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Legal process coordinator

Position details

  • Business area: Office of Inspector General
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree
  • Length of time at DHS: 1 year, 8 months
  • Location: Twin Cities metro area

Which benefits do you like the most about DHS?

Health care; pay; flexible scheduling; ability to telecommute (working remotely); helping the people of Minnesota; paid holiday; accrued vacation/sick times; Career opportunity and advancement; employee wellness; paid parental leave.

Why are the benefits you chose above the most important to you?

The benefits above really create an environment where an individual can best practice the notion of better work balance. DHS employees provide exceptional service to people who are in need of services every day and the benefits that employees are given in return showcases the appreciation that the state has for the people who create a better Minnesota.

What about DHS’s benefits or culture helps you continue to work for DHS?

The benefit of working for an agency as large as DHS is their ability to try and create a cohesive environment for each individual. Personally, I feel very valued at DHS and the agency is always trying to develop its people and provide a better balance between home and work life. I love working for an agency that provides a cohesive culture that helps to develop my career path.

What would you tell a new employee or prospective candidate about a DHS job?

I think the most important advice I could give a new candidate is to do their homework prior to their interview about the agency and the impact that it makes. The best advice I could give to a new candidate is to create connections and take advantage of learning opportunities that further your training and development.

Do you have a specific or impactful memory while working at DHS?

Since I moved from California prior to being in this position, I have been stunned by the amount of DHS like-minded people who work for the agency. DHS is always working toward improving its internal and external relationships and working toward an inclusive and diverse environment that helps people lead productive and prosperous lifestyles. The formation of a Black Women Resource Group at the state of Minnesota, which I have the privilege to be a part of is probably the most impactful memory. Through this group I have found a sense of belonging amongst other African-American women who are seeking educational opportunities, networking and a social space of cohesiveness.

What are your hobbies/interests?

My favorite hobby is by far traveling. I love exploring other cultures and experiencing the world through the lenses of a traveler. When I am not traveling, I am exploring shows on Netflix or searching for whatever little sun a Californian girl can get from a Minnesota weather.

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