Human Resources

At McDonald County we seek talented and professional individuals who are interested in joining a family friendly environment. As always, our people make McDonald County government friendly and responsive. Our staff and elected officials strive to meet the challenges of a growing community while protecting the public interest. We are dedicated to providing the most efficient and effective use of your tax dollars. To apply please see application and email it back to Human Resources.

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Within the Human Resources department, we strive to promote transparency and ownership. As a county employee, we empower you to take on your benefits and access them anytime you have the need to discuss them. If you are interested in joining our workforce, you will find an application above along with benefit information for eligible members.

As a county employee McDonald County offers all eligible employees an Employee Assistance Program. EAP services are available to eligible members and their household. Log in to explore wellness, work/life, legal and financial information and resources. EAP

Understanding CERF is an important part of becoming a county employee. The County Employees’ Retirement Fund (CERF) was established by Senate Bill 579, effective August 28, 1994. Effective January 1, 1997, CERF began paying annuity payments to eligible retirees. Full-time employees and authorized part-time employees who are employed in a position normally requiring 1,000 hours of work each year will be enrolled in the CERF plan upon employment. Employees who are members of the CERF Pension Plan may participate in the deferred compensation plan sponsored by CERF (Great West). The CERF Smart Savings Plan provides employees the opportunity to “defer” a portion of their income before taxes into a savings plan for retirement. In addition, each year the CERF Board may provide a matching contribution (up to the plan limits) to participant’s contributions.

For Job opportunities & Health benefits see above. County of McDonald provides paid time off along with average group health plans including life, vision, dental, short term disability plans.

Our county is committed to the principals of Equal Employment Opportunity and to making employment decisions based on merit and value. We are committed to complying with all Federal, State, and local laws providing Equal Employment Opportunities, as well as all other laws related to the terms and conditions of employment. We desire to keep a work environment which is free of harassment or discrimination because of sex, race, religion, color, national origin, physical or mental disability, marital status, age, sexual orientation or any other status protected by Federal, State or local laws. We will make every reasonable effort to accommodate those physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified employee, unless undue hardship would result for the county.
Just as the county bears a responsibility towards this policy, each employee must clearly communicate their disinterest in, or offense taken to, any perceived verbal or physical discrimination or harassment. We are all responsible for upholding this Equal Employment Opportunity policy and commitment. Equal Employment Opportunity laws afford each one of us the chance to succeed or fail based on individual merit.

All new hires and current employees are required by Federal law to verify their identity and eligibility to work in the United States. You will be required to complete Federal form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification Form, upon application for employment. Human Resources will research employees through e-verify.

Helpful links:

Paychex Time & Attendance Portal

Intuit Workforce Paystub Access

UMR: United Health Care Access

Empowerment 401a/ 457b