Project Analyst and Grant Monitoring Specialist

Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources

The Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR) is seeking a Project Analyst and Grant Monitoring Specialist. This is a full-time benefits-eligible positions that will assist the 17-member LCCMR with its Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund (ENRTF) project proposal and funding process and project oversight.

Position Summary:

The position will be part of a team of staff who assist the LCCMR in evaluating proposals and making recommendations for $90 million annually for natural resource projects statewide, primarily from the ENRTF. An emphasis for the position will be on setting up recommended projects for success and conducting oversight of the projects once funded. Oversight includes monitoring projects and their associated workplans and budgets to assess progress, compliance, and achievement of outcomes. The full position description and more information about the LCCMR and the kinds of projects we fund can be found on the LCCMR website.                                                   

Minimum Qualifications:

Demonstrated knowledge of environment and natural resources issues and grantmaking or grant administration. Bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences, natural resources, business administration or a related field and three years of relevant experience. Alternately, a master’s degree and one year of relevant experience.

Compensation

These are full-time, unclassified, non-partisan, and benefits-eligible positions with limited remote options available through October. The salary recruitment range is $74,000 – $90,000; starting salary will be commensurate with skills and experience.

How to Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter by 4:30 PM, Friday, February 2 February 16, 2024 (extended), via email to lccmr@lccmr.mn.gov or mail to: LCCMR Project Analyst and Grant Monitoring Specialist Search Committee, Centennial Office Building, 1st Floor, 658 Cedar St., St. Paul, MN 55155.

Why work for LCCMR?

Working for the LCCMR provides a unique opportunity to support legislative-level decision- making about the state’s environment and natural resources. The broad scope of ENRTF funding priorities allows for continual learning across a wide range of issues, including about cutting- edge research to find solutions to pressing problems. We enjoy working with diverse constituencies including from the private, non-profit, public, and academic- as well as legislative- sectors. Working at LCCMR provides new and interesting challenges, professional growth, and opportunities to deepen your experience and knowledge while working as a member of a supportive and collaborative team.

Comprehensive Benefits Package

The LCCMR, as an entity of the Minnesota State Legislature, offers exceptional benefits including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, other optional insurance, optional pre-tax spending accounts, retirement plan, optional tax-deferred compensation, vacation and sick leave, and paid holidays each year.

The LCCMR recognizes there are key elements that make life and work meaningful: health and wellness, financial well-being, professional development, and work/life balance. These benefits, in addition to your salary, make up your total compensation.

Health and Wellness

The LCCMR encourages wellness and promotes preventive care, offering many benefits and resources to help employees and their families lead healthy, balanced lives. This includes:

  • Low-cost medical, dental, and vision insurance packages, including prescription drug coverage, to fit your needs to ensure you are happy and healthy.
  • Free, confidential help through our Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
  • Wellness programs and resources to help you reach your wellness goals.

Financial Well-Being

Financial well-being is about making good financial decisions today and planning for the future. The state offers savings and investment plans, time off, insurance options, and more to help employees meet their financial goals. This includes:

  • A pension and deferred compensation plan (MNDCP) with an employer-paid match to help you plan for your future.
  • Basic life insurance at no cost to you. Additionally, you have the option of choosing supplemental life insurance (including spouse and child life options), short- and long-term disability, and accident insurance.
  • Pre-tax benefits, including dependent day care, medical/dental spending accounts (MDEA), and parking and public transit options.
  • Student loan forgiveness for qualifying staff under the current federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.

Professional Development

Because employees are one of our most valuable assets, we encourage professional development that empowers employees to do the work they love and reach their career goals. There are a number of tools and resources to help employees explore career paths and expand their skill sets. This includes:

  • Training and development courses
  • Leadership institutes and programs
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Career planning

Work/Life Balance

We believe hard work is important, but we also know balance is essential. These programs are designed to help you with your work and personal life. This includes:

  • Flexible work schedules
  • Compensatory time options
  • Employees start with 16.25 days of paid vacation each year based on a 5-hour accrual rate per pay period with opportunity for increased accruals as service time increases
  • 13 days of paid sick leave each year based on a 4-hour accrual rate per pay period
  • 11 paid holidays and 2 floating holiday each year
  • 6 weeks of paid parental leave to help you bond in the important weeks after you bring your child home

The LCCMR values the unique contributions that candidates with diverse experiences, knowledge, and backgrounds can bring to our work. Our differences make us stronger and leveraging them helps us create a workforce where everyone can thrive. The LCCMR is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to embedding diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility at our workplace. We do this by increasing cultural competence and understanding among all employees and removing institutional barriers and attitudes that prevent employees from advancing as far as their talents will take them. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), marital status, familial status, receipt of public assistance, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, or age.

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