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 online or from the City Administrator’s office, 227 South Front Street, (507-934-0663) and should be returned directly to the City Administrator's Office or by email to barbaral@saintpetermn.gov.

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) and should be returned directly to the Department or by email to malindam@saintpetermn.gov.

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

To complete your online application, click on the link and save the pdf document to your computer with your name in the title. Applications are fillable using Adobe software (turn on "highlight existing fields") or you can print out the application and complete it by hand.  Completed applications may be mailed in, delivered in person, or emailed as directed on the bottom of the front page of the application.

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 (open until filled)

  • PART-TIME METER READER (open until filled)

  • PART-TIME BUILDING SUPERVISOR (open until filled)

  • PART-TIME BUS DRIVERS (open until filled)

  • PART-TIME TRANSIT SUPPORT SPECIALISTS (DISPATCHER - open until filled)

  • SEASONAL POSITIONS IN PUBLIC WORKS AND RECREATION/LEISURE SERVICES (THIS HAS BEEN REOPENED!)


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  • POLICE PATROL OFFICER - $32.84-$40.30/hr, plus educational incentives and longevity steps at 8 years and 20 years of service. Qualified candidates could begin as lateral transfers at top pay rate.  $1,500 sign-on bonus; 40 hours banked sick leave; 40 hours banked vacation leave. 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 POLICE OFFICER APPLICATION. Interested candidates should also review the supplemental information found by clicking here POLICE OFFICER SUPPLEMENTAL 2022. Applications must include a cover letter and résumé, and should be sent to Saint Peter Police Civil Service Commission, c/o Saint Peter Police Department, 207 South Front Street, Saint Peter, MN 56082, or to malindam@saintpetermn.gov. This position will remain open until filled and all qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview within one three (3) days of receipt of application. Faxed 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 METER READER - in the Finance Department.  Minimum qualifications:  high school diploma or equivalent; experience working with the public; and valid Class D driver’s license.  Desired qualifications:  record keeping experience and previous meter reading experience.  Position works from the 7th of the month to the 15th of the month (Monday – Friday) and then back for rechecks as needed the following week; with occasional hours scheduled during the month for final read outs. Meter Readers must work in all weather conditions.  $15.90/hour. Applicants are required to complete a City application form available from City Administrator’s office (227 South Front Street), by calling (507)934-0663, or by clicking here METER READER APPLICATION.  Applicants should also review the supplemental information available here METER READER SUPPLEMENTAL INFO. Qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview within one week of application submissions. Position will remain open until filled. AA/EOE

  • PART-TIME BUILDING SUPERVISOR - at the Saint Peter Community Center. Evenings and weekends. Minimum qualifications include: High school diploma or equivalent; CPR and First Aid training or ability to be certified within six months of employment; and Experience working with the public. Desirable qualifications include: Experience in building maintenance functions. $13.28 per hour. Applicants must complete a City of Saint Peter application available from the City Administrator’s Office at 227 South Front Street, Saint Peter, Minnesota 56082-2538, by calling (507)934-0663 or by clicking here BUILDING SUPERVISOR APPLICATION. Applicants should also read the supplemental information available here BLDG SUPERVISOR INFO.  This recruitment, with an initial deadline of April 6th, has been reopened and will remain open until filled. Faxed and/or late applications will not be accepted. AA/EOE

  • PART-TIME BUS DRIVER - The City of Saint Peter is currently accepting applications for the position of Part-time Bus Drivers for the Minnesota River Valley Transit system.   This position will work various shifts including day, nights and occasional weekends.  This position works primarily in Saint Peter.  MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Must have a valid driver’s license to begin and a State of Minnesota CDL minimum of Class C Driver’s License with passenger endorsement within thirty (30) days of employment (PLEASE NOTE - Minnesota River Valley Transit will help all new drivers train for the license test); High school diploma or equivalent.  DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience working with the public; experience operating two-way radio/phones; training in vehicle mechanics; previous bus driving experience. Starting wage $17.56 per hour.   Applicants must 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 PT BUS DRIVER APP APRIL 2022.  Applicants should also review the supplemental information found here PT DRIVER SUPPLEMENTAL INFO.  Completed applications must be received by the City Administrator’s office.  This position will remain open until filled and qualified applicants will be offered an interview within one week of submission of application. **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/EOE

