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Office of the Legislative Auditor

Information Technology Specialist 3
LAN Support: Linux, Web, E-mail, Oracle

Agency Overview

The Office of the Legislative Auditor (OLA) is a nonpartisan professional office in Minnesota state government.  OLA audits and evaluates state agencies and programs, identifies their strengths and weaknesses, and recommends improvements to legislators and agency officials.  The Information Technology Specialist 3 provides personal computer and network systems technical support to all staff of OLA.

Position Information

  • Salary range is from $28.82 to $47.35 per hour, the equivalent of $60,176 to $98,867 per year.  The Legislative Auditor will determine the starting salary (within the above salary range) based on the appointee’s qualifications.
  • Information technology staff typically work Monday through Friday.  Some weekend work may be required. 
  • Position is for permanent, full-time work.

Information Technology Specialist 3 Responsibilities

  • Develop and manage OLA’s internal and external websites.
  • Administration of OLA’s Linux servers.
  • Administration of OLA’s e-mail accounts.
  • Primary technical support for OLA’s electronic workpaper system.
  • Primary technical support for OLA’s backup system.
  • Miscellaneous LAN and end-user support.

Minimum Qualifications

To be considered, a candidate must have:

  • Experience supporting Linux servers and business systems.
  • Experience supporting business Web servers; HTML coding.
  • Experience supporting business e-mail, smartphone, and teleconferencing applications.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, as this position provides help-desk contact for OLA staff.

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without needing sponsorship for an employment visa (e.g., H1B status).

Preferred Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Familiarity with SUSE Linux.
  • Familiarity with Oracle database support.
  • Proficiency with HTML coding and Web server configuration.

Hiring Process

  • We will review application materials to identify applicants meeting minimum and preferred requirements.  Selected applicants will go through an interview process and may be asked to submit education/training transcripts and employment references. 
  • We will conduct background checks prior to any employment offer.  Personal integrity is an essential qualification to work at OLA, and certain violations of ethical or legal standards relevant to being an employee at OLA may disqualify an applicant. 
  • Due to the nonpartisan nature of our office, applicants with extensive prior partisan work experience may be disqualified.

Why Work for Us
Meaningful work.  OLA helps to improve state government by promoting good management in state agencies and enhancing program effectiveness. 

Great benefits.  The State of Minnesota’s exceptional benefits balance four key elements that make life and work meaningful:  health and wellness, financial well-being, professional development, and work/life balance.  These benefits, along with your salary, make up your total compensation.

Health and Wellness
The state encourages wellness and promotes preventive care, offering many benefits and resources to help employees and their families lead healthy, balanced lives.  This includes:

  • Low-cost medical, dental, and vision insurance packages, including prescription drug coverage, to fit your needs to ensure you are happy and healthy.
  • Free, confidential help through our Employee Assistance Program (EAP), so you can get the support you need when you need it.
  • Wellness programs and resources to help you reach your goals.

Financial Well-Being
Financial well-being is about making good financial decisions today and planning for the future. The state offers savings and investment plans, time off, insurance options, and more to help employees meet their financial goals.  This includes:

  • A pension and deferred compensation plan (MNDCP) with an employer-paid match to help you plan for your future.
  • Basic life insurance at no cost to you.  Additionally, you have the option of choosing supplemental life insurance (including spouse and child life options), short- and long-term disability, and accident insurance
  • Pre-tax benefits, including dependent day care and medical/dental spending accounts, health care savings plan (HCSP), and parking and public transit options.

Professional Development
Because employees are one of our most valuable assets, we encourage professional development that empowers employees to do the work they love and reach their career goals.  There are a number of tools and resources to help employees explore career paths and expand their skill sets.  This includes:

  • Training and development courses
  • Leadership institutes and programs
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Career planning

Work/Life Balance
We believe hard work is important, but we also know a balance is essential.  These programs are designed to help you with your work and personal life.  This includes:

  • Flexible work schedules, with the ability to work up to ten hours on a work day, reducing hours worked another work day
  • Ability to work remotely
  • 13 days of paid vacation each year based on a 4-hour accrual rate (with a beginning credit of 40 hours to new state employees)
  • 13 days of paid sick leave each year
  • 10 paid holidays and 1 floating holiday each year
  • Family and medical leave (FMLA) to provide up to 12 weeks of unpaid job-protected leave to eligible employees for certain family and medical reasons.
  • Paid parental leave to help you bond in the important weeks after you bring your child home.

OLA values the unique contributions that candidates with diverse experiences, knowledge, and backgrounds can bring to our work.

How to Apply

Interested applicants must submit their resume through the state’s Careers website (including a cover letter is preferred).  If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637

ITS3-LAN, Linux, Web – Job ID 54699  (Posting closes at 11:59 p.m. on May 16, 2022.)

Contact for More Information
If you have job-specific questions, contact Lance Groth at or 651-296-8492.  For benefits-related questions, contact Shelly Gilb at or 651-296-1730.