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Human Services Supervisor 2 - Cost Accountant & Allocations Supervisor

Company: State of Minnesota
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Job Details

Job Class: Human Services Supervisor 2

Working Title: Human Services Supervisor 2 - Cost Accountant & Allocations Supervisor

Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers

Date Posted: 04/27/2021

Closing Date: 06/07/2021

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

Division/Unit: DHS-Central Office / FOD Social Services

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

Days of Work: Monday - Friday

Travel Required: No

Salary Range: $29.01 - $42.00/hourly; $60,572 - $87,696/annually

Classified Status: Classified

Bargaining Unit/Union: 216 - Middle Management Association/MMA

FLSA Status: Exempt - Executive

Re-Posting: Yes

This position was previously announced on 04/01/2021. If you already applied for this job, you do not need to reapply.

Connect 700 Program Eligible: Yes

Job Summary

Job Summary

As the Cost Accountant & Allocations Supervisor you will serve as the division specialist in federal cost allocation regulations and guidelines for administrative reimbursement for local public entities administering federal public assistance programs under the supervision of the state human service agency.

In this position you will also:

  • Direct the staff and functions of the Time Studies & Rates Unit of the Department of Human Services (DHS) Financial Operations Division.
  • Direct the development, implementation and ongoing administration of cost based and federally approved methodologies to secure federal administrative reimbursement for a variety of local public entities
  • Represent the Financial Operations Division in DHS planning, policy, and work group meetings in regard to federal administrative reimbursement.


  • Direct and administer all division cost allocation projects earning federal administrative reimbursement for local public entities from Title IV-D child support, Medicaid, Refugee, SNAP (food support), TANF (MFIP Statewide), and Title IV-E (foster care and adoption assistance).
  • Negotiate and obtain federal approval of amendments to Minnesota's Cost Allocation Plan (CAP) or to administrative claiming plans requiring cognizant federal agency approval for local entities claiming administrative reimbursement.
  • Exercise supervisory authority so that applicable labor agreements and plans are equitably administered and employees within the unit effectively perform their assigned job duties to achieve the unit, section, division, and department goals and objectives.


Minimum Qualifications

Demonstrated Leadership experience. Leadership experience can include:

  • Experience as a supervisor, leadworker, team lead, project lead;
  • Completion of a State of Minnesota leadership program (e.g. ELI, L4);
  • A paid/unpaid position leading a program or chairing a committee (e.g. ERG) - experience must include:
  • 1+ year of experience identifying issues, goals and strategic actions
  • 100+ hours per year time commitment


3 years of professional work experience in cost accounting and cost allocation principles. Experience must demonstrate:

  • Experience directing and supervising professional staff.
  • Knowledge of fiscal operations management, statistical analysis, and managerial finance.
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

A Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance may substitute for 1 year of experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • Experience working with programmers to develop desktop and web-based software applications for administration of cost allocation business processes
  • Knowledge of Federal grant funding management.
  • Knowledge of DHS computer systems including MMIS and MAXIS.
  • Knowledge of various DHS Revenue Programs.
  • 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.

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Application Details

Why Work For Us

GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.

Our differences make us stronger and leveraging them helps us create a workforce where everyone can thrive. The Department of Human Services is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to embedding diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility at our workplace. We do this by developing strong leaders and advocates, increasing cultural competence and understanding among all employees, and removing institutional barriers and attitudes that prevent employees from advancing as far as their talents will take them. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), marital status, familial status, receipt of public assistance, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, or age.

How to Apply

Click "Apply" at the bottom of the page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637.

For additional information about the application process, go to


If you have questions about the position, contact Chris Ricker at

If you are a Connect 700 applicant, please email your certificate and the Job posting ID#/number to Toni Shobe at Tonika.Shobe@State.MN.US by the position close date.

If you are an individual with a disability and need an ADA accommodation for an interview, you may contact the Department of Human Services' ADA Coordinator at 651-431-4945 or for assistance.


The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. 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 Please indicate what assistance you need.

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