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Sr. Management Consultant

  • ... Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
  • ... Full time
  • ... Salary: 50.27 per hour
  • Posted on: Feb 01, 2024       Expires on:

Sr. Management Consultant   

JOB TITLE:

Sr. Management Consultant

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Saint Paul Minnesota United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Minnesota Management and Budget (MMB) is a state agency that serves the people of Minnesota by providing the state with leadership and guidance to support efficient and effective government, a world class workforce, and responsible financial management.

Job Details



Job Class: Senior Management Consultant
Agency: Mn Management & Budget

  • Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
  • Date Posted: 02/01/2024
  • Closing Date: 07/31/2024 - Priority consideration will be given to applicants who apply by February 21, 2024 for near-term selection processes
  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Mn Management & Budget / Mn Mgmt & Budget - MAPE
  • Division/Unit: Management Analysis & Development (MAD)
  • Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift
  • Days of Work: Monday - Friday
  • Travel Required: No
  • Salary Range: $33.
    90 - $50.
    27 / hourly; $70,783 - $104,963 / annually
  • Classified Status: Temporary Unclassified
  • Bargaining Unit/Union: 214 - MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE
  • End Date: These positions are expected to continue for approximately three years.
    The positions may be made permanent dependent on MAD's business needs.
  • FLSA Status: Exempt - Administrative
  • Telework Eligible: Yes - These positions will have the flexibility to telework, work a hybrid schedule or work in the office.
    The incumbent will be required to complete a telework agreement.
    The incumbent may be expected to work in the office on occasion.
  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities: No

Make a difference in the lives of Minnesotans.

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

Job Summary


Applications received in response to this announcement may be chosen to form a pool of candidates used to fill Sr.
Management Consultant vacancies in Minnesota Management and Budget through July 31, 2024.

Management Analysis & Development (MAD), a fee-for-service management consulting practice in Minnesota state government, is looking for experienced consultants to join our team.
Successful consultants at MAD are self-starting, self-confident, and interested in variety.
For more information about MAD, visit our website: https://mn.
gov/mmb/mad/

Consultant skills, experience, and interests span a spectrum of management consulting service areas.
For practical purposes, our consulting engagements are grouped into two broad practice areas: 1) facilitation/organizational assessment and development projects and 2) analytical/program evaluation/research projects.

Job duties for consultants whose practice focuses on facilitation/organizational assessment and development include:

  • Work on solo or team projects to assess client organizations and identify, evaluate, and prioritize opportunities for improvement in management, organizational design or function, strategy, business processes and performance measurement, or service models.
  • Manage projects involving complexity, risk, little precedent, significant external interest, large teams, or broad impact.
  • Develop strong, positive relationships with current and prospective clients; market consulting services and develop cost estimates.
  • Tailor consulting processes, facilitations, and solutions to ensure their effectiveness in specific client environments.
  • Work with client staff and project participants individually and in groups to gather information, understand client organizations, and identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Coach and direct clients at the highest levels of management who have substantial technical expertise but need guidance in management, leadership, or interpersonal skills.
  • Provide informal leadership to the division's facilitation and organizational development consulting practice.

Job duties for consultants whose practice focuses on analytical/program evaluation/research include:

  • Work on solo or team projects to analyze client agency functions, strategy, operations, management, organization, business processes, or policy issues.
  • Design and conduct qualitative and basic quantitative (descriptive statistical) analysis.
  • Evaluate data from a variety of sources and on a variety of topics, and develop findings, conclusions, and recommendations.
  • Manage projects involving complexity, risk, little precedent, significant external interest, large teams, or broad impact.
  • Develop strong, positive relationships with current and prospective clients; market consulting services and develop cost estimates.
  • Tailor consulting processes, analyses, and solutions to ensure their effectiveness in specific client environments.
  • Work with client staff and project participants individually and in groups to gather information, understand client organizations, and identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Provide informal leadership to the divisions analytical, research, and program evaluation consulting practice.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

To qualify for the facilitation/organizational development position, an applicant must possess:

  • At least five (5) years of professional or managerial experience facilitating complex collaboration, planning, organization development, or change efforts, using interactive group process techniques for problem identification and problem solving.

