Successful Life Project BCBA, Behavior Analyst 3 - Minnesota Department of Human Services, St. Paul, MN

Posted: Monday, September 11, 2017

Who May Apply:  Open to all qualified job seekers
Date Posted:   9/06/17
Closing Date:  9/20/17
Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit:  Human Services Dept / DHS MAPE State Operated Svcs
Division/Unit:   DHS-Central Office / Jensen-Successful Life Project
Work Shift/Work Hours:  Day Shift / 08:00am - 04:30pm
Days of Work:  Monday - Friday
Travel Required:  Yes
Salary Range:  $21.98 - $32.24/hourly; $45,894 - $67,317/annually
Classified Status:   Classified
Bargaining Unit/Union:   214 - MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE
FLSA Status:  Exempt - Professional
Connect 700 Program Eligible:  Yes

Job Summary

This position functions as an integral member of the Successful Life Project providing advanced assessment and clinical consultation for Therapeutic Follow-up Members. As a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, the Behavior Analyst 3 (BA3) provides advanced behavioral assessment, helps to develop person-centered positive behavior support plans, and associated training, in support of clinically complex individuals and their staff within DHS Direct Care and Treatment (DCT) programs and in the private provider community within the scope of the Successful Life Project. The position works collaboratively with mental health professionals, medical professionals, therapists, staff, families, and other stakeholders in assessment, intervention development, training, and evaluation.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in behavior analysis or a behavioral health-related field (e.g., psychology, clinical social work, counseling, etc.);
  • At least one year of experience developing and implementing behavioral interventions for individuals exhibiting challenging behavior;
  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) or eligible for certification.

*This position requires travel to facilities in the community and to meetings throughout the state. A valid driver's license is required*

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience developing and implementing behavioral interventions in multiple settings.
  • Experience with application of positive behavior support for people with developmental disabilities and mental illness.
  • Experience in capacity building for providers or other implementers of positive behavior support.
  • Experience in participation in or facilitation of interdisciplinary team meetings.
  • Working knowledge of/skills in person-centered thinking and planning.
  • Experience in organization and management of large caseload/workload.

Additional Requirements
To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that your resume clearly describes your experience in the areas listed and indicates the beginning and ending month and year for each job held.

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

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. The State of Minnesota offers employees subsidies for public transportation allowing for convenient and easy access to commute to work. Ride the new METRO "Green Line" Light Rail Train to work! The 10th Street Station is located close by. This position also offers the opportunity to telework and a state vehicle is provided for travel purposes.

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
Click "Apply" at the bottom of this page. If you are unable to apply online, please contact the job information line at 651.259.3637.

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If you have questions about the position, contact Connie Snyder at

If you are a Connect 700 applicant, please email your certificate to Jose Guzman 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 Lisa Duda at 651.431.2344 or 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.

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 Please indicate what assistance you need.

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