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State of Minnesota Project Manager - Human Services Program Representative 2 in St. Paul, Minnesota

Working Title: Project Manager

Job Class: Human Services Program Representative 2

Agency: Human Services Dept

  • Job ID : 76674

  • Location : St. Paul

  • Telework Eligible : Yes

  • Full/Part Time : Full-Time

  • Regular/Temporary : Unlimited

  • Who May Apply : Open to all qualified job seekers

  • Date Posted : 05/14/2024

  • Closing Date : 05/28/2024

  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit : Human Services Dept / MAPE DHS Central Office

  • Division/Unit : Office of Inspector General / Background Studies

  • Work Shift/Work Hours : Day Shift / 8:00am - 4:30pm

  • Days of Work : Monday - Friday

  • Travel Required : No

  • Salary Range: $30.55 - $45.02 / hourly; $63,788 - $94,001 / annually

  • Classified Status : Classified

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

  • FLSA Status : Nonexempt

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

The Department of Human Services is unable to provide sponsorship for work visas. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States at the start of employment.

The work you'll do is more than just a job.

At the State of Minnesota, employees play a critical role in developing policies, providing essential services, and working to improve the well-being and quality of life for all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota is committed to equity and inclusion, and invests in employees by providing benefits, support resources, and training and development opportunities.

The Background Studies Division (BGS) in the Office of Inspector General is seeking a highly skilled Project Manager to join our enterprise project management office. This position leverages extensive planning and project management knowledge to initiate, lead, coordinate, and execute various work streamsof substantially complex background study processes, systems, operations, and Customer Relations Management (CRM).

This position will collaborate with and manage the expectations of internal and external stakeholders while monitoring project progress against deadlines. The incumbent will be responsible for project delivery through management of project related activities and resources that are associated with DHS’ statewide background study system.

Responsibilities include:

· Develops and implements full-scale enterprise projects involving multiple internal and external stakeholders.

· Determines and defines project/program goals, objectives, and resource requirements.

· Establishes project/program standards, methods, policies, and procedures.

· Coordinates and collaborates with multiple stakeholders involved or impacted by projects/programs

· Monitors and evaluates project/program effectiveness.

· Manages and monitors project budget.

· Investigates and responds to inquiries from project stakeholders.

· Analyze data and trends; prepare regular reports that communicate progress and status of projects to stakeholders.

· Ensures projects’ adherence to state/federal laws, rules, regulatory compliance, and quality standards.

Minimum Qualifications

Three years professional experience in the following areas:

Experience must demonstrate:

· Expertise in Project Management, and/or Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) methods, principles, techniques, and practices.

· Strong written and oral communication, proficient to deliver project progress, deliverables and outcomes using methods such as presentations and correspondence to internal and external stakeholders.

· Proficiency in using computers/software applications, including collaborative platforms such as SharePoint, WebEx; and Microsoft applications: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Access.

· Experience managing the planning, coordinating, and implementing large scale projects.

· Knowledge of legislative process and government structure.

· Ensuring adherence with state and federal laws, rules, and regulations.

Preferred Qualifications

· Ability to establish and foster excellent working relationships with state employees and public stakeholders.

· High level of organization with the ability to multi-task, execute assignments, and projects against deadlines.

· Ability to analyze complex data and problem solve

· Ability to work in environments with changing priorities

· Knowledge of Federal and State practices, policies, and procedures

· Ability to maintain a structured project budget

· Knowledge of principles and practices associated with assigned regulatory guidelines and compliance

· Variety of experiences working effectively with others from different backgrounds and cultures

Additional Requirements

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.

Candidate must complete the Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS) Security Awareness Training/Certification within 6-months of hire.


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.