How to Apply

Human Resources
Prepared by the Pine County Administrator's Office
635 Northridge Drive NW, Suite 200
Pine City, MN 55063
(320) 591-1620

County Courthouse Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Step 1: REVIEW JOB OPENINGS
For your convenience, there are two ways to locate this information:

1. Visiting the Administrator's Office at the Pine County Courthouse.
2. Clicking on the Employment Opportunities link.  


Step 2: OBTAIN A COUNTY EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION
Once a position opens, there are two ways to obtain a job application:

1. Visit or call the Administrator's Office.
2. Download the application, fill it out and mail it to the address on the form.

Apply only for currently posted positions. Prior to completing an employment application, please read the minimum requirements as stated on the job announcement to ensure that you qualify for the position. If you do not meet the minimum requirement, you will be screened out of the process. All positions require the ability to read, write, and speak English

Step 3: HOW TO COMPLETE THE EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION 
Answer all questions on the application form. Fill out the job application thoroughly and clearly. Incomplete information can cause delays and/or may result in the disqualification of your application. List all dates of employment for the past ten years, and concisely describe your experience and education. Also, list periods of unemployment and military service. If the hours you worked varied do not give a range of hours; instead, state the estimated average number of hours you worked per week.

A resume can also be attached to your application form, but will not be accepted in lieu of the application. Job candidates may also be required to submit proof of education, certification or driving record. A separate application must be completed for each job opening. 

Step 4: SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION 
Mail or drop-off your application packet (and supplemental application if applicable), to:

Pine County
Administrator's Office
635 Northridge Drive NW, Suite 200
Pine City, MN 55063 

All completed application packets must be received by the Administrator's Office by 4:30 p.m. on the final filing deadline. Late applications will not be accepted. Applications are only accepted for currently open positions. 

Step 5: AFTER YOU SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION 
What happens to my application after I turn it in? 
Your application is stamped, dated and processed. The Administrator's Office or department head reviews your application to ensure that it is complete and to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for that particular position. You will be notified if you have met the minimum qualification or not, and if you will continue in the screening process.

What does the screening process consist of? 
Once it has been determined that an applicant meets the minimum qualifications, the screening process can consist of various components. The process includes any method that the Administrator's Office determines as an appropriate tool to further evaluate the applicant’s qualifications for the job. For example, the screening process can include a written exam, performance test, oral interview, or any combination of the above. 
 
In general, if a written or practical test is involved, applicants who meet the minimum requirements will be notified by mail of the date, time and location of the screening process. Subsequent to the written or practical test, the top candidates are typically invited to an oral interview. Certain County positions do not require a formal test, only a careful screening of the application materials. 

Do you provide Veterans’ Preference Credit? 
Yes, the County provides Veterans’ Preference Credit for eligible individuals who meet the following criteria:

  • Served in the U.S. armed forces
  • Received an honorable discharge
  • Did not retire from military service
  • Seeking employment with Pine County for the first time.

Guard and Reserve active duty for training purposes does not qualify for veterans’ preference. Proof of eligibility (copy of DD-214) must be submitted at time of application, or later if the creation of the eligibility list will not be delayed.

Veterans’ preference credit will only be applied to eligible applicants who attained a passing grade (total score exclusive of credit) on the final open examination.

How can I find out the status of my application? 
You can call the Administrator's Office  at (320) 591-1620 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. State the specific title of the position that you applied for. The Administrator's Office will inform you of the status of your application and the recruitment process. Please allow two weeks after the close of the recruitment prior to contacting the Administrator's Office.

Helpful Tips:

  • Applicants are responsible for making copies of their application materials for their own records.
  • Submit a separate employment application for each position that you wish to apply for.
  • Applications are only accepted for currently open positions.
  • Job descriptions for County positions can be located on the County’s website at Job Descriptions, or you can obtain a copy from the Administrator's Office. These are not open jobs but rather a listing of all current positions within Pine County. 
  •  If you would like to request special testing accommodations, please contact the Administrator's Office at (320) 591-1620.

EOE
The County of Pine does not discriminate on the bases of race, color, religion, disability, sex, age, national origin, or sexual orientation. We will attempt to reasonably accommodate applicants with disabilities upon request.