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Project Specialist (Civil Rights)

Minnesota Department of Transportation

Posted 3 weeks ago

Salary: Up to $84,543/annually

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity with State of Minnesota? If so, come join our team at MnDOT in St.  Paul, MN

This position has flexibility to work a hybrid schedule or work full-time in the office. If the incumbent chooses a  hybrid schedule, a telework arrangement with their supervisor is required. 

As a Civil Rights Project Specialist, you will provide project management and contract support to promote the  advancement of the department’s external contracting opportunities and equity goals in civil rights programs  through workforce and small business development. Responsibilities include: 

• Developing statements of work for On-the-Job Training (OJT) and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise  (DBE) Support Services 

• Developing and implementing programs for women, minority, and disadvantaged individuals in  business and workforce development statewide by participating in stakeholder groups to make  program improvements 

• Coordinating the federal and state grant and contract management process for Business and Program  Development 

• Developing training for workforce and small business consultant contracts and vendors to ensure  compliance 

• Performing other duties as assigned 

• Occasional in state travel may be required 

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WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU? We offer excellent employee benefits. Here are some of our amazing benefits: Health & Wellness: Medical, dental, prescription drug, & vision coverage with affordable dependent coverage;  Health & dependent care spending accounts; Employee Assistance Program (EAP), health & well-being  resources 

Financial Well-Being: Public pension plans, deferred compensation plan & health care savings plan; Life, short  & long-term disability, AD&D insurance & paid parental leave 

Professional Development: Tuition assistance, employee education, leadership development  Work/Life Balance: Vacation & sick days including 11 paid holidays + 1 floating holiday, leave of absence  At-Work Benefits: Employee Resource Groups, employee recognition, employee activities, fitness center at  Central Office 

Here are the minimum qualifications: 

Three years of professional experience in civil rights, contract or grant administration, or business or  workforce development that demonstrates the following: 

• Experience administering and monitoring programs, contracts and/or grants. 

• Experience analyzing and interpreting statutes, rules, laws, regulations, etc. 

• Experience analyzing information sufficient to determine accuracy and compliance. 

ATTENTION APPLICANTS: This position was previously announced 03/29/2024-04/15/2024. This position is  being re-announced with revised minimum qualifications and you will be evaluated using the revised 

qualifications. Previous applicants do not need to reapply unless they wish to provide new or additional  information. 

APPLY ONLINE BY 6/10/2024 (only applications received on will be considered) 

1. Go to & click “Search Open Positions” 

2. Enter the Job Opening ID “75359” in the Keywords search box & click “>>”  3. Click on the Job Title to view the job posting & click “Apply for Job” 

4. When prompted for your Referral Source, please list: Ellen 

Check out all our exciting MnDOT job opportunities by visiting & applying directly at: Contact Ellen Behrhorst (MnDOT Recruitment Specialist) for additional information: | 612.346.8330

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