Note: A bachelors degree in a related field may substitute for two (2) years of experience.
A masters degree in a related field may substitute for three (3) years of experience.
Examples of related degrees: organizational development, public policy, public administration, business administration, human resources management, social sciences, or liberal arts with organizational development or conflict resolution coursework.

To qualify for the analytical/program evaluation/research position, an applicant must possess:

  • At least five (5) years of professional or managerial analytical experience focused on research, analysis, or program evaluation.
    Work experience must include the ability to design and lead analytical research studies of complex organizational or policy problems.

Note: A bachelors degree in a related field may substitute for two (2) years of experience.
A masters degree in a related field may substitute for three (3) years of experience.
Examples of related degrees: organizational development, public policy, public administration, business administration, human resources management, social sciences, or liberal arts with organizational development or conflict resolution coursework.

In addition to the above, successful candidates must have the following skills, knowledge, and abilities:

  • Working knowledge of state government policies, procedures, processes, laws and rules, and the administrative areas of government, such as employee relations, finance, and administrative services
  • Strong writing and speaking skills; excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong listening skills
  • Strong administrative, organizational and project management skills, including time and priority management, sufficient to work on several projects simultaneously
  • Organizational savvy, with the ability to quickly understand a client agencys systems, procedures, culture, overall operations, and complex organizational realities
  • Ability to develop highly effective working relationships with clients, colleagues, management, and appointees to high-level commissions engaged in the review of management issues and the development of public policy
  • Demonstrated ability to work in highly collaborative work teams
  • Working knowledge of diversity, equity, access, and inclusion, particularly as these issues relate to state government
  • For facilitation/organizational development consultants:
    • Expert and current knowledge of an array of facilitation, planning, and organizational development practices and techniques.
      Knowledge should include a broad understanding of organizational theory, function, and behavior, leadership models, and decision-making models.
    • Ability to design and lead large and small-scale engagements such as organizational analysis and design, strategic and operational planning, change management, stakeholder engagement, productivity improvement, and reorganization efforts.
  • For analytical/program evaluation/research consultants:
    • Thorough knowledge of an array of analytical techniques and quantitative and qualitative research methods (including conducting individual or small-group interviews)
    • Ability to integrate research and group process work into a complete product (report, oral and visual presentation) and present results of projects to high-level clients, legislators and stakeholders

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters degree in a relevant field, such as organizational development, public policy, public administration, business administration, psychology or other social sciences, or human resources management.
  • Five (5) or more years of relevant professional or managerial experience beyond the minimum qualifications (ten years of relevant experience without a degree; eight years with a bachelors; six years with a masters)
  • Experience working with diverse communities
  • Experience providing consulting services, particularly in a fee-for-service environment
  • Experience leading facilitation processes or collaborative teams in an online or hybrid in-person/online environment
  • For facilitation/organizational development consultants:
    • Experience with community or stakeholder engagement.
    • Experience facilitating advisory groups or task forces to produce recommendations on public sector challenges.
    • Knowledge of human resources trends, principles, and practices.
  • For analytical/program evaluation/research consultants:
    • Experience with, or aptitude to learn, different data file formats and analytical tools (such as SPSS, Dedoose, Excel, Tableau), downloading and utilizing datasets from websites (such as the US Census), and on-line survey administration (such as Qualtrics).
    • Strong data visualization skills.

Additional Requirements

Successful candidate must pass past-employer reference checks and criminal history check

Application process: In addition to your resume, please include a cover letter explaining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications for either the analytical/program evaluation/research role or the facilitation/organizational development role.
If you wish to be considered for both roles, or if you feel you have a unique blend of skills that should be considered, please explain your qualifications for both roles.

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 careers@state.
mn.
us.
For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.
mn.
gov/careers.

If you have questions about the position, contact Colleen Siegel at colleen.
siegel@state.
mn.
us.

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 Colleen Siegel at colleen.
siegel@state.
mn.
us.

