Skills Development Specialist, St. Peter, Minnesota

Created 11/24/2022
Reference 11433867
Job type Full Time
Country United States
State Minnesota
City St. Peter
Zip 56082
Salary Competitive
When all employees are embraced, respected and heard, we will build a collaborative, equitable, inclusive and anti-racist culture where everyone thrives.

Job Class: Skills Development Specialist
Agency: Human Services Dept
  • Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
  • Date Posted: 11/23/2022
  • Closing Date: 12/06/2022
  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Department of Human Services / MAPE Forensics
  • Division/Unit: Direct Care and Treatment / MSOP Support Functions / MSOP SP Vocational
  • Work Shift: Day Shift
  • Work Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Days of Work: Monday - Friday
  • Travel Required: No
  • Salary Range: $21.43 - $31.00 / hourly; $44,745 - $64,728 / annually
  • Classified Status: Classified
  • Bargaining Unit/Union: 214 - MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE
  • FLSA Status: Nonexempt
  • Telework Eligible: No
  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities : Yes

Make a difference in the lives of Minnesotans.

The work you'll do is more than just a job. Join the talented, engaged and inclusive workforce dedicated to creating a better Minnesota.

Job Summary

The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) is seeking qualified and enthusiastic individuals to join our Minnesota Sex Offender (MSOP) St. Peter Vocational Team as a Skills Development Specialist. The Skills Development Specialist acts as a primary liaison within Minnesota State Industries manufacturing operations, partners, customers and vendors, coordinating activities relating to the manufacturing, sale, logistics and inventory of product lines in a manner that assures therapeutic treatment and educational delivery systems are maintained for clients within a vocational setting at MSOP.

In this role, the Skills Development Specialist provides therapeutic principles of positive work habits, job skill development and personal growth through the supervision and training of clients in the disbursement of orders, manufacturing processes, quality initiatives, inventory control for Minnesota State Industries product lines. In addition to providing technical expertise to the Minnesota State Industries operation in the manufacture, sale, transportation, repair, maintenance and upgrading of its product lines in a manner that facilitates delivery of treatment, therapy and education systems to clients.

Primary Responsibilities Include:
  • Provide administrative control and direction in the treatment/training/education of clients in production and logistical services for MSOP vocational product lines.
  • Provide work direction, technical and administrative support, and coordination to MSOP clients, production staff, and customer service representatives in the areas of production and logistical support of Minnesota State Industries product lines.
  • Oversee client's completion of documentation for the movement of raw materials and finished product and the development and management of a record keeping system for inventory control purposes.
  • Manage on duty time and leave time so that the client's work is completed and the goals and objectives are met.
  • Effectively function as a member of the interdisciplinary team by providing a safe and secure facility so that clients receive quality professional serves in a therapeutic environment that is safe for clients and staff.

Why Work For MSOP

You owe it to yourself to check out this exciting and rewarding career at MSOP with Direct Care and Treatment, the behavioral health care system operated by the Department of Human Services.

Led by seasoned and respected professionals, MSOP is a comprehensive sex offense specific treatment program in a modified therapeutic community in a secure setting. MSOP is committed to the professional growth of staff and applying current best practices to assist our clients in making meaningful change. MSOP, while rooted in public safety, is focused on the capacity to clients to change and ultimately be reintegrated into the community when risk to the public is sufficiently reduced.


Minimum Qualifications

To qualify, applicants must have:

Two (2) years of administrative support, paraprofessional, or technical experience in a manufacturing or therapeutic services environment demonstrating the following:
  • Developing, facilitating, and/or evaluating programming aimed at improving client or staff success through instruction, training, and/or practice of independent living and positive socialization skills.
  • Advanced computer software skills sufficient to track shipments, file claims, develop schedules, and compile and document information.
  • Organizational and human relation skills sufficient to handle concerns of customers, staff, and clients.
  • Ability to teach complex concepts to clients or staff of varying levels of ability and comprehension.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in business management, rehab therapy, or behavioral or social science field.
  • Working knowledge of scheduling systems, database management, and/or e-commerce systems.
  • Possess Six Sigma or Continuous Improvement Process training/certification.
  • 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.

Additional Requirements

This position requires successful completion of the following:

REFERENCE/BACKGROUND CHECKS - The Department of Human Services will conduct reference checks to verify job-related credentials and criminal background check prior to appointment.

EDUCATION VERIFICATION - Applicants will be required to provide a copy of their high school diploma at time of interview OR copies of their college transcript or college degree/diploma at time of interview. Copies of the college degree/diploma are acceptable ONLY if it clearly identifies the field in which it was earned.

Application Details

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 . For additional information about the application process, go to .

CERTAIN DISABLED VETERANS: Effective August 1, 2012, legislation provides state agencies with the option to appoint certain disabled veterans on a noncompetitive basis if they: 1) meet service requirements and have a verified service-connected disability rating of at least 30%; 2) provide qualifying documentation verifying the disability; and 3) meet all Minimum Qualifications identified in this posting. To be considered under this legislation you must submit all documentation before the closing date.

If you have questions about the position, contact Jessica Nies at .

To receive consideration as a Connect 700 Program applicant, apply online, email the Job ID #60924, the Working Title and your valid Proof of Eligibility Certificate by the closing date to Jessica Engle at .

About Human Services Dept

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.

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)
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • 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.


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 and indicate what assistance is needed.
Employer Minnesota Department of Human Services

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