Career Opportunities

If you desire a meaningful career serving the public and your community, consider working with the Minnesota Judicial Branch.
 
Current State of Minnesota employees may be interested in information about Transferring to the Judicial Branch.



WE 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, and the Minnesota Board of Law Examiners in fields such as:

  • Court Operations
  • Law Clerks and Court Reporters
  • Information Technology
  • Human Resources
  • Finance
  • Management
  • Attorneys
WE OFFER
 
  • Competitive salary
  • State of Minnesota benefits
  • Paid time off and holidays
  • Retirement plan and pension
  • Education and professional development
  • Career advancement

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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.

The Minnesota Judicial Branch (MJB) is committed to providing fair and equal access to justice. If you share this same commitment, desire a meaningful career serving the public, and want the opportunity to make a difference for your community, consider a career with us.

We celebrate and are committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion, and actively seek and encourage applications from persons with diverse backgrounds and characteristics.

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 teamwork and collaboration that is promoted within the MJB.

We welcome you to apply for positions in both the metro and greater Minnesota. The MJB is one court with offices in 87 counties and 10 judicial districts.

Learn more about the Minnesota Judicial Branch »
 
The work of the Minnesota Judicial Branch is more varied than you might think. Positions are available in all lines of business to support the strategic goals of the courts, including:

  • Information Technology
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Education
  • Research and Analysis
  • Administration
  • Court Operations
  • And more!
Court Operations Associates
Almost half of our employees work as Court Operations Associates (also known as Senior Court Clerks).   Court Operations Associates work in all 87 Minnesota counties.  Without these employees, the work of the courts would come to a halt.  Common duties include:
 
  • Providing high level customer service to court customers at the counter or over the phone
  • Processing court cases using the Minnesota Court Information System (MNCIS)
  • Supporting courtrooms including prepping calendars, calling cases, and live in-court case updating
  • Reviewing documents to determine security level and completeness

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The Minnesota Judicial Branch is proud to offer competitive wages and benefits for its employees. 

Eligibility for benefits is determined by  employment status (i.e. full-time, part-time, intermittent, 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.

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:
Health & Wellness

Medical insurance 

Dental insurance 

Paid sick leave

  • Eligible employees may accrue and use sick leave
  • Sick leave may be used for purposes such as maternity leave, medical appointments, illness or injury for certain family members, and other illnesses, injuries or disabilities
  • Full-time employees typically accrue sick leave at four hours per two-week pay period

Pre-tax spending accounts 

  • Use pre-tax benefits to pay medical and dental premiums, eligible dependent day care expenses, and out-of-pocket medical and dental expenses
  • Since your taxable income is reduced for social security, as well as federal and state taxes, so are the taxes you pay. Because you pay less in taxes, your net income may be greater

Pharmacy benefits via CVS Caremark

Work & Life Integration

Paid vacation leave

  • New full-time employees typically accrue vacation leave at four hours per two-week pay period
  • Vacation accrual typically increases at 5 years, 8 years, 12 years, 18 years, 25 years, and 30 years of employment with the Branch
  • Vacation leave is in addition to sick leave

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

LifeMatters Program

Our free LifeMatters program offers health coaching, worksite wellness initiatives, financial planning assistance, and several free counseling sessions for personal or professional use.

Other Financial Benefits

Retirement plan 

  • Both you and your employer contribute to the General Employees 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

Public service loan forgiveness 

Optional insurance benefits 

  • Life Insurance (Employee, Spouse, Child)
  • Short Term Disability
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D)
  • Long Term Disability

State Employees, Inc. discount program

Deferred compensation plan

Health care savings plan

Other Benefits

Other benefits may vary by location (e.g. pre-tax spending accounts for parking and commuting expenses, reduced-rate metro pass)

Personal & Professional Development

Participation in conferences, cohort developmental programs, and other educational offerings

Extensive course offerings for all employees

Temporary mobility assignments (work temporarily in a higher job classification), job shadowing (learn about another team or division), and formal and informal mentorship opportunities

Recognition programs for exceptional performance

Employee appreciation events

Tuition reimbursement program

Paid time off to interview for other positions within the Minnesota Judicial Branch

Thank you for considering a career with the Minnesota Judicial Branch.

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