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Employment Opportunity: Eligibility Worker - Health & Human Services

Mower County Health & Human Services-Community Health is accepting applications for an Eligibility Worker. Effective January 1, 2020 starting wage will be $21.79/hour dependent on education and experience (full-time union position). The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting clients by identifying community services and resources, and providing specialized information regarding clients' needs. Responsibilities may include providing information to participants; reviewing information and determining eligibility for public assistance programs; maintaining and coordinating the collection and maintenance of related files; identifying problems and providing solutions.

Minimum qualifications are a high school diploma or G.E.D. and 2 years human services administrative experience; or related Associates Degree; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A valid driver’s license is also required.

The Mower County application and the complete job descriptions for this position are available below or at Mower County Human Resources, 201 1st Street NE, Suite 12, Lower Level, Austin, MN 55912 (507.437.9533). Interested applicants must also complete the online Merit application at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/mnmeritsystem/default.cfm. Resumes will not be accepted in place of application forms. Open until filled with a priority deadline of noon December 20, 2019.

Please note applicants must complete both the online Merit application and the Mower County employment application.

Mower County provides 12 Paid Holidays and a minimum of 20 Days Paid Time Off per year as well as an excellent benefit package for full-time positions.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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Employment Opportunity: Office Support Specialist - Health & Human Services

Mower County Health & Human Services is accepting applications for an Office Support Specialist. 2020 starting wage is $18.5743/hour (full-time union position). The successful candidate is responsible for performing moderately involved clerical and administrative duties. Responsibilities may include collecting and reviewing information; processing applications, forms, licenses, permits and other documents; and maintaining records and related system or databases.   R

equirements include: High school diploma or G.E.D.; 1 years administrative support or related experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A valid driver’s license is also required.

The Mower County application and the complete job description for this position are available below or at Mower County Human Resources, 201 1st Street NE, Suite 12, Lower Level, Austin, MN  55912 (507.437.9533). Interested applicants must also complete the online Merit application at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/mnmeritsystem/default.cfm. Resumes will not be accepted in place of application forms. Open until filled with a priority deadline of noon December 13, 2019.  

Please note applicants must complete both the online Merit application and the Mower County employment application.

Mower County provides 12 Paid Holidays and a minimum of 20 Days Paid Time Off per year as well as an excellent benefit package for full-time positions.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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Employment Opportunity: Public Health Nurse (preferred) or Social Worker or Registered Nurse

Mower County Health & Human Services-Community Health is accepting applications for a Public Health Nurse (preferred) or Social Worker or Registered Nurse. The 2019 starting wage for a PHN (preferred)/SW is $30.68/hour, effective January 1, 2020 the wage will be $31.45/hour. The starting wage for an RN is $29.12/hour, effective January 1, 2020 the wage will be $29.84/hour (full-time union position). The successful candidate will provide assessment, referral, and case management activities to elderly individuals who are eligible for programs such as Long Term Care and MN Senior Health Options; this position will also include additional assessments for all ages.

Requirements include: either a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing or related field, 1 year related experience, with a current Registered Nurse License and Public Health Nurse Certification; or a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field, 2 years related experience; or an Associate’s Degree in Nursing or related field, 1 year related experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience to successfully perform the functions of the job. A valid driver’s license is also required.

The Mower County application and the complete job descriptions for this position are available below or at Mower County Human Resources, 201 1st Street NE, Suite 12, Lower Level, Austin, MN  55912 (507.437.9533). Interested applicants must also complete the online Merit application at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/mnmeritsystem/default.cfm. Resumes will not be accepted in place of application forms. Open until filled with a priority deadline of noon December 6, 2019.

Please note applicants must complete both the online Merit application and the Mower County employment application.

Mower County provides 12 Paid Holidays and a minimum of 20 Days Paid Time Off per year as well as an excellent benefit package for full-time positions.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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Employment Opportunity: Mechanic - Public Works

2019 starting wage is $22.83 - $25.50/hour, effective January 1, 2020 the wage will be $23.40 - $26.13/hour dependent on education and experience (full-time union position). Mechanics are responsible for performing skilled work in preventative maintenance and mechanical repair on all County vehicles and equipment. Essential work functions may include inspecting machines for maintenance needs; determining and conducting appropriate maintenance, repair or replacement work; welding/fabricating; and operating applicable equipment and tools. This position performs truck inspections as required by MnDOT.

