Agency Policy Specialist

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

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This position will assist in the administration of the Minnesota property tax system by serving as a central point of contact for division employees, the Commissioner's office, legislators and legislative staff, lobbyists, and others involved in the policy making process. This position will lead and guide the development of the department's property tax legislation and policy. The employee in this position will be responsible for assigning and reviewing work of professional employees, coordinating work groups and meetings, leading meetings and discussions both internally and externally, and providing expert-level guidance to policy makers. This position will ensure that all bills have completed bill explanations, revenue estimates, and fiscal notes as directed by the Commissioner's Office and others. This position will develop publications and conduct property tax educational and training activities for department employees, customers, and stakeholders.


Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.


Three (3) years of full-time equivalent advanced professional level experience.

Applicants who meet the above experience requirements will be further evaluated based on the following:
  • Knowledge of the legislative process, state government policies, procedures, processes, laws, and rules.
  • Ability to monitor, analyze, and advise on developments and legal trends of policy and law.
  • Ability to recognize the impact of policy, programs, budgets and operational changes on members in terms of needs, issues, motivations, and costs.
  • Leadership skills sufficient to establish project goals and expectations, anticipate problems, plan contingencies, evaluate results, provide focused feedback, direct work, coach, advise, and teach.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with public officials and planning groups.
  • Ability to analyze and report on data to make conclusions and recommendations to others.
  • Communication and presentation skills.
  • Human relation skills sufficient to relate to and communicate with a wide range of customers.
  • Computer skills to develop spreadsheets, presentations, charts, graphs, and graphics.
Preferred Qualifications: Advanced degree from an accredited college or university.

Knowledge of property tax administration, property tax policy, and property tax laws.

Experience working with the legislative process, including writing legislative proposals, bill explanations, and fiscal note responses.

Experience interacting with government senior management, Governor's office, legislative staff, and stakeholders in national and other governmental offices or forums.

Experience tracking major tax court cases and presenting thorough analysis, background information, and impact of the decisions.

Physical Requirements Requires occasional moving of articles such as boxes, accounting records, laptop computer, and portable printer.

Additional Requirements Prior to an offer of employment, a background check will be conducted. This will include, but is not limited to checking degrees and licensures, criminal history, and tax filing and payment history. All individual income tax filing and payment obligations must be current prior to interviewing for this position.

Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status).

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. Your application must contain sufficient detail to determine qualifications. If you are unable to apply online, please contact the job information line at 651.259.3637.

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If you have questions about the position, contact Ashley Scherek at or 651/556-4004.


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.

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