Manager - information manager Job at Minnesota Department of Human Services, Saint Paul, MN

  • Minnesota Department of Human Services
  • Saint Paul, MN

Job Description

Working Title: Governmental Partners Manager

Job Class: Information Systems Manager

Agency: Minnesota IT Services

  • Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
  • Date Posted: 06/06/2024
  • Closing Date: 06/20/2024
  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Minnesota IT Services
  • Division/Unit: Enterprise
  • Work Shift/Work Hours: Day
  • Days of Work: Monday - Friday
  • Travel Required: No
  • Salary Range: $42.93 - $73.46 / hourly; $89,637 - $153,384 / annually
  • Classified Status: Classified
  • Bargaining Unit/Union: 216 - Middle Management Association/MMA
  • FLSA Status: Exempt - Executive
  • Telework Eligible: Yes
  • 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.

Join the 2,600+ professionals of Minnesota IT Services (MNIT) who connect Minnesotans to services that will improve their lives. This position will be part of the Enterprise Security team, which embeds security protection statewide.

This position will lead the Governmental Partner Unit is part of the MNIT Enterprise Security Office (ESO) within MNIT Services. The position is responsible for providing overall guidance/coordination of grants including sub granting processes for the State of Minnesota’s various federal grant programs related to cybersecurity, state match portions, collaboration with the statewide Cyber Task Force, Governmental Partners and eligible entities, state and federal grant coordinators, and managing staff. In this role you will provide leadership in the planning, coordination and implementation of grants preparation processes; managing the sub-granting processes; drafting and monitoring grants budgets; managing grants contracts/agreements; tracking results, analyzing financial data per grant; and ensuring prompt reporting and compliance to grant conditions.

The position will actively participate in the strategic response to, and management of security incidents encountered by eligible entities who are participating in the grants programs and receiving grant funds through services. The position also consults and advises partners and peers in other government agencies at the State, county, and city levels.

This position is currently eligible for full-time telework:

  • Telework for Minnesota IT Services allows an employee to perform work from a telework location and an employee may be required to be in the office based on business needs and other dependencies in St. Paul, Minnesota.
  • Only candidates located in Minnesota and bordering states (Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wisconsin) are telework eligible.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must clearly demonstrate all of the following qualifications in their resume:

Position requires a minimum of five (5) years of of progressive information security experience.

Experience must include:

  • Two (2) years of supervisory experience.
  • Ability to develop policy, plans, and strategy in compliance with laws, regulations, policies, and standards.
  • Ability to manage a budget to cover operational, staffing, and capitol expenses, to manage and ensure appropriate use of grant funding.
  • Experience with cybersecurity and privacy principles, well as knowledge used to manage and mitigate risks that may result in operational impacts.
  • Ability to deliver effective verbal or written messages that facilitate a mutual understanding on both parties.
  • Customer service skills that include active listening, empathy, and problem-solving.

Two (2) years of experience in a Systems Architect classification or two (2) years of experience in an external IT Architect role may substitute for the required supervisory experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field.
  • Information security certifications (ex: CISSP, CISM, GIAC).
  • Knowledge of information security industry accepted frameworks and related State and Federal regulations.
  • Ability to provide analytical skills to diverse problems and projects to provide effective assessment and solution generation.
  • Ability to represent the security program leadership, strategies, direction and decisions in a professional and positive manner to all internal and external audiences.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, especially with senior executives.

Additional Requirements

It is the policy of Minnesota IT Services that a successful candidate must pass all legally required checks prior to employment which may consist of the following:

SEMA4 Records Check (applies to current and past state employees only)

Criminal History Check

Reference Check

Social Security and Address Verification

Education Verification

CJIS Background Check

Other Legally Required Checks

Minnesota IT Services will not sponsor applicants for work visas, including F-1 STEM OPT extensions. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

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

If you have questions about the position, contact Gretchen Michienzi at

Connect 700 Program

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 Gretchen Michienzi at


To be considered for any Veteran's Status, you MUST indicate this on your application.

RECENTLY SEPARATED VETERANS (RSV): Effective July 1, 2009, legislation provides that the top five RSV applicants who apply and meet the qualifications for a vacancy shall be granted an interview. You must:

  • Meet all Minimum Qualifications identified in this posting.
  • Meet all of the RSV criteria.
  • Submit a copy of your DD-214 form by the closing date 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 you:

  • Meet service requirements and have a verified service-connected disability rating of at least 30%.
  • Provide qualifying documentation verifying the disability.
  • Meet all Minimum Qualifications identified in this posting.
  • You must submit all documentation by the closing date to:

Current State Employees

  • Bidders: This vacancy is open for bids and all qualified applicants simultaneously. This vacancy will be filled in accordance with applicable union contract provisions. Current employees of Minnesota IT Services who are currently in an Information Systems Manager position and who are eligible to bid and apply within the seven (7) day bidding period will be considered prior to filling the position via other means.
  • Current State Employees: Please note that employment provisions (including but not limited to seniority and leave accrual) vary among the three branches of Minnesota State government. When considering a job with another branch of state government, you are highly encouraged to explore these differences. For assistance, please direct questions to your current or anticipated Human Resources office.

About Minnesota IT Services

Minnesota IT Services is the information technology agency for the State of Minnesota. MNIT partners with agencies, boards, councils, and commissions to deliver secure, reliable technology solutions as we set IT strategy, direction, policies, and standards statewide. Work for MNIT and be part of a nation-leading IT organization that helps to create an innovative government that works for everyone. Our culture promotes collaboration, demands agility, and encourages us to embrace change. Be a part of something bigger than yourself, something to be inspired by; come to work for MNIT.

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
  • 11 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.

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