Mille Lacs County is committed to hiring qualified, well-suited applicants to fulfill its mission of delivering quality public services to all citizens in an effective, professional and efficient manner. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and, as such, will not engage in employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, disability, age, marital status, or status in regard to public assistance.
Mille Lacs County provides competitive wages and benefits for all employees. The main County campus is located in Milaca, Minnesota at the intersection of State Highways 23 and 169.
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The County accepts online applications for all open permanent job postings.
Why Mille Lacs County?
- We have an outstanding benefits package, and a strong dedication to employees' wellness and work / life balance and stability. Our Wellness Committee organizes many events to encourage healthy eating and physical activity, such as the Obstacle Relay/5K.
- We have a welcoming work culture, and we support professional development.
- We qualify for both position-specific (Resident Nurse, etc.) and general loan forgiveness programs. Since Mille Lacs County qualifies as a public service organization, employees can qualify for partial student loan forgiveness programs.
- We have partnered with Hamline University to receive Learning Partner Benefits (PDF). These benefits include 20% off tuition for any CPAL (Center for Public Administration and Leadership) Certificate program, $800 per year scholarships for Hamline's Master and Doctorate of Public Administration Programs, and more!
- We conduct ongoing staff events to promote wellness.
- Employees have the opportunity to participate in various committees, such as the Employee Benefits Committee, Wellness Committee, Labor Management Committee, Continuous Improvement Committee, etc.
Don't just take our word for it, take it directly from an employee who says: "It's so nice to be treated like a human, instead of just a number like it would be some other places."
- All open competitive positions are advertised online. The Administrative Services Office is responsible for the evaluation of submitted applications. Applications are initially evaluated for relevant training and experience, which is why it is imperative that applicants list all relevant training and experience on their application. Additional assessments may include cognitive ability tests, job knowledge tests, situational judgment tests, work sampling, and oral exams.
- There is no residency requirement to work for Mille Lacs County, however some positions (e.g. patrol deputy and highway maintenance worker) do have a response time requirement that would necessitate you have the ability to arrive at work shortly after being called in.
- If you forget to attach any necessary documents, or need to edit your information after your application has been submitted, please email Human Resources with your requested changes.
Interested in an Internship, or Know Someone Who Is?
Mille Lacs County offers paid internships, as budgeted, to achieve the following goals:
- Introduce students to the value and importance of public service
- Enhance the perspective within work units by introducing individuals who have just completed relevant coursework
- Assist work units in achieving specific goals, thereby benefiting the community