Government

State Program Administrator Senior/Labor Standards Education & Engagement Specialist

Hybrid
Work must be performed in or near Saint Paul, MN
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Published 21 days ago

Details at a Glance

Job Type
Full Time
Application Deadline
June 11, 2024
Compensation
USD $26.64 - $39.06 / hour

Description

Working Title: Labor Standards Education & Engagement

Specialist


Job Class: State Program

Administrator Senior


Agency: Labor &

Industry Dept




  • Job ID: 74863

  • Location: Various

  • Full/Part Time: Full-Time

  • Regular/Temporary: Unlimited

  • Who May Apply: Open to all
  • qualified job seekers

  • Date Posted: 05/29/2024

  • Closing Date: 06/11/2024

  • Hiring
  • Agency/Seniority Unit: Labor & Industry Dept / Labor and
  • Industry-MAPE

  • Division/Unit: Dept of Labor
  • & Industry / Labor Standards

  • Work Shift/Work
  • Hours:
  • Day Shift - 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

  • Days of Work: Monday - Friday

  • Travel Required: Yes - Up to 30%
  • of the time

  • Salary Range: $26.64 - $39.06 /
  • hourly; $55,624 - $81,557 / annually

  • Classified Status: Classified

  • Bargaining
  • Unit/Union:
  • 214 - MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE

  • FLSA Status: Nonexempt

  • Telework Eligible: Yes

  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with
  • Disabilities:
  • Yes



At the State of Minnesota, the

work we do is more than just a job. Employees play a critical role in

developing policies, providing essential services, and working to improve the

well-being and quality of life for all Minnesotans. The Department of Labor and

Industry is committed to equity and invests in employees by providing benefits,

support resources, and training and development opportunities. 



Working

together to improve the state we love, the Department of Labor and Industry

ensures Minnesota’s work and living environments are equitable, healthy and

safe. The agency oversees the state's programs for apprenticeship,

construction codes and licensing, dual-training pipeline, occupational safety

and health, wage and hour standards, workers' compensation and youth skills

training programs. 



Job Summary



This job

posting will be used to fill three (3) State Program Administrator

Senior positions.



This position

offers an exciting opportunity to educate and engage with diverse stakeholders

throughout Minnesota on behalf of the Labor Standards Division of the

Department of Labor and Industry. The Labor Standards Division exists to ensure

compliance with worker protection laws at Minnesota’s workplaces for all

workers. 



The Labor

Standards Division offers a hybrid work environment which includes telework days

and in office days at DLI’s office in St. Paul, Mankato, St. Cloud, Rochester,

or Bemidji.  This position will require

travel throughout the state to perform education and engagement activities with

employees, employers, labor unions, employer associations,

community-based organizations, and other stakeholders.



With oversight

and direction from the Education and Engagement Supervisor, this position will

perform education and engagement activities related to the laws under the

Division’s jurisdiction, including the Minnesota Fair Labor Standards Act (M.S.

Chapter 177), the Minnesota Payment of Wages Act (M.S. §§ 181.01 - 181.217),

the Women's Economic Security Act (M.S. §§ 181.939 - 181.944), the Earned Sick

and Safe Time law (M.S. §§ 181.9445 – 181.9448), the Minnesota Child Labor

Standards Act (M.S. Chapter 181A), the Minnesota Prevailing Wage Act (M.S. §§

177.41 – 177.435), various laws that impact specific industries or workforces,

including agriculture, food processing, construction, and nursing homes,

associated retaliation provisions of the aforementioned laws, corresponding

Minnesota Rules Chapter 5200, and other labor and employment laws over which

the legislature may provide compliance authority to the Labor Standards

Division.



Responsibilities

include:



·      

Perform

outreach, education, and engagement services for diverse stakeholders,

including employees, employers, labor unions, employer associations,

community-based organizations, and others, regarding the services the Division

offers and the laws the Division enforces; foster and maintain relationships

with these diverse stakeholders.



·      

Develop and

draft educational materials regarding the laws the Division enforces to serve

the needs of employees, employers, and other stakeholders.



·       Track the education and

engagement-related activities of the Division.



 



·       Perform other duties as

assigned.



 



Minimum Qualifications




  • Two (2) years’
  • experience* providing education to and engaging with diverse stakeholders
  • related to employment law, labor law, civil rights law, immigration law,
  • worker protection laws, or other related laws, which
  • could include the Minnesota Fair Labor Standards Act, the Minnesota
  • Payment of Wages Act, the Women’s Economic Security Act, the Earned Sick
  • and Safe Time law, the Minnesota Child Labor Standards Act, the Minnesota
  • Prevailing Wage Act, or any other comparable local, state or federal laws.



*

Experience includes internships, fellowships, volunteering,

and work experience that is directly related to the job duties.



**

Doctorate degree may substitute for two years of experience; Master’s degree

may substitute for 18 months of experience; Bachelor’s degree may substitute

for one year of experience; Associate’s degree may substitute for six months of

experience.



·      

Cultural competency skills to communicate

effectively with individuals from a wide range of backgrounds who may not share

the same culture, ethnicity, language, or other common experiences.



·       Valid driver’s license for education and engagement-related

travel.



