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State of Minnesota Foster Care and Title IV-E Manager / Human Services Manager 2 in St. Paul, Minnesota

Working Title: Foster Care and Title IV-E Manager / Human Services Manager 2

Job Class: Human Services Manager 2

Agency: Human Services Dept

  • Who May Apply : Open to all qualified job seekers

  • Date Posted : 11/03/2023

  • Closing Date : 12/04/2023

  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit : Human Services Dept / DHS Manager

  • Division/Unit : DHS-Payroll / CFS CS&P Deputy Staff

  • Work Shift: Day Shift

  • Work Hours : 8:00am - 4:30pm

  • Days of Work : Monday - Friday

  • Travel Required : Yes (5% Local Travel)

  • Salary Range: $39.35 - $56.61 / hourly; $82,162 - $118,201 / annually

  • Classified Status : Classified

  • Bargaining Unit/Union : 220 - Manager/Unrep

  • FLSA Status : Exempt - Executive

  • Telework Eligible : Yes

  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities (https://mn.gov/mmb/careers/diverse-workforce/people-with-disabilities/connect700/) : 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.

  • Telework (https://dhs.intranet.mn.gov/buildings-facilities/hybrid-telework/telework/index.jsp) (Within Minnesota or Neighboring States)¿and Flexible Hours Options Are Available

As the Foster Care and Title IV-E Manager the incumbent will manage policy and practice related to Title IV-E Foster Care, Kinship Assistance & Adoption Assistance program administration for the state of Minnesota.

This position has the oversight required to ensure that foster care, kinship, adoption, and training units are following federal Title IV-E requirements in support of counties, tribes and private agencies delivery of child placement services at the local level.

This position serves as the Title IV-E Foster Care, Kinship Care, and Adoption Assistance state plan administrator to ensure that Minnesota is in compliance with federal Title IV-E statutes, rules and policy.

Against the current backdrop of foster care in Minnesota this position also has responsibility to address out of home placement disproportionate or overrepresentation of African American and American Indian children so as to reduce child trauma and disparate child well-being outcomes for these child populations. This position also serves as the division’s final authority on Title IV-E Foster Care, Kinship Care, and Adoption Assistance policy and provides consultation to the Deputy Director and Division Director, and serves as the primary spokesperson to the Federal Region Five office and Federal Central office regarding Title IV-E.

Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Communicate federal and state Title IV-E laws, regulations and policies are to DHS divisions Financial Operations, SSIS (MNIT), Foster Care Licensing, Children’s Mental Health, Child Care, MFIP, Medical Assistance and others

  • Support developing, managing and authorizing child placement policy and practice with these same divisions

  • Leading efforts to develop legislative proposals regarding; state alignment with changes in federal law to maintain Minnesota eligibility for Title IV-E funds; proposals that support best practices in Minnesota’s foster care program; and through providing support to other DHS divisions in their development of proposals involving Title IV-E programs

We’re proud to come to work every day knowing that what we do has a direct impact on people’s lives, with our core values guiding us every step of the way. Join us to invest in yourself, your career, and the community!

Minimum Qualifications

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.

Demonstrated leadership experience*

*Leadership experience can include:

  • Experience as a supervisor, leadworker, team lead, project lead;

  • Completion of a State of Minnesota leadership program (e.g. ELI, L4);

  • A paid/unpaid position leading a program or chairing a committee (e.g. ERG)

Experience must include:

o 1+ year of experience identifying issues, goals and strategic actions

o 100+ hours per year time commitment


5 years of specialized professional work experience working with state child welfare laws.

Experience must demonstrate the following:

  • Experience with administrative skills at a county or tribal social services agency in the role of a manager, director and/or master’s degree level of education

  • Experience with management expertise to supervise professional level employees.

  • Knowledge of federal and state child welfare laws such as Title IV-B and E of the Social Security Act, Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act of 2014, Children & Family Services Improvement & Innovation Act Families First Prevention Services Act, and similar laws

  • Experience with Program development activities to design and implement innovative programs

  • Experience with Budget and contract management

Preferred Qualifications

  • Variety of experiences working effectively with others from different backgrounds and cultures

  • Experience preparing legislative proposals that implement federal child welfare, Title IV-B and E laws, rules and policies

  • Knowledge of the complexities of the child welfare continuum and of the need for child welfare reform

  • Understanding of the contemporary issues on a national level affecting families and children, and the impact on families and children in Minnesota such as rising child poverty and immigration

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.


Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is an Equal Opportunity employer/educator committed to the principles of diversity. We prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as defined by law. As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status.

Reasonable accommodations will be made 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 is needed.