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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

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:  Oct. 1, 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:  Oct. 1, 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.

Dispute prevention resolution specialist

  • Close date:  Sept. 13, 2018

  • To apply visit Minnesota Careers and enter job I.D. number 26559

  • Position description:  Participate as a member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) unit responsible for providing proactive assistance and education in dispute prevention and resolution. This work involves:  analyzing complex workers' compensation issues; certification of disputes about medical and vocational rehabilitation benefits; educating customers about effective dispute-resolution strategies; developing and facilitating mediation sessions; and conducting administrative conferences. The incumbent intervenes and negotiates legally binding resolutions in a variety of cases, while encouraging early and efficient use of alternative dispute resolution.

Labor investigator senior

  • Close date:  Sept. 13, 2018

  • To apply visit Minnesota Careers and enter job I.D. number 26558

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

    In-state travel may be necessary, as assigned.


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.