Job Class: Human Services Program Specialist 1Working Title: Background Study Research Assistant
Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
Date Posted: 10/04/2018
Closing Date: 10/17/2018
Hiring Agency: Department of Human Services
Division/Unit: Office of Inspector General / Background Studies
Work Shift: Day
Work Hours: 8:00am
Days of Work: Monday
Travel Required: No
Salary Range: $19.46 - $28.15 /hourly; $40,632 - $58,777 /annually
Job Class Option: None
Classified Status: Unclassified
Connect 700 Program Eligible: No
This posting will be used to fill 3 temporary (unclassified) positions, anticipated to last one year but may be extended up to three years. These positions are eligible for benefits.
The Background Study Research Assistant will conduct background studies for persons providing direct contact services for persons receiving services from facilities licensed by the Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Department of Health, facilities serving youth or children licensed by the Department of Corrections, and from unlicensed Personal Care Provider Organizations.
Comparing information on background study subjects to DHS and Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) criminal history
Request maltreatment records from Minnesota counties using the Social Services Information System (SSIS) and from the Minnesota State-Wide Substantiated Abuse & Neglect Registry
Request records from court and law enforcement jurisdictions in Minnesota and other states
Draft letters regarding status or results of background studies
Conduct out of state Child Abuse and Neglect Registry (CANR) checks for one of the following: child care, adoption, or child foster care study subjects who resided outside Minnesota within past five years in connection with Adam Walsh background studies
Perform miscellaneous tasks to support the process of background studies related to adoption, foster care and/or child care employment and other studies
Handle all information in a manner consistent with Division policy and in accordance with the provisions of the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act and all applicable federal data privacy standards
The Background Study Research Assistant must possess high standards for accuracy of work, be able to work independently, have excellent written and verbal communication skills, effectively work with a wide range of persons and make independent judgments and have excellent computer and word processing skills to manage various databases used in the background study process.
2 years advance administrative, paraprofessional or technical experience in health or human services, criminal justice, research or related field.
Associates degree in human services, paralegal studies, criminal justice or related field AND 1 year of advance administrative, paraprofessional or technical experience in related field.
Bachelor's degree in human services, paralegal studies, criminal justice or related field
To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that your resume clearly describes your experience in the areas listed and indicates the beginning and ending month and year for each job held.
REFERENCE/BACKGROUND CHECKS - The Department of Human Services will conduct reference checks to verify job-related credentials and criminal background check prior to appointment.
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.
Our mission as an employer is to actively recruit, welcome and support a workforce, which is diverse and inclusive of people who are underrepresented in the development of state policies, programs and practices, so that we can support the success and growth of all people who call Minnesota home.
How to Apply
Click "Apply" at the bottom of this page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637.
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If you are an individual with a disability and need an ADA accommodation for an interview, you may contact the Department of Human Services' ADA Coordinator at 651-431-4945 or DHS_ADA@state.mn.us for assistance.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
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 email@example.com. Please indicate what assistance you need.
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