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Executive Job Openings in Minnesota State Government

Thank you for your partnership in referring executive applicants for executive level opportunities at the State of Minnesota! Please review the following exciting executive level openings with the state, and help us promote the jobs and encourage those interested to apply.  (Detailed instructions on how to apply for jobs are listed below.)

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State Leader Spotlight

Edwin Hudson, Deputy Commissioner for Enterprise Human Capital       

Edwin is a seasoned Human Resources executive and leader with nearly 20 years of experience in business operations. His background covers a broad spectrum of Human Resources initiatives which include strategic planning, champion of employee engagement, organization development, talent acquisition, performance management, compensation and benefits, succession planning, and labor relations. 

Previously Edwin was on assignment as Chief of Human Resources Officer for a school district in Kansas. He also held senior leadership positions at Time Warner Cable, Inc. and Xerox Corporation. Edwin earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Park University in Parkville, Missouri, and served as a Non-Commissioned Officer for the United States Air Force Reserves and United States Army.

A message from Edwin: I am looking forward to diving in and having conversations with staff, agencies, and leadership to see how we might continue to work together to create more efficiencies, improve processes, and engage employees to make the State of Minnesota an employer of choice. I am excited about working for a progressive state and a governor who is committed to reducing disparities in our workforce and across Minnesota.


Current Executive Job Openings

Deputy Commissioner (2732) Veterans Affairs 

Nurse Practitioner (1220) Human Services

Director of County Relations (3742) Human Services

Executive Director (3914) MN Higher Education Facilities Authority

Director of Statewide Enterprise Resources Planning (4069) Minnesota Management & Budget

Director of Communications and External Relations (4130) MN State Arts Board

Minnesota Sex Offender Program Deputy Director (3992) Human Services

Nurse Practitioner (1220) Human Services - Direct Care and Treatment


Spotlight Job: Director of County Relations

The Director of County Relations at Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) is a highly visible position that supports, develops, and facilitates relationships between DHS and Minnesota counties. This successful candidate will advise leadership and staff on relationship issues and represent and act on behalf of the commissioner for some activities. The posting closes on April 4.


Professional Job Openings

Assistant Director, Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing Minnesotans (3390) Human Services

Property & Casualty Loss Control Specialist (3444) Administration

Security Analyst (1846) MN.IT Services @DHS/MNsure

Health Care Program Manager (3680) Human Services

Director of Public Safety & Security (4022) Anoka-Ramsey Community College

Health Care Research and Data Analysis Manager (3606) Human Services

Compensation Attorney (3961) Labor & Industry


How to View and Apply for Jobs

  1. All interested candidates must officially apply online through the State of Minnesota Careers website.
  2. Go to www.mn.gov/careers.
  3. Click “External Applicants” (or “Current Employees” if you are a current state employee).
  4. On the Job Search page enter the Job Opening ID number in the Keywords search box and click Search.
  5. Click on the Job Title to view the job posting.
  6. If interested, click Apply.
  7. Please select “Statewide Executive Recruitment Office” as your referral source.

Have technical questions? Visit the Applicant Help section on the website or contact the Job Information Line at 651-259-3637.


Star Tribune: Dayton outlines $100M proposal to reverse racial disparities

Don't miss the March 21 Star Tribune article that outlined Governor Dayton's $100 million plan to reduce disparities in housing, education, and jobs.


Governor Dayton’s Diversity and Inclusion Report

Governor Dayton established the Diversity and Inclusion Council by Executive Order 15-02 in January 2015. The council recently released the 2016 Diversity and Inclusion Report updating policymakers and Minnesotans on efforts to improve diversity in the state’s workforce and business supplier chain, and to more equitably engage diverse people, communities, and businesses in the work of state government. 


Board Member Openings: Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training

The Office of Governor Dayton is currently accepting applications for four vacancies on the Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST).

To apply, please submit an application, cover letter, and resume through the Minnesota Secretary of State’s website. The deadline to apply and receive full consideration is April 13, 2016. Questions? Contact Andrew Olson, Director of Appointments, at andrew.c.olson@state.mn.us.


MPCA Wants Your Input! Environmental Justice Advisory Group

Are you passionate about the environment and equity? Do want to help hold the MPCA accountable to our commitments to reduce disparities and involve all Minnesotans in our work? The MPCA is forming an Environmental Justice Advisory Group to provide recommendations and feedback to Commissioner John Linc Stine on ways to fully incorporate environmental justice principles into the agency’s work.  We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply. You can find more information and apply on the MPCA website.