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Employment Opportunity: Public Works Equipment Operators

The Mower County Highway-Public Work’s Department has openings and is accepting applications for the Public Works Equipment Operator position. These are full-time union positions. Starting Wage is $21.79/hour - $24.33/hour based on experience.

Public Works Equipment Operators are responsible for conducting maintenance and repair activities on assigned portions of County roads, highways and bridges. They maintain and care for assigned pieces of equipment; blade and grade gravel roads; assist in the plowing and sanding of roads; hauling of construction and maintenance materials; and operating paving, loaders, and backhoes in the paving or maintenance/repair of roads and culverts.

Positions require a minimum of a high school diploma and two years of experience operating a variety of maintenance and construction equipment; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. The County is seeking candidates with highway construction experience.

Application, a job application attachment and the complete job description detailing the position are 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. A valid Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Class A and MNDOT health card are position requirements at entry. Positions are open until filled, with a priority deadline of noon on Friday, February 28, 2020.

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: Public Health Nurse - Community Health

Mower County Health & Human Services-Community Health is accepting applications for a Public Health Nurse. Starting Wage is $31.4517/hour (full-time union position). The successful candidate is responsible for performing professional public health and nursing functions in support of one or more specialized public health programs or functions. Responsibilities may include developing, implementing and maintaining health programs and initiatives; managing medical records and related systems; providing health education for students, families, and employees; conducting home visits to deliver and monitor health treatments; conducting health evaluations; and monitoring client progress.

Requirements include: Bachelor's degree in Nursing or related field; 1-year related experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Public Health Nurse Certification, Registered Nurse License and valid driver’s license.

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 February 7 , 2020.

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

Position Details         Employment Application          Supplemental Application

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Employment Opportunity: Case Aide 1 - Health & Human Services

Mower County Health & Human Services is accepting applications for a Case Aide 1. The starting wage is $20.1870/hour (full-time union position). The successful candidate is responsible for making defined decisions in supporting clients by identifying community services and resources; providing specialized information regarding clients' needs; and providing direct services to clients when requested. Responsibilities may include providing information to participants; reviewing information; interviewing participants; and maintaining and coordinating the collection and maintenance of related files.

Requirements include: High school diploma or G.E.D.; and 2 years of administrative support in human services 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 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 February 12, 2020.

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

Position Details         Employment Application 
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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 starting wage is $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. Position open until filled, with a priority deadline of February 12, 2020

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.

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: 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


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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 Wage is: $27.8304/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 $21.7949/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 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
Public Works - Maintenance & Equipment Operator
     
Supplemental Application   Must be filled out and submitted when applying for
Public Health Nurse - Community Health
     
                    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
     
         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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