Deputy Sheriff

The Mower County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for the Deputy Sheriff position. This position works weekends and holidays. Starting 2020 Wage is: $27.8304/hour. This is a full-time union position.

The Deputy Sheriff is responsible for conducting law enforcement activities to ensure public safety. Responsibilities may include responding to requests for assistance from the public; preventing traffic accidents and deterring violators; investigating accidents and criminal incidents; preparing incident reports; ensuring the security and order of the court; receiving, processing, recording, storing, maintaining and releasing evidence; and protecting crime scenes. It is of utmost importance that person’s in this position conduct themselves in a manner both at work and outside of work in a manner that does not cause concern regarding their ability to be able to provide credible and effective testimony.

This position requires an Associate's degree or two-year technical certificate in Law Enforcement or related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Candidates are required to have Peace Officers Standards and Training License. A valid Minnesota Class D Driver’s License is also required.

Application, supplemental questionnaire and the complete job description detailing the position are available at or by contacting Mower County Human Resources, 507-437-9533. E-mail to submit and request an application and job description. Resumes will not be accepted in place of application forms. Include supplemental questions form with application. Position is open until filled, with a priority deadline of noon on Tuesday, July 7, 2020.

 Position Announcement              Job Description

Application for Employment       Supplemental Questions


Employment Opportunity: Female Bailiff (on-call)

The Mower County Sheriff’s Office has an opening and is accepting applications for an on-call, non-benefited, non-union Female Bailiff. The wage is $15.6313 per hour. Bailiff’s are scheduled on an as needed basis and generally work less than 20 hours per week.

Bailiffs work with a variety of court personnel, government workers and lawyers. The positions primary role is to maintain order and provide security in courtrooms and jury rooms, although many of their day-to-day duties are administrative in nature. Requires a High School Diploma or G.E.D. Must be able to pass a criminal history background check.

Application and a job description detailing the position are available below or at Mower County Human Resources, 201 1st Street NE, Suite 12, Lower Level, Austin, MN 55912 (507) 437-9533. Resumes will not be accepted in place of application forms. Position is open until filled.

Mower County offers a retirement benefit to eligible part-time bailiffs.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Position Details         Employment Application 


Employment Opportunities: Mower County Department of Health & Human Services

Mower County Health & Human Services is seeking individuals who are interested in becoming qualified for possible future employment with the Department. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

The Minnesota Merit System establishes minimum qualifications for each type of position, based on education and experience, and administers testing for applicant. The names of individuals achieving a passing score are then listed on a Register for consideration when an opening occurs.

Mower County Health & Human Services currently employs individuals in the following Minnesota Merit System classifications:

Case Aide
Child Support Officer
Child Support Supervisor
Eligibility Worker (formerly Financial Worker)
Financial Assistance Supervisor
Lead Eligibility Worker
Office Services Supervisor
Office Support Specialist
Public Health Nurse
Public Health Nursing Supervisor
Registered Nurse
Social Services Supervisor
Social Worker
Social Worker Team Leader
Support Enforcement Aide

To learn about application and examination procedures, individuals may go to the Merit System Web Site or contact the Minnesota Merit System at (651) 431-3030 or email:

To Apply online: Merit System Online Application


Please download, complete, save, and return the requested documents by either emailing them to,
faxing to 507-437-9427, or mailing to: Human Resources Dept., Mower County Government Center, 201 1st St. NE, Suite 12,
Austin, Minnesota 55912, or in person.
Downloadable Employment Application   Must be filled out and submitted when applying for All Mower County Positions
Supplemental Application   Must be filled out and submitted when applying for
IT Specialist-Server Administrator
Supplemental Application   Must be filled out and submitted when applying for
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Intern
         Merit System Online Application   Must be filled out when applying for
Health & Human Services positions
               Summary of County Benefits   Detailed Summary of Benefits available to employees
Human Resources                                       
201 1st Street NE, Suite 12
Austin, MN  55912

(507) 437-9533   fax: (507) 437-9427
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