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 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:

  • CHIEF OF POLICE

  • BUILDING OFFICIAL

  • WASTEWATER OPERATOR

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CHIEF OF POLICE for the City of Saint Peter.  MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree (BA or BS) in law enforcement or related field from an accredited college or university; Possession of a Peace Officers License issued by the Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training or ability to transfer from another State; Five or more years’ experience as a Police Officer, at least three of which were in a supervisory capacity; Demonstrated knowledge of all applicable State Statutes, investigative procedures and techniques, court decisions and other legal guidelines and current law enforcement practices and techniques; Possession of, or eligible for a valid State of Minnesota Class D Drivers’ license. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree in Law Enforcement, Public Administration or a related field from an accredited college or university; Ten (10) years’ experience as an administrator or supervisor in a Police Department with ten or more personnel; Demonstrated experience in working with a State Hospital or Correctional Facility and/or a postsecondary education institution; Emergency Management Certification from an accredited training program; Demonstrated experience in the field of Police Administration and community outreach programing; Ability to speak conversational Spanish or Somali. The successful candidate must list within a six (6) minute response time.  Salary $101,500 to $109,500.  Applicants are required to complete a City application form available here CHIEF OF POLICE APPLICATION.  Additional information about the position and the City of Saint Peter is available by clicking here SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION - CHIEF OF POLICE.  Completed applications must be received by the City Administrator’s office by 5:00 p.m. April 30, 2021.  A two-day interview process will take place May 26-27, 2021.  Faxed and/or late applications will not be accepted. AA/EEO

BUILDING OFFICIAL for the City of Saint Peter.  MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  High school diploma or GED; Possession of a State of Minnesota Class II Building Official Certification; Two (2) years’ experience in any of the skilled construction trades; Ability to perform plan review for residential, commercial, and industrial building construction and alterations; Possession of a valid State of Minnesota Class C Drivers’ License; Two (2) years’ experience as a Building Inspector; Demonstrated knowledge of building codes inspection and enforcement principles; plumbing/mechanical inspection and enforcement principles; demonstrated knowledge of principles and procedures of rental code enforcement; demonstrated knowledge of OSHA regulations.  DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Associates degree in construction trades from an accredited post-secondary educational institution; Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Construction Management or related field; More than two (2) years of experience as a Building Inspector; More than two (2) years’ experience in performing plan review for commercial and industrial building construction and alterations; Currently possess State of Minnesota full-delegation agreement approval; Demonstrated knowledge of Minnesota State Building Code, current Uniform Building Code, current Minnesota Plumbing Code, current Uniform Housing Code, and the Minnesota Uniform Fire Code, and other laws regulating building construction; Demonstrated knowledge of building construction methods and materials; Demonstrated knowledge of the principles and practices of plumbing and heating code enforcement; Demonstrated knowledge of the principles and procedures of rental code enforcement; Demonstrated ability to read and interpret building and plumbing plans and specifications.  Salary $75,500 to $80,500 per year.  Applicants are required to complete a City application form available here BUILDING OFFICIAL APPLICATION.  Candidates must also review the the supplemental information found here BUILDING OFFICIAL SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION Completed applications must be received by the City Administrator’s office by 5:00 p.m. April 30, 2021.  Interviews will be scheduled the week of May 17, 2021.  Faxed and/or late applications will not be accepted. AA/EEO

WASTEWATER OPERATOR - in the Department of Public Works.  Minimum qualifications include a high school diploma or equivalent; possession of a State of Minnesota 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 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 for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and emergency cardiac care 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. 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.  Pay range $21.34 - $23.60 per hour.   Applicants are required to complete a City of Saint Peter application form available here WASTEWATER OPERATOR APPLICATION or from the City Administrator’s Office, 227 South Front Street, Saint Peter, Minnesota  56082-2538 or by calling (507) 934-0663.  Applicants should also reference these additional informational materials SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION.  Completed applications must be received by the City Administrator’s Office no later than 5:00 p.m. on May 27, 2021.  Faxed and/or late applications will not be accepted.  Interviews will be conducted Thursday, June 10, 2021.  AA/EEO