Human Resources


Through strategic partnerships and collaboration, the Human Resources Department recruits, develops and retains a high performing and diverse workforce and fosters a healthy, safe, and productive work environment for employees, departments, and the public in order to maximize individual and organizational potential and position the County of Ward as an employer of choice


  • Valuing, Encouraging, and Supporting a Diverse Workforce;
  • Continually Improving Individual and Organizational Effectiveness;
  • Anticipating and Meeting the Changing Needs of the Workforce; 
  • Championing Career and Professional Growth;
  • Creating and Enhancing Strategic Partnerships.

  • Promote Honesty, Integrity, and Trust: We honor our commitments and conduct business in a manner that promotes fairness, respect, honesty, and trust.
  • Celebrate Teamwork: We encourage the diversity of thoughts, experiences, and backgrounds and celebrate participation and partnership in all of our endeavors.
  • Encourage Communication: We solicit the input of others and strive for transparency and inclusiveness.
  • Focus on Our Customers: We have a passion for service and are committed to knowing our customers’ business, anticipating their needs, and exceeding expectations.
  • Embrace Change and Innovation: We are open to possibility and foster creativity and risk-taking to support continuous improvement.
  • Champion Employee Development: We are committed to maximizing the potential of every individual and to support and promote the County as a learning organization.
  • Model Leadership: We lead by example and advocate equitable treatment in our behaviors, policies, and practices.
  • Produce Quality Results: We believe those we serve deserve excellent service, a safe, productive, and healthy work environment, and quality results.

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Please send the Ward County application, cover letter, resume, college transcripts, writing samples and any applicable training certificates or requested testing results to:             

Mailing Address:
          P.O. Box 5005
          Minot, ND 58702-5005

Physical Address:
225 3rd St SE
Minot, ND 58701


Applicant Forms

Ward County Job Application - Paper Version
Ward County Job Application - Online

Current Employees

Employee Handbook

Employee Handbook

General Forms
Direct Deposit Form

WSI Forms

Accident Investigation/Root Cause Analysis
First Report of Injury - If Seeking Medical Treatment
Incident Report - Not Seeking Medical Treatment
Capability Assessment