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Frequently Asked Questions

If there are no job openings listed on this page, there are no job opportunities available at this time.

The Human Resources Department is responsible for coordinating and processing all personnel transactions within the county.

To apply for a posted position with Aitkin County, you must fill out an application; resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. Completed applications must be received by the Aitkin County Human Resources Department by 4:30 p.m. on the closing date.  No late applications will be considered.

Additionally, applications are only accepted for open jobs. When there are no positions open, Aitkin County will not accept and hold applications on file for future positions.

For positions in the Health and Human Services Department, please visit the Minnesota Merit System site for job descriptions with application and testing process information. 

**Please fill out and print the application package; be sure to sign your application.**

You may return your application to the Human Resources Department by fax 218-927-7374, email HR@co.aitkin.mn.us, U.S. Mail, or drop it off at 217 2nd Street NW, Room 134, Aitkin, MN 56431. Applications received after the posted deadline will not be considered.

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**Employment Opportunities are listed below:

Aitkin-Itasca-Koochiching Community Health Services Administrator” Position -- Information Sheet on this position

Forestry/Parks Technician (Full-time)

FORESTRY/PARKS TECHNICIAN: FT Position with Aitkin County Land Dept. Min. Quals: Associate's degree or higher in Forestry, Parks and Recreation, Natural Resources, or a related field, plus two or more years related experience performing land, forestry, or recreational management activities, Pesticide Applicator license issued by the State of MN Department of Agriculture preferred, and Valid Minnesota driver's license required. U.S. Citizenship required. The position will focus on tax forfeited lands. Starting wage $16.30/hr. Applications are available on-line at the link below or can be picked up at the Aitkin County Courthouse, HR Department, 217 2nd Street NW, Room 134, Aitkin, MN. Closes: 4/9/15 at 4:00 pm. EOE

Forestry/Parks Technician Application

Engineering Tech or Sr. Engineering Technician

Aitkin County is accepting applications for a full-time Engineering Tech or Sr. Engineering Technician. Duties/responsibilities include performance of technical work relating to surveying, design, and construction of highways. Requires a two year degree or higher from a Civil Engineering Technology program OR five years experience as a Civil technician (10 yrs exp for the Sr. level position), and a valid driver’s license. AutoCAD and excellent computer skills desired. $17.80/hr to $19.30/hr (Sr.) starting. Applications and more details are available at the link below or at the Aitkin County Courthouse, HR Dept, 217 2nd Street NW, Room 134, Aitkin, MN. All questions are welcome 218-927-7306. Open until filled, will begin reviewing applications on 2/27/2015. EOE

Application for Engineering Tech

Seasonal Naturalist for Long Lake Conservation Center

Aitkin County is accepting applications for the following position: School Year Seasonal Naturalists at LLCC ($10.35, must live on-site, school year position). Requires H.S. Diploma or GED and valid MN driver’s license. Application form and additional details are available on-line below or can be picked up at the Aitkin County Courthouse, HR Department, 217 2nd Street NW, Room 134, Aitkin, MN. Deadline March 27, 2015. EOE

Application for Seasonal Naturalist

Summer Naturalist for Long Lake Conservation Center

Aitkin County is accepting applications for the following position: Summer Naturalists at LLCC ($300.00/wk, must live on-site). Requires H.S. Diploma or GED and valid MN driver’s license. Application form and additional details are available on-line below or can be picked up at the Aitkin County Courthouse, HR Department, 217 2nd Street NW, Room 134, Aitkin, MN. Deadline March 27, 2015. EOE 

Application for Summer Naturalist

Seasonal Park Laborers (67 days)

Aitkin County is accepting applications for Seasonal (67 day) Park Laborers to perform maintenance and groundskeeping duties at county park facilities and tax-forfeited properties. Must be 18 years or older, have a high school diploma or GED, and be available for work as scheduled between May and mid October 2015. $12.00/hour. Preference will be given to candidates who have groundskeeping, facility maintenance, and carpentry experience. Valid MN driver’s license required. Application is available at the link below or can be picked up at Human Resources at Aitkin County at 217 2nd St NW Room 134. Open until filled, will begin reviewing applications on 3/11/2015. EOE

