Frequently Asked Questions:
1. Where do I look to see if there are
any job openings with Aitkin County?
All job openings with the County are
advertised in The Aitkin Independent Age for two weeks before the
closing date for the job. Job openings are also posted on the County
website on the Employment link on the home page. Aitkin County also
has a job Line at 218-927-7393 that provides information to callers
about employment opportunities.
2. How do I apply for a job?
To apply for a job with Aitkin County, you
must receive an application from the Human Resources Department and
return the completed application back to this department by the
closing date for the position. Applications are available online
under the Employment link on the County’s homepage, by leaving a
message on the County Job Line at 218-927-7393, or by calling or
emailing the Human Resources Department (Phone: 218-927-7306. Email:
3. Are resumes accepted for job openings
in lieu of an application?
No. A completed application is required to
apply for a job opening.
4. Should I submit letters of
recommendations and/or resumes with my application for a position?
No, these items should not be submitted
with an application. However, if you are later granted an interview
for a position, you can bring these items to the interview.
5. Can I submit an application when there
are no job openings to be placed on file in the Human Resources
No. Applications will not be held on file
until a position becomes open.
6. When I submit an application for an
open position, will that application be considered again for any
No. When an application is submitted for
an open position, it is pointed for that specific job only. It will
not be considered for any other position. A separate application is
required for each job opening. It is recommended that you make a
copy of the application you submit for a job opening so that if you
wish to apply for another job in the future, you can then submit
7. How are people awarded interviews for
After a job opening closes, all
applications are reviewed by the Human Resources Manager and the
supervisor for the position that is open. Points are awarded for
education and experience relating to the job based upon information
on the application. Therefore, it is important to complete all
sections of the application in detail. Interviews are then granted
based upon total points received.
8. What are Veteran Preference Points?
Preference points are awarded to qualified
veterans and spouses of deceased or disabled veterans to add to the
points received off their applications. Points are awarded subject
to the provisions of Minnesota Statute 43A.11. To be eligible for
veteran’s preference points, you must have an honorable discharge
from any branch of the armed forces after serving on active duty for
181 consecutive days or have a disability that was a received while
serving on active duty and be a citizen of the U.S. or resident
alien; or be the spouse of a disabled veteran.