Licensor I / Human Services Program Representative 1, St. Paul, Minnesota

Created 02/12/2024
Employer Department of Human Services - Direct Care and Treatment
Reference 11446328
Job Type Full Time
Country United States
State Minnesota
City St. Paul
Zip 55102
Salary Competitive
When all employees are embraced, respected and heard, we will build a collaborative, equitable, inclusive and anti-racist culture where everyone thrives.

Working Title: Licensor I
Job Class: Human Services Program Representative 1
Agency: Human Services Dept
  • Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
  • Date Posted: 02/10/2024
  • Closing Date: 02/28/2024
  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Human Services Dept / MAPE DHS Central Office
  • Division/Unit: Department of Human Services (DHS) / Office of Inspector General (OIG) MH Licensing
  • Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift / 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Days of Work: Monday - Friday
  • Travel Required: Yes
  • Salary Range: $27.58 - $40.49 / hourly; $57,587 - $84,543 / annually
  • Classified Status: Classified
  • Bargaining Unit/Union: 214 - MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE
  • FLSA Status: Nonexempt
  • Telework Eligible: Yes
  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities : Yes

The Department of Human Services is unable to provide sponsorship for work visas. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States at the start of employment.

Make a difference in the lives of Minnesotans.

The work you'll do is more than just a job. Join the talented, engaged and inclusive workforce dedicated to creating a better Minnesota.

Job Summary

*This position has a flexible work arrangement that may allow for Telework or a mixture of working in our office and Telework .*

*Approximately 10% travel, with overnight travel, an average of 3 times per month and is arranged by the employee.*

This position exists to execute the responsibilities of the Commissioner of Human Services pursuant to the provisions of the Human Services Licensing and certification Act, the Background Study Act, Reporting of Maltreatment of Minors Act, Reporting of Maltreatment of Vulnerable Adults Act (VAA), Minnesota Data Practices Act, and the Health Insurance and Portability and Accountability Act and other applicable state and federal laws and rules governing the provision of services by a Department of Human Services (DHS) license and/or certified program or service.

This position exists to protect the health, safety and wellbeing of people served by programs licensed by the Mental Health, Substance Use Disorder and Children's Residential Services Unit by:
  • Conducting licensing reviews of MN Rule 2960 group residential facilities, shelters, transitional programs, MN Statute 245I.20 mental health clinics and/or MN Statute 245G Substance Use Disorder outpatient programs; and
  • Assist with other licensing reviews and investigations.


Minimum Qualifications

**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.**

Two (2) years professional experience in a regulatory or compliance position or involved in the development and implementation of mental health or substance use disorder treatment planning in a Department of Human Services (DHS) licensed or certified organization that provides services to people with substance use disorder and/or mental health or youth in children residential facilities.

Experience must demonstrate the following:
  • Knowledge of DHS Statues and Rules governing substance use disorder, mental health or youth in children residential facilities.
  • Ability to organize and schedule multiple tasks.

A Bachelor's degree or higher in Human Services, Social Work, Sociology, Psychology or a related field may substitute for one (1) year of professional experience.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in leading the operations of a licensed mental health and substance use disorder treatment program or children residential facility.
  • Experience training and providing leadership to direct care service workers, including developing, implementing, monitoring, investigating, and evaluating outcomes and program effectiveness.
  • Knowledge of state protocols and tools used to conduct licensing reviews and investigations.
  • Licensed as Mental Health Professional or Alcohol and Drug Counselor.
  • Variety of experiences working effectively with others from different backgrounds and cultures.

Additional Requirements

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.

Application Details

How to Apply

Select "Apply for Job" at the top of this page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email . For additional information about the application process, go to .

If you have questions about the position, contact Katie Leuer at .

To receive consideration as a Connect 700 Program applicant, apply online, email the Job ID#, the Working Title and your valid Proof of Eligibility Certificate by the closing date to Carolyn Rice at .

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 for assistance.

About Human Services Dept

WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE! The Minnesota Department of Human Services impacts the lives of 1.7 million people every year, helping them meet their basic needs so they can achieve their highest potential.

Why Work for Us

Diverse Workforce

We are committed to continually developing a workforce that reflects the diversity of our state and the populations we serve. The varied experiences and perspectives of employees strengthen the work we do together and our ability to best serve the people of Minnesota.

A recent engagement survey of State of Minnesota employees found:
  • 95% of employees understand how their work helps achieve their agency's mission
  • 91% of employees feel trusted to do their jobs
  • 88% of employees feel equipped to look at situations from other cultural perspectives when doing their job
  • 87% of employees report flexibility in their work schedule

Comprehensive Benefits

Our benefits aim to balance four key elements that make life and work meaningful: health and wellness, financial well-being, professional development, and work/life harmony. As an employee, your benefits may include:
  • Public pension plan
  • Training and professional development
  • Paid vacation and sick leave
  • 12 paid holidays each year
  • Paid parental leave
  • Low-cost medical and dental coverage
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Vision coverage
  • Wellness programs and resources
  • Employer paid life insurance
  • Short-term and long-term disability
  • Health care spending and savings accounts
  • Dependent care spending account
  • Tax-deferred compensation
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Federal Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Programs, resources and benefits eligibility varies based on type of employment, agency, funding availability, union/collective bargaining agreement, location, and length of service with the State of Minnesota.


Minnesota state agencies are equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employers. 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 and indicate what assistance is needed.
Date expired 02/26/2024

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