State Program Admin Director -- MN DEED

Job Class:  State Program Admin Director

Working Title:  Supervisor of Small Cities Development Program

Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers

Date Posted: 01/31/2020

Closing Date: 02/13/2020

Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: MN Department of Employment and Economic Development

Division/Unit: Business and Community Development/ Small Cities Development

Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift

Days of Work: Monday - Friday

Travel Required: Yes

Salary Range: $31.67 - $45.62 /hourly; $66,127 - $95,255 /annually

Classified Status: Classified

Connect 700 Program Eligible:  Yes



Job Summary

To manage the Small Cities Development Unit, including program administration, staffing, budget development, compliance with state and federal law, assist management with legislative issues as needed, inter agency coordination, program development and implementation.

Job Duties:

Program administration and implementation, supervision of staff, interagency coordination, program reporting, assistance to the Executive Director of the Office of Community Finance, training.



Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor's Degree or equivalent educational training degree coursework in public administration, community development, finance or other related field AND

Three (3) years advanced level professional work in the area of community or economic development AND

Two (2) years supervisory or lead work experience, directing staff in the area of community or economic development.AND

Ability to analyze and interpret federal regulations so that technical assistance can be given to grant applicants and staff. AND

Proficient in the use of personal computers, including word processing, data base management, and spreadsheet/Excel programs.AND

Ability to effectively organize and prioritize large multi-faceted workload and work within tightly defined program deadlines. AND

Communication skills sufficient to facilitate large groups, run meetings, develop concise and accurate program materials, give presentations.  AND


Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated work and knowledge of the Community Development Block Grant Program funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Experience working and having knowledge of the HUD funded Community Development Block Grant program and the federal IDIS reporting system.

Understanding of state and federal grant process, forms and administration.

Demonstrated organization skills

Ability to lead, develop and engage staff.

Demonstrated skill in problem solving and decision making

Effective oral and written communication skills.

Grant management experience.

Experience working with local, state and federal units of government.

Program administration in the area of housing, community development or community finance (multiple program administration).

Additional Requirements

This position requires successful completion of the following:

Resumes of all applicants to this posting will be evaluated against the Minimum Qualifications stated above.  If your skills match the required skills for this positon, the department may contact you.  Employee reference checks will be conducted on all finalists.  This may include a review of documentation related to job performance.  It includes contact with the applicant's current and/or former employers.

A Criminal Background Check will be conducted on all finalists for this position.  A criminal conviction will not automatically remove you from consideration for employment.

When the position requires travel and the applicant drives a state owned or leased vehicle, a driver's license and record check will be conducted.


Why Work For Us

GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! 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.

How to Apply

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If you have questions about the position, contact Sue Zeches at or 651-259-7107.

The Department of Employment and Economic Development is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer, and encourages all qualified candidates to apply for job opportunities.  If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application and search tools, please contact Karen Lilledahl at 651-259-7089 or  Please indicate what assistance is needed.


The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email Please indicate what assistance you need.


Thursday, February 13, 2020