Minnesota Sex Offender Program (MSOP)
St. Peter, Minnesota

Direct Care and Treatment Manager 5 – MSOP Deputy Director

$110,726 - $158,541 annually + Excellent Benefits

Working for the Minnesota Department of Human Services Direct Care & Treatment Division PAYS!


Turn your passion and expertise into a highly rewarding career that offers a competitive salary, plus a top-notch benefits package that includes excellent medical and dental coverage, low-cost dependent coverage, employer paid life insurance, short and long-term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, tax deferred compensation, 12 paid vacation per year, sick leave – and a pension plan!

The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) is seeking a dynamic leader to join our Minnesota Sex Offender Program (MSOP) Executive Operations team within the Direct Care & Treatment (DCT) Division of the agency.

The Deputy Director provides executive leadership to operational and administrative services (facility management, DCT and MSOP strategic planning, policy and compliance, safety and security, and construction management). The Deputy Director provides oversight and strategic direction to the MSOP Moose Lake and St. Peter facilities to deliver effective and cost-efficient programming and security to the client population in addition to maintaining and assuring up to date methods of overall public safety while maintaining a therapeutic environment conducive to change. The Deputy Director works collaboratively with the MSOP Executive Clinical Director to deliver quality services and programming across sites and to assure operational and clinical staff are demonstrating an integrated, collaborative approach that models MSOP Principles.

Responsibilities include:

  • Oversee the daily operational activities of MSOP's secured facilities to ensure the provision of a controlled, safe environment for staff, clients, and the public.

  • Participate on DCT committees, facilitate, and monitor continuous improvement projects; the Deputy Director represents the MSOP on committees including the Operations Management Team and is the chair of the End of Confinement Review Committee for DHS.

  • Oversee program infrastructure, regulation compliance, and physical plant construction ensuring timely, effective, and cost-efficient plans and structures that enhance and support a therapeutic environment.

  • Collaborate and ensure agency or Direct Care and Treatment division centralized activities complement and support the MSOP strategic direction in the areas of human resources, financial services, staff development, worker safety, and business continuity planning.

  • Influence and shape the strategic and tactical direction of MSOP to support the overall ability to achieve short and long-term objectives.

This is an opportunity to be part of a leadership team for an organization that is committed to our staff, clients and the community. The Minnesota Sex Offender Program provides treatment for 740 clients who are civilly committed as Sexually Dangerous Persons or Sexual Psychopathic Personalities. Program staff provide comprehensive services including sex offense specific treatment, education programming, therapeutic recreation, vocational programming and volunteer services, health and wellness to clients in a therapeutic environment where safety and security are at the forefront while maintaining a therapeutic environment.


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

  • Establishing and acquiring support for funding and managing budgets.

  • Ensuring program compliance with processes, policies, procedures, and regulations related to management, staffing, contracts, procurement/supply, and fiscal management.

  • Oversight of licensing and/or compliance issues related to maintaining programming certification and/or licensure.

  • Developing and maintaining relationships with other State, County, and Federal agencies, advocacy groups, vendors, and the public.


You owe it to yourself to check out this exciting and rewarding career at MSOP within Direct Care and Treatment, the behavioral health care system operated by the Department of Human Services.

Led by seasoned and respected professionals, MSOP is a comprehensive sex offense specific treatment program in a modified therapeutic community in a secure setting. MSOP is committed to the professional growth of staff and applying current best practices to assist our clients in making meaningful change. MSOP, while rooted in public safety, is equally focused on the capacity for clients to change and ultimately be reintegrated into the community when risk to the public is sufficiently reduced.

The meaningful career you have been waiting for is just a click away. Go ahead, do yourself a favor. Make the next step in your journey #DCTCareers!

We invest in our employees by providing competitive compensation and excellent, comprehensive benefits including low-cost medical, dental and vision insurance, employer-paid life insurance, pension and tax-deferred compensation plans, generous vacation and sick leave and 12 paid holidays each year. Many positions are eligible for a hiring bonus, tuition assistance, and even relocation expenses. For more information about #DCTCareers visit our website:

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.


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Posting Expiration Date: 
Wed, 2022-08-31 (All day)