrative Offices

  • Alger Correctional Facility

  • Baraga Correctional Facility

  • Bellamy Creek Correctional Facility

  • Carson City Correctional Facility

  • Central Michigan Correctional Facility

  • Charles E. Egeler Reception and Guidance Center

  • Chippewa Correctional Facility

  • Cooper Street Correctional Facility

  • Detroit Detention Center

  • Earnest C. Brooks Correctional Facility

  • G. Robert Cotton Correctional Facility

  • Gus Harrison Correctional Facility

  • Ionia Correctional Facility

  • Kinross Correctional Facility

  • Lakeland Correctional Facility

  • Macomb Correctional Facility

  • Marquette Branch Prison

  • Michigan Reformatory

  • Muskegon Correctional Facility

  • Newberry Correctional Facility

  • Oaks Correctional Facility

  • Parnall Correctional Facility

  • Richard A. Handlon Correctional Facility

  • Saginaw Correctional Facility

  • St. Louis Correctional Facility

  • Thumb Correctional Facility

  • Women's Huron Valley Correctional Facility

  • Woodland Correctional Facility


    *CORR8 - Have you participated in an internship with the Michigan Department of Corrections?

  • Yes

  • No


    *CORR9 I confirm that I have reviewed the required information on the Ethical Standards and Conduct via the link provided on the job posting. Based on that review please select the appropriate answer below.

  • Neither I nor any member of my immediate family (grandparent, parent, parent-in-law, stepparent, sibling, spouse, child or stepchild), have personal or financial interests in a business or entity which is contracted with the State of Michigan. Indicate N/A in the box below if this applies.

  • I, or a member of my immediate family (grandparent, parent, parent-in-law, stepparent, sibling, spouse, child or stepchild), have personal or financial interests in a business or entity which is contracted with the State of Michigan as summarized below.


    *CORR10 -If you responded that you or a family member does have a conflict of interest to the question above, please explain in detail below. If you responded neither you nor a family member has a conflict please enter N/A.


    *CORR11 - Have you ever been employed by the State of Michigan?

  • Yes

  • No


    *CORR12 - IF you answered yes to the question above please identify which department, former name if used and/or ID number if known. If you answered no, please enter N/A.


    STORKPR – Do you possess a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) issued by the Secretary of State as required by Public Act 346 of 1988 to operate a designated state vehicle? If so, please attach your license number in the Licenses/Certifications section of your profile.

  • Yes

  • No


    STORKPRA - Do you possess at least three years of experience in the storage, handling and distribution of materials, or in the operation of mail handling and sorting machines, and related equipment?

  • Yes

  • No


    Have you provided the names, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three professional references, one of which is your current supervisor? This is a requirement.

  • Yes

  • No


    VETMIL - Did you serve in the military? If yes, please attach a copy of your separation/discharge papers. It is suggested that you do not include the following types of information in your uploaded documents: Social Security Number (SSN) or other personal or sensitive information you do not wish be made visible to recruiters. If you answered YES to the above question, please make sure you provide a detailed description of your military experience when completing the Work Experience portion of your application, including rank and specific job duties that would be considered relevant to the position to which you are applying.

  • Yes

  • No


    Will you possess a college degree within the next three months?

  • Yes

  • No


    MDCR* - Are you related to anyone working at the department (agency) in which you are seeking employment?

  • Yes

  • No


    MDCR1* - If you answered "YES" to the above question, please list the name of each relative along with the department (agency) in which they are employed.


    LCF 001 - Please be aware the application review and determination of your eligibility for this position is based solely upon the information provided in your application packet, especially the Work Experience, Supporting Attachments (transcripts, certifications, etc.) and Supplemental Questions sections of your application. Therefore, it is imperative that you provide extensive detail and accurate dates of employment in the applicable sections of your application. It is the applicant's responsibility to attach official college transcripts to the application. For our purposes, an official college transcript must must contain your name, the college name/address, the degree conferred/date granted, coursework completed (especially if no degree was granted) and the Registrar's signature and/or seal. A scanned or electronic copy is acceptable, as long as it contains the elements listed above. Web-based, internet, or unofficial transcripts are not acceptable. Failure to attach official transcripts may eliminate your application from the selection process. Information provided in your application, resume, transcripts, and any other documentation provided will be used to verify responses to the supplemental questions. Unsupported responses or applications without requested application materials may be eliminated from further consideration. Have your read and understood the process for submission and use of your application materials?]

  • Yes

  • No

    Required Question


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400 South Pine Street Lansing, Michigan, 48909


(800) 788-1766 State of Michigan is an Equal Opportunity Employer



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