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Steele County is currently accepting applications for the following positions.
Correctional Officers                                                
Home Health Aide-PT
Physical Therapist Steele County Public Health
Four Seasons/Park and Rec - PT Arena & Park Maintenance Worker
Male Adult Probation Officer
Eligibility Workers - Minnesota Prairie County Alliance


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 $19.75- $21.68, 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 $12.69 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, Owatonna 55060. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  EOE


Steele County is seeking a full time Male Adult Probation Officer. Under the direction of the Director of Probation Services, the Adult Probation Officer is responsible for supervising court ordered conditions to deter the offender from further criminal behaviors, hold the offender accountable, help provide for restitution to crime victims and their communities, and provide offenders with opportunities for rehabilitation.

 Bachelor’s degree in Corrections, Criminal Justice, Sociology, Psychology or a closely related field of study required. Starting wage is $19.07 per hour plus benefits. Salary to commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Click here for a current application and job description. Applications can be submitted to  or to the Human Resources Office located at 630 Florence Avenue, Owatonna, MN 55060.  Applications will be accepted until 5:00 pm, Friday, September 18, 2015.  EOE

ELIGIBILITY WORKERS - MNPrairie (Steele & Dodge)

Minnesota Prairie County Alliance is accepting application for full-time Eligibility Worker to provide administrative and technical work evaluating and explaining program benefits and eligibility requirements to applicants and clients. MNPrairie is an innovative public agency focused on providing extraordinary and professional customer services and achieving positive outcomes.  The position will be a member of the Income and Health Care Assistance Team at the Steele and Dodge County sites.

Qualified candidates will have a High School diploma, Associate’s degree in health, human service or business related field preferred and a minimum of 3 years related clerical experience that includes experience in social/human services.  Salary range is $15.48 – $27.56 per hour plus benefits.

To be considered, candidates must complete the 2-step application process:
1. Complete the Minnesota Merit System qualification at:
2. Submit a current MNPrairie Application before the deadline.

Click here for a current job description. For questions contact Steele County Human resources at 507.444.7401 or visit 630 Florence Avenue, Owatonna, MN 55060 or email  First Application review will be on July 15, 2015, position will remain open until filled.
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