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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
Public Health Nurse - Family Health Division
Community Services Division Director/CHS Administrator (Steele/Dodge Counties)
Eligibility Worker - 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 $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, Owatonna 55060.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  EOE



Steele County Public Health Nursing Service is seeking a full-time Public Health Nurse for the Family Health Division.  Under the direct supervision of the Family Health Lead, the nurse will work in the general area of Maternal and Child Health (MCH).  This involves visits with pregnant and post-partum mothers, working with children with special needs and their parents, communications with the Minnesota Department of Health, and car seat education.  Some work in the area of Women’s, Infants and Children (WIC) is also required.  Requires current MN RN licensure, valid MN driver’s license, knowledge of public health principles, and excellent oral and written communication skills.  Baccalaureate degree with PHN certification and Maternal/Child Health experience is preferred. Starting wage range is $24.49- $28.28per hour, plus benefits.

Application and job description are available here or at the Steele County Information Office at 630 Florence Ave., Owatonna, or by email or by calling 507-444-7401.  Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. May 8th, 2015.  EOE

CHS ADMINISTRATOR (Steele/Dodge Counties)

Steele County is currently recruiting for a Community Services Division Director/CHS Administrator.  Under the direction of the County Administrator, the Community Services Division Director/Community Health Services Administrator is responsible for managing, administering and overseeing the long range plans, direction and strategic objectives of Steele County Community Services (Public Health, Environmental & Veteran Services and Extension) and Dodge County Public Health and for implementing the policies, goals and directives as approved by the governing Board. The Community Services Division Director/CHS Administrator implements the division directives and goals through overseeing and supervising the activities of the Public Health Departments in Steele and Dodge Counties, Steele County Extension Services, and Steele County Environmental Services Dept. Heads who are charged with the implementation and supervision of the daily operations and delivery of agency programs and services. 

Minimum of 8 years previous supervisory experience in the delivery of Community Service or Public Health Programs or a comparable level of education and experience to perform the work. Experience in Community Health Services is desirable. Salary range: $83,948 - $117,520 annually.

Click here for current Application and job description. Applications can be submitted to or to the Human Resources Office located at 630 Florence Ave. PO Box 890, Owatonna, MN  55060.  For questions contact Steele County Human resources at 507.444.7401. Applications will be accepted until 5:00 pm, Monday May 11th, 2015.  EOE



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 Dodge County site with potential telecommute alternative upon successful training completion.

Qualified candidates will have an Associate degree in health, human service or business related field and considerable experience working with at-risk populations and the general public. Salary range is $15.86 – $21.07 per hour plus benefits.

Click here for a current job description. 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.

For questions contact Steele County Human resources at 507.444.7401 or deadline is 05/15/2015 at 4:00 pm.
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