Minnesota Merit System


Minnesota Department of Human Services
Merit System
P.O. Box 64997
St. Paul MN 55164-0997

Phone: 651-431-3030
FAX: 651-431-7460
email: dhs.merit.system@state.mn.us

The Minnesota Merit System announces civil service examinations for employment in the social services and human services agencies in 71 of Minnesota's 87 counties. For employment information in counties not covered by the Merit System, contact those county personnel offices directly.

Exams currently open for application

Candidates are encouraged to submit applications via our Online Application Center. (This link takes you off the Minnesota Department of Human Services website.)

  • General application procedures
  • Examination procedures
  • Referral procedures
  • A note about salaries
  • Written exam locations
  • Other links

  • Non-Merit System county employment
  • Minnesota Rules governing the Merit System
  • Merit System class specifications
  • County Agency Resources
  • Additional questions about Merit System?

    Email dhs.merit.system@state.mn.us

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