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The region we know today as Isanti County was originally settled by lumberjacks from New England, migrating westward with their families in search of fresh trees to harvest.

Employment Opportunities

Isanti County employment applications and resumes must be submitted in person or mailed to:

Isanti County Administrator
Isanti County Government Center
555 18th Avenue SW
Cambridge, MN 55008

If you have any questions, please contact the County Administrator's office at (763) 689-3859. 


  • A resume must be submitted along with your employment application.
  • Applications, resumes, and all other related material are due to the County Administrator/Human Resources department by 4:30 p.m. on the closing date, or must be postmarked on the closing date.
  • Applications are held on file for 6 months.

Current Isanti County Employment Opportunities

Seasonal Highway Laborers - Highway Department

Isanti County is accepting applications for part-time Seasonal Highway Laborers.  Applicants must be at least eighteen (18) years old and have a valid MN Class D driver’s license.  Starting salary: $10.00 per hour.  Application and resume required.  AA/EEO.
Deadline:  Friday, May 1, 2015, at 4:30 p.m.
Position Description

Seasonal Aquatic Invasive Species Inspectors (3) - Zoning Department

Isanti County is seeking applicants for three (3) part-time seasonal Aquatic Invasive Species Inspectors in the Isanti County Zoning Department.  A one-day DNR training is required which will be provided.  Must be 18 years of age and possess a current Minnesota Driver’s license.  This position is for 25 hours per week, with possible evenings and weekends included.  This position will start in May, 2015, and end in October, 2015.  Salary:  $15.00 per hour.  Application and resume required.  EOE/AA
Deadline:  Friday, April 24, 2015, at 4:30 p.m.
Position Description

Planner - Public Health Department

Position open for a full-time Public Health Planner in the Isanti County Public Health Department. Duties include: Identifies, engages, and involves partners in community health assessments and evaluation; coordinates department quality improvement and quality assurance activities/projects; conducts data management to assess demographic, programmatic, socioeconomic, and community health statistics; leads planning, applying, and assists with implementation of department grants; manages departments health information technology; assists with departments public relations. Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health, Community Health, Public Administration, Nursing, Social Work or related field required.  Experience with community assessment, quality improvement, and strategic planning desirable.  Starting salary:  $22.99 per hour with benefits.  Application and resume required.  AA/EEO
Deadline:  Friday, May 1, 2015, at 4:30 p.m.
Position Description

Finance Director/Assistant Auditor-Treasurer - Auditor-Treasurer's Office

Position open for a full-time Finance Director/Assistant Auditor-Treasurer in the County Auditor-Treasurer’s office.  Primary duties include supervising the county’s accounting and payroll functions as well as assisting in preparation of the annual budget.  Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and three years’ experience in preparation of financial statements.  Desired qualifications:  Familiarity with governmental accounting principles.  Starting salary: $34.75 per hour with benefits.  Application and resume required.  AA/EEO
Deadline:  Friday, May 1, 2015, at 4:30 p.m.
Position Description

Administrative Assistant III (Part-Time) - Sheriff's Department

Isanti County is accepting applications for a part-time (up to 29 hours per week) Administrative Assistant III in the County Sheriff’s Department.  Duties include a variety of administrative and clerical tasks including transcribing of statements and maintaining a current record keeping system, with the majority of the position processing gun permits.  Computer experience required, along with knowledge of Microsoft Word and Access; transcribing experience also required.  Starting salary is $17.12 per hour with prorated variable benefits.  Application and resume required.  AA/EEO
Deadline: Friday, May 1, 2015, at 4:30 p.m.
Position Description

Current Family Services Merit System Employment Opportunities

Social Workers 

Isanti County Family Services has current openings for a Child Protection Social Worker and a Mental Health Social Worker.  Salary $24.38 per hour.

Applicants must be Minnesota State Merit eligible.  For job qualifications or information regarding the Minnesota Merit System, please access the following website:  Tests are given at various times/locations.  The next scheduled date for Cambridge, MN  is May 15, 2015 space limited. 

Questions, contact Penny Messer, Director of Community Social Services, Isanti County Family Services at (763) 689-1711.
Deadline:  Must complete Merit System test by Friday, May 15, 2015.

Vacancies in the Family Services department are filled using the Minnesota Merit System.

The Merit System consists of examinations which may include one or more of the following: written examination, oral examination, and rating of experience/education. The names of applicants who successfully completed all required examinations are listed as eligible applicants in order of the score and geographic area. When a vacancy exists with Isanti County, the supervisor will request a list of eligible applicants from the Merit System and personal interviews.

Merit System applications should be sent to:

Minnesota Department of Human Services
Merit System
PO Box 64997
St. Paul, MN 55164-0097

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