Enterprise Portfolio and Planning Manager | Minnestar

Minnesota IT Services

Working Title: Enterprise Portfolio and Planning Manager 
Job Class: Information Systems Manager
Agency: Minnesota IT Services

  • Job ID: 77761
  • Location: St. Paul
  • Telework Eligible: Yes – #LI-Hybrid
  • Full/Part Time: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Unlimited
  • Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
  • Date Posted: 07/03/2024
  • Closing Date: 07/23/2024
  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Minnesota IT Services
  • Division/Unit: Department of Public Safety/Bureau of Criminal Apprehension
  • Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift
  • Days of Work: Monday – Friday
  • Travel Required: No
  • Salary Range: $42.93 – $73.46 / hourly; $89,637 – $153,384 / annually
  • Classified Status: Classified
  • Bargaining Unit/Union: 216 – Middle Management Association/MMA
  • FLSA Status: Exempt – Executive
  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities: Yes

The work you’ll do is more than just a job.

At the State of Minnesota, employees play a critical role in developing policies, providing essential services, and working to improve the well-being and quality of life for all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota is committed to equity and inclusion, and invests in employees by providing benefits, support resources, and training and development opportunities.

Join the 2,600+ professionals of Minnesota IT Services (MNIT) who connect Minnesotans to services that will improve their lives. This position serves our partners at the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) within the Department of Public Safety (DPS). MNIT BCA provides comprehensive IT operations and support services, custom application development, and dedicated business-specific support functions for investigative and specialized law enforcement services. You will support an agency that partners with law enforcement, public safety, and criminal justice agencies to prevent and solve crimes. 

Job Summary

As an Enterprise Portfolio and Planning Manager, you will manage multiple functions within Minnesota Justice Information Systems (MNJIS) which include portfolio, program, project, and technical product management within an Agile organization. This position provides technical and strategic direction in support of the MNJIS division leadership team at the BCA and provides management and oversight to IT staff and contractors who are responsible for portfolio, program, project, and technical product management.

You will be responsible for developing short and long-term goals for your assigned areas and will contributes to long-term, organizational planning by creating the MNJIS four-year strategic plans and implementing strategies to meet MNJIS, BCA, DPS, and MNIT strategic goals.

This position requires an employee to be onsite at the work location 3 days per week.

  • Telework for Minnesota IT Services allows an employee to perform work from a telework location and an employee may be required to be in the office based on business needs and other dependencies in St Paul, Minnesota.
  • Only candidates located in Minnesota and bordering states (Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wisconsin) are telework eligible.


Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must clearly demonstrate all of following qualifications on their resume:

This position requires minimum of five (5) years of experience in a complex IT development environment planning, designing, developing, implementing, and maintaining IT systems and services, including two (2) years of supervisory experience. Supervisory experience should cover multiple areas such as: selecting, orienting, and training employees; coaching, counseling, and performance managing employees; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results, etc. *Two (2) years of experience in a Systems Architect classification or two (2) years of experience in an external IT Architect role may substitute for the required supervisory experience.*

Experience must include:

  • Principles of information management systems, their development design, and application.
  • Systems development methodologies, information systems analysis and design.
  • Project, program, and portfolio management methodologies to deliver and track projects including financial, execution, operational efficiency, business value, risk evaluation, and stake-holder relevant metrics.
  • Development of technology product roadmaps which include IT specific initiatives such as software upgrades and data migrations, adding or changing infrastructure components, moving to a new platform, etc.
  • Strong understanding and use of Agile frameworks (e.g., Scrum, Kanban, etc.) and methodologies for managing initiatives with an Agile environment.
  • Ability to deliver effective verbal or written messages that facilitate a mutual understanding on both parties.
  • Customer service skills that include active listening, empathy, and problem-solving.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field.
  • Experience working in an environment with strict regulatory, security, and compliance requirements such as law enforcement or criminal justice systems.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with diverse stakeholders (both technical and non-technical) including, but not limited to, staff, agency peers, agency management, and customer groups using a variety of communication styles and approaches.
  • Knowledge and experience with advanced supervision, staff development, team development, program management and evaluation.
  • Group facilitation/management skills, including the ability to resolve conflicts through negotiation, influencing, persuasion, and consensus building.
  • Strong ability to identify, conceptualize, analyze, and solve a broad range of complex problems and recommend effective and integrated solutions.
  • Ability to plan strategically, appropriately, and effectively set priorities, and adapt to a quickly changing environment.


Additional Requirements

It is the policy of Minnesota IT Services that a successful candidate must pass all legally required checks prior to employment which may consist of the following:

  • SEMA4 Records Check (applies to current and past state employees only)
  • Criminal History Check
  • Reference Check
  • Social Security and Address Verification
  • Education Verification
  • CJIS Background Check
  • Drug screen 
  • Other legally required checks

Minnesota IT Services will not sponsor applicants for work visas, including F-1 STEM OPT extensions. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

Job Type: Full-time
Compensation: $42.93 - $73.46 / hourly - $89,637 - $153,384 / annually
Compensation Type: Salaried
Location: St Paul, MN
Posted by Karla on July 10, 2024