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State of Minnesota Resource and Asset Management Manager - NR Program Manager in St. Paul, Minnesota

Working Title: Resource and Asset Management Manager

Job Class: Natural Resources Program Manager

Agency: MN Department of Natural Resources

  • Job ID : 78230

  • 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 : 07/10/2024

  • Closing Date : 08/06/2024

  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit : Department of Natural Resources

  • Division/Unit : DNR Parks & Trails

  • Work Shift/Work Hours : Day Shift

  • Days of Work : Monday - Friday

  • Travel Required : Yes; some travel required within the state

  • Salary Range: $46.68 - $67.01 / hourly; $97,467 - $139,916 / annually

  • Classified Status : Classified

  • Bargaining Unit/Union : 220 - Manager/Unrep

  • FLSA Status : Exempt - Executive

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

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 Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is currently seeking a NR Program Manager to provide statewide leadership for the Division of Parks and Trails Resource and Asset Management (RAM) Section. The incumbent is responsible for managing, directing, and setting statewide priorities within the division of Parks and Trails, along with developing and maintaining relationships with stakeholders at the local, state, and federal levels.

Job responsibilities for this position include:

  • Provide leadership and supervision to the Resource and Asset Management Section staff so that employees effectively perform assigned job duties, and bargaining unit contracts and work plans are equitably administered.

  • Manage, direct and set statewide priorities for Natural and Cultural Resource Management program so that the Division meets our statutory obligations to conserve and sustain the Division’s unique and diverse natural and cultural resources for current and future generations.

  • Manage, direct and set statewide priorities for the Division’s Real Estate Management program so that the Division provides excellent and efficient service to willing sellers of land for our state outdoor recreation units, and so that other internal and external land-related transactions and initiatives are effectively administered.

  • Manage, direct and set statewide priorities for the Division’s Facilities Design, Development and Renewal program so that the Division provides excellent facilities for the recreating public that are sustainable, efficiently operable, and accessible.

  • Direct and manage a statewide, integrated facility, fleet, and business practices initiative that enhances long-term sustainability, energy efficiency, pollution control / prevention, and state and federal accessibility acts and guidelines.

  • Provide service leadership to Division Leadership Team (DLT), relevant statewide committees, and agency priority projects.

  • Perform all job responsibilities in a manner that supports a healthy, safe, and productive and inclusive work environment for all employees.

The selected candidate will have the option to report to one of the following locations: Saint Paul, Bemidji, Grand Rapids, or New Ulm, MN. The primary work location will be agreed upon at time of selection. This position has a flexible work arrangement and may be eligible to telework on a part-time basis which is subject to change. If approved, the employee would be required to complete a telework agreement.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in natural resource or recreation management; public policy administration; civil engineering; architecture; public works, landscape architecture; or a related field.

A minimum of three (3) years-experience in the fields of natural resource management, public works development, engineering, architecture, or landscape architecture.

Three (3) years supervisory experience that includes managing multiple staff levels including hiring and performance management, budgeting, program coordination, and work planning.

Experience in negotiation, conflict resolution, and consensus building with diverse groups in order to solve difficult and sensitive problems.

Experience with natural resource management, habitat restoration, and environmental review.

General knowledge of construction design surveying, and construction management sufficient to understand construction plans and specifications.

Possess strong organizational and planning skills sufficient to develop and implement complex budgets; long-range strategic and operational plans; and annual work plans.

Possess oral and written communications to effectively communicate complex information in varied settings to a wide variety of audiences.

Possess organizational and project management skills sufficient to prioritize multiple workloads, manage complex programs/initiatives simultaneously, and ensure timely completion of projects.

Awareness of various cultural norms, sufficient to adapt tactics and expectations to balance legal and program requirements with cultural norms.

Ability to treat employees inclusively in the areas of accommodation, scheduling, expectations, individualized resource needs, training, and development.

Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with a wide variety of clientele, both internal and external to the Division and Department.

Demonstrated ability to lead through complexity and constrained resources.

Demonstrated ability to effectively work in a team environment by incorporation of multi-disciplined interests into decisions and actions.

Demonstrated ability to direct effective workplace safety programs.

Preferred Qualifications

Professional licensure in engineering, architecture, or landscape architecture.

Advanced degree in natural resource or recreation management; public policy administration; civil engineering; architecture; landscape architecture; or a related field.

Four (4) or more years of relevant work experience in natural resource management, public policy administration, or a related field.

Managerial experience in administering and delivering multiple programs.

Experience working with the state legislature or local government including the development of legislative reports, fact sheets, or testimony.

Knowledge of State of Minnesota policies, and applicable state and federal regulations, related to natural resources asset management, sustainability, and accessibility.

Knowledge of the state's budgeting process.

Knowledge of the state's bonding process and requirements.

Knowledge of natural resources program management and evaluation.

General knowledge of real estate transaction processes.

General knowledge of design and construction principles.

Strong ability to analyze and summarize diverse information sources.

Additional Requirements

This position requires an unrestricted Class D Driver’s license with a clear driving record.

Applicants must have the ability to meet the physical requirements and work in the environmental conditions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodations.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

It is policy of the Department of Natural Resources that all candidates submit to a background check prior to employment. The background check may consist of the following components:

  • Conflict of Interest Review

  • Criminal History Check

  • Education Verification

  • Employment Reference / Records Check

  • License / Certification Verification


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.