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Application tips

How to get started

Go to the State of Minnesota careers site to begin your application process. Here you can create an online resume, apply for open positions, set up job search agents to email you about new job opportunities and manage your account. Just follow the steps below.

Create an account

You will need to set up an account on the State of Minnesota careers site to get the ball rolling.

Develop and post your resume

Check out the resume writing tips and sample resumes available on the State Job site before you begin to ensure you have all the necessary information at hand. We strongly encourage you to use the online Resume Builder to create and submit your resume and application. However, if you prefer you may submit a paper copy resume and application by mail.

Search and apply for a job

To apply for a Graduate Engineer and Land Surveyor position, go to the job search page of the State of Minnesota careers site. Enter the words "Trainee-Graduate Engineer or Trainee-Land Surveyor" in the Keyword Search and then choose "Transportation Dept" in the department drop down list. The Graduate Engineer and Land Surveyor Trainee Program recruits and hires on an as needed basis, but typically applications are accepted in the fall and spring each year. You also can choose to view other openings that meet your needs.

Job search agents

The State of Minnesota jobs site allows you to set up "job search agents" which will send you an automatic email notification if new job opportunities become open in your area(s) of interest. For example, if you set up a search agent in the Job Grouping "Engineering," if a new job is posted at any level within the Engineering classification series or Engineering job family, you will be notified to review the job announcement.