Grants & Allocations Unit Supervisor - Human Services Supervisor 3, St. Paul, Minnesota

Created 01/14/2022
Reference 11417508
Job type Full Time
Country United States
State Minnesota
City St. Paul
Zip 55102
Salary Competitive
Job Class: Human Services Supervisor 3

Working Title: Grants & Allocations Unit Supervisor - Human Services Supervisor 3
  • Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
  • Date Posted: 01/14/2022
  • Closing Date: 01/27/2022
  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Human Services Dept / DHS Central Office MMA
  • Division/Unit: DHS-Central Office / FOD Social Services
  • Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift/8:00 a.m.. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Days of Work:Monday-Friday
  • Travel Required: No
  • Salary Range: $32.46 - $46.76/hourly; $67,776 - $97,634/annually
  • Classified Status: Classified
  • Bargaining Unit/Union: 216 - Middle Management Association/MMA
  • FLSA Status: Exempt - Executive
  • Connect 700 Program Eligible: Yes

Job Summary

As the Grants & Allocations Unit Supervisor you will lead and direct the Grants Management fiscal operations within the Financial Operations Division (FOD) and across the Department of Human Services (DHS) in coordination with DHS grants managers, DHS senior management, DHS Appeals & Regulations (Contracts) division, county, tribe and local grantees, other State agencies, and the federal funding agencies. This position represents DHS on statewide grants management work groups and on federal grant compliance topics. Responsibilities will include:
  • Managing, directing, and leading the Department's fiscal operations for grants awarded to DHS and for funds, which are granted by DHS to counties, tribes, non-profit agencies, and other local grantees statewide.
  • Leading and directing management and ongoing operations of the Department's Enterprise Grants Management System (EGMS).
  • Exercising supervisory authority so that applicable labor agreements and plans are equitably administered and employees within the unit effectively perform their assigned job duties to achieve the unit, section, division, and department goals and objectives.

As a member of the FOD leadership team, this position actively participates in the development of department-wide grants management policies and procedures by offering creative and innovative input to the development of grants management fiscal policy. This position will translate broad departmental goals and specific federal regulations and state requirements into fiscal policy and must operationalize necessary budgeting, accounting, federal claiming, and reporting procedures.


Minimum Qualifications

Supervisory OR other leadership experience. Leadership experience can include:
  • Experience as a supervisor, leadworker, team lead, project lead;
  • Completion of a State of Minnesota leadership program (e.g. ELI, L4);
  • A paid/unpaid position leading a program or chairing a committee (e.g. ERG) - experience must include:
    • 1+ year of experience identifying issues, goals and strategic actions
    • 100+ hours per year time commitment


Four (4) years of advanced professional experience working with Grants. Experience must demonstrate:
  • Managing multi-million dollar grants and/or multi-million dollar projects/programs.
  • Thorough understanding of Grant Management Life Cycle.
  • Sound understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Knowledge of state and federal regulations to extract explicit and implicit requirements from them.
  • Developing Accounting/Financial operational implementation strategies.
  • Knowledge of analytical and evaluation techniques to evaluate unit and individual grant performance and compliance.
  • Presenting technical information or providing training to various size audiences.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Our employees are dedicated to ensuring cultural responsiveness. Preferred candidates will have a variety of experiences working effectively with others from different backgrounds and cultures.
  • Experience working with system analysts and programmers.
  • Experience working with and negotiating with federal officials.
  • Experience with federal electronic reporting systems such as OLDC, FPRS, and HRSA.
  • Familiarity with Department Grant business and associated fiscal policy, operational requirements, and allocation strategies.

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 differences make us stronger and leveraging them helps us create a workforce where everyone can thrive. The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to embedding diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility at our workplace. We do this by developing strong leaders and advocates, increasing cultural competence and understanding among all employees, and removing institutional barriers and attitudes that prevent employees from advancing as far as their talents will take them. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), marital status, familial status, receipt of public assistance, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, or age.

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 .

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If you have questions about the position, contact Chris Ricker at

If you are a Connect 700 applicant, please email your certificate and the Job posting ID#/number to Toni Shobe at Tonika.Shobe@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 or 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 . Please indicate what assistance you need.
Employer Minnesota Department of Human Services

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