Governmental Partners Manager | Minnestar

Minnesota IT Services

Working Title: Governmental Partners Manager 
Job Class: Information Systems Manager
Agency: Minnesota IT Services

  • Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
  • Date Posted: 06/06/2024
  • Closing Date: 06/20/2024
  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Minnesota IT Services
  • Division/Unit: Enterprise
  • Work Shift/Work Hours: Day
  • 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
  • Telework Eligible: Yes #LI-Hybrid
  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities: Yes

Make a difference in the lives of Minnesotans.

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

Join the 2,600+ professionals of Minnesota IT Services (MNIT) who connect Minnesotans to services that will improve their lives. This position will be part of the Enterprise Security team, which embeds security protection statewide. 

Job Summary

This position will lead the Governmental Partner Unit is part of the MNIT Enterprise Security Office (ESO) within MNIT Services. The position is responsible for providing overall guidance/coordination of grants including sub granting processes for the State of Minnesota’s various federal grant programs related to cybersecurity, state match portions, collaboration with the statewide Cyber Task Force, Governmental Partners and eligible entities, state and federal grant coordinators, and managing staff. In this role you will provide leadership in the planning, coordination and implementation of grants preparation processes; managing the sub-granting processes; drafting and monitoring grants budgets; managing grants contracts/agreements; tracking results, analyzing financial data per grant; and ensuring prompt reporting and compliance to grant conditions.


The position will actively participate in the strategic response to, and management of security incidents encountered by eligible entities who are participating in the grants programs and receiving grant funds through services.  The position also consults and advises partners and peers in other government agencies at the State, county, and city levels.

This position is currently eligible for full-time telework: 

  • 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 the following qualifications in their resume: 


Position requires a minimum of five (5) years of progressive information security experience.
Experience must include:

  • Two (2) years of supervisory experience.
  • Ability to develop policy, plans, and strategy in compliance with laws, regulations, policies, and standards.
  • Ability to manage a budget to cover operational, staffing, and capitol expenses, to manage and ensure appropriate use of grant funding.
  • Experience with cybersecurity and privacy principles, well as knowledge used to manage and mitigate risks that may result in operational impacts.
  • 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.

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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field.
  • Information security certifications (ex: CISSP, CISM, GIAC).
  • Knowledge of information security industry accepted frameworks and related State and Federal regulations.
  • Ability to provide analytical skills to diverse problems and projects to provide effective assessment and solution generation.
  • Ability to represent the security program leadership, strategies, direction and decisions in a professional and positive manner to all internal and external audiences.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, especially with senior executives.

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
  • 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 - Telework
Posted by Karla Larson on June 6, 2024