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$ 31.65-$ 45.55 hourly, $ 66,085-$ 95,108 annually

Date Posted:   03/10/2014
Closing Date:   03/17/2014
Hiring Agency:   Health Department
Division/Bureau:   CM/HOP & Mortuary Science
Location:   Golden Rule Building
Who May Apply:   Open to all qualified job seekers
Posting Number:   14HEAL000063
Employment Conditions:   Permanent, Full-time
Work Shift:   Day Shift
Days of Work:   Monday-Friday , 08:00 AM-04:30 PM
Travel Required:   no
Job Grouping:   General Administration
Classified Status:   Classified
Job Description:   This position is located in the Health Occupations Program (HOP) and Mortuary Science Sections of Compliance Monitoring (CM) Division at the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH).

This position directs HOP and Mortuary Science to efficiently and effectively achieve the sections' missions, goals, and objectives. This includes planning, implementing, and evaluating the application of fiscal, human, and technical resources to respond to the programs' current and long-range projected needs.

This includes the changing field of mortuary science from one where most people are embalmed and then buried to one in which 52% of deaths in MN are disposed of through cremation. HOP includes regulation of several different professions, using different statutes and differing levels of oversight, and the fields continue to change due to changes in the state's demographics: not only is the aging population changing the needs in such areas as hearing aid dispensing, but the increasing diversity of the population is bringing new issues such as permanent and non permanent tattoos.

This position will have contact with a complex array of health professionals, government leaders at the local, state and federal level as well as other leaders in the community, consumers and advocates of the various interest groups. The incumbent must establish effective working relationships and build credibility with these diverse and sometimes conflicting groups and issues. Where statutes provide discretion for the commissioner or the department, the manager must have defensible reasons for treating any licensee in a particular manner.

The incumbent will play an active role in the legislative process, primarily at the state level.

Job Responsibilities:
Develop and recommend new and revised statutes, rules, policies and procedures to respond to changes in operational/program needs, objectives and priorities and to improve the effectiveness of the operations/programs.

Develop performance evaluation standards and procedures to provide information to the subordinate staff on the expectations of individual work performance and to ensure complete and objective appraisal of a subordinate's performance.

Develop and direct the implementation of section work plans for all programs managed to ensure the establishment of appropriate goals and the development of action steps to achieve them.

Manage state and fee budgets so that section programs are fiscally sound and accomplish public health goals.

Coordinate functions of the section with other sections within the division so that consistent division and department-wide programs are carried out.

Draft legislation, meet with legislators, prepare background material, provide testimony and follow up to assure success.
Minimum Qualifications:   Master's degree in public administration or related advanced degree AND

Two years of experience as a manager or supervisor of professional staff in a public health or human services program.


A Bachelor's degree in one of the above listed areas AND

Three years of experience as a manager or supervisor of professional staff in a public health or area applicable for vacancy.

Preferred Qualifications:   Extensive knowledge of relevant federal and state licensing and registration requirements, as well as the legal and regulatory environments, and health laws, regulations and policies that impact section programs.

Thorough understanding of the purpose of regulations and experience with enforcement activity.

Strong management and public administration skills to direct the diverse program areas covered.

Ability to appreciate the role of the sections in the bigger mission of the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH).

Ability to direct the preparation and administration of budgets for programs managed.

Ability to interpret law, regulations and policy to industry, government and the public.

History of ability to motivate, supervise and evaluate subordinate employees effectively.

Ability to effectively speak and present at public meetings.

Ability to develop and review reports and make policy recommendations.

Ability to coordinate multiple complex functions to accomplish goals of the section.

Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing.

Ability to solve complex problems where there are no clear solutions.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with federal, state and local officials, community groups, regulated community and the general public.

Ability to plan and work under both internal and external time constraints, and to balance multiple priorities at once.
Selection Process:   The selection process is a resume-based, skill-matching process. All applicants who apply to this posting will be evaluated against the Minimum Qualifications stated above. If your skills match the required skills for this position, the department may contact you.

Recently Separated Veterans (RSV) - Effective July 1, 2009, legislation provides that the top five RSV applicants who apply and meet the qualifications for a vacancy be granted an interview. To qualify as a RSV, you must meet all of the following criteria: 1) have separated under honorable conditions from any branch of the armed forces of the United States; 2) have served on active duty for 181 consecutive days or more or for the full period ordered to active duty or have separated by reason of disability incurred while serving on active duty; 3) be a United States citizen or resident alien; and 4) have served in active military service at any time on or after September 11, 2001, as shown on your DD-214 form. To be considered under this legislation, you must: 1) meet all of the Minimum Qualifications identified in this posting; 2) meet all of the above RSV criteria; and 3) submit a copy of your DD-214 form by the closing date to or fax to 651-201-5779. Failure to submit your DD-214 form will affect your consideration for an interview under the terms of this legislation. Note that all vacancies will be filled in accordance with applicable union contract provisions.

Certain Disabled Veterans - Effective August 1, 2012, legislations provides state agencies with the option to appoint certain disabled veterans on a noncompetitive basis if you meet the following criteria: 1) meet service requirements and has verified service-connected disability rating of at least 30%; 2) provide qualifying documentation verifying the disability; and, 3) meet all of the Minimum Qualifications identified in this posting. To be considered under this legislation you must submit all documentation by the closing date to or fax to 651-201-5779.
How to Apply:   This vacancy is open to all qualified job seekers. If you are interested in being considered for this position, please do one of the following by the closing date:

1) Submit your resume through the on-line Resume Builder at You may copy and paste your existing resume or let the software create a resume for you. After you've completed your on-line resume, apply directly to this job posting (#14HEAL000063) by checking the "Apply for This Job" box and then clicking the "Apply to Selected Jobs" box at the bottom of the posting.

2) If you are unable to apply on-line via Resume Builder, submit your resume and a completed State of Minnesota Employment Application form to: Minnesota Management & Budget (MMB), 200 Centennial Office Building, 658 Cedar Street, St. Paul, MN 55155. Please include this job posting number (#14HEAL000063) on your application. The paper application is available on the MMB website at or by calling 651-259-3637.

Current State Employees: Please note that employment provisions (including but not limited to seniority and leave accrual) vary among the three branches of Minnesota State government. When considering a job with another branch of state government, you are highly encouraged to explore these differences. For assistance, please direct questions to your current or anticipated Human Resources office.
Contact for More Information:   Darcy Miner, 651-201-3700/