Behavior Analyst
Full-Time Behavior Analyst at Ramsey County
Available Openings: 1
Industry: Government, Direct Service/Social Services, Human Services
Pay Type: Salary
Compensation: $51,553.42 - $74,993.38 Annually
Education Preferred: Yes
Education Level: Bachelor's Degree
E-Verify: Yes
Criminal Background: Yes

Basic Function

The current vacancy is in the Social Services department at Lake Owasso Residential Facility.

To participate in and supervise activities related to resident treatment in a residential treatment facility for developmentally disabled persons; to provide services based on behavior modification principles and techniques; and to perform related duties as assigned.

Monday - Friday 2pm to 10:30pm and every other weekend.

If an internal candidate is selected, salary will be set in accordance with the personnel rules (i.e., promotion, transfer, or voluntary reduction).

To view or print a copy of the complete Ramsey County job (class) description for this position, go to: Job Descriptions. Once at this page, you can browse the alphabetical list or search for a job description.  

Flexible Workplace:
This position is identified under the designation of ‘flex work eligible’, meaning that the employee can formally opt to be in-office full-time or work a flex schedule in which at least two-days per week are performed in office and other days can be performed in a remote-first environment. Regardless of selection, the position carries expectations regarding on-site responsibilities and will require schedule flexibility beyond the minimum expectations set forth in the county’s flexible workplace policy. To view Ramsey County’s Flexible Workplace policy, go to: Flexible Workplace Policy 

Exam/Screening Process Information


The examination process will consist of the following section with each section weighted as indicated:

  • Training and Experience Rating = 100%

The examination for Behavior Analyst will consist of a training and experience rating, comprised of the questions in the attached supplemental questionnaire. Not all applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will pass the training and experience rating.  The rating on this supplemental questionnaire will depend on your answers to the questions – do not mark “see resume” or “see work history” as a response. Please answer all your questions clearly and completely.  Failure to respond could affect your score and final rank on this examination.

Eligible List:  The names of all applicants who filed a properly completed application and passed the examination/screening process shall be placed on the Rule of 10 eligible list for an employment opportunity as a Behavior Analyst. This list will be certified to the appointing authority which may use this list to conduct interviews to fill a vacancy. Candidates will remain on the list for 1 months or until hired, whichever occurs first. A notice will be sent to applicants at the time the eligible list is posted, informing them that the list has been posted and their rank on the list.

Veteran's Preference:  This is a classified position requiring an open, competitive selection process.  Veteran's Preference points will be applied after a candidate passes the examination process.  Applicants who are eligible for veteran's preference should update their veteran's DD214, and other supporting documents, and submit them as an attachment at the time of application.
Criminal Background Checks:  All employment offers are conditioned upon the applicant passing a criminal background check. Convictions are not an automatic bar to employment. Each case is considered on its individual merits and the type of work sought. However, making false statements or withholding information will cause you to be barred from employment, or removed from employment.

E-Verify Participation:  Ramsey County participates in the federal E-Verify program. This means that Ramsey County will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. If the Government cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, Ramsey County is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact DHS and/or the SSA before taking adverse action against you, including terminating your employment. Employers may not use E-Verify to pre-screen job applicants and may not limit or influence the choice of documents you present for use on the Form I-9.
Equal Opportunity Employer:  Ramsey County provides equal access to employment, programs, and services without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, sex (except when sex is a Bona Fide Occupational Qualification), disability, familial or marital status, sexual orientation or gender identity, public assistance status, place of residence, political affiliation, or national origin. Ramsey County is deeply committed to advancing racial equity and promoting diversity and inclusion within all areas of our workforce.

To print a paper application for this posting click Paper Application (Download PDF reader) (Download PDF reader). You will need to print this posting and answer the supplemental questions associated with this exam and submit them with your completed paper application. 

For further information regarding this posting, please contact   


Examples of Work Performed

  1. Train and direct facility staff in methods for observing and recording of residents' behavior, the application of appropriate behavior influences, and related activities.
  2. Participate as a team lead in establishing behavioral and developmental goals for residents, including participating and assisting in house meetings.
  3. Assist team members in designing a program based on principles of behavior modification for each resident. 
  4. Observe and record residents' behavior in accordance with behavior analysis techniques; measure progress towards behavioral goals through established procedures.
  5. Establish effective interpersonal relationships with residents to assist them in achieving behavioral goals.
  6. Explain to parents, case managers, and interdisciplinary team members, the details of program activities to include rationale, procedures and results.
  7. Assist and instruct residents in self-help, leisure, recreation, and functional skills.
  8. Complete quarterly and annual reports, person-centered plans, and assessments on skills, abilities, and needed supports.
  9. Drive company vehicles as assigned.


 (The work assigned to a position in this classification may not include all possible tasks in this work and does not limit the assignment of any additional tasks in this classification.  Regular attendance according to the position’s management approved work schedule is required.)


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,9.


Minimum Qualifications

Education:  A Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Special Education or a closely related field.


Experience:  One year of experience working with individuals that have developmental disabilities.


Substitution:  An Associate’s degree in the aforementioned fields and three years of experience may substitute for the education and experience requirement; and a Behavior Analyst Certificate, equivalent to that available from the University of Minnesota, may substitute for the experience requirement.


Certification/Licensure: None


Other: Must have and maintain a valid, unrestricted driver’s license. 


Ramsey County

Contact: Patrick Lemmon
Phone 651-266-2700
Lake Owasso Residence
210 Owasso Blvd. N.
Shoreview, Ramsey County, Minnesota 55126
Transit: On bus line