Minnesota Office of Broadband Development now hiring

I know several folks were interested in this opening – The Director of the new Office of Broadband Development

STATE PROG ADMIN MGR PRINC
$ 71,660-$ 102,771 annually

Date Posted: 07/30/2013
Closing Date: 08/12/2013
Working Title: Broadband Executive Director
Hiring Agency: Employment & Econ Development Dept
Division/Bureau: Economic Development
Location: St. Paul
Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
Posting Number: 13DEED000083
Employment Conditions: Limited, Full-time
Work Shift: Day Shift
Days of Work:                 Monday-Friday
Travel Required: yes
Job Grouping: General Administration
Classified Status: Unclassified
What’s Great About This Job: 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: To serve as the Executive Director of the Office of Broadband Development.
The Office of Broadband Development will serve to “encourage, foster, develop and improve broadband within the state in order to drive job creation, promote innovation, and expand markets for Minnesota businesses; serve the ongoing and growing needs of Minnesota’s education systems, healthcare systems, public safety systems, industries and businesses, governmental operations, and citizens, and improve accessibility for underserved communities and populations”.
Major job duties include:  oversee the operations and programmatic responsibilities of the Office of Broadband Development.  Coordinate inter-agency collaboration on the development of broadband infrastructure and strategic planning while facilitating outreach to local governments and private entities.  Direct and manage mandated reporting and external communications, maintain relationships with appropriate state and federal agencies, elected officials, academic institutions, and the provide sector in order to ensure direction, policy and other broadband concerns are addressed in a consistent and timely manner.
Minimum Qualifications:                 Please review your current resume to ensure it clearly describes your education, experience and skills.  Failure to provide sufficient detail which describes your knowledge, skills and abilities and work experience may result in your resume not being considered.
Extensive understanding of how broadband access fosters community and economic development; understanding of the historic and current barriers to broadband deployment access in Minnesota.
5 years supervisory/managerial, or high-level professional experience in the area of broadband technologies.
Knowledge and understanding of state policy making, regulations, and procedures.
Strong communications skills, verbally and in writing.
Project management skills.
Extensive experience in coalition building and outreach.
Demonstrated ability to negotiate and persuade stakeholders.
Demonstrated management experience including that of providing work direction to colleagues without a direct reporting relationship.
Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of federal programs that provide financial, technical and other assistance for further deployment of broadband services.
Strong leadership experience.
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 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  <http://www.careers.state.mn.us/job-tip&gt;.
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.ODEO@state.mn.us; or call 651/259-7094 (MN Relay 711 or MN Relay 1-800-627-3529).
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About Ann Treacy

I have a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science. I have been interested or involved in providing access to information through the Internet since 1994, when I worked for Minnesota’s first Internet service provider. I am pleased to be a part of the Blandin on Broadband Team. I also work with MN Coalition on Government Information, Minnesota Rural Partners, and the American Society for Information Science and Technology.

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