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State of Minnesota Phoenix Student Worker - Student Worker Clerical in Saint Cloud, Minnesota

Working Title: Phoenix Student Worker

Job Class: Student Worker Clerical

Agency: Transportation Dept

  • Who May Apply : Open to all qualified job seekers

  • Date Posted : 01/26/2023

  • Closing Date : 05/31/2023 (position will be open until all positions are filled)

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

  • Division/Unit : Various

  • 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 : 206 - Clerical/AFSCME

  • FLSA Status : Nonexempt

  • Telework Eligible : Varies by position

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

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.

* 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.*

This posting will be used to fill multiple vacancies assigned for the high school student worker Phoenix Program. Positions are in various locations; St. Paul, Roseville, Oakdale, Bemidji, and Mankato. The job class noted above is Student Worker Clerical.

MnDOT‘s Phoenix Program is a partnership between MnDOT and Project Lead the Way (PLTW) high schools which provide student worker opportunites for high school students enrolled in science, technology, engineering or mathematics courses.

The program also partners with local youth employment organizations including Step Up; Achieve, Right Track, and EMERGE. Students who do not attend a PLTW school but are participating in one of these partner programs are also eligible for the program or are taking STEM classes.

By working at various MnDOT offices and districts statewide, Phoenix Students Workers gain on-the-job work experience in a variety of functional areas within the agency.

For information about the Phoenix Program please check out:

  • Phoenix Program Website and Informational video: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/careers/phoenix.html

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

Apply Early! Interviews will start in April 2023 and will continue until all positions are filled.

Minimum Qualifications

To receive credit for your education and experience, your resume should clearly describe how you meet each minimum and/or preferred qualification listed.

To be considered for the program, applicants must meet all the following requirements:

  • Students must be enrolled in a Project Lead the Way high school, or taking (or have taken) PLTW classes or other STEM courses, or participating in Step Up, Right Track or EMERGE Youth Employment programs;

  • Students must have completed junior year by June 2023 and going into senior year of high school for the 2023 - 2024 school year;

  • Students must have a 3.0 or higher GPA.

Physical Requirements

  • Varies based on type of work, if work is physical in nature a pre-employment physical may be required.

Additional Requirements

The Phoenix Program supplement form and an unofficial transcript must be submitted to the Phoenix Program. You can find the supplement form on the Phoenix Program website: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/careers/phoenix.html

The supplement form and unofficial transcript can be submitted by email to Beth.Friberg@state.mn.us . Applicants must complete the online application process and submit the supplement form as instructed above to be considered for the program.

**A successful candidate must pass employer reference checks and a criminal background check,

It is MnDOT‘s policy that all candidates submit to a background investigation prior to employment unless under the age of 18. The background check may consist of the following compents:

  • SEMA4 Record Check (if a current or former State of Minnesota employee)

  • Criminal History Check (if 18 or older)

  • Reference Check

  • Education Verification

  • Driver‘s License Check (if required by position)


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.