How do I search and apply for jobs with the State of Minnesota?
You can create a Job Search Agent which will send alerts to your email address when new jobs that match your search criteria are posted.
To create a Job Search Agent:
1. Go to www.mn.gov/careers ;
a. Non-State Employees: Select the Search open positions button
b. Current State Employees: Select the Current Employee Portal or Login through Employee Self Service http://mn.gov/selfservice and go to Careers.
c. Assistive Technology Users: Select the Accessible Applicant Portal.
2. At the Minnesota Careers page select View All Jobs.
3. Filter the search criteria for the Job Search Agent you want to create.
a. Example: If you are interested in receiving emails for job openings at the Department of Transportation in the Twin Cities area, filter by selecting the name of the Agency and the Location check boxes.
4. Select Save Search.
5. Enter a name for your Job Search Agent in the Search Name field.
6. Select the box for Email me when new jobs meet my criteria.
7. The email address associated with your account will populate the Email To field.
8. Select the Save button.
You can create up to five Job Search Agents and they remain active for six months.
If you are creating or updating a password, for security purposes your password will be masked as dots and will appear longer than what was entered. Make sure to enter the Password carefully in both fields. If the Password is not accepted, delete the contents in both fields before reentering the Password.
When you enter, create, or update a password, the system auto-fills in the password and confirm password fields with extra dots. This is an added security feature to mask over your password and make it appear longer than what was entered. Please disregard the extra dots and proceed with the process. Make sure to enter the Password carefully in both fields. If the Password is not accepted, delete the contents in both fields before reentering the Password.
The person of contact for questions about the job can be found towards the bottom of the job posting under the How to Apply section.
No. If you submit a resume, you do not have to enter your work history or education on the application.
If the job is still open, you may re-apply and submit a new application with the updates. Only the most recent submitted application will be considered. If the job has closed, the application submitted cannot be edited or changed.
On the Minnesota Careers homepage, sign in to your account then select My Job Applications. Your job applications will display. Go to the Application Status column to view the status.
1. On the Minnesota Careers website select one of the following:
2. On the Minnesota Careers page, select My Job Applications
3. Find the job in the Job Title column and select the right arrow at the end of the row
4. Select Jobs Applied For
5. Select the Icon in View Job Description column to view the job posting
The job postings close at 11:59 pm on the closing date. The job postings are removed from the Careers website at that time.
Job postings are scheduled to be added nightly at midnight.
The State of Minnesota Careers Help Desk is happy to assist you with the online application system and answer general questions about state employment.