Office of Economic Opportunity Operations Manager/Human Services Manager 1, St. Paul, Minnesota

Created 04/02/2024
Employer Department of Human Services - Direct Care and Treatment
Reference 11450323
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: Office of Economic Opportunity Operations Manager
Job Class: Human Services Manager 1
Agency: Human Services Dept
  • Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
  • Date Posted: 03/29/2024
  • Closing Date: 04/18/2024
  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Human Services Dept / DHS Manager
  • Division/Unit: DHS/Children and Family Services/ Office of Economic Opportunity
  • Work Shift: Day Shift
  • Work Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Days of Work: Monday - Friday
  • Travel Required: No
  • Salary Range: $38.53 - $55.69 / hourly; $80,450 - $116,280 / annually
  • Classified Status: Classified
  • Bargaining Unit/Union: 220 - Managerial Plan / Unrepresented
  • FLSA Status: Exempt - Executive
  • 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

*** Telework (Within Minnesota or neighboring states) and flexible hours options are available.***

The Operations Manager for the Office of Economic Opportunity is responsible for division infrastructure including overseeing budgets, operations (with a focus on compliance and accountability), reporting, fiscal operations, contracts, and procurement to ensure transparency and accountability of program funding through the OEO.

The Operations Manager directs the work of 7 employees. The Operations Manager is responsible for developing objectives for an evolving and fast-growing division, which encompass planning for and managing major change processes and directing activities needed to support division operations and its core functions. The incumbent takes part in the executive leadership of the division. The Operations Manager is a senior level decision-maker, acts on behalf of the Director with the same final decision-making authority and direction.

Responsibilities include but may not be limited to:
  • Oversight of the management and administration of all fiscal and operations functions in OEO so that fund obligations and closeout align with state and federal cycles, resulting in maximum utilization of funding properly distributed in accordance with all laws, statutes, and regulations.
  • Management and oversight of contractual responsibilities and activities of the OEO to assure an efficient and effective centralized contracting and procurement process.
  • Participation as a member of Division Management Team, working with managers in directing the work of the division, ensuring priority work is completed, and communication is clear to ensure effective use of resources. Serving as back-up for the Division Director.


Minimum Qualifications

Demonstrated leadership experience*

*Leadership experience can include:
  • Experience as a supervisor, lead worker, team lead, project lead
  • Completion of a State of Minnesota leadership program (e.g. Emerging Leaders Institute - ELI)
  • A paid/unpaid position leading a program or chairing a committee (e.g. Employee Resource Group - experience must include:


Four (4) years of specialized professional work experience that demonstrates:
  • Experience managing state and/or federal funding streams for economic opportunity or self-sufficiency programs competitive RFP, sole source and legislatively named grantees.
  • Experience with budget development, planning and financial analysis, forecasting and reporting, contracts oversight and management and the development of related processes and procedures.
  • Experience working within state government financial and legal systems.
  • Experience with excel and other data systems, financial systems, technical systems such as SWIFT, databases and office applications.
  • Knowledge of accounting principles sufficient to align budget development with agency strategic and operational plan.
  • Knowledge of legislative processes.
  • Experience in analytical and conflict management skills sufficient to resolve business and technical problems between individuals, organizations, and vendors.
  • Experience working with diverse communities.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelors or Master's degree in Social Work, Public Policy, Public Administration or a closely related field.
  • Knowledge of the roles and relationships of tribal, state, and federal agencies sufficient to effectively manage state and/or federal funding streams for OEO programs.
  • Knowledge of the goals and objectives of the anti poverty program at both the state and national levels, such as food and nutrition, housing and shelter and community action programs.
  • Experience in local or state policy field.
  • Strong data analysis skills and statistical analysis experience.
  • Experience in implementing and/or facilitating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives/trainings/conversations.
  • Variety of experiences working effectively with others from different backgrounds and cultures.

Additional Requirements

REFERENCE/BACKGROUND CHECKS - DHS will conduct reference checks to verify job-related credentials and a 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 Sarah Aughenbaugh 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 Amy John 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 04/20/2024

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