Company Overview

The Metropolitan Council is the regional planning organization in the seven-county Twin Cities metropolitan area. The Council runs the regional bus and light-rail system and Northstar commuter rail, collects and treats wastewater, coordinates regional water resources, plans regional parks and administers funds that provide housing opportunities for low- and moderate-income families. The Council board is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the Governor.


The Metropolitan Council is committed to valuing and respecting the diversity of our employees, our customers and the citizens of the metropolitan region.

Equal opportunities, fair hiring and a commitment to diversity
We value having a workforce as diverse as the region we serve; we appreciate diverse perspectives and unique talents to help meet the complex needs of our region. We’re committed to ensuring employees are treated fairly and equally without regard to gender, race, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, or religious or political affiliation.

We strive to ensure that our contracting and business practices support women- and minority-owned businesses.


Our region is blessed with natural resources and enjoys a high quality of life. That’s no accident. The Met Council and cities of the region have worked together for 50 years to plan and build a thriving region.

Make a difference
We’re seeking passionate problem-solvers to help ensure our region thrives in the future. Use your skills and talents to help us create and support a healthy, vibrant, sustainable region.

Do what you’re passionate about
Do you care about transit? Want to ensure clean water? Develop walkable, livable, bikable communities? Support affordable housing? Plan for parks and acquire land for recreation? You’re in the right place.

Solve urban challenges
Our work helps keep our region livable — by developing public transportation that reduces traffic congestion and connects jobseekers with job centers, encouraging transit-oriented development, and supporting affordable housing.

Support sustainable solutions
We are continually seeking ways to reduce our energy use and develop sustainable solutions, to ensure a clean environment and reduce the impact of climate change. We’ve reduced our energy use significantly by using electric buses, solar energy and other strategies.

Build a career
We encourage our employees to develop their skills through on-site training and tuition reimbursement. We support employees’ personal and professional growth, and provide opportunities to develop management skills for leadership roles.

Opportunity for all
We value and encourage diversity. We’re committed to hiring the best person for the job, regardless of race, age, gender, sexuality or physical ability. We want our employees to mirror the diversity in our region.

Generous benefits
Council employees earn a competitive salary and excellent benefits. You’ll enjoy:

  • A good work/life balance with ample paid personal time and holidays, and a pension plan.
  • Comprehensive health benefits, including fitness programs and facilities, and a convenient “Well at Work” clinic.


At the Met Council, your work matters. Our employees drive the buses, plan the parks, support development, treat wastewater, and plan for future growth — all services that help the Twin Cities and its residents thrive.


  • LOTS of career options
    We do important work for the Twin Cities region, and seek talented employees committed to providing excellent service, and making a difference in the region. We offer a wide range of jobs — from operating public transit, to planning for a thriving region, to building and maintaining our wastewater treatment plants, to helping people find affordable housing.

  • Flexibility and growth — jumpstart your career!
    We provide many opportunities to learn and grow on the job. If you want to succeed and grow your career, or explore new areas, we’ll support you with training programs, an individualized employee development plan, tuition reimbursement, mentoring and peer support.

  • Compensation and benefits
    We offer much more than a paycheck! With competitive salaries, excellent health care options, generous paid leave, retirement packages, flexible schedules, training and staff development, working for the Council is an awesome opportunity!

Company Summary
Metropolitan Council
Number of Employees
(651) 602-1398
390 Robert Street North
Saint Paul, MN