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Office & Administrative Specialist, Principal

State Of Minnesota Saint Paul, MN
  • Expired: September 12, 2019. Applications are no longer accepted.

Job Summary
# Job Summary
This position provides high level administrative support to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) executive staff in the Commissioner's Office. The incumbent will communicate on many levels with agency staff, the Governor's Office, legislative staff, various external stakeholders and partners, and the general public.
Responsibilities include: Scheduling meetings; developing itineraries; making travel arrangements; originating purchase orders; preparing reports and special projects as assigned. This person works in a highly confidential and sensitive environment and accordingly ensures the timely communication and workflow in the department's executive offices. This person must possess a high level of confidentiality and trust as well as exceptional organizational and time management skills.
Minimum Qualifications:
Typing (65 WPM) and word-processing, proofing and formatting skills sufficient to carry out advanced administrative tasks and produce accurate technical documents, letters, memos, and reports.
Data entry/database management skills sufficient to accurately enter data, maintain database, and retrieve information.
English skills (reading, speaking, and writing) sufficient to respond to customers and compose and edit a variety of documents using proper business English, spelling and grammar.
Spreadsheet skills (i.e. Excel) sufficient to organization data, create and modify spreadsheets and provide management with accurate and meaningful information.
Customer service skills sufficient to provide courteous, effective, and timely service to clients/customers and to resolve administrative problems with internal staff, staff from other government agencies and with the public.
Accounting/budgeting/expense skills sufficient to process employee expense reports, reimbursements and purchase order requisitions.
Scheduling and organizing meetings and spaces.
Professional and respectful demeanor in all interactions.
Preferred Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration or related field.
Three years of executive assistant supporting senior level position.
Working knowledge of modern office procedures and practices.
Physical Requirements
Light lifting
Additional Requirements
Must successfully pass a background check
Application Details
Why Work For Us
Come work for one of the best public health systems in the nation and you will contribute to our mission to protect, maintain and improve the health of all Minnesotans. We are working hard to achieve our vision for health equity in Minnesota, where all communities are thriving and all people have what they need to be healthy. Our collaborative, mission-driven work environment is a major factor in promoting a high level of employee health awareness, employee longevity and job satisfaction.
We offer a competitive benefits package including employee and family health and dental insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, health promotion programs, pre-tax benefits, vacation leave, sick leave, paid holidays, deferred compensation, retirement benefits, and more!
How to Apply
Click "Apply" at the bottom of the page. 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
If you have questions about the position, contact Becky Hierlinger at
If you are a Connect 700 applicant, please email your certificate and the Job posting ID#/number to Becky Hierlinger at by the position close date.
If you are an individual with a disability and need an accommodation for an interview, you may contact the Department of Health ADA Coordinator

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The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. 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 Please indicate what assistance you need.
Job Title: Office & Administrative Specialist, Principal
Location: St. Paul
Job ID: 34694
Regular/Temporary: Unlimited
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Date Posted: 09/11/2019
Closing Date: 09/17/2019
Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Minnesota Department of Health
Hiring Agency: Minnesota Department of Health
Division/Unit: Executive Office / Executive Office Support
Work Shift: Day Shift / 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Work Hours: Day Shift / 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift / 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Days of Work: Monday - Friday / 40 hours per week
Travel Required: No
Salary Range: $19.57 - $26.41/hourly; $40,862 - $55,144/annually
Classified Status: Classified
Bargaining Unit/Union: 206 - Clerical/AFSCME
Work Area: Executive Office
Job Class: Office & Administrative Specialist, Principal

State Of Minnesota


Saint Paul, MN