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Steele County is currently accepting applications for the following positions.
Home Health Aide-PT
Physical Therapist Steele County Public Health
Arena & Park Maintenance worker - Part Time
Human Resource Generalist
CARE Program Case Manager PT
Patrol Deputy - Sheriff's Office


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



Steele County's Human Resources Department is expaning and seeking a full-time Human Resources Generalist.  Under the direction of Human Resources, the HR Generalist will perform a wide variety of complex and routine functions including benefits administration, recruitment and hiring, leave administration, compensation administration, safety program tracking, training record keeping, technology utilization, maintaining HRIS system information, and serving as the front-line HR contact to employees and the public.

The minimum education requirement to apply for this position is an Associate’s Degree in Human Resources, Personnel, Business or closely related field. A Bachelor’s Degree is preferred. A minimum of 3 years of experience in human resources, personnel, payroll and/or benefits administration or an equivalent combination of additional education and experience to demonstrate the ability to the perform the work are required. Experience working in public sector human resources preferred. A valid MN driver’s license is required.

The position is a Grade 23 with a wage range of $34,268 - $48,792 annually, plus benefits. This position is a non-unit, confidential position. A completed application, resume, and cover letter are required. Application and job description available here or at the Steele County Information Office at 630 Florence Ave, Owatonna. You can also call (507) 444 – 7400 for an application and job description. Applications will be accepted until September 12, 2014 at 5:00 pm. EOE


Steele County Detention Center has an opening for a part-time CARE Program Case Manager.  The CARE Program Case Manager is primarily responsible for coordinating the CARE Program and related services, service providers and programs that might be available to discharged inmates to assist and aide in their transition back into the community.  Qualifications:  Required Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Sociology, Psychology or related field of study.  Requires a valid MN driver’s license.  Grade 29, salary range is $19.53-$27.20 per hour, plus benefits.  Application, Background Release Form and job description can be obtained from the Information Office, 630 Florence Avenue.  Applications must be returned to the Information Office by 5:00 pm, September 3, 2014. EOE 


The Steele County Sheriff's Office is accepting applications for a Deputy Sheriff. 
This position requires performance of all patrol related tasks of the Sheriff’s Office.  This position shall engage in the prevention, detection and investigation of criminal activities and enforce the laws of City, County, State and Federal governments.  This position also performs all duties mandated to the sheriff’s office, civil process, transportation or court commitments, officers of the court, etc.   Shall assist local police departments when necessary.  This position also files and submits reports required by the department and all governmental departments.  Applications must be received at the Steele County Sheriff's Office, by 3:00 pm local time on the closing date of September 11, 2014.  It is the responsibility of the applicant to verify that submitted applications are on file on or before the closing date. Required Application, Deputy Rating Sheet and job description are available here or can be obtained from the Information Office, 630 Florence Avenue, Owatonna, MN.  EOE

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