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 agencys 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.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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 careers@state.
mn.
us and indicate what assistance is needed.

Position Details

POSTED:

Feb 01, 2024

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

50.27 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1707128419-4da01c2600be42bf4c26cdd555fcea42

LOCATION:

Minnesota United States

CITY:

Saint Paul

Job Origin:

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Minnesota Management and Budget (MMB) is a state agency that serves the people of Minnesota by providing the state with leadership and guidance to support efficient and effective government, a world class workforce, and responsible financial management.

Job Details



Job Class: Senior Management Consultant
Agency: Mn Management & Budget

  • Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
  • Date Posted: 02/01/2024
  • Closing Date: 07/31/2024 - Priority consideration will be given to applicants who apply by February 21, 2024 for near-term selection processes
  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Mn Management & Budget / Mn Mgmt & Budget - MAPE
  • Division/Unit: Management Analysis & Development (MAD)
  • Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift
  • Days of Work: Monday - Friday
  • Travel Required: No
  • Salary Range: $33.90 - $50.27 / hourly; $70,783 - $104,963 / annually
  • Classified Status: Temporary Unclassified
  • Bargaining Unit/Union: 214 - MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE
  • End Date: These positions are expected to continue for approximately three years. The positions may be made permanent dependent on MAD's business needs.
  • FLSA Status: Exempt - Administrative
  • Telework Eligible: Yes - These positions will have the flexibility to telework, work a hybrid schedule or work in the office. The incumbent will be required to complete a telework agreement. The incumbent may be expected to work in the office on occasion.
  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities: No

Make a difference in the lives of Minnesotans.

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

Job Summary


Applications received in response to this announcement may be chosen to form a pool of candidates used to fill Sr. Management Consultant vacancies in Minnesota Management and Budget through July 31, 2024.

Management Analysis & Development (MAD), a fee-for-service management consulting practice in Minnesota state government, is looking for experienced consultants to join our team. Successful consultants at MAD are self-starting, self-confident, and interested in variety. For more information about MAD, visit our website: https://mn.gov/mmb/mad/

Consultant skills, experience, and interests span a spectrum of management consulting service areas. For practical purposes, our consulting engagements are grouped into two broad practice areas: 1) facilitation/organizational assessment and development projects and 2) analytical/program evaluation/research projects.

Job duties for consultants whose practice focuses on facilitation/organizational assessment and development include:

  • Work on solo or team projects to assess client organizations and identify, evaluate, and prioritize opportunities for improvement in management, organizational design or function, strategy, business processes and performance measurement, or service models.
  • Manage projects involving complexity, risk, little precedent, significant external interest, large teams, or broad impact.
  • Develop strong, positive relationships with current and prospective clients; market consulting services and develop cost estimates.
  • Tailor consulting processes, facilitations, and solutions to ensure their effectiveness in specific client environments.
  • Work with client staff and project participants individually and in groups to gather information, understand client organizations, and identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Coach and direct clients at the highest levels of management who have substantial technical expertise but need guidance in management, leadership, or interpersonal skills.
  • Provide informal leadership to the division's facilitation and organizational development consulting practice.

Job duties for consultants whose practice focuses on analytical/program evaluation/research include:

  • Work on solo or team projects to analyze client agency functions, strategy, operations, management, organization, business processes, or policy issues.
  • Design and conduct qualitative and basic quantitative (descriptive statistical) analysis.
  • Evaluate data from a variety of sources and on a variety of topics, and develop findings, conclusions, and recommendations.
  • Manage projects involving complexity, risk, little precedent, significant external interest, large teams, or broad impact.
  • Develop strong, positive relationships with current and prospective clients; market consulting services and develop cost estimates.
  • Tailor consulting processes, analyses, and solutions to ensure their effectiveness in specific client environments.
  • Work with client staff and project participants individually and in groups to gather information, understand client organizations, and identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Provide informal leadership to the divisions analytical, research, and program evaluation consulting practice.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

To qualify for the facilitation/organizational development position, an applicant must possess:

  • At least five (5) years of professional or managerial experience facilitating complex collaboration, planning, organization development, or change efforts, using interactive group process techniques for problem identification and problem solving.

