Legislative and Policy Coordinator - Human Service Program Consultant

State of Minnesota - Saint Paul, MN (30+ days ago)3.7

The primary purpose of this position is to support the Child Safety and Permanency Division efforts to improve safety, permanency, and wellbeing outcomes for children involved in public child welfare in Minnesota. The uniqueness of this position is the focus on state and federal law and policy that governs our work. The person in this position will provide external guidance and technical assistance within the continuum of child welfare services ranging from child maltreatment screening decisions to finalization of permanency. This position provides support in the completion of state legislative and federal reviews of child welfare practice in Minnesota. The person in this position will also serve as the legislative lead representing the division in the development and representation of division legislative proposals.


Minimum Qualifications:
Three (3) years of professional experience with public child welfare

Experience must demonstrate the following:
Working with federal/state law, regulations, policies relating to public child welfare
Analyzing child welfare laws and providing policy and legal interpretations

Preferred Qualifications:
Juris Doctorate (J.D.) degreed or graduating from an American Bar Association
Experience with the legislative process
Ability to effectively and efficiently communicate complex legal terms to individuals with-out a legal background
Experience consulting and convening key stakeholder regarding potential policy and legislative proposals
Experience with administrative simplifications that promote better government
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

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
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.

For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.mn.gov/careers.

If you have questions about the position, contact Jamie Sorenson at jamie.sorenson@state.mn.us or 651.431.4655.

If you are a Connect 700 applicant, please email your certificate to Elizabeth Mack at elizabeth.mack@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 for assistance


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 careers@state.mn.us. Please indicate what assistance you need.