Minimum qualifications are an Associate Degree in Mechanics, 3 years light auto and light and heavy equipment maintenance; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. The following licenses are required:
• Minnesota Class A Commercial Driver’s License
• Minnesota Department of Transportation Truck Inspector Certification
• Automotive Service Excellence Certifications in air conditioning, brakes, suspension, electrical and steering on cars, light trucks and heavy trucks and equipment or ability to obtain certification within 1 year
• Ability to obtain additional certifications related to the maintenance of equipment

The Mower County application, supplemental questionnaire and a complete job description 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. Open until filled with a priority deadline of noon December 11, 2019.

Mower County provides 12 Paid Holidays and a minimum of 20 Days Paid Time Off per year as well as an excellent benefit package for full-time positions.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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Employment Opportunity: Communications Clerk/911 Dispatcher 

The Mower County Sheriff’s Office-Law Enforcement Center has an opening and is accepting applications for the Communications Clerk/911 Dispatcher position. The dispatcher is a full-time union position working 10 hour shifts, the available open shift will be working either 11am - 9pm or 3pm - 1am. This position works weekends and holidays. The 2019 starting wage is: $21.26/hour, effective January 1, 2020 the wage will be $21.79/hour; plus an additional 90₵/hr. between 5pm-7am and 40₵/hr. on Sundays.

The position is responsible for dispatching law enforcement, 911 and emergency vehicles and personnel (law enforcement, ambulance, fire, emergency management, first responders) within Mower County. Duties include: monitoring radio traffic of emergency personnel; dispatching of 911 calls and law enforcement personnel; provides information and assistance to callers according to department guidelines, dispatch procedures and routines; updates logs of dispatched calls, records, incidents and actions; conducts license checks, criminal history checks, missing person or stolen property checks; assists in maintaining department files, records, reports and provides clerical support within the department.

The position requires a high school diploma or G.E.D.; 3 or more years of relevant experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. The completion of a Terminal Operator’s Certificate is required within three months of hire. A valid Driver’s License is also required.

Application, supplemental questionnaire and the complete job description detailing the position are available below or at Mower County Human Resources, 201 1st Street NE, Lower Level, Austin, MN 55912 (507-437-9533). 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 November 27.

Mower County provides 12 Paid Holidays and a minimum of 20 Days Paid Time Off per year as well as an excellent benefit package for full-time positions.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Position Details          Employment Application           Supplemental Application

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Employment Opportunity: Male Relief Corrections Officer - Mower County Jail

The Mower County Jail is accepting applications for Relief Corrections Officer positions. These are full-time union positions working the relief position, which are scheduled a variety of shifts, depending on the needs of the department. These positions also work weekends and holidays.

The corrections officer is responsible for supervising inmates in the jail and ensuring the safety and well-being of the inmate population and other jail staff. This includes conduction of booking in and release of inmates into and out of the jail; maintaining order and safety in the jail; performing clerical duties; and performing basic maintenance in the jail. The corrections officer candidate requires a High School Diploma or G.E.D and three years of general work experience. Starting Wage is $21.26/hour, effective January 1st wage is $21.79/hour plus an additional 90₵/hr. between 5pm-7am and 40₵/hr. on Sundays.

Application, supplemental questions and a complete job description detailing the position are available below or at Mower County Human Resources, 201 1st Street NE, Lower Level, Austin, MN (507-437-9533). Resumes will not be accepted in place of application forms. Include supplemental questions form with application. Positions are open until filled, with a priority deadline of December 2, 2019. 

Mower County provides 12 Paid Holidays and a minimum of 20 Days Paid Time Off per year as well as an excellent benefit package for full-time positions.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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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 $15.25 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


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Employment Opportunity: Deputy Sheriff Roster

Mower County is currently accepting applications to establish a roster of eligible candidates for potential future openings in the Mower County Sheriff’s Department for the Deputy Sheriff position. Starting 2019 Wage is: $27.1516/hour. This is a full-time union position. This position works weekends and holidays.