  • PART-TIME TRANSIT SUPPORT SPECIALIST (DISPATCHER)– for Minnesota River Valley Transit system. (Dispatcher). This position will work mostly late afternoon, evening and weekend hours. 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; and 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 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 using social media such as Facebook or Twitter.   Starting wage:  $17.56 per hour.  Applicants are required to submit a City application form available from the City Administrator's Office (227 South Front Street, St. Peter, MN  56082), by calling 507-934-0663, or by clicking here TRANSIT SUPPORT APPLICATION.  Applicants should also review the supplemental information found here TRANSIT SUPPORT SUPPLEMENTAL INFO. Completed applications must be received by the City Administrator’s office.  This position will remain open until filled and qualified applicants will be offered an interview within one week of receipt of application.  AA/EOE

    SEASONAL POSITIONS – The following seasonal positions at the Public Works and Recreation and Leisure Services Departments are now open.   NOTE: #1-A condition of employment for all Public Works seasonal positions shall be successful completion of a background investigation and pre-employment drug test. Employees will be subject to post-accident, random, reasonable suspicion, return to duty, and follow-up drug and alcohol testing as required by federal regulations.   Must be at least 18 years of age for Public Works positions.  #2 – Applicants must complete separate applications if applying in both the Public Works and Recreation Department.  #3 -A condition of employment for aquatics program positions shall be successful completion of a background investigation, and successful completion of pre-employment drug test.  Employees will be subject to post-accident, random, reasonable suspicion, return to duty, and follow-up drug and alcohol testing. Must be at least 15 years of age for listed positions unless noted differently.  These positions will remain open for application until filled, but don't delay in submitting an application if interested.  Applications for these seasonal positions are available by clicking here SEASONAL APPLICATION 03292022

    • PUBLIC WORKS SEASONAL LABORER:  Duties include a variety of manual labor tasks associated with the care, maintenance, and cleaning of City facilities and equipment including, but not limited to, painting, washing, mowing, weeding, digging, cleaning and organizing; planting, trimming, and removal of trees and shrubs and mowing and trimming facilities.   40 hours/week.  Applicants must possess a minimum valid Class C or D driver’s license.  Minimum age:  18.   $11.75/hour
      1. LANDSCAPE GARDENER - Duties include work involving gardening, landscape maintenance, general maintenance of planters, flowerbeds, maintenance of parks, right-of-way, and other recreational facilities.  MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or GED equivalent; Valid Class C or D driver’s license; Possession of an American Heart Certification as a Basic Rescuer for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and emergency cardiac care or the ability to obtain within six months of employment with the City; Demonstrated experience in landscape gardening.  DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrated experience in any of the following: grounds keeping and/or tree maintenance; Master Gardener certification; Demonstrated knowledge of public horticulture or landscape design; Minnesota Non-Commercial Pesticide Applicator License; Minnesota Tree Inspector Certification; Demonstrated knowledge of OSHA rules, regulations and safety requirements of the trade; Ability to speak conversational Somali or Spanish.  26 weeks April – October limited to 900 hours. Minimum age: 18 $13.75/hour

      2. LIFEGUARD/WSI:   Duties include teaching swim lessons and supervision of swimmers.  Some maintenance. Full, part-time and substitute positions.  Current WSI, LGT, First Aid and CPR Certificates required. $12.15/hour
      3. LIFEGUARD (without WSI):  Duties include supervision of swimmers and some maintenance.  Full, part-time and substitute positions.  Current LGT, First Aid & CPR Certificates required.   $11.75/hour
      4. 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. Minimum age:  18, 35–40 hours/week. Mid May–mid/end of August. $12.50/hour
      5. 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.