PLEASE NOTE:  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 in the City Administrator’s office, 227 South Front Street, (507)934-0663 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Applications for Police  Deparment positions are available from the Saint Peter Civil Service Commission, c/o Saint Peter Police Department, 207 South Front Street, (507)931-1550. 


Faxed, emailed, and/or late applications will not be considered for any City of Saint Peter (including Police) position.  The City of Saint Peter is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Thank you for your interest in employment with the City of Saint Peter! 


The following positions are currently open:






WASTEWATER OPERATOR – Laboratory Focus -  in the Department of Public Works.  Minimum qualifications include a high school diploma or equivalent; possession of a State of Minnesota Class D Wastewater Treatment Facility Operator Certificate or ability to obtain within one year of the date of employment with the City; possession of a State of Minnesota Type IV Biosolids Operator or ability to obtain within one year of the date of employment with the City; possession of a valid driver’s license - State of Minnesota Class A driver’s license with Air Brake Endorsement and Tanker Endorsement or ability to obtain within six months of the date of employment with the City; possession of an American Heart Association Certification as a Basic Rescuer or ability to obtain within six months.

Desirable qualifications:  Satisfactory completion of a technical school program related to wastewater systems operations; up to six years of responsible experience as a wastewater system operator with at least two years experience in the operation of a Class A, B, or C system or facility, or similar industrial facility;             knowledge of the principles, practices, chemicals, and equipment used in wastewater treatment, biosolids treatment and disposal, and pumping operations; ability to perform a wide variety of tests on raw and treated wastewater, raw and treated bio-solids; knowledge of the principles of plumbing and hydraulics; knowledge of and ability to operate Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) system; knowledge of the functions and service requirements of mechanical equipment and machinery; knowledge of OSHA regulations and safety precautions of the trade; demonstrated ability to operate a variety of wastewater plant pumping, treatment, and control equipment, biosolids treatment and disposal 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, main line TV cameras, and line locators.

Special Emphasis:  Applicant shall have knowledge of laboratory certification and accreditation and will serve as the technical support for laboratory accreditation programs.  Within one year of employment applicant shall bring laboratory within required Minnesota Pollution Control Agency standards for National Pollution Control Discharge Elimination System testing and compliance.  Plus have demonstrated knowledge of National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Conference standards with the ability to maintain accreditation compliance; knowledge of fats, oil, and grease programs; mercury mitigation programs and National Pollution Discharge Elimination System reporting.

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.

Starting pay range $18.44 - $26.65 per hour depending on qualifications.  Applicants are required to complete a City of Saint Peter application form available in the City Administrator’s Office, 227 South Front Street, Saint Peter, Minnesota  56082-2538 or by calling (507) 934-0663.  Completed applications must be received by the City Administrator’s Office no later than 5:00 p.m. on September 5, 2014.  Faxed, emailed, and/or late applications will not be accepted.  Interviews will be conducted September 18, 2014.  AA/EEO


ELECTION JUDGES – for November general election only.  To be eligible for appointment as an election judge, a candidate must be:
  • eligible to vote in the State of Minnesota; and
  • affiliated with a major political party; and
  • able to read, write and speak English; and
  • appointed by the City Council; and
  • trained and currently certified as an election judge.
An election judge cannot be:
  • a candidate in that election (i.e. be running for an office on the ballot used in that precinct); or
  • the husband, wife, parent, step relative, child, brother, or sister of a candidate or another judge in the same precinct; or
  • a challenger.
All Judges must attend a mandatory training session before the election and are paid at the rate of $8.75 per hour for their service.  Most judges work all day on election day and State law does allow individuals who serve as judges to take time off from work.    If you would like to be considered for appointment as an election judge for the November general election, or for more information on how you can serve your community in this way, please contact the City Administrator’s office at 934-0663 or send an e-mail to barbaral@saintpetermn.gov.