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Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I look to see if there are any job openings with Douglas County?
All job openings with Douglas County are advertised on the Douglas County website, Minnesotaworks, and governmentjobs.com

Submit  a job interest card and for the next 12 months you will receive an email notification each time a position opens with Douglas County, MN whose category matches one of the categories you have chosen.
How do I apply for a job with Social Services?
Social Services is covered under Minnesota Merit System and has a separate application to complete. After submitting an application to the MN Merit System, they will notify you of an exam time. Based on passing scores, a register is compiled by the State. When a position is open, the Social Services agency requests a register to interview from. For more information go to http://agency.governmentjobs.com/mnmeritsystem/default.cfm .
What happens after I submit my application?
If your completed application indicates that you meet the minimum qualifications for the position, you will be notified by email or phone of the next step in the selection process. The next step could be a written test, oral interview, or other assessment. If your application is no longer being considered, you will be notified by phone or e-mail.
How are people awarded interviews for positions?
After a job opening closes, all applications are reviewed for the position that is open. Points are awarded for education and experience relating to the job based upon information on the application. Therefore, it is important to complete all sections of the application in detail. Interviews are then granted based upon total points received.
Will a physical examination or drug testing be required?
Appointment to some positions requires candidates to take medical examinations. These positions include public works, law enforcement and others. Some positions require a drug test and some may require a psychological examination.
What are Veteran Preference Points?
Preference points are awarded to qualified veterans and spouses of deceased or disabled veterans to add to the points received off their applications. Points are awarded subject to the provisions of Minnesota Statute 43A.11. To be eligible for veteran’s preference points, you must have an honorable discharge from any branch of the armed forces after serving on active duty for 181 consecutive days or have a disability that was a received while serving on active duty and be a citizen of the U.S. or resident alien; or be the spouse of a disabled or deceased veteran.
Should I submit letters of recommendations and/or resumes with my application for a position?
Yes, these items should be submitted at the same time the application is submitted.


NOTE: Information that is transmitted by e-mail is not secure. Douglas County does not accept responsibility for private or confidential data submitted by applicants.