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State of Minnesota Human Resources Director 1 - Occupational Health and Wellness Director in Statewide, Minnesota

Working Title: Occupational Health and Wellness Director

Job Class: Human Resources Director 1

Agency: Human Services Dept

  • Job ID : 77378

  • Location : Statewide

  • Telework Eligible : Yes

  • Full/Part Time : Full-Time

  • Regular/Temporary : Unlimited

  • Who May Apply : Open to all qualified job seekers

  • Date Posted : 06/07/2024

  • Closing Date : 06/27/2024

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

  • Division/Unit : DHS-Payroll / Hum Res DCT

  • Work Shift/Work Hours : Day Shift

  • Days of Work : Monday - Friday

  • Travel Required : Yes (5%) For meetings and events as needed

  • Salary Range: $38.74 - $55.69 / hourly; $80,889 - $116,280 / annually

  • Classified Status : Classified

  • Bargaining Unit/Union : 217 - Confidential/Unrep

  • FLSA Status : Exempt - Executive

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

The work you'll do is more than just a job.

At the State of Minnesota, 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 State of Minnesota is committed to equity and inclusion, and invests in employees by providing benefits, support resources, and training and development opportunities.

This position is primarily* Telework (https://mn.gov/mmb-stat/policies/1422-telework-effective-7-21-21.pdf) with a need to occasionally travel to attend meetings in the office. This team is currently teleworking; however, this may change in the future with notice.*

*This is a telework position but may require occasional visits to the office for meetings*

As the Occupational Health and Wellness Director you will supervise the Integrated Conflict Management Team, Workers Compensation staff supporting the Direct Care and Treatment (DCT), and the Occupational Health Supervisor. In this position you will:

  • Provide oversight of evaluation, risk analysis, management advice, coordination and strategic direction to all DCT occupational Health operations.

  • Direct activities that monitor, audit, analyze and report program performance against established standards.

  • Coordinate the settlement process for claims in litigation by working with the Department of Administration and DHS management

  • Coordinates functions across all units within the Direct Care and Treatment Human Resources Office and assists in developing and implementing strategic direction for HR.

In this role, you will be the primary contact for the Department of Administration, managed care providers, disability managers and legal counsels for Risk Management and private sector; manage assigned cases; collect and investigate claims; resolve issues; and collaborate with appropriate parties to determine the best plan of action. This position will also provide consultation & advanced professional support to DHS management.

Minimum Qualifications

Leadership experience: Demonstrated leadership experience may include any of the following:

o Experience as a supervisor, team lead, lead worker, OR project lead*

o Completion of a State leadership development program, such as Emerging Leaders Institute (ELI) or Senior Leadership Institute (SLI), L4, etc. OR

o Completion of a similar or equivalent leadership development program through another organization OR

o A paid or unpaid position leading a program or chairing a committee, such as an Employee Resource Group (ERG). This experience must also include:

1+ years of identifying issues, goals, and strategic actions

100+ hours per year time commitment


Three years of experience with research in the Occupational Health field demonstrating the following Human Resources competencies:

  • Proficiency with databases, spreadsheets, word processing, querying existing information and running reports.

  • Working with proof of vaccination and testing processes, procedures and documents.

  • Collecting information/data; auditing and verifying the accuracy of the data and reports.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 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.

  • Human resources work experience in a health care setting and/or 24/7 business operation.

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.