Bioeconomy Program Manager

Organization
Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Organization Summary

This position is posted at both the State Program Administrator Senior level and the State Program Administrator Principal level.  The level at which this position will be filled will be determined based on the top candidate.  This position is located in St. Paul and may have options for teleworking from home.

Bioeconomy Program Manager, State Program Administrator Senior

This position exists to administer and advise division and department leadership on bioenergy and bioproducts initiatives and programs, including biofuels, to create opportunities for adding value to and generate additional economic benefit from agricultural crops and livestock (and to a lesser extent from forestry), to improve environmental quality, and to help the state meet its greenhouse-gas and petroleum replacement goals.

  • Researching, analyzing and making recommendations on policies and programs to help biofuel production and use in Minnesota grow.
  • Researching, analyzing, and making recommendations on implementing policies and programs to promote technological advancement and commercialization of new and innovative biofuels and bioproducts.
  • Preparing accurate, relevant and compelling information for review and approval.
  • Collecting or acquiring, maintaining and analyzing data relevant to the measurement of performance and results of biofuels and bioproducts programs.

Bioeconomy Program Manager, State Program Administrator Principal

This position will lead bioenergy and bioproducts initiatives and programs, including biofuels, to create opportunities for adding value to and generating additional economic benefit from agricultural crops and livestock, to improve environmental quality and to help the State meet its greenhouse-gas and petroleum replacement goals.

Responsibilities include:

  • Developing and implementing policies and programs to help biofuel production and use in Minnesota grow.
  • Developing and implementing policies and programs to promote technological advancement and commercialization of new and innovative biofuels and bioproducts.
  • Preparing and disseminating accurate, relevant and compelling information about biofuels and bioproducts to raise the level of public understanding of their benefits, safe and proper use, and reliability.
  • Collecting or acquiring, maintaining and analyzing data relevant to the measurement of performance and results of biofuels and bioproducts programs.
Posting Date
Closing Date
Location in MN
Metro
Job type
full-time
Salary

State Program Administrator Senior Salary Range: $24.03 - $35.24/hourly; $50,175 - $73,581/annually
State Program Administrator Principal Salary Range: $27.56 - $40.61/hourly; $57,545 - $84,793/annually

Hours

Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm

Primary Duties

Responsibilities include:

  • Developing and implementing policies and programs to help biofuel production and use in Minnesota grow.
  • Developing and implementing policies and programs to promote technological advancement and commercialization of new and innovative biofuels and bioproducts.
  • Preparing and disseminating accurate, relevant and compelling information about biofuels and bioproducts to raise the level of public understanding of their benefits, safe and proper use, and reliability.
  • Collecting or acquiring, maintaining and analyzing data relevant to the measurement of performance and results of biofuels and bioproducts programs.
Experience

Minimum Qualifications
To facilitate proper years of service 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.

Bioeconomy Program Manager, State Program Administrator Senior

Two years of professional experience working in areas of energy, climate, or environmental policy or program administration.

Degree in a related field may substitute for experience as follows: Master’s degree for 18 months of experience; Bachelor’s degree for one year of experience; Associate degree for six months of experience.

Proficiency in use of word-processing and spreadsheet software.

Strong demonstrated writing ability.

The ability to celebrate diversity and a strong commitment to a respectful and inclusive work environment.

Bioeconomy Program Manager, State Program Administrator Principal

Three years of professional experience working in areas of energy, climate, or environmental policy or program administration.

Degree in a related field may substitute for experience as follows: Master’s degree for 18 months of experience; Bachelor’s degree for one year of experience; Associate degree for six months of experience.

Proficiency in use of word-processing and spreadsheet software.

Strong demonstrated writing ability.

The ability to celebrate diversity and a strong commitment to a respectful and inclusive work environment.

Preferred Qualifications
Coursework in biofuels or bioproducts, renewable energy, or climate policy.

Professional experience working in areas of biofuels or bioproducts.

Experience working in governmental policymaking (e.g., legislative, agency rulemaking).

Demonstrated experience in public speaking.

Demonstrated experience in facilitation or consensus-building.

Demonstrated experience in use of data and statistical methods.

Additional Requirements
This job offer is contingent upon passing reference checks. It is the policy of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, as part of its hiring procedures, to conduct background checks on the finalist(s) for positions within the agency. The background check for this position may include an Employment Records Check and a Reference Check. The background check may consist of the following components:

SEMA4 Records Check (applies to current and former state employees only)

Employment Reference Check

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture will not sponsor applicants for work visas. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US.

How to Apply

The posting can be found on the state’s job board by clicking on the “Search for jobs now” link under “External Applicants” and searching for Job Opening ID 50559.

If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637.

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

Contact

If you have questions about the position, contact Bob Patton at bob.patton@state.mn.us.

If you are a Connect 700 applicant, please email your certificate and the Job Posting ID number to Becky Hierlinger at becky.hierlinger@state.mn.us by the posting close date.

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