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$ 16.74-$ 24.21 hourly, $ 34,953-$ 50,550 annually

Date Posted:   07/15/2013
Closing Date:   07/19/2013
Working Title:   Occupational Licensing Rep
Hiring Agency:   Health Department
Division/Bureau:   CM/Health Occupation Program
Location:   Golden Rule Building; St Paul
Who May Apply:   Open to all qualified job seekers
Posting Number:   13HEAL000212
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:   Health Care & Human Services
Classified Status:   Classified
Job Description:   This position is located in the Health Occupation Program (HOP) in the Compliance Monitoring Division at the Minnesota Department of Health.

This position will review and adjudicate applications for state licensure/certification for occupational therapy assistants and hearing instrument dispensers to determine whether requirements for use of specialized therapies have been met. This position receives and disseminates license/certification registration information so that the HOPs internal database is accurate and website information is clear, current, and responsive to the interests and concerns of HOP clientele. This position communicates both orally and in writing with license/certification applicants, licensees, staff from other agencies, and members of the public. This position also manages the roster for spoken language health interpreters; synthesizes experiential data from this work into systems issues for discussion or recommendations; and consults with management and representatives from the interpreter community to direct the development of an efficient and effective regulatory structure.
Minimum Qualifications:   Bachelor's degree in Public Health or a related field;
Three years of advanced administrative support, paraprofessional, or technical experience working in a public health or health-related program;
Two years of professional public health or health-related program experience.

Experience must include one of the following:
Working with health program laws, rules, regulations, policies and/or procedures.
Knowledge of public health principals or research methods sufficient to analyze health information or provide education on public health issues.
Researching, analyzing, and/or compiling public health or health-related information.
Requires occasionally lifting such articles as file boxes and heavy hand tools or heavier materials with help from others and/or lifting and carrying light objects frequently. Even though the weights being lifted may only be a negligible amount, a job is in this category may require walking or standing to a significant degree or may involve sitting most of the time with a degree of pushing and pulling of arm and/or leg controls.

Preferred Qualifications:   Experience working in a regulatory environment.

Demonstrated ability to maintain a calm and professional demeanor when working with individuals who may be confused, impatient, distressed, or angry.

Demonstrated ability to listen in order to assess needs of callers.

Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with a variety of individuals, organizations, or groups.

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with members of the public, the regulated community, and other health professionals.

Experience drafting correspondence, documents and reports to convey program information, study results and compliance requirements.

Experience establishing and maintaining an organized system for working with large numbers of documents.

Attention to detail sufficient to analyze applications to determine whether all requirements have been met.

Ability to recognize issues, collect data, assess data and experience, and initiate and implement data and experience-driven policies and procedures.

Ability to facilitate communication, decision-making and problem solving.

Knowledge of, or ability to, absorb and implement, federal and state laws pertaining to regulation of health professions.

Knowledge of data privacy laws and concerns.

Ability to select and prepare data for analysis.

Knowledge of the general nature and objectives of health occupation regulation.

Knowledge of Minnesota Department of Health functions, policies and procedures.
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 shall be granted an interview. To qualify, you must meet the following: 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 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 this legislation.

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: 1) meet service requirements and have a verified service-connected disability rating of at least 30%; 2) provide qualifying documentation verifying the disability; and 3) meet all 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 (#13HEAL000212) 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 (#13HEAL000212) 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:   Anne Kukowski, 651-201-3721/