Ditch Inspector – Highway Department

Murray County is accepting applications for a regular full-time Ditch Inspector. Normal hours of work are Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

Position open until filled, first review of applications will be February 19, 2019.

Duties include:

  • Coordinates county management of drainage systems.
  • Inspects drainage systems and drainage projects.
  • Responsible for county drainage systems budget and records.
  • Must be able to set precedent while administering operating rules and procedures.
  • Must be able to perform intermediate troubleshooting or analysis using generally prescribed procedures.
  • Must be able to follow Department Guidelines to perform intermediate troubleshooting.
  • Knowledge of accepted principles and practices of ditch management, in accordance with laws and regulations.
  • Knowledge sufficient to integrate aspects governing drainage, tile systems, property taxes and assessment administration as they relate to state and federal laws, agency guidance, and local ordinances and regulations.

Minimum Qualifications: Minimum of a High School diploma/GED and any of the following: three years’ experience directly related to drainage repair, installation and management of public ditches, or three years combined experience in assessment, civil engineering, construction management or natural resource management, or an Associate Degree in one of the following areas: agriculture, engineering, natural resource science or construction. Valid MN Driver’s License.

Desired Qualifications: Associate Degree in related area and government experience. Experience or education related to Geographic Information System (GIS). Experience conducting or presenting at public meetings in either informal or formal settings.

Salary: $24.36 – $31.66 per hour

Contact: Murray County Coordinator’s Office, Position open until filled, first review of applications will be February 19, 2019

General Application Process

Notice to all applicants: ALL employment applications must be submitted using the Murray County Application available on this page. Resumes may be attached to that application, but resumes will ONLY be accepted if accompanied by the Murray County Employment Application. Please be sure to print your completed application, and sign and date it BEFORE submitting.

General Application Process

To apply for any open position with Murray County, please follow these steps.

  • Download the Murray County Employment Application specific to the job you are applying for
  • Print the Application
  • Submit your application by email, mail or walk-in.

Phone:  507-836-1149

By Email:

By Mail:
Murray County Coordinator’s Office
PO Box 57
Slayton, MN 56172

Murray County Coordinator’s Office
2848 Broadway Avenue (Courts Building)
Slayton, MN 56172

Fax: 507-836-6155

Application Notes

Murray County Employment Applications are accepted for Open Positions ONLY.  Please check our position listings for the latest updates to our open positions.

Murray County is an Equal Opportunity Employer