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Job Summary

As the Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) Coordinator for the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, this position provides leadership to the agency’s business needs regarding the ability to maintain operations in response to numerous incidents types that could disrupt normal business procedures. The position works with the agency leadership, in developing, implementing and maintaining a continuity of operations plan for the agency. The position completes the analytical assessment of business processes and facilitates the appropriate discussions to determine priority areas and timeframes when various parts of the business must be operational. The position will lead a core team to serve as support for the plan implementation and training exercises. The position participates on the state’s enterprise business continuity planner’s team. The position assists in designing effective customer applications, propose business system re-engineering where applicable, write system documentation, write user procedures and develop/deliver training materials using process improvement tools. The incumbent will be required to learn the management software and perform research to understand to ensure the agency’s continuity of operations plan meets the state’s enterprise system in timeframes and contents.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Three years of professional level experience (e.g. Planner Senior State, State Program Admin Senior, etc.) conducting business process improvement, performance measurement and/or project management. Ability to learn the National Incident Management System structure, Minnesota Emergency Operation Plan (MEOP) and Disaster Local Area Network (DLAN).
  • Accomplished in using computer programs (Microsoft Word, Access and Excel).
  • Strong written and communication skills sufficient to prepare and present reports and recommendations to a variety of people.
  • Advanced interpersonal skills to engage others in the agency’s business processes and the ability to build strong working relationships, and establish confidence and rapport quickly.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Skilled in team building and systems approach to problem solving.
  • Ability to define the technology architecture needed to support the agency’s complex business processes.
  • Process improvement skills sufficient to identify system performance gaps or deficiencies and recommend viable solutions.
  • Ability to learn the business operations, agency program delivery systems records management and systems components.

Additional Requirements

This position requires successful completion of the following:

  • A driver’s license is an essential function of this position. This requires possession of an unrestricted Class D Driver’s License. The job offer is contingent on confirmation of a valid driver’s license AND a satisfactory driver’s license record check. Requires a Class D driver’s license: a single unit vehicle with a gross vehicle weight of less than 26,000 pounds. This is a basic driver’s license. Operators may also tow vehicles/trailers as long as the gross combination weight does not exceed 26,000 pounds.

Why Work For Us

Our mission is to protect and improve the environment and human health. We work with many partners (citizens, communities, and businesses, all levels of government, environmental groups and educators) to prevent pollution, conserve resources, and to help ensure polluting does not have disproportionate impact on any groups of people. We emphasize work-life balance with flex schedules, compressed schedules, and options to telework for some positions.

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.