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Reconsideration Analyst - State Program Administrator Principal

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

Job Description:

Job Details

Working Title: Reconsideration Analyst
Job Class: State Program Administrator Principal
Agency: Health Department

  • Who May Apply: Open for bid and to all qualified job seekers simultaneously. Bidders will be considered through 04/08/2024.
  • Date Posted: 04/01/2024
  • Closing Date: 04/15/2024
  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Health Department / Health-MAPE
  • Division/Unit: Health Regulation / Reconsiderations
  • Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift
  • Days of Work: Monday - Friday
  • Travel Required: No
  • Salary Range: $30.55 - $45.02 / hourly; $63,788 - $94,001 / annually
  • Classified Status: Classified
  • Bargaining Unit/Union: 214 - MN Assoc of 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

    The Department of Health's Health Regulation Division is looking to hire a Reconsideration Analyst to contribute to the appeals processes in performing thorough reviews and making educated and informed decisions on matters appealed to the division.

    This position will join the Reconsiderations Unit in the Health Regulation Division and be part of a team responsible for managing, coordinating, and responding to all appeals submitted to the division. As such, it protects and enforces the due process rights of all individuals impacted by division actions and serves an important role in quality assurance and improvement for the division.

    This position will be a subject matter expert and make division appeal determinations in the following topic areas:
    • State enforcement actions against Home Care providers under Minnesota Statute Chapter 144A
    • State enforcement actions against Assisted Living under Minnesota Statute Chapter 144G
    • Division final determinations made under the Minnesota Vulnerable Adults Act, Minnesota Statute 626.557
    • Resident appeals of Assisted Living contract terminations and nursing home discharge actions
    • Background study reconsideration requests pursuant to the Minnesota Background Study Act, Chapter 245C
      This position will also contribute to responses to data practices requests submitted to the division by reviewing and assuring that division responses to data requests comply with the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act.

      This position will also serve as a liaison with the Department of Human Services Background Studies Unit.

      This position is eligible for telework for applicants who reside in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota or South Dakota. Position location will be determined by the top candidate and will be based out of the closest MDH office location.

      Infrequent travel to in-person meetings or hearings is expected. Reimbursement for authorized business travel expenses is provided according to bargaining unit guidelines.


      Minimum Qualifications

      Three (3) years of experience coordinating or administering a regulatory program.

      Additional minimum qualifications that will be assessed during the interview process:
      • Ability to analyze, interpret, apply and communicate complex regulatory information
      • Ability to independently evaluate and make determinations within the regulations governing persons and providers in long-term health care
      • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
      • Ability to self-direct work under limited supervision
        A Juris Doctor or Master's degree or above in law, public policy, public administration, or a healthcare related field may substitute for eighteen months of the required experience.

        Preferred Qualifications
        • A Juris Doctor or Master's degree or above in law, public policy, public administration, or a healthcare related field.
        • Knowledge of Minnesota background study requirements, the Minnesota Administrative Procedures Act and the Minnesota Vulnerable Adults Act.
        • Knowledge of due process principles involved in executive agency appeals and administrative hearings.
        • Knowledge of State and Federal health care regulations as they pertain to the Health Regulation Division.
        • Knowledge or ability to acquire working knowledge of the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act as it pertains to division records.
          Additional Requirements

          This position requires successful completion of references and a background 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 Lisa Jacques 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 Lisa Jacques 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. 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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