Website Minnesota Sex Offender Program (MSOP)

Salary Range: $100,641 – $144,197/annually

This is an opportunity to be part of an organization that is committed to our staff, clients and the community. The Minnesota Sex Offender Program serves people who are court ordered to receive sex offender treatment via the civil commitment process. Led by seasoned and respected professionals, the MSOP treatment design integrates clinical, vocational, therapeutic recreation, education and security throughout all phases of treatment, helping clients work towards the ultimate goal of successful reintegration. Program staff provide comprehensive services to clients in a therapeutic environment where safety and security are at the forefront of all campus activities. Our employees take pride in knowing their work safeguards the public, while providing clients with opportunities to demonstrate meaningful change through participating in sex-offender-specific treatment.

Job Summary

The Facility Director is responsible for the overall operation of the Minnesota Sex Offender Program (MSOP) Facility at Moose Lake. The Facility Director collaborates with the Facility Clinical Director to ensure a safe and secure environment for clients to participate in treatment. Responsibilities include providing administrative leadership, direction and supervision of the residential, support, and security operations of MSOP. Tasks include planning, implementing, and evaluating the application of fiscal, human, and technical resources to respond to current and long-range projected needs of MSOP. In this highly visible role, the Facility Director will interface with clients, staff, the general public, local stakeholders and government leaders. In each interaction the Facility Director is responsible for enhancing public safety by providing a safe environment for staff and clients that facilitates a positive treatment environment where meaningful change can happen.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Providing leadership, direction and supervision to facility employees to ensure an environment that is safe, therapeutic and compliant with professional and licensing standards of security, control, rehabilitation and treatment
  • Guiding, directing, and developing organizational goals that meet facility and program needs and also align with the broader Department of Human Services strategic plan and goals
  • Providing administrative leadership in budget development that includes appropriating funds, monitoring expenditures to ensure the cost – effective use of resources, and ensuring that budgets are maintained each fiscal year
  • Overseeing direct reports including implementation of established policies and procedures, overseeing hiring processes and directing employees in the successful execution of job responsibilities
  • Ensuring facilities are properly functioning, well-maintained and safe for clients, staff and the public
  • Working in coordination with the Facility Clinical Director to facilitate therapeutic programming that promotes the Minnesota Sex Offender Program mission by providing positive opportunities for clients to participate in treatment, learn marketable skills, and pursue their academic/vocational education goals that support their reintegration back into the community
  • Establishing a structure and adequate resources required to maintain safe, efficient and effective operations in an environment that operates on a continuous basis
  • Developing and maintaining professional working relationships Human Resources, union representatives and union leadership and staff.

Minimum Qualifications:

Must meet each of the minimum qualifications below.

Five (5) years of managerial or advanced supervisory experience within a secured correctional and/or sex offender treatment
setting. Experience must include responsibility for:

  • Development and administration of budgets and policies
  • Managing the planning, delivery, and evaluation of facility programs
  • Working collaboratively with members of an executive or managerial team
  • Communicating, both orally and in writing, with a wide variety of individuals and organizations in achieving the goals and objectives of the facility

Preferred Qualifications

In addition to the above, the ideal candidate will have:

  • Our employees are dedicated to ensuring cultural responsiveness. Preferred candidates will have a variety of experiences working effectively with others from different backgrounds and cultures.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience of security measures, policy and procedures as they relate to client management, movement, physical plant constraints, and programming impacts.
  • Experience in tactical response, facility secure environment protocols, and security staffing deployment.
  • Understanding, managing and controlling a secure environment in a treatment setting in a manner that continually improves the operations, requires a commitment, concern and proprietary interest in the clients, the employees, the physical plant, and the public.
  • Experience working in a secure treatment facility and/or sex offender program

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.

Our differences make us stronger and leveraging them helps us create a workforce where everyone can thrive. The Department of Human Services 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.

GREAT LOCATION! Moose Lake has a welcoming small-town charm and the area is abundant in lakes, forests, and recreational activities.  Moose Lake is approximately an hour and a half from the Twin Cities Metro area and just 40 minutes away from the city of Duluth which offers museums, theaters, nightlife, shopping, and fine dining – not to mention the beautiful shores of Lake Superior.

How to Apply

Click “Apply” at the bottom of the page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637.

For additional information about the application process, go to


If you have questions about the position, contact Jim Berg 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 or for assistance.

To apply for this job please visit