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State of Minnesota Seeds Student Worker - Student Worker Paraprofessional or Student Worker Paraprofessional Senior in Mankato, Minnesota

Working Title: Seeds Student Worker

Job Class: Student Worker Paraprofessional/Student Worker Paraprofessional Senior

Agency: Transportation Dept

  • Job ID : 78116

  • Location : Various

  • Full/Part Time : Part-Time

  • Regular/Temporary : Limited

  • Who May Apply : Open to all qualified job seekers

  • Date Posted : 07/03/2024

  • Closing Date : 06/30/2025

  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit : Transportation Dept / DOT-Metro-Central Off-AFSCME

  • Division/Unit: Varies

  • Work Shift/Work Hours : Day Shift

  • Days of Work : Monday - Friday

  • Travel Required: Varies

  • Student Worker Paraprofessional: $17.58 - $20.58/ hourly

  • Student Worker Paraprofessional Senior: $19.08 - $23.26/ hourly

  • Classified Status : Unclassified

  • Bargaining Unit/Union : 207 - Technical/AFSCME

  • FLSA Status : Nonexempt

  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities (https://mn.gov/mmb/careers/diverse-workforce/people-with-disabilities/connect700/) : No

The work you'll do is more than just a job.

At the State of Minnesota, employees play a critical role in developing policies, providing essential services, and working to improve the well-being and quality of life for all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota is committed to equity and inclusion, and invests in employees by providing benefits, support resources, and training and development opportunities.

* The Minnesota Department of Transportation does not sponsor applicants for work visas or Optional Practical Training Extensions for STEM Students. Individuals must be legally authorized to work in the US at the start of employment. *

The Minnesota Department of Transportation’s (MnDOT) Seeds Student Worker Program is structured to equip and train qualified students for potential permanent employment with the agency. To be eligible to participate a student must fall within one of the following categories:

  • a minority;

  • a Recently Separated Veteran (RSV);

  • economically disadvantaged (see *Note below);

  • a student with a disability; or

  • a woman in a STEM or non-traditional field.

*Note: If you are applying based on economic status, you will be asked to provide information to verify income eligibility. Please go to the following link for details: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/careers/income.html . If you meet the criteria, you will be contacted to provide proof of your economic status.

For information about the Seeds Student Worker Program:

  • Short descriptions of current Seeds job opportunities can be found at: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/careers/seeds-positions.html

  • Seeds Student Worker Program at a Glance informational video: Seeds Student Worker Program (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ierh5JjpwJ0&feature=emb_logo)

  • Program information can be found at: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/careers/seeds.html

This job posting will be used to fill multiple vacancies as they become available in the Seeds Program. Positions may be in the Twin Cities Metro area or throughout the State of Minnesota. The job class noted above is Student Worker Paraprofessional. However, vacancies may be filled at the Student Worker Paraprofessional or Student Worker Paraprofessional Senior job classes depending on the specific vacancy responsibilities.

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must be a current student enrolled at a college/university, trade, or technical school.

  • If enrolled at a credit-granting institution, an applicant must carry at least six semester (nine quarter) credits; or

  • If enrolled at a non-credit granting institution or one that only offers one credit per class, the applicant must be taking two or more classes per semester/quarter. Any lesser credit (class) load shall be treated as a semester/quarter off; or

  • Graduate students must be enrolled in at least two courses or making progress on a dissertation.

If hired, you will be asked to complete an Education Verification form prior to your appointment.

Applicants must be studying a field that fulfills a MnDOT need. The applicable major is determined for each specific vacancy. Examples of majors that meet these criteria may include:

  • Accounting, Finance, Business.

  • Communications, Human Resources, Diversity & Equity, Law, Organizational Development, Public Administration.

  • Civil Engineering, Chemistry, Construction Management, Environmental Studies, Land Surveying, Planning, Urban Studies; or

  • General Studies, Administrative Support.

Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 for all majors except engineering. Engineering majors must have a minimum GPA of a 3.0. Applicants will be asked to provide a copy of their transcript to verify GPA prior to being invited to interview.

Applicants must have a minimum of one academic year left in their post-secondary program prior to graduation.

  • NOTE: You must include an anticipated graduation/completion date and field of study on your resume to determine eligibility.

Additional Requirements:

Successful candidate must complete reference checks

It is our policy that all candidates submit pre-employment checks. The checks may consist of the following components: SEMA4 Records Check, Employment Reference Check, Driver’s License Check, Education/License Verification, and Pre-Employment Physical.


Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is an Equal Opportunity employer/educator committed to the principles of diversity. We prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as defined by law. As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status.

Reasonable accommodations will be made 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 . Please indicate what assistance is needed.