Dakota County not only intends to be in full compliance with all applicable equal opportunity, affirmative action and nondiscrimination laws, but also promote diversity through a continuing program of positive practices.
These positive practices are specifically designed to ensure the full realization of the principles of equality without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, socio-economic level, status with regard to public assistance or status as disabled.
The Dakota County Board of Commissioners expects each employee to cooperate to achieve this goal and each Commissioner personally stands behind these principles.
The County strives to attract the most qualified, diverse pool of applicants for each position posted and participates in a variety of specialized recruitment activities designed to attract a more diverse applicant pool. These activities include occupationally specific job fairs and events designed to identify and attract persons of color and women into jobs where they are underrepresented.