Human Svcs Prog Rep 2 – Family Systems Licensing Consultant

Minnesota Department of Human Services
April 30, 2021
St. Paul, MN
Job Type


Job Class: Human Services Program Representative 2

Working Title: Human Svcs Prog Rep 2 - Family Systems Licensing Consultant

Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers

Date Posted: 04/29/2021

Closing Date: 05/12/2021

Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Human Services Dept / MAPE DHS Central Office

Division/Unit: DHS-Central Office / LS Family Systems Foster Care

Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift/8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Days of Work: Monday-Friday

Travel Required: Yes (up to 25%)

Salary Range: $27.56 - $40.61/hourly; $57,545 - $84,793/annually

Classified Status: Classified

Bargaining Unit/Union: 214 - MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE

FLSA Status: Nonexempt
Connect 700 Program Eligible : Yes

Job Summary

Job Summary

As the Family Systems Licensing Consultant you'll be responsible for providing oversight, direction, and expert consultation to county and private agencies licensing activities so their licensing activities are conducted in compliance with Minnesota Statutes, Chapters 245A and 245C, and other applicable laws and rules. This will ensure the health, safety, and rights of vulnerable children and adults served in these programs, as well as persons serviced by private child placing agencies are protected.

The Family Systems Licensing Consultant exists to execute the Commissioner of Human Services responsibility for administration and oversight of licensing functions related to child foster care, adult foster care, and family adult day services which are delegated to county and private licensing agencies; for certifying county agencies to perform licensing functions; and for licensing child placing agencies which perform licensing of child foster care programs and provide adoption services.

Responsibilities include:

  • Receive, evaluate, make determinations, and write orders for licensing actions recommended by county and private licensing agencies
  • Provide technical assistance and training regarding child and adult foster care, and family adult day services, to county and private agency licensors
  • Review and respond to inquiries from license holders and applicants, consumers of services, other DHS divisions, other state and local agencies, and the general public so that the inquiries are satisfactorily resolved
  • Effective conflict resolution while maintaining professional behavior and demeanor despite differences
  • Coherently and effectively communicate verbally (in-person, by telephone or other electronic video/audio mediums) and in writing sufficient to obtain and share necessary information.
  • Effectively negotiate with county and private agency personnel when their recommendations are not consistent with DHS expectations and procedures.


Minimum Qualifications

Three (3) years of professional experience in one or more of the following:

  • Providing or overseeing services in a DHS licensed or delegated DHS licensed adult foster care and/or community residential setting
  • Regulating and/or providing consultation/training to DHS licensed or delegated DHS licensed foster care/community residential settings

Experience must demonstrate the following:

  • Basic investigative methodology including, interview skills and record inspections
  • Knowledge of state and federal rules, regulations, and laws governing licensed facilities and programs, including Minnesota Statutes, Chapters 245A and 245C

Bachelor's degree or higher in Human Services, Social Work or closely related field may substitute for 1 year of experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong analytical and writing skills

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.


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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