Consider a career at Commerce
The Minnesota Department of Commerce offers rewarding career opportunities in public service where you can make a positive difference for Minnesota.
Our mission is to protect the public interest, advocate for Minnesota consumers, ensure a strong, competitive and fair marketplace, strengthen the state’s economic future; and serve as a trusted public resource for consumers and businesses.
Because our agency has a diverse set of responsibilities, we have exciting opportunities for people with diverse talents and experience. We employ a wide variety of professionals and support staff – ranging from actuaries, accountants and energy analysts to customer service specialists, law enforcement officers and metrologists (who calibrate weights and measures equipment).
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“I am given opportunities to learn and contribute by being involved in special projects across the agency; my peers and supervisors tell me I add value to the organization and that is fulfilling. The genuine friendships I’ve made at Commerce push me to do my best every day for my team and for the Department. Truly, it’s an honor to advocate for the people of Minnesota, the state that welcomed me and my family.”
-Ibrahim, Commerce Analyst
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“There are so many different facets of this job, and that’s true with the energy world in general; the more you learn, the more you realize you just don’t know anything because there is so much to know. And that’s part of what is really fun --that it’s constantly challenging, and constantly interesting."
-Danielle, Utilities Rates Analyst
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We advocate on behalf of the public interest in regulated-utility matters; conduct environmental review of proposed energy facilities; oversee utility energy conservation programs; and administer the federal Weatherization Assistance Program and Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.
We protect consumers by licensing over 270,000 professionals in more than 20 different industries – including insurance agents and adjusters, real estate brokers and salespeople, property appraisers, collection agencies and debt collectors.
We evaluate insurance products to ensure that all legal requirements are met and Minnesotans are charged fair rates. We also monitor the financial solvency of insurance companies so Minnesotans can trust that money will be available to pay claims.
To ensure the stability and security of Minnesota’s financial institutions, we license, supervise and examine state banks, trust companies, credit unions, insurance companies, mortgage lenders and other financial service companies.
Weights & Measures
Since 1885, our Weights & Measures Division has been ensuring accuracy and equity in Minnesota’s marketplace. From gas pumps to grain elevators to grocery scales, we check the accuracy of all commercial weight and measuring equipment in the state, as well as the quality of gasoline and other fuel products.
We protect consumers and advocate for the public interest on telecommunications matters in front of the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission. We also provide services and specialized equipment so Minnesotans with hearing, speech or physical disabilities are able to access phone services.
We protect consumers and the integrity of the market by monitoring market conduct and investigating consumer complaints related to insurance, securities, real estate, debt collection and other industries. The licensed law enforcement officers in our Fraud Bureau also conduct criminal investigations of insurance fraud and related financial crimes