Bioeconomy Program Manager

Minnesota Department Agriculture

St. Paul, MN United States

Bioeconomy Program Manager

This position is posted at both the State Program Administrator Senior level and the State Program Administrator Principal level.  The level at which this position will be filled will be determined based on the top candidate. This position is located in St. Paul and may have options for teleworking from home.

Bioeconomy Program Manager, State Program Administrator Senior

This position exists to administer and advise division and department leadership on bioenergy and bioproducts initiatives and programs, including biofuels, to create opportunities for adding value to and generate additional economic benefit from agricultural crops and livestock (and to a lesser extent from forestry), to improve environmental quality, and to help the state meet its greenhouse-gas and petroleum replacement goals.

•            Researching, analyzing, and making recommendations on policies and programs to help biofuel production and use in Minnesota grow.

•            Researching, analyzing, and making recommendations on implementing policies and programs to promote technological advancement and commercialization of new and innovative biofuels and bioproducts.

•            Preparing accurate, relevant, and compelling information for review and approval.

•            Collecting or acquiring, maintaining, and analyzing data relevant to the measurement of performance and results of biofuels and bioproducts programs.

Salary Range: $24.03 - $35.24/hourly; $50,175 - $73,581/annually

Bioeconomy Program Manager, State Program Administrator Principal

This position will lead bioenergy and bioproducts initiatives and programs, including biofuels, to create opportunities for adding value to and generating additional economic benefit from agricultural crops and livestock, to improve environmental quality and to help the State meet its greenhouse-gas and petroleum replacement goals.

Responsibilities include:

•            Developing and implementing policies and programs to help biofuel production and use in Minnesota grow.

•            Developing and implementing policies and programs to promote technological advancement and commercialization of new and innovative biofuels and bioproducts.

•            Preparing and disseminating accurate, relevant, and compelling information about biofuels and bioproducts to raise the level of public understanding of their benefits, safe and proper use, and reliability.

•            Collecting or acquiring, maintaining, and analyzing data relevant to the measurement of performance and results of biofuels and bioproducts programs.

Salary Range: $27.56 - $40.61/hourly; $57,545 - $84,793/annually

Why Work for Us

This position is located within the MDA’s Ag Marketing and Development Division (AMDD). AMDD is a dynamic work environment staffed by professionals working on a variety of important topics and issues including biofuels, organics, local foods, domestic and international marketing, livestock development, beginning farmers, value-added processing and more.

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.

Our differences make us stronger and leveraging them helps us create a workforce where everyone can thrive. The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to embedding diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility at our workplace. We do this by developing strong leaders and advocates, 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, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, or age.

How to Apply

This posting will close on 12/13/2021 at 12:00 am.

For more information, including how to apply, click here
or go to the Minnesota Careers website (mn.gov/careers). Job ID is 50559.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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 careers@state.mn.us. Please indicate what assistance you need.

Experience Level
Mid I (1-4 years)
AICP Level
Not Required
Specialty
Other Specialty
Salary Range
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