Cross Agency Planner – Planner Principal State

Minnesota Department of Health
August 5, 2022
St. Paul, MN
Job Type


Job Details

Job Class: Planner Principal State

Working Title: Cross Agency Planner

  • Who May Apply: This vacancy is open for bids and for all qualified job seekers simultaneously. Bidders will be considered through 08/11/2022.
  • Date Posted: 08/05/2022
  • Closing Date: 08/18/2022
  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Minnesota Department of Health (MDH)
  • Division/Unit: Emergency Preparedness and Response (EPR) / Medical Countermeasures Unit
  • Work Shift/Work Hours: 8:00AM - 4:30PM
  • Days of Work: Monday - Friday
  • Travel Required: Yes - up to 25%
  • Salary Range: $28.96 - $42.67/hourly; $60,468 - $89,094/annually
  • Classified Status: Unclassified
  • Bargaining Unit/Union: 214 - Professional Employees (MAPE)
  • End Date: 06/30/2024
  • FLSA Status: Exempt - Administrative
  • Connect 700 Program Eligible: No

Job Summary

This position is responsible for helping to build and maintain a strong Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) program by working with MDH staff from multiple divisions and offices throughout MDH. This position will work with staff in these MDH divisions: Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Control (IDEPC), Lab, Environmental Health (EH), Communications, Health Promotion and Chronic Disease, Health Regulation, COVID Bureau, and others, to coordinate cross-agency preparedness planning with a focus on medical countermeasure (MCM) and Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) planning.

  • This position will have the option of teleworking however, it will be based on the business needs of the unit and is at supervisory discretion.
  • This is a temporary, unclassified benefits-eligible position with an anticipated end date of 06/30/2024, with the possibility of extension.


Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in public health or related field (a master's degree in public health or a related field can substitute for one year of professional experience.)

AND 2 years'

  • Experience with leading, facilitating and planning strategies for d eveloping and implementing detailed work plans.
  • Experience with performance management, evaluation methods, and project management skills.

Additional minimum qualifications that will be assessed during the interview process :

  • Initiate and foster new organizational partnerships to achieve program goals and objectives.
  • Effectively plan a meeting and moderate a discussion in a manner that elicits needed information and results in productive actions and decisions.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively in writing and verbally for both formal and informal occasions.
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, Teams, and presentation software, email, and calendaring software.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in public health or related field
  • Knowledge of Minnesota's public health system
  • Public Health Emergency Preparedness experience
  • Mass dispensing and vaccination planning experience
  • Emergency management training or experience

Additional Requirements

  • This position requires successful completion of a background check.
  • This employment does not require a valid driver's license, but it does demand travel, which the candidate will be responsible for meeting.

Application Details

Why Work For Us

Come work for one of the best public health systems in the nation and you will contribute to our mission to protect, maintain and improve the health of all Minnesotans. We are working hard to achieve our vision for health equity in Minnesota, where all communities are thriving and all people have what they need to be healthy. Our collaborative, mission-driven work environment is a major factor in promoting a high level of employee health awareness, employee longevity and job satisfaction.

We offer a competitive benefits package including employee and family health and dental insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, health promotion programs, pre-tax benefits, vacation leave, sick leave, paid holidays, deferred compensation, retirement benefits, and more!

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 .

For additional information about the application process, go to .


If you have questions about the position, contact Ann Ward at or 651-259-5332 .

If you are an individual with a disability and need an accommodation for an interview, you may contact the Department of Health ADA Coordinator at


The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. 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 . Please indicate what assistance you need.

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