As one of Minnesota's original nine counties, Washington County is on the eastern edge of the Twin Cities Metropolitan area, composed of 423 square miles of land, and possessing a distinct set of landscapes and resources. It runs more than 40 miles in length, and encompasses 468 lakes of 10 acres or more in area. The county seat is in Stillwater, Minnesota, along the scenic St. Croix River.
Washington County has historically played a diverse role in the region, serving the Twin Cities with its commercial, industrial, natural, and agricultural resources. Today, Washington County is a place where a prosperous economy grows with vital industries. Population growth has caused a spread of highly developed urban areas in Woodbury, Cottage Grove, Forest Lake, and Oakdale. The communities of Stillwater, Bayport, St. Paul Park, and Newport have each developed economic bases that support a local labor force.
When you join Washington County, you become part of something more. You are connected with over 1,200 other employees working across 12 different departments serving the community in public safety, health and human services, environmental protection, planning, public assistance, transportation and physical development, libraries, taxation, and license centers. You will help to provide a variety of services to county residents and with your talents, we can provide accessible, high-quality services in a timely and respectful manner.