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. On your first visit to the website, you will need to establish an account and create a user identification and password. You will create a "master" application that you can review and edit each time you apply for a job. For more information contact Human Resources at 320-968-5004.

Where can I access the online application process?

Any computer with internet access should be able to connect to our website. 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 identification and password. Click on "application status" to view the status of any submitted applications. For more information contact Human Resources at 320-968-5004.

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.

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. For more information contact Human Resources at 320-968-5004.

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. For more information contact Human Resources at 320-968-5004.

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 320-968-5004 or email 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.