Associate Clinical Director – Minnesota Sex Offender Program – St. Peter, MN

Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers

Date Posted:  4/23/2019

Closing Date: 5/6/2019

Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Department of Human Services

Division/Unit: Direct Care & Treatment Services / Minnesota Sex Offender Program

Location: MSOP St. Peter

Work Shift: Day Shift

Work Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Days of Work: Monday – Friday

Travel Required: Yes, Approximately 10%

Salary Range: $41.40 – $59.27 /hourly; $86,443 – $123,756 /annually

Job Class Option: None

Classified Status: Classified

Connect 700 Program Eligible: Yes

Job Summary

The Minnesota Sex Offender Program (MSOP) is seeking a motivated candidate for an exciting and rewarding leadership opportunity as an Associate Clinical Director at our St. Peter location’s Community Preparation Services site.

Community Preparation Services (CPS) is located outside the secure perimeter on the St. Peter campus. Clients at CPS have met statutory criteria for Transfer by the Commitment Appeals Panel (CAP). CPS is designed as a step down program to assist clients in continued deinstitutionalization and generalizing treatment gains across settings. The Associate Clinical Director (ACD) oversees the design and delivery of treatment consistent with the principles and vision of MSOP, while ensuring employee and public safety.   The ACD manages the clinical staff to ensure adequate staffing levels, training, coaching, and attainment of performance objectives in compliance with MSOP, DHS, and legal standards for professional and ethical treatment in a civil commitment setting.

The Associate Clinical Director also:

  • Oversees the enhancement of treatment, including through policies, procedures, and treatment services to ensure the continuous improvement and provision of effective, ethical, and appropriate treatment.
  • Provides consultation and, at the discretion of the Clinical and Executive Clinical Directors, serves as MSOP liaison with DHS staff, other state agencies, the legislature, the legal community, and the public to promote an understanding of MSOP’s mission, vision, and principles.
  • Influences and shapes the direction of clinical services to support the overall ability of MSOP to achieve short and long-term objectives and ensure services are consistent with program design and philosophy.
  • Represents clinical leadership through active participation in administrative committees, work groups, and client represented groups and shapes the strategic and tactical direction of clinical services to support the overall ability of MSOP to achieve short and long-term objectives.
  • Directs and leads the human resources activities of the clinical team through a subordinate management structure.
  • Coordinates the hiring and training of clinical staff to ensure the quality and consistency of therapeutic practices.

The Minnesota Sex Offender Program provides comprehensive services to individuals who have been civilly committed as sexual psychopathic personalities or sexually dangerous persons.  CPS is located outside of the secure perimeter of MSOP and is the least secure treatment setting in MSOP.  The unique aspects of this stage of treatment and programming make this position and the responsibilities particularly unique and critical to the future success of MSOP clients.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in a human services field (e.g., psychology, professional counseling, social work); AND
  • Licensure as an independent clinical mental health professional OR licensed as an independent clinical mental health professional in another state with the ability to obtain Minnesota licensure within six (6) months from date of hire; (LP, LPCC, LMFT, LICSW); AND
  • Three years of managerial or advanced supervisory experience which includes:
    • At least 2 years of experience providing direct services or clinical supervision with sexual abusers, ideally in a secure treatment setting an
    • Experience managing programs including strategic planning and directing the work of staff

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. or Psy.D. in a human services field (e.g., psychology, professional counseling, social work)

Job Specific Requirements (Internal Only):

Those crossing Appointing Authorities may be required to: successfully complete a physical assessment; provide education documentation (high school diploma, GED, college transcript, or college degree); provide documentation of a tuberculin skin test (TST), formerly known as “mantoux” done within the last year-if you cannot provide proper documentation you will be required to receive an updated TST.

Physical Requirements (Internal Only):

Available upon request from the local Human Resources Office.

Additional Requirements:

To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that you clearly describe your experience in the areas listed above.

REFERENCE/BACKGROUND CHECKS – The Department of Human Services will conduct reference checks to verify job-related credentials and criminal background check prior to appointment.

EDUCATION VERIFICATION – Applicants will be required to provide a copy of their high school diploma at time of interview OR copies of their college transcript or college degree/diploma at time of interview. Copies of the college degree/diploma are acceptable ONLY if it clearly identifies the field in which it was earned.

Why Work For Us

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 mission as an employer is to actively recruit, welcome and support a workforce, which is diverse and inclusive of people who are underrepresented in the development of state policies, programs and practices, so that we can support the success and growth of all people who call Minnesota home.

How to Apply

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If you have questions about the position, contact Paul Rodriguez at

If you are a Connect 700 applicant, please email your certificate and the job ID to Heidi Peura at by the position close date.

If you are an individual with a disability and need an ADA accommodation for an interview, you may contact the Department of Human Services’ ADA Coordinator at 651-431-4945 for assistance.


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.

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