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.

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.  

Once a position opens, an online link will become available and listed within the Employment Opportunities webpage:
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(s), you will be screened out of the process. All positions require the ability to read, write, and speak English

Applications are completed online. You can upload a copy of your resume when creating your login account which may autofill into your application, or can be uploaded later within the application process. 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 military service. 
A resume and other supporting documents can also be attached to your application form. 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. 

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 current open positions. 

What happens to my application after it is submitted? 
Your application will be reviewed by Human Resources to determine if your application is complete and if you meet the minimum qualifications. Upon the position's closing date qualified applications are sent to department head for the next review of the screening process. Updates are sent to candidates via email upon each stage of 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 email or phone 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.

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 current 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.

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.