Human Resources Office

The Human Resources Office administers compensation, benefits, leaves of absence, labor relations, worker’s compensation, and various other aspects of employment for the County’s 300+ employees.


The Human Resources Office is involved with a variety of employment-related issues, including but not limited to:

  • Recruitment
  • Screening and selection of job applicants
  • Employee benefits
  • Administration of union contracts
  • Compensation
  • Performance management
  • Legal compliance
  • Worker’s compensation

When the County has a vacancy that is open to public application, it will be physically posted in County facilities and at local colleges and job-service agencies as well as advertised on the Carlton County website and on the website Applications are accepted in person or via email by the Human Resources Office until 4 p.m. on the closing date or by mail if postmarked by the closing date.

Application Policy

Please note that it is the policy of Carlton County to accept applications only for posted positions, unless the position is covered by the MN Merit System. Unsolicited resumes are not accepted, but may be submitted along with completed job applications for currently posted vacancies.

Filling Vacancies

To fill vacancies within the Carlton County Public Health/Human Services Agency, applicants are recruited through the Minnesota Merit System. Merit System administers exams and rates training and experience factors to provide Counties with ranked registers of qualified applicants. Persons interested in Human Services positions should contact Merit System, take the exam for the position(s) they are interested in, and be placed on that/those register(s). Eligibility is limited to one year; after which you must re-test.

Current Job Openings

"Carlton County is an equal opportunity employer"