Welcome to Employment Opportunities with Rice County!  We are excited to have you consider employment with us.  Rice County employs over 400 people in full and part-time positions. Prior to applying for a position, please read the following information carefully as it contains a lot of material that will assist you through our recruitment process. Be sure to save any emails received for additional information or directions pertaining to a position that you have applied for. Thank you for your interest in employment with Rice County!

Work that Matters

Rice County is looking for the finest to join our team and take on the challenging and rewarding work of public service. When you work for local government, you improve the lives of family, friends and neighbors. County employees work every day to improve residents’ health, safety and quality of life. The work we do is unique — we protect public health, keep our communities safe, ensure our vulnerable residents are cared for, help residents get back on their feet; protect our natural resources, provide veterans the help they deserve, make sure traffic flows efficiently, inspire children to read and so much more.

Application Process

You can apply online by clicking on the job title you are interested in and clicking on the "Apply" link. If this is the first time you are applying using our online job application, you will need to create an account and select a User-name and Password. Your information and application will be saved so you may use it to apply for additional jobs in the future. Online applications are stored on a secure site. Only authorized Rice County employees and hiring authorities have access to the information submitted.

It is important that your application show all the relevant education and experience you possess. Do not leave the "Duties" space blank or mark "See Resume". Please complete this section for all employers within the application. Applications may be rejected if incomplete. While completing the application questions, your progress will automatically be saved every 30 seconds.


Rice County will only email notices relating to your job application. Be sure to check your email regularly after submitting an application. We will use the email address that is on file with us to send all notices. Remember to check your spam filter and "Junk" email folders as well as incorrectly marked as SPAM by some SPAM filters.

Equal Employment Opportunity & Reasonable Accommodation

Rice County is an equal employment opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, familial status, veteran status, status with regards to public assistance, disability, or age except where there is a bona fide occupational qualification and all other characteristics or traits protected by law.

Rice County will reasonably accommodate qualified applicants with covered disabilities who can perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.

To request an accommodation for any portion of the employment process due to a disability, please call Human Resources at 507-332-6100 or email [email protected]