Program Monitor - Workforce Development Specialist 3
Full-Time Program Monitor - Workforce Development Specialist 3 at Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED)
Available Openings: 1
Industry: Government
Pay Type: Salary
Compensation: $30.55 - $45.02 / hourly; $63,788 - $94,001 / annually
Education Level: N/A
E-Verify: Yes
  • Job ID: 77853
  • Location: St. Paul
  • Telework Eligible: Yes, may be eligible to telework up to four (4) days per week
  • Full/Part Time: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Limited
  • Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
  • Date Posted: 06/28/2024
  • Closing Date: 07/12/2024
  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Employ & Econ Development Dept / Employ & Economic Dev-MAPE
  • Division/Unit: Workforce Development / WFD Workforce Dev Dir
  • Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift
  • Days of Work: Monday - Friday
  • Travel Required: Yes, 10%
  • Salary Range: $30.55 - $45.02 / hourly; $63,788 - $94,001 / annually
  • Classified Status: Unclassified
  • Bargaining Unit/Union: 214 - MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE
  • End Date: Up to three (3) years
  • FLSA Status: Nonexempt
  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities: Yes

The work you'll do is more than just a job.
At the State of Minnesota, employees play a critical role in developing policies, providing essential services, and working to improve the well-being and quality of life for all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota is committed to equity and inclusion, and invests in employees by providing benefits, support resources, and training and development opportunities.

Job Summary
Help to support and enhance the quality of workforce readiness programs in Minnesota by monitoring grant programs for fiscal and programmatic compliance with applicable federal and state rules and regulations, as well as DEED guidelines. Apply attention to detail and technical expertise in the areas of accounting, audit, program management and continuous improvement.

DEED is committed to moving diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace and across all aspects of life in Minnesota forward. We’re dedicated to a Minnesota that welcomes everyone. Preferred candidates for this position will have experience working effectively with individuals from a variety of backgrounds and cultures.


Duties and Responsibilities:

Monitor federal and state-funded workforce development grants across a diverse array of Employment and Training Programs (ETP). Monitoring portfolio may include a variety of youth, adult and workforce development area grantees (Dislocated Worker, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Adult, Adult Career Pathways, WIOA Youth, Youth at Work, and other programs).
Analyze and compile program data to develop written summaries and reports of monitoring findings for applicable grant programs.
Identify any potential areas of non-compliance, vulnerability, and risk, then recommend mitigation strategies. 
Provide technical assistance to grantees to resolve compliance findings.  
Interpret legal and regulatory requirements for grantees and provide authoritative advice. 
Embrace a continuous improvement mindset by identifying opportunities to improve or streamline monitoring processes to enhance performance. 
Serve on work groups tasked with developing and/or revising guidelines, policies, and processes on program delivery, monitoring, compliance, performance management, risk assessment, and related operational goals and objectives. 
Identify and participate in training opportunities to improve knowledge, skills, and abilities.

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.

Three (3) years* of work experience in the oversight of employment and training programs, economic development, public administration, human services, or closely related area as determined by the agency.

*Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Accounting/Finance, Human Services, Business, or other closely related fields as determined by the agency may substitute one (1) year of experience; master’s degree substitutes for eighteen (18) months of experience; Ph.D. substitutes for twenty-four (24) months of experience.

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

Experience working with grants or contract management in either the public or private sectors.

Demonstrated business communication skills, including report writing and professional correspondence.

Analytical and problem-solving skills.

Skill in prioritizing/scheduling to manage workload, competing priorities, and meeting strict deadlines.

Experience with stakeholder engagement and providing prompt, courteous, and accurate information to internal and external partners.

Preferred Qualifications
Case management experience with Dislocated Worker, WIOA Adult, Adult Career Pathways, WIOA Youth, MN Youth Programs, or other closely related human services programs as determined by the agency.

Experience in accounting, auditing, or related financial analysis expertise, education, and/or training.

Program or project management experience.

Knowledge or experience with Workforce One (WF1) case management system.

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 For additional information about the application process, go to

If you have questions about this position, contact Amber Yang at

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 Amber Yang at

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 Please indicate what assistance is needed.

Working together to improve the state we love. 
What do Minnesota's State employees have in common?

A sense of purpose in their work
Connection with their coworkers and communities
Opportunities for personal and professional growth
As an employee, you'll have access to one of the most affordable health insurance plans in Minnesota, along with other benefits to help you and your family be well.

Your benefits may include: 
Paid vacation and sick leave 
12 paid holidays each year 
Low-cost medical, dental, vision, and prescription drug plans 
Fertility care, including IVF
Diabetes care
Dental and orthodontic care for adults and children 
6 weeks paid leave for parents of newborn or newly adopted children
Pension plan that provides income when you retire (after working at least three years)
Employer paid life insurance to provide support for your family in the event of death
Short-term and long-term disability insurance that can provide income if you are unable to work due to illness or injury
Tax-free expense accounts for health, dental, and dependent care 
Resources that provide support and promote physical, emotional, social, and financial well-being
Support to help you reach your career goals:
Training, classes, and professional development
Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (Some positions may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. For more information, visit the Federal Student Aid website at
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for work/life support:
A voluntary confidential program that helps employees and their families with life challenges that may impact overall health, personal well-being, or job performance
Common sources of stress can be addressed through the EAP: mental health, relationship challenges (personal and work), grief and loss, finances, and legal issues
Daily Living/Convenience Services: Chore services, home repair, trip planning, child/elder care

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 Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED)

Contact: Amber Young
180 5th St E
Great Northern Building
Saint Paul, MN 55101
Transit: On bus line, On the Green Line