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Employment Opportunities


Steele County is currently accepting applications for the following positions.
Home Health Aide-PT
Physical Therapist Steele County Public Health
Seasonal Positions Highway Department
RN or Social Worker - Human Services
Corrections Officer - Detention Center


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 Highway Department is currently hiring seasonal positions for the 2014 season. Application and job description can be obtained on the Steele County website or at the Steele County Highway Department, 635 Florence Avenue, Owatonna.  Application deadline is until 4:00pm on March 28, 2014 or until all positions have been filled. EOE.


Steele County Human Services has available one full-time Registered Nurse or Social Worker position.  This is a case management/care coordinator position.  This exciting opportunity offers participation on an integrated team of social workers, nurses, and support staff, to provide and coordinate social services and healthcare services for persons over age 65.  This is a 40 hour per week position.  Salary range is $18.24 to $21.41 per hour.  Minimum Requirements:  Must be registered with the MN Merit System and possess a current Minnesota licensure as a registered nurse with an Associate’s Degree or Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or closely related Human Services Field. Must have a valid driver’s license.  Preferred Qualifications:  Current Minnesota licensure as a bachelor level registered nurse or certification as a public health nurse in Minnesota and one year experience in community-based home care or long term care or Master’s Degree in a Human Services related field.  Experience in working with the elderly and/or experience with the waiver programs.  

All applicants prior to hire must be certified and on the position’s register with the Minnesota Merit System.  Applications for the Minnesota Merit System can be obtained at

Steele County Application, job description and supplemental questions can be obtained here.  Completed applications can be sent to Julie Johnson at 630 Florence Avenue PO Box 890, Owatonna MN 55060.  The deadline for applications is 5:00pm April 30, 2014 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. 

Application, required Willingness Questionnaire and Background Release Form and job description are available here or can be obtained at the Information Office/Human Resources, 630 Florence Ave., P.O. Box 890, Owatonna, MN 55060.  Starting hourly pay range is $15.92 - $18.10, plus benefits.  Applications and required questionnaires will be accepted through 5pm, May 2, 2014.  EOE

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