Licensing Policy Analyst / Human Services Program Consultant

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

The Licensing Policy Analyst is part of the Policy Development Unit in the Licensing Division within the Office of Inspector General. The Licensing Policy Analyst provides policy analysis and develops policy related to services licensed and regulated by DHS that cut across multiple units within DHS and other agencies; with particular emphasis on the following program areas: mental health and substance use disorder services, child care programs, and home and community-based services.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:
  • Initiate policy improvements to enhance enforcement, monitoring and compliance of licensing standards both within DHS and across state and county agencies
  • Perform lead work regarding data analysis and development and implementation of licensing policies that cut across multiple units within DHS and other agencies
  • Act as data/policy expert and coordinate with DHS Division Directors, Managers and Policy leads to ensure department and cross department policy impacting DHS-licensed providers is developed in accordance with the mission of the Department and to achieve its objectives
  • Provide policy analysis support to OIG and the Operations Administration budget and legislative staff, and participate in the development and negotiation of new legislative proposals and internal policy or program changes on behalf of the Licensing Division
  • Coordinate the data analysis of Minnesota license holder information and perform statewide statistical research, policy related research and analysis
The Licensing Policy Analyst must be able to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing to a variety of audiences, independently manage workload and work on tight timelines and must possess excellent research and analytical skills.


Minimum Qualifications: 3 years of professional experience developing and analyzing policies in a regulatory environment that includes:
  • Experience with the legislative process
  • Experience assessing risk and communicating potential consequences of proposed policies and actions to management and staff
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelors Degree in public policy/administration, human/social services, public administration, Public Policy or related field
  • Project management experience
  • Previous work on developing policy proposals and drafting legislation
  • Knowledge and understanding of Minnesota’s human services programs and structure
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.

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.

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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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