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. to 12 noon and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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.

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

Equal Opportunity

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

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

POLICE COMMUNICATION TECHNICIAN - The Saint Peter Civil Service Commission is currently accepting applications for the positions of a full-time and part-time Police Communications Technician. Responsibilities involve assisting the public in person and by phone, dispatching emergencies, record processing, computer entry and other related assignments.  MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  High school degree or equivalent; Possession or eligible to receive a Class D Minnesota Driver’s license; Skill and ability to receive State Certification on NCIC file operation; Excellent verbal and written communication skills; Ability to receive First Responder Certification.  DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge and experience in data entry, use of office equipment and office procedures; Experience working with the public; Knowledge of law enforcement procedures; Experience in the operation of radio equipment; Experience in working in law enforcement or working with difficult individuals; Experience as a Dispatcher, Jailer or other law enforcement position.  Hours of work are 12-hour shifts, which include nights, weekends and holidays.  The starting salary has been set at $22.44 per hour.  Applicants must successfully complete recruitment procedures as required by the Saint Peter Police Civil Service Commission.  Applications may be obtained by phone (507) 931-1550, or in person, and must be submitted along with a resume and cover letter, to the Saint Peter Police Department, 207 South Front Street, Minnesota 56082 by no later than April 17, 2020.  Faxed, emailed and/or late applications will not be accepted.  AA/EOE

SEASONAL RECREATION POSITIONSThe City has reopened recruitment for two of the Recreation and Leisure Services positions as follows: 

  • 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. 35–40 hours/week. Mid May–mid/end of August.
  • 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 is required.  End of May–mid/end August. Flexible hours. 20–40 hours/week.

Applications, which are available by clicking here, or from the City Administrator’s office by calling 507-934-0663, must be received by the City Administrator’s office by 5:00 p.m. on April 24, 2020.  Faxed and/or late applications will not be accepted.  Applications may be emailed to barbaral@saintpetermn.gov.

LINEWORKER ASSISTANT – SEASONAL INTERN (MAY-AUGUST) in the Public Works Department (Electric Utility) -  The City is seeking a future student, current student, or recent graduate of a Powerline/Electrical Lineworker program for seasonal employment. The Lineworker Assistant will gain valuable on-the-job experience and knowledge of a working electrical distribution system. A safe working environment and all required personal protective equipment will be provided.  The Lineworker Assistant will assist the Journeymen Linemen with the operation, maintenance, and construction of our 13.8kV underground electric distribution system.  Experience may be gained in the operation of an aerial lifting device, digger-derrick, trencher, skid steer, and various other equipment used to install underground electrical cable. The City of Saint Peter also owns a 12MW generation facility and operates as needed.  Additional summer projects include AMI meter installation and GIS data collection of the City’s electrical system.  Qualifications for this position:  Future student, current student, or recent graduate of a Powerline/Electrical Lineworker program or closely related field; Ability to work outdoors for up to 10 hours per day; Valid Minnesota Driver’s License; and a minimum of 18 years old.  $14.00 per hour. Resumes will be accepted until position is filled or May 30, 2020 which ever occurs first.  City applications are not required for this position.  Interested students must submit a resume and school transcripts, to barbaral@saintpetermn.gov or by mail to City Administrator’s Office , 227 South Front Street, Saint Peter MN 56082.  Applicants will be subject to background investigation and drug/alcohol testing prior to employment.  AA/EOE

PART-TIME BUS DRIVERS - for the Minnesota River Valley Transit system.  This position will work varied shifts including day, nights and occasional weekends. Positions in both Saint Peter and Le Sueur available.  Successful candidates for this position must have, at a minimum,  a High school diploma or equivalent and a valid State of Minnesota CDL minimum of Class C Driver’s License with passenger endorsement.  Candidates will have thirty (30) days from the date of employment to obtain the required driver’s license and the City will help the new employee train for the license test.  Candidates who possess the following desired experience or education will qualify for additional points towards an interview: previous experience working with the public; training in vehicle mechanics; experience operating a two-way radio/phone; and prior bus driving experience. Starting wage $16.72 per hour. Applicants are required to complete a City application form which is available in the City Administrator’s office at 227 South Front Street or by calling (507) 934-0663. Completed applications must be received by the City Administrator’s office by 5:00 p.m. April 9, 2020.  Faxed, emailed, and/or late applications will not be accepted. **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/EEO