Employment


Applications

In order to qualify for City positions, a City application form must be completed and received by the stated deadline. Applications and position descriptions are available online or from the City Administrator’s office, 227 South Front Street, (507-934-0663) and should be returned directly to the City Administrator's Office or by email to barbaral@saintpetermn.gov.

Applications for Police Department positions are available from the Saint Peter Civil Service Commission, c/o Saint Peter Police Department, 207 South Front Street, (507-931-1550) and should be returned directly to the Department or by email to malindam@saintpetermn.gov.

Faxed and/or late applications will not be considered for any City of Saint Peter (including Police) position unless specifically stated in the position advertisement.

To complete your online application, click on the link and save the pdf document to your computer with your name in the title. Applications are fillable using Adobe software (turn on "highlight existing fields") or you can print out the application and complete it by hand.  Completed applications may be mailed in, delivered in person, or emailed as directed on the bottom of the front page of the application.

Equal Opportunity

The City of Saint Peter is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Open Positions - The following positions are now open for application:

  • TRANSIT COMPLIANCE MANAGER

  • INFRASTRUCTURE  TECHNICIAN

  • POLICE PATROL OFFICER (open until filled)

  • WATER RESOURCES SUPERINTENDENT

  • PART-TIME METER READER (open until filled)

  • PART-TIME BUILDING SUPERVISOR (open until filled)

  • PART-TIME BUS DRIVERS (open until filled)

  • PART-TIME TRANSIT SUPPORT SPECIALISTS (DISPATCHER - open until filled)

  • SEASONAL POSITIONS IN PUBLIC WORKS AND RECREATION/LEISURE SERVICES (THIS HAS BEEN REOPENED!)


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  • TRANSIT COMPLIANCE MANAGERThe Transit Compliance Manager provides management and supervision of the transit service. Applies for, documents and ensures compliance with Federal and State grant application requirements and oversees Transit Drug and Alcohol program.  MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or equivalent; Possession of a valid driver’s license; and possession of a valid Minnesota CDL Class C Driver’s License with passenger endorsement within thirty (30) days of employment; Basic knowledge of vehicle mechanics and functions; Demonstrated ability to use a personal computer; Knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet software; and experience working with the public.  DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS include Demonstrated knowledge of FTA Drug and Alcohol regulations; Demonstrated knowledge of MN/DOT and OSHA safety rules and procedures; More than one year of supervisory experience supervising two or more people; Demonstrated knowledge of State and Federal regulations on driver hours of service and driver qualifications; Previous bus driving experience in a municipal or educational setting; Previous driving experience with passengers with special needs; Previous experience with State of Minnesota grant management software or previous experience in managing operational grants from any source; and ability to speak conversational Spanish or Somali.  $25.24-$26.29 per hour.  Applicants are required to complete City application form available in the City Administrator’s office at 227 South Front Street, by calling (507)934-0663 or online by clicking here COMPLIANCE MANAGER APPLICATION.  Applicants should also review the supplemental information available here SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION .  Completed applications must be received by the City Administrator’s office by 5:00 p.m. May 27, 2022.  Faxed and/or late applications will not be accepted.  AA/EEO

