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State of Minnesota Investigator - Data Collection Specialist in Alexandria, Minnesota

Working Title: Data Collection Specialist

Job Class: Investigator

Agency: Human Services Dept

  • Who May Apply : Open to all qualified job seekers

  • Date Posted : 05/26/2023

  • Closing Date : 06/08/2023

  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit : Human Services Dept / DHS MAPE State Operated Svcs

  • Division/Unit : DCT Support Services / DCT Investigators SP

  • Work Shift/Work Hours : Day Shift

  • Days of Work : Monday - Friday

  • Travel Required : No

  • Salary Range: $23.62 - $32.13 / hourly; $49,318 - $67,087 / annually

  • Classified Status : Classified

  • Bargaining Unit/Union : 214 - MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE

  • FLSA Status : Nonexempt

  • Telework Eligible : Hybrid

  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities (https://mn.gov/mmb/careers/diverse-workforce/people-with-disabilities/connect700/) : Yes

Make a difference in the lives of Minnesotans.

The work you’ll do is more than just a job. Join the talented, engaged and inclusive workforce dedicated to creating a better Minnesota.

*Dependent on the candidate, this position can be located in St. Peter or Moose Lake, Minnesota*

The Investigator acts within the Direct Care and Treatment (DCT) Office of Special Investigations (OSI) Minnesota Sex Offender Program (MSOP) to investigate suspected rule and/or statutory violations. They will identify, gather, analyze and disseminate information collected and documented by the Office of Special Investigations. The information is disseminated to Program and Agency administrators for the purpose of protecting the safety and security of clients, staff, and the public. Information gathered by the Data Collection Specialist will allow administrators to make informed decisions regarding the activities occurring in their programs. The Data Collection Specialist will serve as liaison to OSI Special Investigators, Criminal Intelligence Analyst, and Intelligence Investigator.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Valid Minnesota Driver‘s License; AND

  • Two (2) years professional experience conducting investigations or intelligance reviews of suspected rule or statutory violations that demonstrates the following:

  • conducts phone monitoring, mail monitoring and video monitoring;

  • reviews and analyzes information to determine rule or statutory violations;

  • prepares written reports and oral presentations;

  • Uses databases to effectively capture intelligence information

Note: A Bachelor‘s Degree or Master‘s Degree in Law Enforcement, Corrections, Criminology, Sociology or related human services field may substitute for one (1) year of professional experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelors or Master’s degree in Law Enforcement, Corrections, Criminology, Sociology or related field.

  • Knowledge and application of Minnesota state statutes, federal law, client rights as related to civil commitment.

  • Knowledge of secure environments.

  • Proficient in Microsoft applications (i.e.: Word, Excel, Power Point, Access)

  • Our employees are dedicated to ensuring cultural responsiveness. Preferred candidates will have a variety of experiences working effectively with others from different backgrounds and cultures.

Additional Requirements

This position requires successful completion of the following:

To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that your resume clearly describes your experience in the areas listed and indicates the beginning and ending month and year for each job held.

REFERENCE/BACKGROUND CHECKS - The Department of Human Services will conduct reference checks to verify job-related credentials and criminal background check prior to appointment.

EDUCATION VERIFICATION - Applicants will be required to provide a copy of their high school diploma at time of interview OR copies of their college transcript or college degree/diploma at time of interview. Copies of the college degree/diploma are acceptable ONLY if it clearly identifies the field in which it was earned.


Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is an Equal Opportunity employer/educator committed to the principles of diversity. We prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as defined by law. As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email careers@state.mn.us . Please indicate what assistance is needed.