The MDA Human Resources Division provides services in the areas of recruitment, selection, personnel transaction processing, job classification, compensation administration, benefits information and processing, labor relations, diversity, health/safety promotion, and facilities management.

Job openings are announced through the State of Minnesota Careers website. This information is also available at 651-259-3637.

Applying for a Job

The first step is to search for positions that you are interested in by accessing the State of Minnesota Careers website. If you are interested in positions that are currently open for application with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, select Agriculture Dept. under the Department heading. The second step is to apply for the position(s) by following the instructions on the Job Posting.

Affirmative Action

The MDA is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Our agency values a diverse workforce and strives to provide a workplace free of discrimination and harassment. Our goal is to provide current and potential employees with equal access to opportunities for employment and career advancement. View our current Affirmative Action Plan (PDF) for 2022 – 2024.

The MDA will provide reasonable accommodations when needed to qualified individuals with a disability who apply for our positions. Once hired, we will discuss with the employee the process for requesting reasonable accommodations in the workplace.


If you have specific questions about positions at the MDA, please call the Human Resources Division at 651-201-6023.