  • INFRASTRUCTURE TECHNICIAN - in the Stormwater Utility of the Department of Public Works.  Candidates for this position will spend the majority of their time working outdoors.  Major duties include locating water, sewer, and stormwater lines, cleaning stormwater collection systems, checking and repairing stormwater sump basins and downstream defenders, raising manholes and recording information on the City’s geographic information system (GIS). This position works closely with contractors and property owners in observing construction practices and work performed in the right-of-way and on private property. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: high school diploma or equivalent; Possession of a valid State of Minnesota Class A driver’s license with Air Brake Endorsement and Tanker Endorsement, or to obtain within six months of the date of employment with the City; Possession of Erosion/Sediment Control Inspector/Installer Certificate or the ability to obtain within six months of the date of employment with the City; Possession of the Erosion/Sediment Control Site Management Certificate or the ability to obtain within six months of the date of employment with the City; Knowledge of “as-built” records, ability to read blueprints, maps, specifications used by contractors in the field of construction; and Possession of an American Heart Association Certification as a Basic Rescuer for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and emergency cardiac care or obtain within six months of the date of employment with the City.  DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:  two or more years of responsible experience in the operation of a municipal stormwater system or facility, or a similar industrial facility; 64 or more semester credits in college courses related to chemical, civil, environmental, mechanical, or sanitary engineering or in business or public administration; course work, education or six months experience in an area that documents knowledge of the principles and practices of civil engineering and knowledge of construction engineering principles and practices; certified as an inspector with the Minnesota Department of Transportation in “Aggregate Production” or the ability to obtain within one year of the date of employment with the City; certified as an inspector with the Minnesota Department of Transportation in “Grading and Base” or the ability to obtain within two years of the date of employment with the City; certified as an inspector with the Minnesota Department of Transportation in “Bituminous Street 1 & 2” or the ability to obtain within three years of the date of employment with the City; certified as an inspector with the Minnesota Department of Transportation in “Concrete Field” or the ability to obtain within four years of the date of employment with the City; possession of a State of Minnesota Class D Water Supply System Operator Certificate or the ability to obtain within two years of the date of employment with the City; possession of the State of Minnesota Class SD Collections System Operator Certificate or the ability to obtain with two years of the date of employment with the City; course work, education or six months experience in an area that documents a knowledge of the principles, practices, chemicals, and equipment used in stormwater treatment and pumping operations; ability to perform a wide variety of tests water, stormwater and wastewater; demonstrated knowledge of the principles of plumbing and hydraulics; knowledge of and ability to operate Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) system; demonstrated ability to operate a variety of stormwater pumping, treatment, and control equipment; demonstrated ability to diagnose problems under emergency conditions and take corrective action; knowledge and experience in the operation of equipment including but not limited to backhoes, dump trucks, jet rodder machine, tanker trucks, sewer line TV cameras, and line locators; knowledge of OSHA regulations and safety precautions of the trade.  NOTICE: The successful candidate must complete and pass a pre-employment physical and drug test and is subject to post-accident, random, reasonable suspicion, return to duty, and follow-up drug and alcohol testing required by federal regulations.  $22.90 to $35.36 per hour.  Applicants are required to complete a City of Saint Peter application form available in the City Administrator’s Office (507) 934-0663 by clicking here INFRASTRUCTURE TECH APPLICATION.  Candidates should also review the supplemental information found here CANDIDATE SUPPLEMENTAL INFO.  Completed applications must be received by the City Administrator’s Office no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 22, 2022.  Faxed or late applications will not be accepted.  Interviews will be conducted on Wednesday, June 29, 2022.  AA/EOE

  • POLICE PATROL OFFICER - $32.84-$40.30/hr, plus educational incentives and longevity steps at 8 years and 20 years of service. Qualified candidates could begin as lateral transfers at top pay rate.  $1,500 sign-on bonus; 40 hours banked sick leave; 40 hours banked vacation leave. Minimum Qualifications:  Two year degree in Law Enforcement from a P.O.S.T. accredited college or vocational school; or three years’ experience as a police officer or working in a related field such as Probation or Corrections; Possession of a valid Minnesota P.O.S.T. board license or eligibility to immediately receive a P.O.S.T. board license; possession of, or eligible for a Minnesota Class D Drivers’ license within 30 days of employment.  Desired Qualifications: Four year Bachelor’s Degree in law enforcement or related field from an accredited college or university; Four or more years of experience as a law enforcement officer; Demonstrated specialized training or certificates in a law enforcement related subjects such as Emergency Management, Crime Scene Processing, Tactical Response, Mental Health Response, and/or Law Enforcement De-escalation Training; Ability to speak conversational Spanish or Somali.  Applicants are required to complete a City application form which is available from the Saint Peter Police Department at 207 South Front Street, by calling (507)931-1550, or by clicking here POLICE OFFICER APPLICATION. Interested candidates should also review the supplemental information found by clicking here POLICE OFFICER SUPPLEMENTAL 2022. Applications must include a cover letter and résumé, and should be sent to Saint Peter Police Civil Service Commission, c/o Saint Peter Police Department, 207 South Front Street, Saint Peter, MN 56082, or to malindam@saintpetermn.gov. This position will remain open until filled and all qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview within one three (3) days of receipt of application. Faxed applications will not be accepted. This process may also include the establishment of an eligibility list from this posting for future openings that occur within 12 months from the posting date. AA/EOE

