Why Hennepin County?

Make a living here, while making living here better

Join our team to help serve the community

Hennepin is the largest county government organization in Minnesota. Our employees work every day to improve the health, safety and quality of life for our residents and communities. All of our jobs align to one or more of our overarching goals - that Hennepin County residents are healthy, protected and safe, self-reliant, assured due process, and mobile.

Why work here?

We offer competitive pay, job stability, work-life balance, and the opportunity to make a positive difference in our community.


Our benefits package includes:

  • Comprehensive health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Tuition reimbursement of up to $5,250 per year
  • 12 paid holidays per year
  • 12 weeks paid parental leave
  • 22+ days of paid time off
  • Retirement plan with employer contribution
  • Commuting discounts

Workplace Culture

To support an inclusive and engaging workplace, we offer:

  • A wide range of career paths
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Mentoring programs
  • Remote and hybrid workplace for many positions
  • An employee career center
  • Volunteering/giving opportunities
  • Employee resource groups


  • We recognize your performance with competitive pay and opportunities for pay increases, promotions, and position mobility.
  • Minimum wage of $21.50 an hour.

Learn more about our competitive benefits on The Bridge (select Guest).

Supportive culture

In addition to great pay and benefits, we support our employees in many ways:

  • New employee academy to support you in your first year
  • Employee resource groups and collaborative communities
  • Coaching to identify and make the most of your strengths
  • Employee career center with tools, resources and training on how to advance in your career
  • Mentoring programs and volunteer opportunities
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Work that matters

When you work for local government, you improve the lives of family, friends and neighbors.

County employees work every day to improve residents’ health, safety and quality of life. What drives our work is our mission, vision, goals and core values.

A snapshot of what we do

  • Operate 41 libraries: Residents checkout more than 5 million items each year
  • Maintain almost 600 miles of county roads and almost 150 bridges
  • Manage more than 250 outdoor warning sirens
  • Help more than 14,000 adults and children with disabilities live as independently as possible
  • Respond to more than 18,000 mental health crisis calls each year
  • Provide medical, dental and mental health services to more than 25,000 people each year at NorthPoint Health and Wellness Center
  • Keep more than 80% of the county’s waste out of landfills to be reused, recycled, composted, or burned to create energy
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Hennepin County's Job Opportunities

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