Pennington County is accepting applications for the full-time position of Full-Time Custodian I. No previous cleaning experience is required but applicants must possess a high school diploma or GED. This position will perform general cleaning duties and work Monday through Friday beginning at 2:30 p.m. each day.


    Pennington County offers a competitive wage and benefits package, including health and life insurance, retirement pension, paid vacation and sick leave, and eleven paid holidays. This position features a competitive wage and includes a shift differential.


    A detailed job description and application can be obtained in the County Assessor's Office, 101 Main Avenue N., Thief River Falls, MN 56701

    or online at: http://co.pennington.mn.us/index.php/employment.


    Application will be available until position is filled.





    Pennington County to Begin Property Assessments



    The Pennington County Assessor’s Office will begin its 2023 (affecting real estate tax payable 2024) assessment beginning July 2022.

    Minnesota Statute 273.08 requires that all properties must be viewed by a licensed assessor every five years at a maximum.  Assessors may also visit properties in search of new construction, to see if any buildings were removed, or if other changes to buildings have been made.

    The Pennington County Assessor’s Office staff will once again be knocking on doors or ringing doorbells of residences.  The Assessor’s staff will perform exterior inspections of properties, measure exteriors of new construction, and attempt to make appointments for interior inspections.  The Assessor’s staff will also be entering commercial property buildings that are open to the public.  Property owners are welcome to approach staff and ask any questions.

    Contact the Pennington County Assessor’s Office at (218) 683-7029 with any questions or concerns.


    Minnesota Homeland Security and Emergency Management officials are requesting damages to private property due to recent flooding.

    All property owners in Pennington County who sustained flood damage to their private property from April 22, 2022, to present, are asked to complete a damage assessment survey by no later than Monday, July 18th.

    Damages must be to primary homes (non-agricultural).  Damage must be in an essential living space. FEMA’s definition of an essential living space is as follows: “a room within a home that serves the function of a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, and/or living room that is regularly occupied or used by one or more members of the household and requires repair to bring its functionality back to the home.”  You are also requested to list any damages to privately owned driveways, roads, bridges, wells, and septic tanks.

    It has not yet been determined if federal assistance will be made available to private property owners.  People are asked to complete the survey should assistance be made available.

    For more information on obtaining and submitting a Private Property Damage Assessment form, please contact Erik Beitel at 218-683-7087 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or the Pennington County Website.

    Erik Beitel,  Emergency Management Director



    Damage Assessement Form



    $22.24 – $27.82


    Pennington County is seeking applicants for the position of Full-Time Mechanic. This union position is responsible for maintenance and repair of Highway Department vehicles and equipment. Other duties include, but are not limited to, purchasing / inventory of shop supplies and maintenance recordkeeping. The successful applicant should have a vocational certificate or degree in gas/diesel engine repair and 3+ years of related experience. Additional experience may be substituted for a certificate or degree.

    Pennington County offers excellent health and life insurance benefits, a retirement pension plan, paid vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays per year. This union position features a wage range of $22.24 - $27.82 per hour.

    Applications and a complete job description are available at the Pennington County Highway Department, 250 125th Ave NE, Thief River Falls, MN 56701, via email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or online at: http://co.penningoton.mn.us; click on ‘Employment’.

    Application deadline: Open until filled



    Pennington County is an Equal Opportunity Employer



    $20.93 - $25.47

    Paid on-site training


     Pennington County is looking for motivated individuals with excellent communication skills to serve as Corrections Officers. Candidates must be committed to our mission, energetic, observant, and have good decision-making skills. In addition, they must have a positive attitude and be a role model to others. Good computer skills and ability to multi-task are essential.

    Pennington County offers excellent health and life insurance benefits along with paid vacation and sick leave, and early retirement! This position is based on 12-hour rotational shifts and features a $1.00 per hour night differential pay.

    Applications and a complete job description are available at the Pennington County Sheriffs Office, 102 pt St W, Thief River Falls, MN or on our website at: https://co.pennington.mn.us/

    Application deadline: October 18, at 4:00 p.m.


    Pennington County is an Equal Opportunity Employer 

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