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$ 23.30-$ 34.34 hourly, $ 48,650-$ 71,702 annually

Date Posted:   03/12/2014
Closing Date:   03/31/2014
Working Title:   Audiology Specialist
Hiring Agency:   Health Department
Division/Bureau:   CFH / CYSHN / NCFU
Location:   Golden Rule Building, St. Paul
Who May Apply:   Open to all qualified job seekers
Posting Number:   13HEAL000451
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 Newborn and Child Follow-up Unit (NCFU) of the Children and Youth with Special Health Needs (CYSHN) Section within the Community and Family Health (CFH) Division.

The position provides statewide coordination for the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention long-term follow-up program related to the field of audiology. This includes convening audiologists and clinicians to develop a shared understanding of program requirements; providing input on workgroups and advisory groups; guiding data tracking and analysis; evaluating the reporting system; writing publications for various audiences; conducting training sessions for clinics and other providers; and conducting program evaluations.

The position requires the ability for some travel statewide; including possible overnight.
Minimum Qualifications:   Possess (or the ability to attain licensure* within the probationary period) and maintain MN State Licensure as an Audiologist.

(*Link to the process of obtaining Audiologist licensure in Minnesota:


Two years of professional experience conducting universal newborn hearing screening and/or public health early hearing detection and intervention.

A Ph.D. in the above can substitute as one year of experience.

Experience in scientific and clinical research techniques; procedures involved in planning, executing, evaluating and reporting in universal newborn hearing screening, and early hearing detection and intervention in the neonatal and pediatric population.

Ability to organize, execute, and evaluate early hearing detection and intervention activities independently and to correlate findings from a variety of disciplines; prepare and review reports and papers on the results of projects; communicate clearly and effectively; and the ability to establish and maintain exemplary working relationships.

Requires a Class D Driver's License: a single unit vehicle with a gross vehicle weight of less than 26,000 pounds. This is a basic driver's license. Operators may also tow vehicles/trailers as long as the a gross combination weight does not exceed 26,000 pounds.
Preferred Qualifications:   Five years experience with increasing responsibility in pediatric audiology and/or newborn hearing field, knowledge and skills in newborn hearing screening systems/program, especially data tracking and surveillance from a public health perspective.

Knowledge of risk factors for deafness and hearing loss (JCIH, AAA, ASHA).

Knowledge and skills in use of computers (word processing, internet, electronic mail).

Knowledge and skill in evaluating data and knowledge and experience with development and evaluation of large data tracking and surveillance systems (referral and follow-up systems).

The ability to communicate effectively (orally and in writing) and maintain good human relations while working with multiple agencies, providers and advocacy groups.

Knowledge and skills in basic epidemiological and descriptive statistics.

Extensive knowledge of the principles and practices of universal newborn hearing screening and early hearing detection and intervention including the ability to correlate such knowledge with the performance of outcome tracking 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 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.

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 (#13HEAL000451) 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 (#13HEAL000451) 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:   Tony Steyermark, 651-201-5098/