Note: A bachelors degree in a related field may substitute for two (2) years of experience. A masters degree in a related field may substitute for three (3) years of experience. Examples of related degrees: organizational development, public policy, public administration, business administration, human resources management, social sciences, or liberal arts with organizational development or conflict resolution coursework.

To qualify for the analytical/program evaluation/research position, an applicant must possess:

  • At least five (5) years of professional or managerial analytical experience focused on research, analysis, or program evaluation. Work experience must include the ability to design and lead analytical research studies of complex organizational or policy problems.

Note: A bachelors degree in a related field may substitute for two (2) years of experience. A masters degree in a related field may substitute for three (3) years of experience. Examples of related degrees: organizational development, public policy, public administration, business administration, human resources management, social sciences, or liberal arts with organizational development or conflict resolution coursework.

In addition to the above, successful candidates must have the following skills, knowledge, and abilities:

  • Working knowledge of state government policies, procedures, processes, laws and rules, and the administrative areas of government, such as employee relations, finance, and administrative services
  • Strong writing and speaking skills; excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong listening skills
  • Strong administrative, organizational and project management skills, including time and priority management, sufficient to work on several projects simultaneously
  • Organizational savvy, with the ability to quickly understand a client agencys systems, procedures, culture, overall operations, and complex organizational realities
  • Ability to develop highly effective working relationships with clients, colleagues, management, and appointees to high-level commissions engaged in the review of management issues and the development of public policy
  • Demonstrated ability to work in highly collaborative work teams
  • Working knowledge of diversity, equity, access, and inclusion, particularly as these issues relate to state government
  • For facilitation/organizational development consultants:
    • Expert and current knowledge of an array of facilitation, planning, and organizational development practices and techniques. Knowledge should include a broad understanding of organizational theory, function, and behavior, leadership models, and decision-making models.
    • Ability to design and lead large and small-scale engagements such as organizational analysis and design, strategic and operational planning, change management, stakeholder engagement, productivity improvement, and reorganization efforts.
  • For analytical/program evaluation/research consultants:
    • Thorough knowledge of an array of analytical techniques and quantitative and qualitative research methods (including conducting individual or small-group interviews)
    • Ability to integrate research and group process work into a complete product (report, oral and visual presentation) and present results of projects to high-level clients, legislators and stakeholders

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters degree in a relevant field, such as organizational development, public policy, public administration, business administration, psychology or other social sciences, or human resources management.
  • Five (5) or more years of relevant professional or managerial experience beyond the minimum qualifications (ten years of relevant experience without a degree; eight years with a bachelors; six years with a masters)
  • Experience working with diverse communities
  • Experience providing consulting services, particularly in a fee-for-service environment
  • Experience leading facilitation processes or collaborative teams in an online or hybrid in-person/online environment
  • For facilitation/organizational development consultants:
    • Experience with community or stakeholder engagement.
    • Experience facilitating advisory groups or task forces to produce recommendations on public sector challenges.
    • Knowledge of human resources trends, principles, and practices.
  • For analytical/program evaluation/research consultants:
    • Experience with, or aptitude to learn, different data file formats and analytical tools (such as SPSS, Dedoose, Excel, Tableau), downloading and utilizing datasets from websites (such as the US Census), and on-line survey administration (such as Qualtrics).
    • Strong data visualization skills.

Additional Requirements

Successful candidate must pass past-employer reference checks and criminal history check

Application process: In addition to your resume, please include a cover letter explaining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications for either the analytical/program evaluation/research role or the facilitation/organizational development role. If you wish to be considered for both roles, or if you feel you have a unique blend of skills that should be considered, please explain your qualifications for both roles.

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 careers@state.mn.us. For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.mn.gov/careers.

If you have questions about the position, contact Colleen Siegel at colleen.siegel@state.mn.us.

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 Colleen Siegel at colleen.siegel@state.mn.us.

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 agencys 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.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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 careers@state.mn.us and indicate what assistance is needed.

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