 



Experience

must demonstrate the following:



·       Ability to

create and execute an outreach, education, and engagement plan.



·       Ability to track and

report education and engagement activities.



·       Written and verbal

communication skills sufficient to present information in an accurate, clear,

and concise manner to a variety

of audiences.



·       Human relations skills

sufficient to develop and maintain productive working relationships with

diverse stakeholders, such as employees, employers, labor unions, employer

associations, and community-based organizations.



 



Preferred

Qualifications



·        

Experience working in low- or lower-wage industries or

working for organizations or other entities that serve those working in those

industries.




  • Fluency (reading,
  • writing, speaking) in a language other than English (Spanish, Somali,
  • Hmong, Karen or ASL).



Additional

Requirements



It is the

policy that all final candidates submit to a background investigation prior to

employment.  The background check may consist of the following components:

SEMA4 Records Check, Employment Reference Check, Driver’s License Check,

Education/License Verification.



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 or email careers@state.mn.us. For additional information about the

application process, go to http://www.mn.gov/careers.



Effective July

1, 2009, legislation provides that the top five Recently Separated Veterans,

who apply and meet the qualifications for the vacancy, must be granted

an interview.  To be considered a Recently Separated Veteran, you

must meet all the following criteria: 




  • Have separated
  • under honorable conditions from any branch of the armed forces of the
  • United States;

  • Have served on
  • active duty for 181 consecutive days or more or for the full period ordered
  • to active duty OR have separated by reason of disability incurred while
  • serving on active duty;

  • Be a United States
  • citizen or resident alien;

  • Have served in
  • active military service at any time on or after September 11, 2001 as
  • shown on your form DD-214. 



To be

considered under this legislation, you must meet all of the Minimum

Qualifications identified in this posting; meet all of the above RSV criteria;

and submit a copy of your DD-214 form by the closing date via mail, e-mail or

fax to: Jenny Karjala 443 Lafayette Road N, St. Paul, MN 55155,

or Jenny.Karjala@state.mn.us.



Effective

August 1, 2012, legislation provides state agencies with the option to appoint

certain disabled veterans on a non-competitive basis if you meet all of the

following criteria:




  • Meet service
  • requirements and have a verified service-connected disability rating of at
  • least 30%.

  • Provide qualifying
  • documentation verifying the disability.

  • Meet all of the
  • Minimum Qualifications identified in this posting.



To be

considered under this legislation you must submit all documentation by the

closing date via mail, e-mail or fax to: Jenny Karjala 443 Lafayette Road N,

St. Paul, MN 55155, or Jenny.Karjala@state.mn.us, or fax 651-284-5723.



If you have

questions about the position, contact Jenny Karjala at jenny.karjala@state.mn.us or 651-284-5474.



To receive

consideration as a Connect 700 Program applicant, apply online, email the Job

ID#, the Working Title and your valid Proof of Eligibility Certificate by the

closing date to Jenny Karjala at jenny.karjala@state.mn.us.



About Labor &

Industry Dept 



The Department

of Labor and Industry ensures Minnesota’s work and living environments are

equitable, healthy and safe. The agency oversees the state's programs for

apprenticeship, construction codes and licensing, dual-training pipeline,

occupational safety and health, wage and hour standards, workers' compensation

and youth skills training programs. 



Why Work for Us 



Diverse

Workforce 



We are

committed to continually developing a workforce that reflects the diversity of

our state and the populations we serve. The varied experiences and perspectives

of employees strengthen the work we do together and our ability to best serve

the people of Minnesota.



A recent engagement survey of State of Minnesota employees found: 




  • 95% of employees
  • understand how their work helps achieve their agency’s mission 

  • 91% of employees
  • feel trusted to do their jobs 

  • 88% of employees
  • feel equipped to look at situations from other cultural perspectives when
  • doing their job 

  • 87% of employees
  • report flexibility in their work schedule 



Comprehensive

Benefits 



Our benefits

aim to balance four key elements that make life and work meaningful: health and

wellness, financial well-being, professional development, and work/life

harmony. As an employee, your benefits may include: 




  • Public pension
  • plan 

  • Training and
  • professional development 

  • Paid vacation and
  • sick leave 

  • 12 paid holidays each year 

  • Paid parental leave 

  • Low-cost medical and dental coverage 

  • Prescription drug coverage 

  • Vision coverage 

  • Wellness programs and resources 

  • Employer paid life
  • insurance 

  • Short-term and
  • long-term disability 

  • Health care spending and savings accounts 

  • Dependent care spending account 

  • Tax-deferred
  • compensation 

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) 

  • Federal
  • Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program 



Programs,

resources and benefits eligibility varies based on type of employment, agency, funding

availability, union/collective bargaining agreement, location, and length of

service with the State of Minnesota. 









AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER 



Minnesota state

agencies are equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly

employers. 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 and indicate what assistance is needed.

Working Title: Labor Standards Education & Engagement

Specialist


Job Class: State Program

Administrator Senior


Agency: Labor &

Industry Dept




  • Job ID: 74863

  • Location: Various

  • Full/Part Time: Full-Time

  • Regular/Temporary: Unlimited…

Location

Hybrid
Work must be performed in or near Saint Paul, MN
St Paul, MN, USA

How to Apply

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