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Steele County is currently accepting applications for the following positions.
MNPrairie Finance Manager
Eligibility Worker - Human Services
Assistant County Attorney I or II
Correctional Officers   
Home Health Aide-PT
Physical Therapist Steele County Public Health
Arena & Park Maintenance worker - Part Time


If you want to use your experience and knowledge in governmental accounting to manage and lead fiscal and accounting aspects of a newly formed and innovative agency, apply now to join Minnesota Prairie County Alliance in the provision of human services for Dodge, Steele, and Waseca counties.  This position can be located at any of the three county sites; however, Dodge County is preferred.  We are an agency focused on high standards of practice and professionalism with extraordinary customer service.  The position will be a member of the leadership team and oversee the financial operations of the 145 employee organization with a $20 million budget. 

Qualified candidates will have a bachelor’s degree in accounting, business or a closely related field.  Candidates must also be Minnesota Merit System qualified at:  FT Position. Salary range $69,980-$95,176 + benefits.  To review more detalied position information and apply:

MNPrairie application form and job description available here or for questions contact Steele County Human Resources at 507.444.7429 or  Application deadline 12/05/14 at 4pm.  EOE  


Steele County Human Services has an opening for a full-time Eligibility Worker.  Position covers multi-program intake and on-going financial determination and eligibility for public assistance programs.  Qualifications:  high school diploma, plus one to two years of education beyond high school or two to four years of related experience.  In addition, must pass the Minnesota State Merit System test for Eligibility Worker – website for application for test:

Starting wage is Grade 21, $15.48 to $21.50 per hour, DOQ, plus benefits. 

Application, required supplemental application questions, and job description can be obtained here or by calling 507-444-7400.  Application deadline is November 26, 2014 at 5:00pm.  Applications and required supplemental questions must be returned to the Information Office/Human Resources, 630 Florence Ave, Owatonna.  EEO


Steele County is currently seeking applicants for the position of either a full-time Assistant County Attorney I or Assistant County Attorney II. One-year of relevant experience is preferred for the ACA I position and at least five years of legal and litigation experience is required for the ACA II position.   Duties may include all aspects of work within the County Attorney’s office.  Starting salary DOE, plus benefits.  Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated courtroom advocacy experience. Assistant County Attorney I job description and Assistant County Attorney II job description are available here and required Applications are available on this web site ( or by calling 507-444-7400.  Applications will be accepted until November 26, 2014.  Send cover letter, résumé, application to: Steele County Attorney, 303 South Cedar, Owatonna, MN  55060.  Applications may also be faxed to 507-444-7790 or emailed to  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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