IT Contracts Administrator - State Program Administrator Principal, St. Paul, Minnesota

Created 02/12/2024
Reference 11446327
Job type Full Time
Country United States
State Minnesota
City St. Paul
Zip 55102
Salary Competitive
When all employees are embraced, respected and heard, we will build a collaborative, equitable, inclusive and anti-racist culture where everyone thrives.

Working Title: IT Contracts Administrator
Job Class: State Program Administrator Principal
Agency: Human Services Dept
  • Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
  • Date Posted: 02/10/2024
  • Closing Date: 02/26/2024
  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Minnesota Department of Human Services / DHS MAPE State Operated Svcs
  • Division/Unit: Direct Care and Treatment / DCT Finance Contract Monitor
  • Work Shift: Day
  • Work Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Days of Work: Monday - Friday
  • Travel Required: No
  • Salary Range: $30.55 - $45.02 / hourly; $63,788 - $94,001 / annually
  • Classified Status: Classified
  • Bargaining Unit/Union: 214 - MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE
  • FLSA Status: Nonexempt
  • Telework Eligible: Yes - This position is currently Teleworking .
  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities : Yes

The Department of Human Services is unable to provide sponsorship for work visas. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States at the start of employment.

Make a difference in the lives of Minnesotans.

The work you'll do is more than just a job. Join the talented, engaged and inclusive workforce dedicated to creating a better Minnesota.

Job Summary

*This position is currently Teleworking *

Direct Care and Treatment (DCT) is seeking an individual to join our Compliance and Contracting Team for an exciting and rewarding opportunity as an IT Contracts Administrator! This position will understand issues related to and direct, manage, and coordinate all phases of IT related contracts, including software purchases, licensing agreements, user agreements, and subscriptions. The incumbent will provide technical assistance, training, monitoring, and general consultation to all divisional staff related to the IT and non-IT contract processes.

Primary responsibilities:
  • Provide direction, management, and coordination of all phases of contracting processes in accordance with state and federal laws, regulations, and mandates for DCT.
  • Develop, coordinate, and manage request for proposal processes; draft and execute contracts and amendments for both IT and non-IT contracts.
  • Collaborate on targeted activities, projects, and outcomes with other DCT Administration staff, staff from other DHS divisions and other state agencies.

Working for the Minnesota Department of Human Services Direct Care & Treatment division PAYS!

When you start a career with us, you may also be eligible for:
  • Annual pay increases
  • Tuition reimbursement for courses related to the work of DHS
  • Student loan reimbursement for eligible positions


Minimum Qualifications

Three (3) years professional level experience performing contract management, preparation, or compliance that demonstrates the following:
  • Knowledge of various types of contracts, which may include professional/technical services, medical services, external access agreements, end-user license agreements, subscription agreements, and software as a service contracts.
  • Experience managing the contract development process from inception to completion.
  • Experience drafting and processing contracts and contract amendments.
  • Ability to analyze and research contracts to resolve errors and problems.

Note: A bachelor's degree in public policy, law, compliance, business, or related field may substitute for 1 year of experience OR master's degree in public policy, finance, business, or related field may substitute for 2 years of experience OR Juris Doctor from accredited law school may substitute for 2 years of experience.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience providing insight, guidance, technical assistance, and training related to contract administration, including IT-related contracts.
  • Knowledge of government contracts and requests for proposals, including drafting and monitoring.
  • Ability to pull, analyze, and compile various reports.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft products such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Juris Doctor from accredited law school.
  • 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

To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that your resume clearly describes your experience in the areas listed and indicates the beginning and ending month and year for each job held.

REFERENCE/BACKGROUND CHECKS - The Department of Human Services will conduct reference checks to verify job-related credentials and criminal background check prior to appointment.

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 the position, contact Erin Schobe at or 651-431-3704 .

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 Breanna Bullert at .

CERTAIN DISABLED VETERANS: Effective August 1, 2012, legislation provides state agencies with the option to appoint certain disabled veterans on a noncompetitive basis if they: 1) meet service requirements and have a verified service-connected disability rating of at least 30%; 2) provide qualifying documentation verifying the disability; and 3) meet all Minimum Qualifications identified in this posting. To be considered under this legislation you must submit all documentation before the closing date.

About Human Services Dept

DHS operates a highly specialized behavioral health care system that serves people with mental illness, substance abuse disorders, and developmental and intellectual disabilities. This includes psychiatric hospitals and other inpatient mental health treatment facilities; inpatient substance abuse treatment facilities; dental clinics, group homes, vocational sites, and sex offender treatment facilities.

Why Work for Us

Diverse Workforce

We are committed to continually developing a workforce that reflects the diversity of our state and the populations we serve. The varied experiences and perspectives of employees strengthen the work we do together and our ability to best serve the people of Minnesota.

A recent engagement survey of State of Minnesota employees found:
  • 95% of employees understand how their work helps achieve their agency's mission
  • 91% of employees feel trusted to do their jobs
  • 88% of employees feel equipped to look at situations from other cultural perspectives when doing their job
  • 87% of employees report flexibility in their work schedule

Comprehensive Benefits

Our benefits aim to balance four key elements that make life and work meaningful: health and wellness, financial well-being, professional development, and work/life harmony. As an employee, your benefits may include:
  • Public pension plan
  • Training and professional development
  • Paid vacation and sick leave
  • 11 paid holidays each year
  • Paid parental leave
  • Low-cost medical and dental coverage
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Vision coverage
  • Wellness programs and resources
  • Employer paid life insurance
  • Short-term and long-term disability
  • Health care spending and savings accounts
  • Dependent care spending account
  • Tax-deferred compensation
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Federal Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

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 state agencies are equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employers. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email and indicate what assistance is needed.
Employer Department of Human Services - Direct Care and Treatment

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