Seasonal Park Laborer Application

Part Time Boat and Water Safety Officers

Aitkin County is accepting applications for part-time Boat & Water Safety Officers to patrol lakes and assist in the enforcement of boat and water laws, approximately Memorial Day through Labor Day. Must be 18 years of age or older and possess a valid MN driver’s license. Seeking candidates who hold a watercraft operators permit and who are enrolled in a law enforcement program or who hold a peace officer license from the Minnesota POST Board (Board of Peace Officer Standards & Training). $13.30/hour. Hours of work vary, including weekends. Applications and more details are available at the link below or can be picked up at the Aitkin County Courthouse, HR Department, 217 2nd Street NW, Room 134, Aitkin, MN. Open until filled, will begin reviewing applications on 3/11/2015. EOE

Application for PT Boat and Water Safety Officers

Summer College Intern for Zoning & Environmental Svcs

Aitkin County is accepting applications for a summer/college intern to work in the Zoning and Environmental Services Department to take water samples, map campgrounds by inventorying all structures and lot sizes, and perform clerical tasks. Flexible scheduling. $13.30/hour. Applications are available at the link below or at the Aitkin County HR Office, Room 134, 217 2nd Street NW, Aitkin. Open until filled. Will begin reviewing applications on 3/11/2015. EOE

Application for Summer Intern for Zoning & Environmental Svcs

Public Health Nurse - Full-Time

Aitkin County is accepting applications for a full-time Public Health Nurse. Requires Bachelor’s degree from an accredited school of Nursing, Registered Nurse License and Public Health Nurse Certificate, both issued by the Minnesota Board of Nursing, CPR Certification, and a valid driver’s license. Must be eligible for appointment by the MN Merit System. Starting salary up to $62k + benefits DOQ. All questions welcome 218-927-7306. EOE.
Link to MN Merit System Application Center:
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/mnmeritsystem/default.cfm

Public Health Nurse Job Description

Substitute Jail Cook

Aitkin County is accepting applications for a Substitute Jail Cook. Requires HS diploma or GED. $12.00/hr. Applications are available at the link below or can be picked up at the Aitkin County HR Department at 217 2nd Street NW, Room 134, Aitkin, MN 56431. Open until filled. EOE

Substitute Jail Cook Application

Other Employment Links:

The following positions are available year round through the Minnesota Merit System.  For more information about each position and submitting an application, click on the Job Title:

Accounting Technician, HHS Department
Case Aide, HHS Department
Financial Worker (aka Eligibility Worker), HHS Department
Financial Assistance Supervisor, HHS Department
Office Support Specialist, HHS Department
Public Health Nurse, HHS Department
Social Worker, HHS Department - 2 positions currently open (adult unit) Click Here!

Merit System employment exams are given on a regular schedule in Brainerd, Cambridge, and several other cities. Click here to view exam dates.

To find out more information about jobs with Aitkin County Health and Human Services, please visit the Minnesota Merit System.

Please note. The employment of companions or relatives in the same area of an organization may cause conflicts. In addition to claims of partiality in treatment at work, personal conflicts from outside the work environment may be carried into day-to-day working relationships. Aitkin County policy states: Relatives of persons currently employed by Aitkin County may be hired only if they will not be working directly for or supervising a relative within the organization. This policy applies to any relative, higher or lower in the organization, who has the authority to review employment decisions. Aitkin County employees cannot be transferred into such a reporting relationship.

Aitkin County Human Resources Department
217 2nd Street NW, Room 134
Aitkin, MN 56431
Phone: 218-927-7306
Fax: 218-927-7374
Email:  HR@co.aitkin.mn.us

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