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Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry

Careers at the Department of Labor and Industry

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.

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Dispute prevention and resolution specialist senior

Alternative Dispute Resolution; Workers' Compensation Division

Nov. 27, 2017

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.

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Open only to current state employees

Project team lead

Projects and planning

Nov. 16, 2017

This temporary unclassified position exists to provide project management of a building renovation project. The primary responsibility of the project manager is to be the main point of contact and represent the department's interests for the duration of the project from design through final closeout. Responsibilities include:

  • developing and implementing a communication plan so all affected staff members are informed of anticipated milestones, next steps and expectations;
  • managing the coordination of renovation work so business continues uninterrupted and renovation distractions are minimized; and
  • overseeing day-to-day operations of the project with the architects, contractors, department staff members and other relevant state agency personnel.

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Senior training and certificate representative (Construction code representative 2)

Construction Codes and Licensing Division

Nov. 22, 2017
This position provides lead work for research and evaluation of state and national code provisions to prepare training materials and properly administer the state's certification program for building officials. The incumbent will provide direct assistance, interpretation and training about the proper application of the building code and related reference standards for division staff members, municipal building officials, architects, engineers, construction industry personnel and the general public to ensure code compliance to safeguard the health, safety and security of building occupants in the state.

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Labor investigator senior
(Wage-theft specialist)

Labor Standards

Nov. 13, 2017

This position is based in St. Paul, Minnesota, and:

  • informs and educates employers, workers and the public about their rights and responsibilities regarding state labor standards laws through high quality and professional communications;
  • conducts complaint intake and assessment through worker interaction and interviews;
  • provides direct and immediate assistance to workers seeking help to secure their final wages from their former employers;
  • investigates complaints against employers to determine whether wage-theft violations have occurred; and
  • helps employers comply with state labor standards laws using formal and informal investigation, mediation and compliance techniques.

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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 here.

Affirmative Action

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

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