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:


  • FORESTER

  • POLICE PATROL OFFICER (FT)

  • INFRASTRUCTURE TECHNICIAN

  • BUILDING OFFICIAL

  • APPRENTICE LINEMAN


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  • FORESTER - The City of Saint Peter is accepting applications for the position of Forester in the Department of Public Works.  Minimum qualifications include: High school diploma or equivalent; One or more years of experience in a forestry or landscape related position; 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 employment with the City; Possession of a Minnesota Department of Agriculture noncommercial pesticide applicators license with endorsements in Categories A - Core, E – Turf and Ornamentals, F – Aquatic, J - Forestry, Rights-of-Way, and Natural Areas, L - Mosquito, Black Fly, Tick Pest Control within six months of the date of employment with the City; Possession of or ability to obtain valid State of Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) tree inspector's license within six months of the date of employment; Possession of or ability to obtain an American Heart Association Certification as a Basic Rescuer for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and emergency cardiac care within six months of the date of employment with the City. Desired qualifications include: Demonstrated knowledge of approved methods, materials, and equipment used in the care, maintenance, removal, and planting of trees; demonstrated knowledge of tree physiology, structure, and growth; demonstrated ability to classify trees according to species; Demonstrated knowledge of the operating characteristics and servicing of equipment; Demonstrated ability to operate light and heavy equipment and trucks including but not limited to wheel loader, bucket truck, dump truck, wood chipper, snow plow truck, and chain saws; Demonstrated ability to read and interpret landscaping plans and specifications; AAS, BS or BA degree in arboriculture, forestry, landscaping or a related field from an accredited college or university; One or more years of supervisory experience of two or more employees; Demonstrated knowledge of OSHA regulations and safety precautions of the trade; Demonstrated knowledge of Urban Forestry principles and practices; Possession of an Arborist Certification from the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA); Demonstrated ability to speak conversational Spanish and Somali. 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. Wage is $26.52 – $27.63 per hour.  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, by calling (507) 934-0663; or online  by clicking here  FORESTER APPLICATION.   Candidates should also review the supplemental information available by clicking here FORESTER SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION 2022. First review of applications will begin February 9, 2022 and the position will remain open until filled.   Interviews will be conducted beginning on February 14, 2022.  AA/EOE


    • POLICE PATROL OFFICER - The City of Saint Peter Police Civil Service Commission is currently accepting applications to fill an immediate Police Officer opening. We have a progressive department with numerous promotional and specialized assignment opportunities including Patrol, Sergeants, Detectives, Tactical Response Team members, School Resource Officers, Field Training Officers, and more.  Our patrol schedule consists of ten (10) hour shifts with every other weekend off.   2022 Officer salary ranges from $32.84/hr-$40.30/hr, plus educational incentives and longevity steps at eight (8) years and twenty (20) years of service.   2023 will include a 3% wage increase. Lateral transfers of Officers with prior experience are desired.  Prior years of service and applicable experience would determine starting salary.  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 four (4) years of service.  New hires are eligible for $1500.00 sign on bonus and 40 hours of banked vacation time and 40 hours of banked sick leave.  The City of Saint Peter offers an exceptional health and benefit package! 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 of Saint Peter employment application form which is available by contacting the Saint Peter Police Department by calling (507)931-1550 or at 207 South Front Street, or by clicking here POLICE APPLICATION.   Applicants must also include a cover letter and résumé and review the supplemental information found here POLICE OFFICER SUPPLEMENTAL 2022.  Completed applications must 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 and will be accepted on a continuing basis until multiple patrol officer positions are filled.  Interviews will occur within three (3) business days upon receiving completed applications.  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.

    • INFASTRUCTURE 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 or by clicking here INFRASTRUCTURE TECHNICIAN APPLICATION.  Applicants should also review the information found by clicking here SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION.  Completed applications must be received by the City Administrator’s Office no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 16, 2022.  Faxed or late applications will not be accepted.  Interviews will be conducted on February 23, 2022.  AA/EOE

    • BUILDING OFFICIAL - The City of Saint Peter is currently accepting applications for the position of Building Official.  MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High school GED or equivalent; 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; knowledge of principles and procedures of rental code enforcement; Demonstrated knowledge of OSHA regulations.   DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Associate’s Degree in construction trades from an accredited post-secondary educational institution; Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Construction Management or a related field; more than two (2) years’ experience as a Building Inspector; More than two 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 International 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; knowledge of the principles and procedures of rental code enforcement.   Salary range $78,500 to $83,500 per year DOQ.  Applicants are required to complete a City application form available by clicking here BUILDING OFFICIAL APPLICATION  or from the City Administrator’s office at 227 South Front Street or by calling (507)934-0663.  Applicants should also review the following information - BUILDING OFFICIAL SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION  Completed applications must be received by the City Administrator’s office by 5:00 p.m. February 16, 2022.   Faxed and/or late applications will not be accepted. AA/EEO

    • APPRENTICE LINEMAN - in the Department of Public Works.  Minimum qualifications include a high school diploma and satisfactory completion of a technical school program for Lineman Electricians or 2 years of experience in the line work trade;  possession of a valid driver’s license; Possession of a valid State of Minnesota Class A Drivers’ License with Air Brake Endorsement 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 obtain within six months of the date of employment with the City.  Desirable qualifications include demonstrated knowledge of principles of electrical theory applicable to electrical circuits and wiring systems; demonstrated knowledge of OSHA regulations and safety precautions of the trade; demonstrated ability to operate bucket trucks, line trucks, trencher, backhoe, and locating equipment; demonstrated knowledge of materials and tools used in construction, operation, and maintenance of electrical distribution systems; demonstrated knowledge of work hazards involved in operation of an electrical system; demonstrated knowledge of computer.  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 $29.65 per hour.   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, by calling (507) 934-0663, or by clicking here APPRENTICE LINEMAN APPLICATION.  Applicants are also encouraged to review the information here APPRENTICE LINEMAN SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION.  Completed applications must be received by the City Administrator’s Office no later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 16, 2022.  Faxed and/or late applications will not be accepted.  Interviews will be Thursday, March 10, 2022. AA/EEO