Working Title: Student Worker Clerical

Job Class: Student Worker Clerical

Agency: Transportation Department

  • Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
  • Date Posted: 01/11/2023
  • Closing Date: 05/31/2023
  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Transportation Department / Transportation-Insuff Wk Tm
  • Division/Unit: District 6A – Rochester / Human Resources
  • Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift
  • Days of Work: Monday – Friday
  • Travel Required: No
  • Salary Range: $16.02 – $19.87 / hourly
  • Classified Status: Unclassified
  • Bargaining Unit/Union: 218 – Insufficient Work Time/Unrep
  • End Date: 08/31/2023
  • FLSA Status: Nonexempt
  • Telework Eligible: No
  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities: Yes

Make a difference in the lives of Minnesotans.

The work you’ll do is more than just a job. Join the talented, engaged and inclusive workforce dedicated to creating a better Minnesota.

MnDOT District 6 may fill up to two year-round and summer Student Worker Clerical positions as listed below.

Communications, Public Engagement & Toward Zero Deaths

How are communications with the public planned and executed? You can learn with us. We’re looking for someone who likes to learn, can help us communicate on many platforms, analyze our efforts of outreach and assist in special events. You’ll be writing, editing, assisting with data updates and helping with events for the public.

Typical Hours (Monday – Friday) 8:00AM – 4:30PM

Human Resources & Safety

Would you like to learn about Human Resources and Safety? You will be assisting in processing basic transactions, updating databases, filing (electronic and paper files), recruitment and selection (posting vacancies on websites, copying interview packets, tracking information), safety audits, safety tracking and updating Safety Data Sheets.

Flexible Hours (Monday – Friday)

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be 18 years old or older
  • Knowledge of data entry into data bases.
  • Basic knowledge of office procedures, practices and equipment, computers, and various office machines.
  • Basic knowledge in the use of Windows-based operating system and programs, with emphasis on Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Candidates must be currently enrolled or enrolling within three months as a full-time student (six semester/9 quarter credits) in a post-secondary or graduate program with a GPA of at least 2.0.
  • Valid Class D Driver’s License (Human Resource & Safety)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Candidates must be currently enrolled or enrolling within three months as a full-time student (six semester/9 quarter credits) in a post-secondary or graduate program with a GPA of at least 3.0.
  • Valid Class D Driver’s License (Communications, Public Engagement & Toward Zero Deaths)

Physical Requirements

The employee is regularly required to sit; use wrists, hands, and fingers to handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; and stoop, kneel or crouch. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Additional Requirements

  • Please attach your resume and unofficial transcript as a single pdf document. (You will be asked to provide a copy of your transcript to verify your GPA prior to being invited to interview.)
  • Job offer to successful applicants will be contingent on passing student worker eligibility verification, criminal background, and reference checks; some positions may require pre-employment physical exam and driver’s license check. A revoked, suspended, or canceled Driver’s License within the last five (5) years may disqualify a candidate.

How To Apply

Select “Apply for Job” at the top of this page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email careers@state.mn.us. For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.mn.gov/careers.

If you have questions about the position, contact Tracy Wilson at tracy.wilson@state.mn.us or 507-316-5216.

To receive consideration as a Connect 700 Program applicant, apply online, email the Job ID#, the Working Title and your valid Proof of Eligibility Certificate by the closing date to Tracy Wilson at tracy.wilson@state.mn.us.

Why Work for Us

Diverse Workforce

We are committed to continually developing a workforce that reflects the diversity of our state and the populations we serve. The varied experiences and perspectives of employees strengthen the work we do together and our ability to best serve the people of Minnesota.

A recent engagement survey of State of Minnesota employees found:

  • 95% of employees understand how their work helps achieve their agency’s mission
  • 91% of employees feel trusted to do their jobs
  • 88% of employees feel equipped to look at situations from other cultural perspectives when doing their job
  • 87% of employees report flexibility in their work schedule

Comprehensive Benefits

Our benefits aim to balance four key elements that make life and work meaningful: health and wellness, financial well-being, professional development, and work/life harmony. As an employee, your benefits may include:

  • Public pension plan
  • Training and professional development
  • Paid vacation and sick leave
  • 11 paid holidays each year
  • Paid parental leave
  • Low-cost medical and dental coverage
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Vision coverage
  • Wellness programs and resources
  • Employer paid life insurance
  • Short-term and long-term disability
  • Health care spending and savings accounts
  • Dependent care spending account
  • Tax-deferred compensation
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Federal Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Programs, resources and benefits eligibility varies based on type of employment, agency, funding availability, union/collective bargaining agreement, location, and length of service with the State of Minnesota.


Minnesota state agencies are equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employers. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email careers@state.mn.us and indicate what assistance is needed.

Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) encourages participation in all its programs, service and activities and does not discriminate against qualified applicants with disabilities. Anyone who believes they may need a reasonable accommodation to fully participate in the job application, interview or selection processes may contact any agency official with whom application has contact in the processing of their employment application to request an accommodation. Applicants may also contact the MnDOT Affirmative Action office to request an accommodation by: E-Mail: ADArequest.dot@state.mn.us; or by calling Janet Miller at 651/366-4720; or using MN Relay 711.

MnDOT’s Reasonable Accommodation policy can be found at: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/policy/hr/hr009.html