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Employment/Jobs Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How do I apply for a Benton County job?
  2. Where can I access the online application process?
  3. How will I know if Benton County will be hiring in the future for a job I am interested in?
  4. Must I live in Benton County to apply for a job?
  5. What type of tests might I have to take?
  6. What if I need special testing accommodations?

 

VIDEO: Applying Online with Benton County

How do I apply for a Benton County job?

Benton County uses an internet based online job application process for all positions except Human Services positions (see question below for how to apply for positions in the Human Services Department).  On your first visit to the website, you will need to establish an account and create a user ID and password.  You will create a "master" application that you can review and edit each time you apply for a job.

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Where can I access the online application process?

Any computer with internet access should be able to connect to our website at www.co.benton.mn.us.  Computers are available for public use at any public library and there is also a computer workstation available in the Benton County Administrator's Office for the use of job applicants.

You can log into your application account at any time to check on your application status using your user ID and password.  Click on "application status" to view the status of any submitted applications.

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How will I know if Benton County will be hiring in the future for a job I am interested in?

You may complete a "job interest card" for notification of specific jobs or job categories by going to our job opportunities page or job interest cards page.

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Must I live in Benton County to apply for a job?

County residence is not required to apply or be hired unless stated in the job posting.  Some jobs may have a response time requirement.

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What type of tests might I have to take?

Testing and assessment varies for each position.  Testing is usually scheduled during normal business hours and may consist of any of the following: written exams, oral interview, physical fitness testing, psychological exam, drug testing, and other job-related testing procedures.  Some tests (such as the drug test) are conducted only after a conditional offer of employment is made.  Background and reference checks will be conducted on all finalists.

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What if I need special testing accommodations?

Should you have a qualified disability that would prevent you from testing for a position under standard conditions, please contact the Human Resources Director at 320.968.5001 or at hr@co.benton.mn.us as soon as you are notified of the test so that every reasonable accommodation can be made.  You must contact us for accommodation in advance of the test date as it is difficult or impossible to make accommodations without prior arrangement.

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