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Minnesota Space Planner/Project Manager

Organization: MN Department of Human Services
Date Posted: 3/9/2017
Country: United States
Primary Category: Architecture & Engineering
Type of Position: Full-Time
Education Requirement: Bachelor's
Experience Requirement: 3-5 years

Description & Details

Space Planner/Project Manager

MN Department of Human Services

St. Paul, MN

$60,552 - $90,055 annually



GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.


This position will be expected to travel, up to 20% of the time to all direct care and treatment sites located throughout Minnesota.


This position leads the facility operations for all Direct Care and Treatment (DCT) owned and leased facilities, including building occupancy, space planning, site and custodial maintenance, site safety and security, and energy conservation so that business units can operate in facilities that support their programs.


Responsibilities Include:

  • Develop and coordinate the space planning process so that space decisions are made in a planned, thoughtful, sustainable and energy efficient manner.

  • Manage and coordinate capital improvement and repair and replacement projects in DCT owned and leased facilities.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Facilities Management, Architecture, Interior Design or related field

  • Four years of advanced professional experience working with a large-capital plant; delivering occupancy services, project administration and other related matters.

  • Advanced level experience in space planning, relocations and furniture, fixtures, equipment coordination; design and construction; general construction practices; security systems, materials and equipment; mechanical and electrical equipment and related distribution systems.

  • Ability to use current AutoCAD and/or Revit software with proficiency.

  • Use Google Sketch-Up software.

  • Ability to analyze and interpret policies and to diagnose and solve problems using sound judgement and sound decision-making skills.

  • Knowledge of contract procedures, work measurement and management techniques.

  • Work well in a team setting and be a positive and productive team member.

  • Well-developed oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated expertise in specialty areas such as:  space planning, relocation and FFE coordination, strategic capital planning, sustainable building design and renewable energy systems; construction phase administration; owner’s representative duties on outsourced projects; and use of AutoCAD, Revit and Sketch-Up software to facilitate efficient design and documentation.

  • Emphasis on quality control review of construction/bid documents and specification writing.

  • B3 project experience – Minnesota Sustainable Building Guidelines.

  • LEED certification.

How to Apply / Contact

HOW TO APPLY:       

All interested candidates must officially apply online through the State of Minnesota Careers website.


  1. Go to
  2. Under External Applicants, click the “Get Started” button
  3. Enter 11144 in Keywords on the Job Search Page
  4. Click on the Job Posting
  5. Click on Apply on the bottom of the vacancy announcement on the Job Posting Page


(NOTE: the state job classification for this position is State Program Administrator Coordinator)



For assistance with this process, contact the Website Helpdesk at 651-259-3637 or Please be sure to apply at your earliest convenience before the posting closes at MIDNIGHT on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017.



If you have questions, please contact:


Pam Hughes, Recruiter

Phone: 651-431-3281




If you are an individual with a disability and need an ADA accommodation for an interview, you may contact Lisa Duda at 651-431-2344 or for assistance.


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