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:

  • POLICE PATROL OFFICER

  • PT RECREATION LEADER

  • FULL-TIME BUS DRIVER

  • PART-TIME BUS DRIVER (GUS BUS)

  • PART-TIME TRANSIT SUPPORT SPECIALIST (DISPATCHER)

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POLICE PATROL OFFICER - The City of Saint Peter Police Civil Service Commission is accepting applications to fill an immediate Police Officer opening. We have a progressive department with numerous promotional and specialized assignment opportunities including Patrol, two Sergeants, two Detectives, two Tactical Response Team members, two School Resource Officers, multiple Field Training Officer roles, and more. Officer salary ranges from $28.97/hr-$36.21/hr, plus educational incentives and longevity steps at 8 years and 20 years of service. A recommendation could be made to lateral in at top pay rate depending on qualifications. Officers without prior Law Enforcement experience will top out after 4 years of service. The City of Saint Peter offers an exceptional health and benefit package at an extremely reasonable rate. Holiday pay, uniform allowance, tuition reimbursement, and a well-being program are some of the highlights included in the benefits package. Customizable/accelerated field training program based upon prior experience and competency.  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 PATROL OFFICER APPLICATION. Applicants should also review the supplemental information available by clicking here SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION Applications must include a cover letter and résumé, and be received by the Saint Peter Police Civil Service Commission, c/o Saint Peter Police Department, 207 South Front Street, Saint Peter, MN  56082, (507)931-1550, by 5:00 p.m., Monday, September 27, 2021. Oral interviews are scheduled to occur on October 6, 2021.  Faxed/late 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

PART-TIME RECREATION LEADERin the Recreation and Leisure Services Department.   The Recreation Leader assists, conducts, leads, and evaluations programs, projects and special events and facilities.  MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  16 or older with a valid Minnesota non-provisional driver’s license. Afternoon, evening and weekend hours, including holidays.  $10.25 per hour. Applicants must complete a City of Saint Peter application available by clicking here PT RECREATION LEADER APPLICATION or from the City Administrator’s office at 227 South Front Street.   Candidates should also review the supplemental information available by clicking here PT REC LEADER SUPPLEMENTAL Deadline for receipt of completed applications by the City Administrator’s office is 5:00 pm on September 24, 2021.  Faxed/late applications not accepted. AA/EEO

FULL-TIME BUS DRIVERfor the Minnesota River Valley Transit system in Saint Peter.   Due to COVID-19, work hours for this position may vary (days, nights, weekends) for the foreseeable future.    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 Minnesota River Valley Transit 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 $17.86  per hour.  Position includes health, dental and other benefits.  Applicants are required to complete a City application form which is available by clicking here FULL-TIME BUS DRIVER APPLICATION, from the City Administrator’s office at 227 South Front Street, by calling (507) 934-0663.  Applicants should also review the supplemental information available by clicking here SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION  Completed applications must be received by the City Administrator’s office by 5:00 p.m. October 6, 2021.  Faxed 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

 

PART-TIME BUS DRIVER for the Minnesota River Valley Transit system driving the “Gus Bus” hours.  This position will work Friday and Saturday nights from 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. in Saint Peter.  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 $20.87 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, by calling (507) 934-0663 or by clicking here PART-TIME BUS DRIVER APPLICATION. Applicants should also review the supplemental information available by clicking here SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION. Completed applications must be received by the City Administrator’s office by 5:00 p.m. October 6, 2021.  Faxed 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

 

TRANSIT SUPPORT SPECIALIST – Minnesota River Valley Transit (Dispatcher). This position will work from 3-8:00 p.m. on Fridays and occasionally at other times and days of the week. 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, 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 of 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 in using social media such as Facebook or Twitter.  Starting wage:  $17.86 per hour Applicants are required to submit a City application form available by clicking here TRANSIT SUPPORT SPECIALIST APPLICATION, from the City Administrator’s office at 227 South Front Street or by calling (507) 934-0663. Applications should also review the supplemental information available by clicking here SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION Completed applications must be received by the City Administrator’s office by 5:00 p.m. October 6, 2021.   Faxed and/or late applications will not be accepted. AA/EEO