  • WATER RESOURCES SUPERINTENDENT - in the Public Works Department. Minimum qualifications include high school diploma or equivalent; four years of responsible experience in operation of Class A, B, or C system facility or similar sized industrial facility; possession of a State of Minnesota Class C Water Supply System Operator Certificate or ability to obtain within six months of date of employment with City; possession of State of Minnesota Class C Wastewater Treatment Facility Operator Certificate or ability to obtain within six months of date of employment with City; possession of a valid driver’s license upon beginning employment and possession of a valid State of Minnesota driver’s license within one month of employment with the City.  Desirable qualifications:  Demonstrated knowledge of: methods, materials, and tools use in construction, operation, and maintenance of water wells, distribution, and treatment systems;   wastewater collection and treatment systems, stormwater collection systems, detention, and treatment; Demonstrated knowledge of the principles, practices and equipment used in testing water, wastewater, and stormwater; Demonstrated knowledge of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems; Demonstrated experience in supervision of more than three employees for more than three years; Demonstrated knowledge of applicable regulatory codes; Demonstrated ability to read and interpret engineering plans and specifications; Demonstrated knowledge of OSHA regulations and municipal safety policies; Demonstrated knowledge of computer operations; Demonstrated knowledge of laboratory certification procedures; B.S. degree in engineering, public administration or related field; possession of State of Minnesota Type IV Waste Facility Operator Certificate; Possession of State of Minnesota Class B Water Supply System Operator Certificate; Possession of Minnesota Class A Wastewater Treatment Facility Operator Certificate; Possession of Minnesota Class B Wastewater Treatment Facility Operator Certificate.  Starting salary $87,600 to $101,040.  A full job description and required application packet is available from the City Administrator’s Office, 227 South Front Street, Saint Peter, Minnesota 56082-2538 or by calling (507) 934-0663 or by clicking here WATER RESOURCES SUPERINTENDENT APPLICATION. Candidates should also review the supplemental information found here WRS SUPPLEMENTAL INFO   Completed applications must be received by the City Administrator’s Office no later than 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 31, 2022.  Interviews to be conducted Monday, June 6, 2022.  Faxed or late applications will not be accepted.  AA/EOE



  • PART-TIME METER READER - in the Finance Department.  Minimum qualifications:  high school diploma or equivalent; experience working with the public; and valid Class D driver’s license.  Desired qualifications:  record keeping experience and previous meter reading experience.  Position works from the 7th of the month to the 15th of the month (Monday – Friday) and then back for rechecks as needed the following week; with occasional hours scheduled during the month for final read outs. Meter Readers must work in all weather conditions.  $15.90/hour. Applicants are required to complete a City application form available from City Administrator’s office (227 South Front Street), by calling (507)934-0663, or by clicking here METER READER APPLICATION.  Applicants should also review the supplemental information available here METER READER SUPPLEMENTAL INFO.  Qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview within one week of application submissions.  Position will remain open until filled.  AA/EOE

  • PART-TIME BUILDING SUPERVISOR - at the Saint Peter Community Center. Evenings and weekends. Minimum qualifications include: High school diploma or equivalent; CPR and First Aid training or ability to be certified within six months of employment; and Experience working with the public. Desirable qualifications include: Experience in building maintenance functions. $13.28 per hour. Applicants must complete a City of Saint Peter application available from the City Administrator’s Office at 227 South Front Street, Saint Peter, Minnesota 56082-2538, by calling (507)934-0663 or by clicking here BUILDING SUPERVISOR APPLICATION. Applicants should also read the supplemental information available here BLDG SUPERVISOR INFO.  This recruitment, with an initial deadline of April 6th, has been reopened and will remain open until filled. Faxed and/or late applications will not be accepted. AA/EOE

