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Agency Projects and Planning Director - State Prog Admin Manager Prin

Company: Minnesota Department of Health
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: April 2, 2024

Job Description:

Job Details

Working Title: Agency Projects and Planning Director
Job Class: State Program Administrator, Manager Principal
Agency: Health Department

  • Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
  • Date Posted: 03/12/2024
  • Closing Date: 04/01/2024
  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Health Department / Health-Managerial
  • Division/Unit: Executive Office / Agency Projects and Planning Manager
  • Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift / 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Days of Work: Monday - Friday
  • Travel Required: No
  • Salary Range: $46.36 - $66.49 / hourly; $96,799 - $138,831 / annually
  • Classified Status: Classified
  • Bargaining Unit/Union: 220 - Managerial Plan
  • FLSA Status: Exempt - Executive
  • 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. 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.

    Job Summary

    The Agency Projects and Planning Director will lead, manage, supervise, and administer the activities and ongoing development of the Agency Projects and Planning Office in the Health Operations Bureau. This office provides support and development for agency governance processes, project management, shared application oversight, and management and analysis activities for MDH projects with an agency-wide scope.

    As the office director, this position is responsible for overseeing the development of policies, practices, and procedures to serve the agency's needs and build staff capacity for shared application governance, operations analysis, and project management.

    Primary responsibilities include:
    • Plan, develop, manage, and direct the activities of the Agency Projects and Planning Office to foster innovation and create capacity for agency-wide process improvements and priority projects.
    • Lead, coordinate, and facilitate agency wide business solution efforts and planning activities to support impending business changes, operational challenges, and program division effectiveness.
      This position is telework eligible for residents of Minnesota (add in IA,WI,ND,SD as needed). Position location will be determined by the top candidate and will be based out of a Minnesota Department of Health office location. Position schedule will be based on the business needs of the unit and supervisory discretion.


      Minimum Qualifications

      To facilitate proper years of service 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.

      Four (4) years of management and leadership experience sufficient to plan, organize, and direct human and fiscal resources to achieve full productivity under changing circumstances including experiences in the following areas:

      • Project Management experience with full responsibility to design, plan, and manage complex large-scale projects; establish time and cost controls; monitor progress and assess performance; and meet interim milestones and long-term objectives

      • Strategic planning where data-driven insights were used to inform decision making and setting clear, measurable objectives

      • Policy Development experience including developing, implementing, and overseeing policies, practices, and procedures

      Additional minimum qualifications to be assessed during interview:

      • Superior written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to develop clear communication strategies and effectively convey complex ideas to technical and non-technical audiences

      • Ability to make decisive and effective decisions under pressure while taking into consideration the long-term impact to both internal and external stakeholders

      Master's degree in business administration, public administration, or related field may substitute for eighteen (18) months of experience; Bachelor's degree may substitute for twelve (12) months of experience; Associate's degree may substitute for six (6) months of experience.

      Preferred Qualifications

      • Bachelor's or master's degree in business administration, public administration, or related field

      • Experience leading large-scale, complex business improvement project(s) within MN State government agencies

      • Project management certification

      • Subject matter expertise in M365 suite of tools, especially in the Government Community Cloud (GCC)

      • Experience, training and/or certification in process improvement methodology (i.e. LEAN, Six Sigma, etc)

      • Knowledge of MN State government policies, procedures, processes, statutes, and rules

      Additional Requirements

      This position requires successful completion of a background check and employment reference check.

      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 Debra Biever at .

      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 Debra Biever at .

      If you are an individual with a disability and need an accommodation for an interview, you may contact the Department of Health ADA Coordinator 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.

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