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Finance Project Specialist (Management Analyst 4)

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

Job Description:

Job Details

Working Title: Finance Project Specialist
Job Class: Management Analyst 4
Agency: Health Department

  • Who May Apply: This vacancy is open for bids and for all qualified job seekers simultaneously. Bidders will be considered through 4/02/24.
  • Date Posted: 03/27/2024
  • Closing Date: 04/09/2024
  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Minnesota Department of Health
  • Division/Unit: Financial Management
  • Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Days of Work: Monday - Friday
  • Travel Required: No
  • Salary Range: $31.57 - $46.82 / hourly; $65,918 - $97,760 / annually
  • Classified Status: Classified
  • Bargaining Unit/Union: 214- Professional Employees (MAPE)
  • FLSA Status: Exempt - Administrative
  • 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

    Join the Minnesota Department of Health's Financial Management Team in a position which exists to execute strategies to standardize and strengthen finance practices that will have agency impact. This position leads the facilitation, development, documentation and agency-wide communication of new and existing critical process and procedures to ensure key financial functions of the agency can be maintained.

    Working as a Finance Project Specialist, you will:
    • Lead continuous improvement processes for select finance practices, policies, and procedures to identify gaps, recommend efficiencies, and implement improvement.
    • Develops plans and schedules, documents critical business operations within the agency, and ensures timely implementation and communication through centralized SharePoint and Intranet posting and conduct training.
    • Provide expertise in the department that is critical to ensuring financial management practices meet the needs of all employees in alignment with the agency strategies.
    • Serve as a mentor for employees in the division in the areas of process documentation, risk management, and performance measurement.
      This position will have the option of teleworking; however, it will be based on the business needs of the unit and is at supervisory discretion.

      This posting may be used to fill multiple vacancies as they become available through 04/09/2024. Candidates will remain under consideration throughout the duration of the posting period unless notified otherwise.


      Minimum Qualifications

      Three (3) years of experience leading continuous improvement processes in a financial practices area and/or facilitating communication of financial matters. This experience is to include all of the following:
      • Leadership sufficient to provide clear direction, support, and mentor others.
      • Knowledge of data analysis and performance measurement techniques sufficient to evaluate program and/or process results and design and develop guidelines and standards.
      • Proficient with use of programs such as SharePoint and Office 365
      • Skills of strategic planning sufficient to advise management on future needs and solutions to problems.
      • Prepare and make oral and written presentations.
        Minimum Qualifications to be assessed during the interview process:
        • Communication, both oral and written, sufficient to communicate complex concepts in plain language to a non-expert audience.
        • Relationship building and management skills to build networks of colleagues and effectively encourage participation.
        • Listening, analysis and synthesis skills.
        • Organization and project management experience sufficient to maintain clarity of goals and expectations for participants.
          To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that your resume clearly describes your experience in the areas listed and indicates the beginning and ending months and year for each job held.

          Preferred Qualifications
          • Knowledge of the financial processes at the Minnesota Department of Health or State of Minnesota.
          • Experience leading continuous improvement projects.
          • Use of process mapping software such as Microsoft Visio.
            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 Amy Winters at or 651-201-5617 .

            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 Amy Winters 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 and 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. Our collaborative, mission-driven work environment is a major factor in promoting a high level of employee health awareness, employee longevity and job satisfaction.

            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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