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Steele County is currently accepting applications for the following positions.
Seasonal Summer Help - Highway Department
Correctional Officers                                                
Home Health Aide-PT
Physical Therapist Steele County Public Health
Four Seasons/Park and Rec - PT Arena & Park Maintenance Worker
Child and Family Services Social Worker


The Steele County Highway Department is currently hiring seasonal positions for the 2015 season. Seasonal position will assist the highway maintenance crews with maintenance on the County Highway System or the Engineering staff with construction inspection. $9.00 - $14.29/hour D.O.Q. Applications will be accepted at the Steele County Highway Department, 635 Florence Avenue, Owatonna, until 4:00pm on April 10, 2015 or until all positions have been filled. 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 online at or at the Steele County Information Office, 630 Florence Avenue, Owatonna 55060.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  EOE


 If you want to use your education and experience to provide strength-based child protection services to families, apply now to join Minnesota Prairie County Alliance in the provision of human services for Dodge, Steele, and Waseca counties.  MNPrairie is a not for profit, public agency providing innovative, extraordinary and professional customer services and achieving positive outcomes.  The position will be a member of the child and family social services team at the Dodge County site.

Qualified candidates will have a bachelor's degree with coursework in social work, psychology, sociology or related field. Social work license and experience in areas of program emphasis preferred. 

To be considered, candidates must complete the 2-step application process:

1. Complete the Minnesota Merit System qualification.

2. Submit a current MNPrairie Application before the deadline.

FT position. Wage range: $20.63 - $28.34 per hour + benefits.  To review more detailed position information and apply: link

For questions contact Steele County Human resources at 507.444.7423 or  Application deadline is 4/3/15 at 4 p.m. 
Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer





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