The Deputy Sheriff is responsible for serving and protecting the citizens of the County and State by enforcing all local, State and Federal laws. Duties include patrolling the County to protect businesses and residents, performing traffic enforcement, responding to domestic calls, responding to emergency situations; performing law enforcement duties in criminal matters and investigations; assisting other departments with civil process duties; providing training to other departments in law enforcement activities.

Application, supplemental questions and a complete job description detailing the position are available below or at Mower County Human Resources, 201 1st Street NE, Lower Level, Austin, MN 55912 (507-437-9533). Resumes will not be accepted in place of application forms. Applicant must include copy of P.O.S.T license or letter of eligibility with application. Include supplemental questions form with application.

Mower County offers an excellent benefit package for full-time positions including health, life, disability, retirement, and paid time off.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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Employment Opportunity: Male Corrections Officer Roster - Mower County Jail

Mower County is currently accepting applications to establish a roster of eligible candidates for potential future openings in the Mower County Jail. The Male Corrections Officer is a full-time union position working primarily 2nd shift, 2pm-10 pm or 3rd shift, 10pm-6am.  This position works weekends and holidays.

The corrections officer is responsible for supervising inmates in the jail and ensuring the safety and well-being of the inmate population and other jail staff. This includes conduction of booking in and release of inmates into and out of the jail; maintaining order and safety in the jail; performing clerical duties; and performing basic maintenance in the jail. Requirements: High School Diploma or G.E.D and one year of general work experience. Starting Wage is $21.26/hour plus an additional 90₵/hr. between 5pm-7am and 40₵/hr. on Sundays.

We are currently accepting applications for the roster only. Application, supplemental questions and a complete job description detailing the position are available below or at Mower County Human Resources, 201 1st Street NE, Lower Level, Austin, MN (507-437-9533). Resumes will not be accepted in place of application forms. Include supplemental questions form with application.

Mower County offers an excellent benefit package for full-time positions including health, life, disability, retirement, and paid time off.  

Equal Opportunity Employer

Position Details          Employment Application           Supplemental Application

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Employment Opportunity: Female Corrections Officer Roster  - Mower County Jail

Mower County is currently accepting applications to establish a roster of eligible candidates for potential future openings in the Mower County Jail. The Female Corrections Officer is a full-time union position working primarily 2nd shift, 2pm-10 pm or 3rd shift, 10pm-6am.  This position works weekends and holidays.

TThe corrections officer is responsible for supervising inmates in the jail and ensuring the safety and well-being of the inmate population and other jail staff. This includes conduction of booking in and release of inmates into and out of the jail; maintaining order and safety in the jail; performing clerical duties; and performing basic maintenance in the jail. Requirements: High School Diploma or G.E.D and one year of general work experience. Starting Wage is $21.26/hr.  

Currently accepting applications for roster only. Application, supplemental questions and a complete job description detailing the position are available below or at Mower County Human Resources, 201 1st Street NE, Lower Level, Austin, MN (507-437-9533). Resumes will not be accepted in place of application forms.  Include supplemental questions form with application.

Mower County offers an excellent benefit package for full-time positions including health, life, disability, retirement, and paid time off.  

Equal Opportunity Employer

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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: dhs.merit.system@state.mn.us

To Apply online: Merit System Online Application

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Please download, complete, save, and return the requested documents by either emailing them to mower.hr@co.mower.mn.us,
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 Mechanic - Public Works
     
                    Supplemental Application   Must be filled out and submitted when applying for Communications Clerk/911 Dispatcher 
     
                    Supplemental Application   Must be filled out and submitted when applying for Corrections Officer (Male or Female)
     
                    Supplemental Application   Must be filled out and submitted when applying for Deputy Sheriff Roster
     
                    Supplemental Application   Must be filled out and submitted when applying for Public Works Equipment Operators
     
         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
email:  Mower.HR@co.mower.mn.us  
                                                                                      
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