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Our commitment to diversity

We celebrate diversity, equity and inclusion.  We are committed to cultivating a workforce that reflects the diversity of Minnesota’s population, creating a workplace that values all employees and considers all Minnesotans when providing services and managing resources.

Equal opportunity to join our team

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer.  

During our application process, we will ask you about your gender, race, disability, or veteran status in an effort to monitor our progress towards equal opportunity for everyone. You don't have to answer these questions. If you do, you will be considered for employment based on your job qualifications without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, familial status, disability, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, age, or veteran status.

We will use your responses to ensure that the application and hiring process is fair and equitable.

Learn more about our Increasing Diversity in Environmental Careers commitment to hiring people with disabilities and veterans.

Kao, an asian interpretive naturalist speaking to a group

"Almost every day is a joy, especially knowing that every program provides participants with special knowledge that they otherwise would not come in contact with." — Kao | interpretive naturalist

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