  • PART-TIME BUS DRIVER - The City of Saint Peter is currently accepting applications for the position of Part-time Bus Drivers for the Minnesota River Valley Transit system.   This position will work various shifts including day, nights and occasional weekends.  This position works primarily in Saint Peter.  MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Must have a valid driver’s license to begin and a State of Minnesota CDL minimum of Class C Driver’s License with passenger endorsement within thirty (30) days of employment (PLEASE NOTE - Minnesota River Valley Transit will help all new drivers train for the license test); High school diploma or equivalent.  DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Experience working with the public; experience operating two-way radio/phones; training in vehicle mechanics; previous bus driving experience. Starting wage $17.56 per hour.   Applicants must complete a City application form which is available in the City Administrator’s office at 227 South Front Street, by calling (507) 934-0663 or by clicking here PT BUS DRIVER APP APRIL 2022.  Applicants should also review the supplemental information found here PT DRIVER SUPPLEMENTAL INFO.  Completed applications must be received by the City Administrator’s office.  This position will remain open until filled and qualified applicants will be offered an interview within one week of submission of application. **NOTE:  The successful candidates for this position will be required to successfully complete and pass a pre-employment drug test. The position is also subject to post-accident, random, reasonable suspicion, return to duty, and follow-up drug and alcohol testing required by USDOT 49 CFR Part 655 (Federal Transit Administration) and USDOT 49 CFR Part 40.  In addition, successful candidates for this position must have a vehicle driving record which is clear of revocations, suspensions and cancellations for the past three (3) years.  Applicants may be required to submit to a criminal background check and be clear of convictions for crimes or anticipatory crimes (as defined in M.S. 609.17 and 609.175) within the previous fifteen (15) years. AA/EOE

  • PART-TIME TRANSIT SUPPORT SPECIALIST (DISPATCHER)– for Minnesota River Valley Transit system. (Dispatcher). This position will work mostly late afternoon, evening and weekend hours. Transit Support Specialists assist Minnesota River Valley Transit riders in scheduling rides, directing drivers to stops and pick-ups, providing clerical support for Transit Operations and Compliance Managers, and operating dispatching software.   MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  High school diploma or equivalent; demonstrated experience working with the public; demonstrated ability to operate a personal computer; ability to read, write, and speak the English language; and ability to answer multi-line phone system. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience operating a two-way radio/phone, 1+ year experience in an office setting, 1+ year experience in a municipal or other transportation system providing logistical support for moving people or materials, demonstrated ability to read and navigate a map, 1+ year experience with dispatching or vehicle routing software and hardware, 1+ year experience using social media such as Facebook or Twitter.   Starting wage:  $17.56 per hour.  Applicants are required to submit a City application form available from the City Administrator's Office (227 South Front Street, St. Peter, MN  56082), by calling 507-934-0663, or by clicking here TRANSIT SUPPORT APPLICATION.  Applicants should also review the supplemental information found here TRANSIT SUPPORT SUPPLEMENTAL INFO. Completed applications must be received by the City Administrator’s office.  This position will remain open until filled and qualified applicants will be offered an interview within one week of receipt of application.  AA/EOE

    SEASONAL POSITIONS – The following seasonal positions at the Public Works and Recreation and Leisure Services Departments are now open.   NOTE: #1-A condition of employment for all Public Works seasonal positions shall be successful completion of a background investigation and pre-employment drug test. Employees will be subject to post-accident, random, reasonable suspicion, return to duty, and follow-up drug and alcohol testing as required by federal regulations.   Must be at least 18 years of age for Public Works positions.  #2 – Applicants must complete separate applications if applying in both the Public Works and Recreation Department.  #3 -A condition of employment for aquatics program positions shall be successful completion of a background investigation, and successful completion of pre-employment drug test.  Employees will be subject to post-accident, random, reasonable suspicion, return to duty, and follow-up drug and alcohol testing. Must be at least 15 years of age for listed positions unless noted differently.  These positions will remain open for application until filled, but don't delay in submitting an application if interested.  Applications for these seasonal positions are available by clicking here SEASONAL APPLICATION 03292022



