Career Opportunities

If you desire a meaningful career serving the public and your community, join us at the Minnesota Judicial Branch!

We are always looking for talented and motivated individuals to join us in serving the people of Minnesota by supporting our mission of providing justice through a system that assures equal access for the fair and timely resolution of cases and controversies.  By working together to drive our mission, we are able to achieve our vision of having the general public and those who use the court system will refer to it as accessible, fair, consistent, responsive, free of discrimination, independent, and well-managed.

When you join the Minnesota Judicial Branch, you will gain valuable experience with a progressive organization.  The Judicial Branch allows employees to work in a professional and innovative culture defined by ethics, where performance is rewarded.  By providing a positive work environment and culture with a competitive total rewards compensation package, the Minnesota Judicial Branch has the career you have been looking for!

Our employees are court and administrative professionals who serve the public in the State of Minnesota Trial Courts, Court of Appeals, Supreme Court, Law Library, State Court Administration, the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility, the Minnesota Board of Continuing Education, and the Minnesota Board of Legal Certification in fields such as court operations, law clerks and court reporters, information technology, human resources, finance, management, law, and more.  We offer a variety of career paths that encourage you to thrive and flourish in an inclusive environment. Whether you’re just beginning your career or taking it to the next level, we have an opportunity for you!

Interested in applying?  Put your best foot forward by visiting the Government Jobs site for information on creating a resume, preparing for an interview, and more.

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Also see our Contractor openings.

We strive to attract, hire, develop, and retain the best employees.  We know that a rewarding career begins with a rewarding workplace, and at the Minnesota Judicial Branch, there are always endless opportunities for professional growth. Employees are empowered and encouraged to support our values of innovation and excellence through their everyday work by making meaningful contributions.

We are seeking applicants who want to contribute to making the Minnesota Judicial Branch an ‘employer of choice’  by supporting our values and culture. We seek to hire individuals who consistently demonstrate integrity, embrace change, and will contribute to the success of their work team while supporting larger goals of the organization defined by the Strategic Plan.

Minnesota Judicial Branch employees consistently express pride in their public service and in the quality of programs and services provided to customers, as well as appreciation for the positive work environment where teamwork is essential and collaboration is promoted.  Learn more about what we do at the Minnesota Judicial Branch by visiting About the Courts.

Hear what our employees have to say about working at the Minnesota Judicial Branch by watching this interactive video.
The contracts listed below provide information regarding our collective bargaining units, which are represented by union or governed by policy. 

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Interested in applying?  Put your best foot forward by visiting the Government Jobs site for information on creating a resume, preparing for an interview, and more.

The Minnesota Judicial Branch strives to have employees that represent the communities in which we serve.   We believe that diversity and inclusion make the Minnesota Judicial Branch better by providing a place where bringing together a variety of perspectives leads to greater innovation and success.  We live that belief by creating a diverse and inclusive work environment where our differences are valued and viewed as strengths through a fair and equitable hiring process.  Some things that we are doing to support a diverse and inclusive work environment are:
  • Providing access to diversity resources
  • Enhancing diversity-related policies
  • Delivering diversity education and training opportunities
  • The Committee for Equality and Justice
View our most recent Diversity and Inclusion Report.
The Minnesota Judicial Branch cares about and invests in you as an employee.  Because of that, we offer affordable yet competitive benefits to support you and your family’s wellbeing.  We also offer many opportunities for your continued career growth through development opportunities, supporting your long-term success at the branch.

We are proud to offer these benefits to compensate our employees for the excellent work they do for the cause of justice in Minnesota.

