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Contracts Attorney / Human Services Program Representative 1, 2, or Consultant

Posted 5 months ago

Applicants can apply through the state career job website, job ID: 47019.

Job Class: Human Services Program Representative 1
OR
Human Services Program Representative 2
OR
Human Services Program Consultant
Working Title: Contracts Attorney
Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
Date Posted: 07/07/2021
Closing Date: 07/27/2021
Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Human Services Dept / MAPE DHS Central Office
Division/Unit: DHS-Central Office / Operations – Contracting and Legal Compliance
Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift / 8:00am – 4:30pm
Days of Work: Monday – Friday
Travel Required: No
Salary Range for Human Services Program Representative 1: $24.88 – $36.53/hourly; $51,949 – $76,274/annually
Salary Range for Human Services Program Representative 2: $27.56 – $40.61/hourly; $57,545 – $84,793/annually
Salary Range for Human Services Program Consultant: $30.59 – $45.36/hourly; $63,871 – $94,711/annually
Classified Status: Classified
Bargaining Unit/Union: 214 – MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE
FLSA Status: Exempt – Administrative
Connect 700 Program Eligible: Yes

*** This vacancy is being posted at multiple levels. The level at which the position is filled will be determined based on the successful candidate’s qualifications

Job Summary

Job Summary

As a Contract Attorney you will provide legal expertise and services relating to complex contract development, review and contract performance in multiple subject areas and issues throughout all of Minnesota Department of Human Services (Department).

Responsibilities

In collaboration with the Division Director, the incumbent develops, implements, and maintains processes that ensure Department program contract staff complies with statutory retainage requirements and state and Department diversity goals related to contracts.
Provides legal advice and counsel to program contract staff to facilitate and enhance their compliance with ethics laws and policies to prevent illegal, unethical or improper conduct in the RFP and contracting processes.
This is a great opportunity for someone who is interested in reviewing and approving the Department’s array of requests for proposals, professional/technical contracts and grants, data sharing agreements and a myriad of other legally binding agreements prior to execution. The Contacts Attorney is be part of DHS’s mission of helping people meet their basic needs to they can live in dignity and achieve their highest potential. If this interests you, we want to hear from you!

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

Human Services Program Representative 1 Minimum Qualifications
Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from an American Bar Association accredited law school; actively licensed to practice law in Minnesota or be actively licensed to practice law in another state and working toward attaining Minnesota licensure within one (1) year of hiring.

Human Services Program Representative 2 Minimum Qualifications
Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from an American Bar Association accredited law school; actively licensed to practice law in Minnesota or be actively licensed to practice law in another state and working toward attaining Minnesota licensure within one (1) year of hiring and 1 year of experience as a practicing attorney. Experience must demonstrate:

Working knowledge of the laws and principles related to contracts;
Human Services Program Consultant Minimum Qualifications
Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from an American Bar Association accredited law school; actively licensed to practice law in Minnesota or be actively licensed to practice law in another state and working toward attaining Minnesota licensure within one (1) year of hiring and 3 years of experience as a practicing attorney. Experience must demonstrate:

Working knowledge of the laws and principles related to contracts;
Extensive knowledge of the legal requirements for contract execution and federal contracting requirements and regulations;
Handling information technology (IT) and intellectual property (IP) issues related to contracts, sufficient to analyze and resolve complex questions of law related to contracts with IT and/or IP components;
Excellent legal research and analysis skills; and
Ability to work independently, prioritize work load, and allocate time in an efficient manner.
Preferred Qualifications

Experience in drafting, negotiating and providing line staff and Senior Executives advice related to Grant Requests for Proposals and Grant Contracts under Minnesota state law.
Experience working with or detailed knowledge of the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act (MGDPA) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA);
Knowledge of human services programs, including the laws and regulations governing these programs and the local, state, and federal contexts in which they operate and are funded, is also essential;
Variety of experiences working effectively with others from different backgrounds and cultures
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 Department of Human Services 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

Click “Apply” at the bottom of the 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.

Contact

If you have questions about the position, contact Song Lyfoung at song.lyfoung@state.mn.us

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 DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES_ADA@state.mn.us for assistance.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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.

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