Deputy Principal Assistant

Senior Lean Coach

Recruitment #080718-MUPA13-400100

Summary Statement

As a Senior Lean Coach this position works with divisions to drive process improvement visibility and awareness; leads and mentors Lean projects; works with management to prioritize projects, define business need and implement innovative solutions; determines costs, benefits and return on investment on short-term and long term process changes.  Establishes and executes a calendar of Kaizen events and projects that maximizes the leverage of agency Continuous Improvement resources.  Trains, coaches and mentors others at all organizational levels to apply Continuous Improvement objectives.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all position in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class.  Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.  

  • Lead and facilitate teams through collaborative engagements that identify opportunities for process improvement.
  • Identification, prioritization and selection of potential projects in all functional areas of the agency.
  • Improve service and productivity through the reduction of waste and defects in government processes.
  • Lead and facilitate continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Transfer knowledge to team members in the Agency to build a continuous improvement culture and develop the Lean Six Sigma skill set.
  • Identify, develop and monitor metrics that best manage the organization.
  • Report to Department Management as required on progress of projects.

Job Requirements

Please attach a resume with your online application or use the resume tab in DEL to provide a detailed description of how your education, training and/or experience meets each job requirement including employer, experience/responsibilities and dates (month/year) of employment/training. Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. A Bachelor’s degree in Operations Management, Engineering or Business Administration, or a related field.
  2. At least five years of relevant business or project management experience required, demonstrating the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously in a fast paced environment.
  3. Experience in applying Lean or Process Improvement in an office or service environments.
  4. Experience in leading Kaizen events and Lean or Process Improvement Implementation projects.  
  5. Experience in applying change management /change leadership theory, technology and practices to build capacity and successfully manage change in an organization.
  6. Experience in value stream mapping.
  7. Experience implementing tools and techniques that engage front line employees in a Continuous Improvement culture.
  8. Experience with common statistical software packages for business process analysis.  

Additional Posting Information

This position is Exempt from the State of Delaware Merit System.

Conditions of Hire

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.  DNREC does not provide sponsorship for holders of H-1 B Visas.


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Selection Process

The application and resume are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the resume to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email.  Please keep your contact information current.  You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at


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