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$ 20.92-$ 30.68 hourly, $ 43,681-$ 64,060 annually

Date Posted:   08/29/2014
Closing Date:   09/08/2014
Working Title:   Safe Harbor Grants Manager
Hiring Agency:   Health Department
Division/Bureau:   HPCD/CHP/IVPU
Location:   Golden Rule Bldg., St. Paul
Who May Apply:   Open to all qualified job seekers
Posting Number:   14HEAL000252
Employment Conditions:   Permanent, Full-time
Work Shift:   Day Shift
Days of Work:   Monday-Friday , 08:00 AM-04:30 PM
Travel Required:   yes
Job Grouping:   General Administration
Classified Status:   Classified
Job Description:   This position is located in the Injury and Violence Prevention Unit (IVPU) of the Center for Health Promotion (CHP) Section within the Health Promotion and Chronic Disease (HPCD) Division.

This position will coordinate, administer and support the Safe Harbor / No Wrong Door programming to deliver services to sexually exploited youth in Minnesota. The incumbent will manage and coordinate activities to further Safe Harbor / No Wrong Door's nation-leading initiatives to identify commercially sexually exploited youth and ensure access to appropriate trauma-informed, culturally specific services to intervene and ultimately prevent the exploitation of youth.

This position establishes program goals and objectives, monitors the organization's compliance and evaluates policies and procedures for program administration of funding streams for Safe Harbor programming. The incumbent will coordinate and administer information sharing, training and technical assistance to advance state goals and objectives for the intervention and prevention of commercial sexual exploitation.
Minimum Qualifications:   Bachelor's degree in public health, social work, administration, or related field.

One year of professional experience working with sexual exploitation of minors which includes working closely with law enforcement and juvenile justice systems, or an understanding as to how these systems function.

Experience and knowledge of grants and administration principles, procedures, techniques and applicable state and federal rules and guidelines.

Ability to work collaboratively to set program goals and objectives, and to develop and monitor program budgets.

Experience with presenting and summarizing ideas effectively, orally, and in writing.

Knowledge of Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) functions, policies, procedures, and organizational practices and Minnesota's local public health system.

Knowledge of violence prevention concepts and methods, and of public health education and promotion principles.

Experience with leading focus group discussions.

Preferred Qualifications:   Graduate degree in public health, social sciences or law.
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 position is open for bids and for all qualified job-seekers 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 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 (#14HEAL000252) 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 (#14HEAL000252) 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:   Mark Kinde, 651-201-5447/