Executive Assistant to the Equity Office

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


When all employees are embraced, respected and heard, we will build a collaborative, equitable, inclusive and anti-racist culture where everyone thrives.

Job Class: Office and Administrative Specialist, Senior

Working Title: Executive Assistant to the Equity Office

This position was previously announced on 06/11/2022. If you already applied for this job, you do not need to reapply.

  • Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
  • Date Posted: 08/05/2022
  • Closing Date: 08/18/2022
  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Human Services Dept / DHS Central Office AFSCME
  • Division/Unit: DHS-Central Office / DHS Chief Equity Officer
  • Work Shift: Day
  • Work Hours: 8:00 - 4:30 pm
  • Days of Work: Monday - Friday
  • Travel Required: No
  • Salary Range: $19.87 - $26.89/hourly
  • Classified Status: Classified
  • Bargaining Unit/Union: 206 - Clerical/AFSCME
  • Work Area: (Required for AFSCME)
  • FLSA Status: Nonexempt
  • Re-Posting: Yes
  • Connect 700 Program Eligible: Yes

Job Summary

As the Executive Assistant you will, under limited supervision, provide accurate, high level, confidential administrative/management support to the Chief Equity Officer, Equity and Inclusion Supervisor, and as needed support to other staff in the Office of Equity and Inclusion.

This position requires you to work independently using sound judgement, interpersonal and communication skills coupled with the ability to maintain a high-level of confidentiality.


  • Provide professional executive support and assistance and to manage the daily operations, communications, transactions and schedule of the Chief Equity Officer. Provide an array of administrative support for the Equity and Inclusion Supervisor and Office of Equity and Inclusion.
  • This includes managing the database for the Intercultural Development Inventory, assisting Employee Resource Groups with procurement, and helping with the logistics for training and events such as the equity speaker series.
  • Serve as Technical Service Liaison (TSL) for the Chief Equity Officer, Equity and Inclusion Supervisor and Office of Equity and Inclusion, to afford efficient daily access to business-critical data and basic communication tools.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Ability to read and understand complex oral and written instructions with minimal guidance
  • Experience using Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and web-based applications
  • Experience preparing, submitting, and filing expense reports, or QuickBooks or similar experience or some accounting experience
  • Customer service experience.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate a variety of work activities and schedules in a fast-paced environment

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. The candidate should exhibit a deep commitment to anti-oppression work.

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.

Application Details

Why Work For Us

WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE! The Minnesota Department of Human Services impacts the lives of 1.7 million people every year, helping them meet their basic needs so they can achieve their highest potential.

GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.

Our differences make us stronger and leveraging them helps us create a workforce where everyone can thrive. The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to embedding diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility at our workplace. We do this by developing strong leaders and advocates, increasing cultural competence and understanding among all employees, and removing institutional barriers and attitudes that prevent employees from advancing as far as their talents will take them. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), marital status, familial status, receipt of public assistance, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, or age.

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 http://www.mn.gov/careers .


If you have questions about the position, contact Cyndi Camarillo at Cyndi.camarillo@state.mn.us

If you are a Connect 700 applicant, please email your certificate and the Job posting ID#/number to Cyndi Camarillo at Cyndi.camarillo@state.mn.us by the position close date.

If you are an individual with a disability and need an ADA accommodation for an interview, you may contact the Department of Human Services' ADA Coordinator at 651-431-4945 or DHS_ADA@state.mn.us for assistance.


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 careers@state.mn.us . Please indicate what assistance you need.

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