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HUD Lead Hazard Control Grant Specialist

Company: Minnesota Department of Health
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

Job Details

Working Title: HUD Lead Hazard Control Grant Specialist
Job Class: Grants Specialist Senior
Agency: Health Department

  • Who May Apply: Open to all bidders of MDH and all qualified job seekers simultaneously. Bidders will be accepted through 03/25/2024.
  • Date Posted: 03/19/2024
  • Closing Date: 04/01/2024
  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Health Department / Health-MAPE
  • Division/Unit: Health Protection / EH ESA Risk Intervention Staff
  • Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift
  • Days of Work: Monday - Friday
  • Travel Required: Yes - Up to 25% of the time
  • Salary Range: $28.50 - $41.93 / hourly; $59,508 - $87,549 / annually
  • Classified Status: Classified
  • Bargaining Unit/Union: 214 - MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE
  • FLSA Status: Nonexempt
  • Telework Eligible: Yes
  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities : 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.

    Job Summary

    The Environmental Health Division within the Minnesota Department of Health is looking to add a Grant Specialist to their U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Lead Hazard Control Grant program! The target area of the grant is Southeastern Minnesota, which will require the incumbent to establish effective working relationships with local partners and families to ensure enrollments in the program and completion of grant projects.

    Primary Responsibilities:
    • Ensure the success of the grant program by coordinating grant enrollments.
    • Complete Tier 2 Environmental Reviews.
    • Coordinate the contracting and bidding process, purchase supplies, and conduct outreach.
    • Varied grant tasks, which require substantial level of problem-solving to apply grant policies to real-world circumstances.
    • Develop subject matter expertise on lead hazard reduction to fully support program goals.
    • Support spending of program funds to improve health equity by reducing lead and healthy housing hazards in the community.

      This position has the option to work from either the St. Paul or Rochester office. T elework schedules are based on the unit's operational needs and are at supervisory discretion.

      This position is telework eligible for applicants who reside in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota or South Dakota. Position locations will be determined by the top candidates and will be based out of a Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) district office location.


      Minimum Qualifications

      The following minimum qualifications must be clearly demonstrated on the applicant's resume/application to be considered for this position.

      Two (2) years of demonstrated experience in the following:
      • Implementing federal and/or state grant programs.
        • Implementing lead poisoning prevention, housing rehabilitation, weatherization, healthy housing, or affordable housing programs.
          Minimum Qualifications assessed at the time of interview:
          • Skill in human relations sufficient to work with individual property owners, occupants, and building contractors from diverse backgrounds, with varied concerns and goals.
          • Skill in organization, record-keeping, and task management sufficient to ensure program deadlines and deliverables are on track, and that the status of each project is transparent to internal and external partners.

            Degree Equivalencies:

            A bachelor's degree in public health, environmental health, business management, health administration, public administration, social work, finance or related field will substitute for one (1) year of experience.

            A master's degree in public health, environmental health, business management, health administration, public administration, social work, finance or related field will substitute for eighteen (18) months of experience.

            Preferred Qualifications
            • Knowledge of administrative procedures sufficient to meet state and federal program requirements and serve as a content expert for internal and external partners.
            • Knowledge of project planning and operations sufficient to establish goals and timetables, clarify mutual expectations, and evaluate results.
            • Knowledge of lead hazard reduction strategies and work practices, health housing, and environmental review.
            • Knowledge of governmental buying processes sufficient to order program supplies.
            • Knowledge of construction industry processes and contracts.
            • Considerable knowledge of state grant and contract procedures and requirements of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Lead Hazard Control Grants.
            • Ability to communicate orally and in writing sufficient to relay complex and technical program requirements in a manner that can be understood by the audience.
            • Ability to adapt to continuous organizational and program changes sufficient to work constructively under pressure and cope with ambiguity and setbacks.
            • Ability to generate solutions to complex problems, within the bounds of programmatic and funding requirements.
            • Ability to speak fluent Spanish, Somali and/or Karen.
              Additional Requirements
              • The selected candidate will be required to successfully pass a background check and employment reference check.
              • This position does not require a valid driver's license, but there is required travel to work sites and out of state trainings that the incumbent will be required to coordinate transportation to.

                Application Details

                How to Apply

                Select "Apply for Job" at the top of this page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email . For additional information about the application process, go to .

                If you have questions about the position, contact Katelyn Rigdon at or 651-539-3036 .

                To receive consideration as a Connect 700 Program applicant, apply online, email the Job ID#, the Working Title and your valid Proof of Eligibility Certificate by the closing date to Katelyn Rigdon at .

                About Health Department

                Come work for one of the best public health systems in the nation and you will contribute to our mission to protect, maintain and improve the health of all Minnesotans. We are working hard to achieve our vision for health equity in Minnesota, where all communities are thriving and all people have what they need to be healthy.

                Why Work for Us

                Diverse Workforce

                We are committed to continually developing a workforce that reflects the diversity of our state and the populations we serve. The varied experiences and perspectives of employees strengthen the work we do together and our ability to best serve the people of Minnesota.

                A recent engagement survey of State of Minnesota employees found:
                • 95% of employees understand how their work helps achieve their agency's mission
                • 91% of employees feel trusted to do their jobs
                • 88% of employees feel equipped to look at situations from other cultural perspectives when doing their job
                • 87% of employees report flexibility in their work schedule
                  Comprehensive Benefits

                  Our benefits aim to balance four key elements that make life and work meaningful: health and wellness, financial well-being, professional development, and work/life harmony. As an employee, your benefits may include:
                  • Public pension plan
                  • Training and professional development
                  • Paid vacation and sick leave
                  • 12 paid holidays each year
                  • Paid parental leave
                  • Low-cost medical and dental coverage
                  • Prescription drug coverage
                  • Vision coverage
                  • Wellness programs and resources
                  • Employer paid life insurance
                  • Short-term and long-term disability
                  • Health care spending and savings accounts
                  • Dependent care spending account
                  • Tax-deferred compensation
                  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
                  • Federal Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
                    Programs, resources and benefits eligibility varies based on type of employment, agency, funding availability, union/collective bargaining agreement, location, and length of service with the State of Minnesota.


                    Minnesota state agencies are equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employers. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

                    We will make reasonable accommodations 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 and indicate what assistance is needed.

Keywords: Minnesota Department of Health, St. Paul , HUD Lead Hazard Control Grant Specialist, Accounting, Auditing , Saint Paul, Minnesota

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