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State of Minnesota
PLANNING DIR STATE$ 26.80-$ 39.85 hourly, $ 55,958-$ 83,207 annually
Date Posted: 03/11/2014
Closing Date: 03/25/2014
Working Title: Continuous Improvement Dir
Hiring Agency: Employment & Econ Development Dept
Division/Bureau: Admin & Fiscal
services
Location: St. Paul
Who May Apply: Open to all qualified
job
seekers
Posting Number: 14DEED000043
Employment Conditions: Permanent, Full-time
Work Shift: Day Shift
Days of Work: Monday-Friday , 08:00 AM-04:30 PM
Travel Required: yes
Job Grouping: General Administration
Classified Status: Classified
What's Great About This Job: The Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, veteran friendly employer. DEED is committed to ensuring culturally responsive services and recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential. To build a diverse workforce, DEED strongly encourages individuals with disability, minorities, females, and veterans to apply.
Job Description: This
position
provides departmental expertise and enterprise leadership, guidance, and coordination of continuous improvement, innovation and process redesign efforts. This position creates vision/strategy and champions, the development and deployment of statewide and department-level continuous improvement efforts, strategies, and business plans which analyze and streamline key business and internal support processes. Coordinate department-wide lean and continuous improvement effort and
events
that improve customer service quality & productivity, enhancing and enabling departmental decision-making regarding continuous improvement and strategic alignment with agency mission and goals.
Duties include:
- Provide departmental expertise and enterprise leadership, guidance, support, and coordination of continuous improvement (CI), innovation and process redesign efforts to help government deliver better, faster, and more cost efficient products and services.
- Direct the development and implementation of results-based population and performance target, measures, Return on Investment (ROI) and accountability systems that improve organizational performance, results, and customer service/value.
- Implement an enterprise approach for networking, communicating and implementing DEED continuous improvement tool box, strategies and plans.
- Coordinate continuous improvement positions across DEED through leadership mentoring, coaching and capacity-building.
Minimum Qualifications: - Bachelor's Degree and three years advanced professional experience in the planning, implementation and administration in the area of organizational development, strategic planning, lean, and continuous improvement principles, practices, philosophies and theories.
- Strong communication, relationship building, interpersonal, negotiating, persuasive, and program coordination skills, including time and priority management, sufficient to coordinate multiple disciplines and divisions or agency-wide simultaneously.
- Ability to understand, analyze, and write complex technical documents including regulation, policy guidance, legislative reports, technical reports, planning documents, and operational policy and procedures.
- Demonstrated cultural competence and professionalism in the workplace
Preferred Qualifications: - Master's Degree and three or more years of advanced professional experience in program management, continuous improvement and innovation.
Selection Process: The selection process is a resume-based, skill-matching process. 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. It includes contact with the applicant's current and/or former employers.
A Criminal Background Check will be conducted on those positions that have access to confidential information and/or private data, handle financial transactions, or enter the homes of our clients. 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 and record check will be conducted.
How to Apply: Most State selection processes utilize a resume-based screening process. You will be contacted by agency staff if your background best matches the selection criteria on this job posting. To apply for this position, click the APPLY box found at the bottom of this job announcement. For additional information about the State's selection process, go to .
Anyone with a disability who believes they may need an accommodation should contact the Department of Employment and Economic Development's Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity, in advance, so any necessary arrangements can be made. To request an accommodation, email DEED. .us; or call (MN Relay 711 or MN Relay )
Contact for More Information: Mary. .us / Mary. .us.

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