MN Office of Broadband Development is hiring

Great people, great mission…

Job Class: Grants Specialist Coordinator
Working Title: Broadband Grants Administrator

  • Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
  • Date Posted: 01/10/2018
  • Closing Date: 01/16/2018
  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Employment and Economic Development
  • Division/Unit: Broadband Development
  • Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift
  • Days of Work: Monday – Friday
  • Travel Required: Yes
  • Salary Range: $24.32 – $35.91/hourly; $50,780 – $70,980/annually
  • Classified Status: Classified
  • Connect 700 Program Eligible: Yes

Job Summary

The purpose of this position is to develop, promote, implement, provide technical assistance for, evaluate and report on state and/or federally funded financing programs of the Office of Broadband Development. The Office develops and administers programs designed to achieve high quality broadband access for all Minnesotans and to support and promote the skills necessary to adopt and use broadband tools for economic, educational, health, and institutional benefits.  Programs administered include the following:

  1. Border-to-Border Infrastructure Grant Program which provides state financing for DEED approved broadband infrastructure expansion projects.
  2. Supporting and maximizing Minnesota entities participation in federally-funded broadband infrastructure programs.
  3. Digital literacy, broadband adoption and use programs.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in Planning, Community and Economic Development, Political Science, Public Administration, or related to broadband AND two (2) years of professional grant management experience involving evaluating, administering, accounting for, training and/or monitoring of grants proposals, grant agreements, or grant recipients.

Extensive knowledge of federal and state laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures with the ability to effectively interpret and communicate those to grant recipients.

Professional experience working with training and workforce issues, including but not limited to business and economic development issues, instructional design and methods, labor market data and employment projections, accrediting standards, industry certifications, training resources, federal poverty guidelines, strategic planning, finance, and marketing.

Working knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, financial training to understand financial statements and records and have the training and/or ability to analyze both corporate and municipal financial statements, audits, forecasts, budgets, and demographics

Preferred Qualifications:

Relevant experience and familiarity with the broadband industry in Minnesota or another state.

Additional Requirements

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 all finalists for this position.  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.
Application Details

Why Work For Us

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.

How to Apply

Click “Apply” at the bottom of this page. If you are unable to apply online, please contact the job information line at 651.259.3637.

For additional information about the application process, go to


If you have questions about the position, contact Jolene Blaser at

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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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