Human Services Licensing Professionals (11), Minnesota Department of Human Services

Location: St. Paul, Minnesota

Minnesota DHS is seeking eleven dedicated and experienced professionals to work with several different programs within the Licensing Division.

The Licensing Division performs three primary functions: conducts background studies; conducts maltreatment investigations and issues licenses.  The Licensing Division enforces standards adopted to protect the health, safety, rights and well-being of children and vulnerable adults in programs required to be licensed under Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 245A and Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 245B for programs serving people with developmental disabilities.

The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.  We offer flexible work schedules, Monday-Friday work week and weekends off.  Work independently or as part of team.  Travel is required, with some overnight stays per year.  Don’t miss your opportunity to start a rewarding career with the Department of Human Services!

The following units are looking for individuals to conduct license requirements, process variances to licensing rules, provide technical assistance, conduct investigations of reported alleged licensing violations, issue correction orders and, if appropriate, recommend fines and conditional licenses or other licensing actions. Currently, routine site visits are required to be made at least once every two years.

The Family Systems Unit is responsible for administration and oversight of licensing functions related to family child care, child foster care, adult foster care, and family adult day services which are delegated to county and private licensing agencies; for certifying county agencies to perform licensing functions; and for licensing child placing agencies which perform licensing of child foster care programs and provide adoption services.  (2 positions available)

View full posting on the state careers website www.careers.state.mn.us, posting number 13DHS001447 and 13DHS001468.

The Home and Community Based Services Unit is responsible for licensing  home and community-based services to people with developmental disabilities, physical disabilities, mental illness, or brain injury, and people age 65 years and older. This includes evaluating applications, conducting licensing inspections, investigating reports of alleged licensing violations, evaluating changes in the terms of a license, and evaluating variance requests to determine compliance with and to enforce licensing requirements.  The work involves the development and enforcement of corrective action plans and interventions to assist license holders in complying with regulations to protect the health, safety, and rights of persons served by these programs. (3 positions available)

View full posting on the state careers website www.careers.state.mn.us, posting number 13DHS001442.

The Child Care Centers/Adult Day Centers Unit is responsible for licensing child care centers and adult day care centers by evaluating applications, conducting licensing inspections, investigating reports of alleged licensing violations, evaluating changes in the terms of a license, and evaluating variance requests to determine compliance with and to enforce licensing requirements.  The work involves the development and enforcement of corrective action plans and interventions to assist license holders in complying with regulations to protect the health, safety, and rights of persons served in these facilities. (3 positions available)

View full posting on the state careers website www.careers.state.mn.us, posting number 13DHS001448.

The Mental Health/Chemical Dependency Unit is responsible for licensing mental health and chemical dependency programs for children and adults, and independent living assistance for youth. This includes evaluating applications, conducting licensing inspections, investigating reports of alleged licensing violations, evaluating changes in the terms of a license, and evaluating variance requests to determine compliance with and to enforce licensing requirements.  The work involves the development and enforcement of corrective action plans and interventions to assist license holders in complying with regulations to protect the health, safety, and rights of persons served in these facilities. (3 positions available)

View full posting on the state careers website www.careers.state.mn.us, posting number 13DHS001445.

How to Apply:
Interested candidates MUST apply through the State of Minnesota Careers website, which is the state’s official hiring site.  Below are detailed instructions on how to submit your resume and apply.  If you have additional questions you can contact the recruitment office at 651-431-3674 or sos.recruitment@state.mn.us.  Please be sure to apply at your earliest convenience before these positions close at MIDNIGHT ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 23rd,  2013.

Submit your resume:

  • Visit www.careers.state.mn.us
  • Select “My State Job Search” (upper right hand corner)
  • Select “Create a My State Job Search Account”
  • Complete the instructions under New Account
  • Once your account has been established, select “Resume Builder”
  • Build a resume or paste a text copy of your existing resume
  • Use the “Job-Specific Questions” space for your cover letter (optional)
  • Complete required sections of “Supplemental Information”
  • You MUST click “Submit Your Resume” at the bottom of the page!

After you have created your new account and submitted your resume, you may apply for the Human Services Licensor Professional opening for the unit you are interested in working for (note: the state classification is State Program Admin Principal):

  • Select “Apply for Jobs”
  • Select “Apply for Positions”
  • Enter the appropriate posting number:  13DHS001447, 13DHS001468, 13DHS001442, 13DHS001448 and/or 13DHS001445.
  • Select “Continue” and verify the position is correct
  • Select “Apply”

 *Tips*

  • Save your user ID and password for future use.
  • Make sure your resume clearly states all relevant skills and experience, along with the beginning and ending months and years of each position you have held.
  • If you have any difficulties, contact the website helpdesk at 651-259-3637 or careers@state.mn.us.
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