State Of Minnesota Saint Paul , MN 55102
Job Class: Human Services Program Representative 2Working Title: Child Support Policy Analyst
Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
Date Posted: 09/04/2018
Closing Date: 09/17/2018
Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Human Services Dept / MAPE DHS Central Office
Division/Unit: DHS-Central Office / Children and Family Services
Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift
Days of Work: Monday
Travel Required: No
Salary Range: $26.30 - $38.75/hourly; $54,914 - $80,910/annually
Classified Status: Classified
Bargaining Unit/Union: 214 - MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE
FLSA Status: Nonexempt
Connect 700 Program Eligible: Yes
The Child Support Policy Analyst is part of the Policy and Planning Team within the Division. The purpose of this team is to develop policy; provide legal and policy analysis; coordinate the Division's legislative activity; build and maintain relationships with partners and stakeholders in the child support community; provide legal support to management and staff; and coordinate the Division's long-range planning and priority setting.
The team also works closely with MN.IT at DHS on automation of policy and with other divisions across the Department as needed. As a recognized Division expert, you will be responsible for providing support on issues related to the federal and state child support program with both internal and external audiences.
Develop statewide child support policies while researching and analyzing policy options to determine the issues related to each option; and recommend and draft major policy changes which have significant political or budgetary impact for consideration by Department of Human Services (DHS) management.
Maintain and strengthen relationships with partners and stakeholders; act as a liaison for Child Support with other DHS sections and state agencies, other branches of state government, representatives of county agencies, various advocacy and community organizations, and the federal government; and represent the Division on statewide task forces and work groups.
Provide subject matter expertise to county and tribal child support agencies and County Attorneys' Offices relating to complex child support policy issues to ensure that the Division is meeting federal requirements.
Develop legislation and support the legislation process (track legislation, develop written materials, and provide technical expertise) for issues related to the child support program.
Assist management with setting Division goals and priorities, including program governance.
3 years professional experience analyzing, monitoring and administering a children-related human services program (i.e. child support). Experience based knowledge must demonstrate:
Developing and drafting policy
Comprehension of state and federal laws and regulations, state statutes and court rules, and policies relating to all Public Assistance (PA) programs and their relationships to Child Support
Working with government entities, including tribes
A Bachelor's Degree or higher in Public Policy/Administration, Human/Social Services, or related field of study may substitute for 1 year of experience
Policy experience in health care or public assistance
Knowledge of PRISM system
Knowledge of tribal law and/or tribal child support programs
Experience with the legislative process
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.
This position is located in Minnesota's great capital city, St. Paul. The State of Minnesota offers employees subsidies for public transportation allowing for convenient and easy access to commute to work.
Ride the new METRO "Green Line" Light Rail Train to work! The 10th Street Station is located close by.
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 are unable to apply online, please contact the job information line at 651.259.3637.
For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.mn.gov/careers.
If you have questions about the position, contact Julie Erickson at Julie.A.Erickson@state.mn.us
If you are a Connect 700 applicant, please email your certificate and the Job posting ID#/number to Toni Shobe at Tonika.Shobe@state.mn.us by the position close date.
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.
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