Strong careers. Strong communities.
With a variety of jobs and departments, Hennepin County offers opportunities for every stage of your career.
You can build your career in a stable organization where you feel valued, develop new skills for growth and advance to higher levels and have a direct impact on the community.
Plus, our work environment encourages innovation, support and respect.What We've Done:
Hennepin County is proud of its major initiatives and achievements. Here are a few of the reasons why Hennepin County is a great place to work:
- Hennepin is one of 20 out of 3,045 counties nationwide to earn a triple-A bond rating - the highest possible - from all three national agencies (Moody's Investor Services, Standard & Poors, and Fitch). This is a rating Hennepin has maintained for 27 consecutive years.
- One of the nation's top library systems - Hennepin County (Hennen's American Public Library Ratings).
- Most Woman-Friendly Employer - Hennepin County (Minnesota Women's Press).
- One of the "Best Workplaces for Commuters" - Hennepin County (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Transportation).
- Best Of The Web - 2005 - Center for Digital Government Awards and National Association of Government Webmasters.
- Hennepin County is among the nation's best-managed large counties, according to a study by Syracuse University and Governing magazine. Only four of the 40 counties studied ranked higher.
Here's what the experts say about Minnesota and the Minneapolis - St. Paul metro area:
Where We Work:
- Minnesota is one of the top ten places to raise children. Working Mother ranked Minnesota as one of the best states for childcare.
- Fourth best city in the United States for work and family - Fortune Magazine
- Third best city for families - Child Magazine
- Fourth best place to earn and save - Reliastar Financial Corporation
- Healthiest state - UnitedHealth Foundation State Health Rankings
- Best large city in the Midwest - Money Magazine
- First for quality of life - United Way of America
- Number one most livable state for seven straight years - Morgan Quitno Press
- Sixth most wired - Yahoo Magazine
Who and What We Do:
- Hennepin County is the largest of Minnesota's 87 counties in population, budget, and estimated market value.
- The City of Minneapolis is the county seat.
- There are 567 miles of county roads and miles, 187 county bridges, and 200 lakes larger than 10 acres.
Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota and serving more than 1.1 million people in 46 communities, Hennepin County's mission is to enhance the health, safety and quality of life of the residents and communities in a respectful, efficient and fiscally responsible way.
Hennepin County provides a full range of services including social services, community health, law enforcement, transportation, libraries and much more.
Equal Opportunity Employer
- Social services such as administration of federal and state aided public assistance programs; provision of counseling and residential programs for persons with mental illness, developmental disabilities, or chemical dependency; assistance to veterans; and employment and training services.
- Health care services including emergency care; care of the sick and injured on both an inpatient and outpatient basis; disease prevention and health education.
- Public safety and judiciary services such as criminal prosecution, legal counsel for the indigent, and corrections probation programs.
- Library services in suburban Hennepin County.
- Maintenance and construction of highways, roads, and bridges.
- Administration of federal, state, and county elections including maintenance of a centralized voter registration file.
- Administration of property tax assessment, collection, and distribution for local governments with the county.
- Comprehensive solid waste management system, including solid waste disposal facilities, recycling programs, and regulation of hazardous waste disposal.
- Issuance of various licenses.
- Metropolitan Health Plan (MHP) is a not-for-proft, state certified health maintenance organization (HMO) and an enterprise initiative of Hennepin County.