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$ 19.72-$ 28.92 hourly, $ 41,175-$ 60,385 annually

Date Posted:   09/13/2013
Closing Date:   09/23/2013
Working Title:   Loan Forgiveness Administrator
Hiring Agency:   Health Department
Division/Bureau:   HP/Off of Rural Hlth & Pri Car
Location:   Golden Rule Bldg, St. Paul
Who May Apply:   Open to all qualified job seekers
Posting Number:   13HEAL000408
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 Office of Rural Health and Primary Care in the Health Policy Division.

This position is responsible for administering the state's loan forgiveness program, promoting loan forgiveness and loan repayment programs, and monitoring and auditing the programs. This position will also plan and develop program activities using new technologies and develop strategies and proposals to address changes in the program.

Responsibilities include: implementation of program procedures; selection of candidates; facilitation of review committees during the selection process; approval of budgets; execution of contracts; withholding of services or other corrective actions in cases of noncompliance; advising applicants, clients, and the public about program guidelines; development of new policies and procedures related to the program; working with other MDH staff in a collaborative environment; working with external stakeholders to develop new policies that improve and expand the program; drafting reports for numerous stakeholders; and analysis of legislation impacting the program.
Minimum Qualifications:   Three years of professional experience in accounting, business contracts, financial assistance programs or grant administration.

A Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Accounting or Finance may be substituted for one year of experience.

Preferred Qualifications:   Knowledge of governmental budgeting and legislative processes sufficient to review, analyze and suggest changes to proposed public programs and budgetary proposals.

Knowledge of statutory, procedural and administrative guidelines related to the loan forgiveness program.

Knowledge of the functions, policies and procedures applicable to grants/contract administration.

Ability to prepare and interpret complex fiscal reports.

Ability to interpret federal and state laws and departmental fiscal policies.

Ability to provide qualitative and quantitative analysis of programs sufficient to monitor and evaluate program-related data, and to extract meaningful information to apply to program operations.

Experience with the State of MN accounting system (SWIFT).

Customer service skills.

Ability to work with and assist a wide variety of program participants.

Ability to work collaboratively with various stakeholders to advise, persuade, negotiate, mobilize action, and resolve differences.

Ability to recruit and lead review committees during the program selection process.

Knowledge of educational requirements and teaching institutions of health care professions such as physicians, nurses, dentists, and pharmacists.

Proficiency in reading and understanding public policy and administration principles and ability to design, implement and evaluate statutes and rules.

Extensive oral and written communication skills including the ability to write reports, bulletins, policies and procedures, and correspondence in support of the loan forgiveness programs and innovative grants.

Ability to design, implement, and modify multiple program activities and financial reporting systems.

Proficiency in Excel, Word, Access, and other office software.
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 (OR PLAN) provisions.

Certain Disabled Veterans ? Effective August 1, 2012, legislation 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 position is open for bids and for all qualified applicants simultaneously. This vacancy will be filled in accordance with applicable union contract provisions. Current employees of the Minnesota Department of Health who are currently in a State Program Administrator Senior-Financial position and who are eligible to bid will be considered prior to filling the position via other means.

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 (#13HEAL000408) 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 (#13HEAL000408) 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:   Will Wilson, 651-201-3842/