    • PUBLIC WORKS SEASONAL LABORER:  Duties include a variety of manual labor tasks associated with the care, maintenance, and cleaning of City facilities and equipment including, but not limited to, painting, washing, mowing, weeding, digging, cleaning and organizing; planting, trimming, and removal of trees and shrubs and mowing and trimming facilities.   40 hours/week.  Applicants must possess a minimum valid Class C or D driver’s license.  Minimum age:  18.   $11.75/hour
      1. TREE WORKER:  Duties include work involving maintenance of City’s urban forest including tree planting and felling, tree trimming and pruning, stump grinding and site restoration, maintenance of plants, tree nursery and new trees; tree inventory and completing reports.  MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or GED; Valid Class C or D driver's license; Possession of an American Heart Certification as a Basic Rescuer for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and emergency cardiac care or the ability to obtain within six months of employment with the City; Demonstrated related experience in tree maintenance.  DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrated knowledge in the operation a wood chipper, aerial lift truck, skid steer, chainsaw and stump grinder; Demonstrated experience and education in landscaping, arboriculture, forestry; International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) certification; Tree Inspector certification; Demonstrated knowledge of basic plant maintenance; Ability to speak conversational Somali or Spanish. 26 weeks per week April – October limited to 900 hours.  Minimum age:  18  $13.75/hour
      2. LANDSCAPE GARDENER - Duties include work involving gardening, landscape maintenance, general maintenance of planters, flowerbeds, maintenance of parks, right-of-way, and other recreational facilities.  MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or GED equivalent; Valid Class C or D driver’s license; Possession of an American Heart Certification as a Basic Rescuer for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and emergency cardiac care or the ability to obtain within six months of employment with the City; Demonstrated experience in landscape gardening.  DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrated experience in any of the following: grounds keeping and/or tree maintenance; Master Gardener certification; Demonstrated knowledge of public horticulture or landscape design; Minnesota Non-Commercial Pesticide Applicator License; Minnesota Tree Inspector Certification; Demonstrated knowledge of OSHA rules, regulations and safety requirements of the trade; Ability to speak conversational Somali or Spanish.  26 weeks April – October limited to 900 hours.  Minimum age:  18  $13.75/hour
      3. PARK RANGER:   Duties include providing assistance at community events, recreational facilities, and maintenance activities; assuring park grounds and structures are neat and clean; assist citizens using City facilities, oversee entrance to Swift Street tree and grass clippings drop off site, assist with ball field maintenance during tournaments and weekend play.  MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School diploma or GED equivalent; Valid Class C or D driver’s license; Possession of an American Heart Certification as a Basic Rescuer for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and emergency cardiac care or the ability to obtain within six months of employment with the City.   DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrated ability to deal with the public; Demonstrated problem solving abilities; Demonstrated communication skills related to City operations; Demonstrated knowledge and experience in park maintenance; Ability to speak conversational Somali or Spanish.  May 1 to October 31 including weekdays, weeknights, holidays, and weekends.  Must pass pre-employment drug test; subject to post-accident, random, reasonable suspicion, return to duty, and follow-up drug and alcohol testing required by federal regulations. Minimum age:   18.  $13.75/hour
      4. LIFEGUARD/WSI:   Duties include teaching swim lessons and supervision of swimmers.  Some maintenance. Full, part-time and substitute positions.  Current WSI, LGT, First Aid and CPR Certificates required. $12.15/hour
      5. LIFEGUARD (without WSI):  Duties include supervision of swimmers and some maintenance.  Full, part-time and substitute positions.  Current LGT, First Aid & CPR Certificates required.   $11.75/hour
      6. RECREATION COORDINATOR: Train and supervise staff, organize and implement summer sports programs (youth and adult) as well as mobile recreation program (Exploration Recreation). Need strong organizational, motivational, planning and leadership skills.   Valid Class C or D driver’s license is required.  Experience with school age children. Minimum age:  18, 35–40 hours/week. Mid May–mid/end of August. $12.50/hour
      7. RECREATION LEADERS: Responsibilities include implementing youth summer recreation and sports programs and special events. Previous experience working with youth desired. Strong leadership and organizational skills required. Valid Class C or D driver’s license.