Legal Process Coordinator / Human Services Program Specialist 2, St. Paul, Minnesota

Created 11/24/2021
Reference 11414211
Job type Full Time
Country United States
State Minnesota
City St. Paul
Zip 55102
Salary Competitive
Job Class: Human Services Program Specialist 2

Working Title: Legal Process Coordinator
  • Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
  • Date Posted: 11/24/2021
  • Closing Date: 12/07/2021
  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Human Services Dept / MAPE DHS Central Office
  • Division/Unit: DHS-Payroll / LS Background Studies Group IV
  • Days of Work: Monday - Friday
  • Travel Required: No
  • Salary Range: $22.48 - $32.79/hourly; $46,938 - $68,465/annually
  • Classified Status: Classified
  • Bargaining Unit/Union: 214 - MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE
  • FLSA Status: Nonexempt
  • Connect 700 Program Eligible: Yes

**This position is a Full-time in-office position**

Job Summary

**This position is a Full-time in-office position**

The legal process coordinator exists to execute the Commissioner of Human Services' responsibility for conducting background studies for persons providing direct contact services for persons receiving services from facilities licensed by the Department of Human Services and the Department of Health, facilities serving youth or children licensed by the Department of Corrections, and from unlicensed programs serving children and vulnerable adults.

Responsibilities include:
  • Conduct initial analysis of expungement petitions to determine whether the offense(s) sought to be expunged are potentially disqualifying, for the purpose of determining how to assign each petition.
  • Scan and organize expungement petitions, orders and other documents from paper form to electronic form.
  • Enter expungement information into relevant SharePoint logs and update information as needed to track time-sensitive information.
  • Conduct initial analysis of requests for reconsideration or appeal.


Minimum Qualifications

1 year professional experience analyzing criminal district court records; or

3 years advance technical or paraprofessional experience analyzing criminal district court record; or

Bachelor's degree or higher and 2 years of advanced technical or paraprofessional experience analyzing criminal district court records.

Experience must demonstrate the following:
  • Ability to understand and analyze criminal records in the Minnesota Court Information System (MNCIS) and/or Minnesota Government Access (MGA)
  • Working knowledge of the district court criminal process
  • Convey legal and procedural information clearly and concisely with minimal oversight

Preferred Qualifications
  • Consistently meet deadlines on a workload with high volumes and multiple competing priorities
  • Process a high volume of documents accurately and efficiently to help ensure compliance with court-imposed deadlines and statutory timeframes
  • Demonstrate good attention to detail with high-quality, error-free work product
  • Variety of experiences working effectively with others from different backgrounds and cultures

Additional Requirements
  • A Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) criminal background check will be conducted on all finalists for this position. Finalists must pass the DHS background check.
  • Employee reference checks will be conducted on all finalists. This may include a review of documentation related to job performance. It also includes contact with the applicant's former employer(s).

Application Details

Why Work For Us

WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE! The Minnesota Department of Human Services impacts the lives of 1.7 million people every year, helping them meet their basic needs so they can achieve their highest potential

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 .

For additional information about the application process, go to .


If you have questions about the position, contact Catherine Ryan at .

If you are a Connect 700 applicant, please email your certificate and the Job posting ID number to Carolyn Rice at 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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