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Steele County is currently accepting applications for the following positions.
MN Prairie Adult & Disability Social Services Manager
Network Support Technician
Correctional Officers            
Home Health Aide-PT
Physical Therapist Steele County Public Health
Arena & Park Maintenance worker - Part Time


If you want to use your extensive supervisory or management experience and knowledge of human services to manage service delivery for people in need of supports because of a chronic illness, disability, or aging apply now to join Minnesota Prairie County Alliance in the provision of human services for Dodge, Steele, and Waseca counties.  We are an innovative public agency focused on providing extraordinary and professional customer service and achieving positive outcomes.  The position will be a member of the management team and oversee a broad array of adult & disability social services programs with a team of about 35 staff.  

Qualified candidates will have a bachelor’s degree in social work, public administration, or related field and extensive experience working in a supervisory or management capacity within a human services environment.  Master’s degree preferred.   Candidates must also be Minnesota Merit System qualified at:   FT position. Salary range $69,983 - $99,608 + benefits.  Application and job description here.

For questions contact Steele County Human Resources at 507.444.7429 or  Application deadline 12/23/14 at 4pm.  EOE  


Steele County’s Information Technology Department is expanding and seeking a full-time Network Support Technician.  Under the direction of the Director of Information Technology, the Network Support Technician will perform a wide variety of complex and routine functions including: supporting end users by troubleshooting, resolving issues and providing training, monitoring and ensuring the reliability and security of systems and data, monitoring and maintaining server infrastructure and network operating systems, maintaining and supporting specialized equipment and technology utilized by law enforcement, monitoring, repairing and performing preventative maintenance on all hardware including servers and switches, and providing helpdesk service.  

The minimum education requirement to apply for this position is an Associate’s Degree in Information Technology, Computer Networking, Computer Science, or closely related field. A minimum of 2 years of directly related experience in providing hardware, software, network and technology support, or an equivalent combination of additional education and experience to demonstrate the ability to the perform the work are required.  A valid MN driver’s license is required.

The hiring range is $40,476.80 - $43,118.40 annually, plus benefits.  A completed application, resume, and cover letter are required.  Application and job description available here or at the Steele County Information Desk at 630 Florence Ave, Owatonna, MN 55060.  You can also call (507) 444 – 7400 for an application and job description.  Applications will be accepted until December 22, 2014 at 5:00 pm.  EOE


Steele County Detention Center is taking applications for Corrections Officers to fulfill a Department of Corrections (DOC) contract.  These positions are full-time and contingent on the DOC contract.  The positions involve the care and control of inmates (male/female) in the Steele County Detention Center.  The employee is responsible for making decisions based on Department of Corrections Rules and Department Policies and Procedures.  Assignments are performed according to established policies and procedures. 

Special Note:  The Steele County Detention Center accepts applications at all times for Correctional Officer positions.  As we receive them we will batch them and set testing dates and interviews.  Selected applicants will be added to the eligibility pool as positions become available.

Application, willingness questionnaire and background release form along with the job description are available here.

( and can be submitted to the Human Resources Office, 630 Florence Ave., P.O. Box 890, Owatonna, MN 55060.  Starting hourly pay range is $15.92 - $18.10, plus benefits. EOE


Steele County Public Health Nursing Service is seeking a part-time Home Health Aid for the Adult Health Division.  Responsibilities include working with individuals and families in the clients’ home providing personal care activities and other duties as assigned.  The position requires certification as an HHA, valid MN driver’s license, and excellent interpersonal and communication skills.  The position is part-time up to 19 hours/week (scheduled on an as needed basis); starting wage is $11.68 to $12.51 per hour. 

Application and job description are available here or at the Steele County Information Desk, 630 Florence Ave., Owatonna, MN.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  EOE 


Steele County Public Health Nursing Service is seeking to contract with a Registered Physical Therapist.  Responsibilities include working with adult clients in their homes.  Requires current MN physical therapy licensure and a valid MN driver’s license.  Home care experience preferred but not required.  More information may be obtained by calling Steele County Public Health at (507)444-7650.  Applications will be accepted until position is filled and may be sent to Steele County Public Health, 635 Florence Ave., Owatonna, MN. 55060. EOE


The Steele County Four Seasons/Park and Rec Department has openings for part time arena and park maintenance workers.  The work involves responsibility for performing a variety of tasks requiring some skill and knowledge acquired through work experience.  Assignments frequently include the use of standard or specialized hand tools, ability to operate light equipment, and the ability to associate with the general public.  Work includes setting up and maintaining an ice sheet, care and maintenance of arena and other recreational areas.

Requirements for this position are a High School diploma and a valid driver’s license.   Desired qualification is experience in maintenance of park and recreational facilities and ice arena.

The required application and job description can be obtained here or at the Steele County Information Office, 630   Florence Avenue, Owatonna55060.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  EOE



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