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The Department of Labor and Industry offers a variety of career options. Our agency employs approximately 430 workers throughout the state and oversees the state's programs for apprenticeship, construction codes and licensing, occupational safety and health, wage and hour standards, and workers' compensation.

We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Our agency values a diverse workforce and strives to provide a workplace free of discrimination and harassment. Our goal is to provide current and potential employees with equal access to opportunities for employment and career advancement.

Open positions

Labor investigator senior – Prevailing wage

  • Close date:  Nov. 15, 2018

  • To apply visit Minnesota Careers and enter job I.D. number 27972

  • Location:  St. Paul

  • Position description:  This position preforms compliance and enforcement activities related to state prevailing-wage, wage and hour, and child labor laws and regulations. It contributes and assists in the administering, surveying, determining and certifying of state prevailing-wage rates, as well as responding daily to labor standards inquiries.

Labor investigator senior – Wage-theft specialist

  • Close date:  Nov. 15, 2018

  • To apply visit Minnesota Careers and enter job I.D. number 27971

  • Location:  St. Paul

  • Position description:  This position serves as the initial point of contact for employers and workers who need assistance with compliance and enforcement of Minnesota wage and hour laws. The incumbent conducts intake of claims for final wages, and wage and hour complaints, and responds to other inquiries from the public regarding labor standards.

Labor investigator

  • Close date:  Nov. 15, 2018

  • To apply visit Minnesota Careers and enter job I.D. number 27976

  • Location:  St. Paul

  • Position description:  This position is expected to last through June 30, 2019. This position serves as the initial point of contact for employers and workers who need assistance with compliance and enforcement of Minnesota wage and hour laws. The incumbent conducts intake for claims for final wages, and wage and hour complaints, and responds to other inquiries from the public regarding labor standards.

Rehabilitation counselor – Career

Note:  This position is being posted at two levels -- career and senior -- but only one position will be filled, depending on the appointee's qualifications.

  • Close date:  Nov. 13, 2018

  • To apply visit Minnesota Careers and enter job I.D. number 26561

  • Location:  Bemidji

  • Position description:  This position exists to provide specialized vocational rehabilitation services and medical monitoring in accordance with the workers' compensation law, the rehabilitation rules and in consideration of the rights and responsibilities of the injured worker to facilitate the resolution of a claim for benefits by return to work or other positive result.

Rehabilitation counselor – Senior

Note:  This position is being posted at two levels -- senior and career -- but only one position will be filled, depending on the appointee's qualifications.

  • Close date:  Nov. 13, 2018

  • To apply visit Minnesota Careers and enter job I.D. number 26560

  • Location:  Bemidji

  • Position description:  This position exists to provide specialized vocational rehabilitation services and medical monitoring in accordance with the workers' compensation law, the rehabilitation rules and in consideration of the rights and responsibilities of the injured worker to facilitate the resolution of a claim for benefits by return to work or other positive result.


Benefits offered

The state of Minnesota offers a variety of benefits packages to support your skills and career development, including low-cost medical and dental insurance, employer-paid life insurance, short- and long-term disability insurance, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, a retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year. View more information about benefits here.

Affirmative Action

View the agency's affirmative action plan for August 2016 to August 2018.