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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:

Full-time Public Health Nurse

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. 2014 salary range $44k-$72k DOQ, plus benefits, salary range anticipated to increase in 2015 to $52k-78k.  All questions welcome 218-927-7306. Open until filled. Will begin reviewing applications on 9/26/2014. EOE.  Link to MN Merit System Application Center:

 http://agency.governmentjobs.com/mnmeritsystem/default.cfm

Seasonal School Year Naturalists at LLCC

Aitkin County is accepting applications for the following position: Seasonal School Year 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 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. EOE

Seasonal School Year Naturalist Application

Substitute Jail Cook

Aitkin County is accepting applications for a Substitute Jail Cook. Requires HS diploma or GED, plus 2 years experience working in a commercial food service operation or completed coursework. $11.30/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

Part-time Female Correctional Officers

Aitkin County is creating an eligibility list for part-time female Correctional Officers to maintain jail security by supervising inmates in accordance with established policies and procedures. Requires high school diploma or GED. Must be 18 years or older and available to work year round 0 to 29 hours per week as scheduled. Shifts vary, including days, nights, weekends, and holidays. Valid MN driver's license required. CPR, First Aid, and AED training or certification beneficial. On the job training provided. $16.00/hour. Valid MN driver’s license required. Application forms and complete details are available at the link below or can be picked up at the Aitkin County HR Department, 217 2nd Street NW, Room 134, Aitkin, MN 56431. Open Until Filled. EOE

PT Female Correctional Officers Application

Part-time Maintenance Custodian at LLCC

Aitkin County is accepting applications for a part-time Maintenance Custodian to work at Long Lake Conservation Center (www.llcc.org) in Palisade, MN. High school diploma or GED. Prior work experience in building maintenance, custodial, and grounds keeping services beneficial, but not required. Valid Minnesota driver’s license required. Must be willing to work flexible hours as assigned, including evenings and some weekends for special events. 11.82/hour starting, DOQ. Application forms and complete details are available at the link below or can be picked up at the Aitkin County HR Department, 217 2nd Street NW, Room 134, Aitkin, MN 56431. Open Until Filled. We will begin reviewing applications August 29, 2014.

Part-time Maintenance Custodian at LLCC

Substitute License Technician (up to 67 days/year).

Aitkin County is accepting applications for a substitute License Technician (up to 67 days/year). Prior experience as a DVS agent for the MN Department of Public Safety, Driver and Vehicle Services, preferred, but not required. Minimum Qualifications:
Administrative Support Diploma or equivalent, plus one year of general office support experience working with numbers, the public, and Microsoft Office Word and Excel; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Typing speed of 35 w.p.m. or higher. Must have the ability to focus and work productively with continual interruptions. . Application forms and complete details are available at the application link below or can be picked up at the Aitkin County HR Department, 217 2nd Street NW, Room 134, Aitkin, MN 56431. Open until filled. EOE

Substitute License Technician Application

School Year Cook-Housekeeper at Long Lake Conservation Center

School Year Position at Long Lake Conservation Center (www.llcc.org), Palisade, MN. Aitkin County is creating an eligibility list for a part-time Cook/Housekeeper position. $13/hour starting. High school diploma or GED required, plus two or more years experience working in a commercial food service operation. Must be willing to work flexible hours as assigned, approximately 20 hours per week +/- based on employer needs. All questions are welcome 218-927-7306. Application forms and complete details are available below or can be picked up at the Aitkin County HR Department, 217 2nd Street NW, Room 134, Aitkin, MN 56431. Open Until Filled. EOE

School Year Cook-Housekeeper for LLCC 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  - one full-time vacancy - apply today!
Social Worker, HHS Department

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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