Our wide-ranging benefits package includes the following components:

Medical Insurance 

  • The employee-paid premium for the Minnesota Advantage Health Plan is only $37.74/month for a full-time employee with single coverage
  • Employees can choose from three different carriers: Blue Cross/Blue Shield Minnesota, Health Partners, or Preferred One
  • The rate summaries and the schedule of benefits for the Advantage Health Plan are on the State Employee Group Insurance Program (SEGIP) site
  • Omada helps employees manage weight loss and reduce risk factors for type 2 diabetes, and Advantage Value for Diabetes, a benefit that reduces out-of-pocket costs for diabetes-related medical treatment
  • Employees may also choose a high-deductible consumer driven health plan
  • Pharmacy benefits provided by CVS Caremark

Dental Insurance 

Pre-Tax Spending Accounts 

Contributions to pre-tax accounts are taken from your paycheck before taxes are deducted, and since you pay less in taxes, your net income may be increased.
  • Use pre-tax benefits to pay eligible medical and dental expenses, eligible dependent day care expenses, and transit expenses including parking and bus passes.  Other benefits may vary by location.
Basic and Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D)
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability
Paid Sick Leave
  • Eligible full-time employees accrue sick leave at four hours per two-week pay period
  • Sick leave may be used for purposes such as medical and dental appointments, maternity leave, illness or injury for certain family members

Retirement Benefits

  • The Judicial Branch contributes to your Retirement Plan
  • Upon retirement, you'll receive a monthly benefit for life, with potential post-retirement increases
  • Your monthly benefit will be calculated based on factors such as length of service, high-five average salary, age at retirement, and survivor benefit selected
Voluntary Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Retirement saving plan in addition to your pension plan
Health Care Saving Plan
  • Post-employment health care saving plan that can be used to pay for medical expenses

Paid holidays

  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Presidents Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day
  • Floating holidays may also be offered

Paid vacation leave

In addition to paid sick leave, employees accrue generous paid time off that increases with years of service.

Employee Assistance Program

Our no-cost employee assistance program provides health coaching, worksite wellness initiatives, financial planning assistance, and several free counseling sessions for personal or professional use for employees and their families.

Public Service Loan Forgiveness 

Professional Development

  • Participation in conferences, cohort developmental programs, and other educational offerings
  • Tuition reimbursement program


Eligibility for benefits is determined by employment status (i.e. full-time, part-time, intermittent, or temporary) as well as other job details (e.g. bargaining unit, supervisory status, etc.). Please ask Human Resources or the hiring contact about benefits at any time during the application process.

Thank your interest in a career with the Minnesota Judicial Branch!  Please review the below application instructions.

Completing your application:

  • On average, allow approximately 30-45 minutes to complete your application.
  • Consider composing lengthy responses in a word processing program for grammar and spelling checks. Doing so also means information won’t be lost if you are disconnected from your browser.
  • You will have the option to save your application in progress and return at a later time.
  • The fields on the application that have an asterisk (*) are required fields and you must type in something in order to continue with the application.
  • If there is an error or missing information the system will re-load the page with the fields that need to be corrected identified near the top in red.
  • You must select the "Confirm" button at the end of the application by the time listed on the posted close date to be considered for recruitment.
  • Your completed and saved application will be available to modify and use to apply to other positions on

Once your application is submitted:

  • You cannot go back and make changes to that application. If you realize you have made an error and need to make a change, please refer to the contact information at the bottom of the job posting for which you are applying.
  • If you wish to apply for a second job, return to the list of job openings. Select another job title. The system will walk you through reviewing your application information and submitting your second application.

Need assistance?

  • If you have trouble logging in, resetting/retrieving your password, or other technical issues, contact applicant support at weekdays from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm CST  at their toll-free number: (855) 524-5627
  • Our positions are posted via Online Employment Application Guide »
  • Contact Human Resources at (651) 284-3863 or through our contact form.
Current State of Minnesota employees may be interested in information about transferring to the Judicial Branch.

The Minnesota Judicial Branch is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the Minnesota Judicial Branch that all decisions regarding recruitment, hiring, promotions, and other terms and conditions of employment be made without discrimination on the grounds of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, disability, sexual orientation, or age. We value and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds.