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All Big Stone County position openings (regardless of employment status or whether the vacancy is a replacement or a new position) shall be subject to review and approval by the County Board.
It shall be the policy of the County to recruit and select the most qualified persons available for positions in the County’s work force. Employees of the County shall be encouraged to advance their career through promotion or transfer. Employees will be selected on the basis of their relative knowledge, skills and abilities in order to ensure open competition among qualified applicants.
When an opening is identified within the County, the opening will first be posted the internally allowing current employees the opportunity to apply for the position. If there are no qualified internal applicants, the County will advertise the opening locally and as determined by the Hiring Manager and the Human Resources Director as the best places to advertise to attract the best applicants for the position.
The provisions of Minnesota Law (M.S. 197.455, et seq) relating to Veterans Preference in hiring shall be followed for all applicable, open-competitive positions.
The County is committed to selecting the most qualified applicant for each position, without regard to any protected class. The County reserves the right to reject all applicants and fill the position on a temporary or contractual basis in the event that, in the sole discretion of the employer, an insufficient number of qualified applicants applied.
Family Services positions are hired through the MN Merit System. You must first apply through MN Merit.