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Employment Opportunities


Steele County is currently accepting applications for the following positions.
Seasonal Snow Plow Operators
Correctional Officers                        
Home Health Aide-PT
Physical Therapist Steele County Public Health
Office Support Specialist - MNPrairie


The Steele County Highway Department is seeking back-up snow plow operators for the County Highway system for the winter of 2015. Responsibilities include inspecting equipment before use; snow and ice removal on roadways, and comply with DOT safety rules and regulations. High School diploma, GED, Class B license and two years of snow removal operations required. See the position description for further details or by calling the Highway Department at 507.444.7670. Wage is $16.65 per hour. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled and should be sent to Steele County Highway Department, 635 Florence Ave., Owatonna, MN 55060. 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


This position intermediate administrative support work professionally greeting and directing the flow of client inquiries as needed, assisting human services staff in their daily work, processing incoming and outgoing documents, utilizing data management systems, and related work as appropriate or assigned.  This position will be a member of the office support team at the Steele County site. Qualified candidates will have a high school diploma or GED and moderate experience in a customer service or clerical capacity, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Click her for the full job description. FT position.  $13.37 - $15.72 per hour+ benefits. 

A current Application must be submitted to the Human Resources Office, 630 Florence Ave. PO Box 890, Owatonna, MN  55060.  Applications will be accepted until 4:30 pm, March 13, 2015.  EOE/Affirmative Action Employer

Special Note:  Applicants must be certified and on the position’s register with the Minnesota Merit System.  Applications for the Merit System can be obtained at




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