• Full Time
  • MN

Website The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED)

Job Details
Working Title: Digital Equity Grants Administrator
Job Class: Grants Specialist Coordinator
Agency: Employment and Economic Development Department (DEED)

Who May Apply: This vacancy is open for bids and for all qualified job seekers simultaneously. Bidders will be considered through 05/15/2023.
Date Posted: 05/08/2023
Closing Date: 05/22/2023
Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Employ & Econ Development Dept / Employ & Economic Dev-MAPE
Division/Unit: Employee Payroll / BCD Admin & Support X
Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift, 8am to 4:30pm
Days of Work: Monday – Friday
Travel Required: Yes, up to 20%
Salary Range: $27.93 – $41.24 / hourly; $58,317 – $86,109 / annually
Classified Status: Unclassified
Bargaining Unit/Union: 214 – MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE
End Date: Up to two (2) years
FLSA Status: Exempt – Administrative
Telework Eligible: Yes, may be eligible to telework up to five (5) days per week
Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities: No
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 Digital Equity Grants Administrator supports the administration of Digital Equity Act grant programs and other digital equity initiatives of the Office of Broadband Development. This includes following DEED procedure to prepare, publicize, execute, monitor, and report on competitive and non-competitive grant awards; creating and revising grant application, reporting, and technical assistance materials; maintaining accurate grant files and records; preparing and submitting federal grant applications and reports; and adhering to state and federal legal requirements. The Digital Equity Grants Administrator reports to the Executive Director of the Office of Broadband Development and takes daily work direction from the Digital Equity Program Lead. This is a position requiring attention to detail, budget experience, and an ability to prioritize work and resources while meeting deadlines.

This position is expected to last two (2) years.

This posting may be used to fill multiple positions.

Minimum Qualifications
To receive credit for your education and experience, your resume should clearly describe how you meet each minimum and/or preferred qualification listed, including dates of employment.

Two (2) years* of professional experience reviewing, preparing, or otherwise navigating federal grant notices of funding opportunity, grant contracts, or other documentation pertaining to state or federal grant awards

*Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business, humanities or other closely related field as determined by the agency may substitute one (1) year of experience; master’s degree substitutes for eighteen (18) months of experience; PhD substitutes for twenty-four (24) months of experience

Applicants that meet the above minimum qualification will be further evaluated on the following:

Experience with budget management

Excellent written and oral communication skills to articulate complex procedures in plain English

Familiarity with best practices related to digital equity, racial equity, or other equity initiatives

Experience working as part of a team to complete large-scale, complex projects

Ability to pay attention to details

Incumbent must maintain valid driver’s license, & insurance, OR have other reliable transportation

Preferred Qualifications
Comprehensive knowledge of the full grant lifecycle from the pre-award through post-award

Experience administering multi-year federal grant awards of greater than $10 million

Experience working with local or tribal units of government

Knowledge of state and federal grant administration laws, rules, regulations and policies, including state statutes and rules of grants management

Experience developing trust, persuading, negotiating, and mediating in professional contexts

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:

Resumes of all applicants to this posting will be evaluated against the Minimum Qualifications stated above. If your skills match the required skills for this position, the department may contact you. Employee reference checks will be conducted on all finalists. This may include a review of documentation related to job performance and education. It includes contact with the applicant’s current and/or former employers.

A Criminal Background Check will be conducted on all finalists for this position. A criminal conviction will not automatically remove you from consideration for employment.

When the position requires travel and the applicant drives a state owned or leased vehicle, a driver’s license record check will be conducted.

Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status).
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 [email protected] For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.mn.gov/careers.

If you have questions about the position, contact Brooke Hancock at [email protected] or 651-259-7258.

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 Brooke Hancock at [email protected]

The Department of Employment and Economic Development is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer, and encourages all qualified candidates to apply for job opportunities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application and search tools, please contact Karen Lilledahl at [email protected] Please indicate what assistance is needed.

About Employment and Economic Development Department
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) is the State of Minnesota’s principal economic development agency. DEED’s mission is simple: to empower the growth of the Minnesota economy, for everyone. Our state’s economy is diverse and dynamic, enriched by creative entrepreneurs, established Fortune 500 companies, and a labor force that brings the Minnesota values of hard work and integrity to work every day. At DEED we live our values by; focusing on the customer, communicating early and often, seeking solutions, creating inclusion, encouraging new ideas, and being gracious.

DEED Is a Yellow Ribbon Agency. A Yellow Ribbon organization unites and coordinates all key areas within an organization to create a comprehensive network to proactively support servicemembers, veterans and military families.

To apply for this job email your details to careers@state.mn.us