Job Opportunities


Building Inspector

The City of Hopkins is accepting applications for a full-time Building Inspector. Under the general supervision of the Building Official, this position performs professional and technical work in the review and approval of building plans, as well as conducting inspections to insure that the State Building Code, City’s Building Code and other related codes, laws and standards, are met. Deadline: May 11, 2016

Additional Information

Minimum qualifications include:

  • one year prior municipal experience in building code enforcement
  • knowledge of State construction codes and practices

Desired qualifications include:

  • MN Building Official Certification
  • ICC building inspector
  • ICC plans examiner
  • Building Inspection Technology Certificate

Hiring salary range: $26.58 - $35.72/hour, depending on qualifications, excellent fringe benefits.

Job Description: Building Inspector

To apply: Submit application to

Deadline: 3 pm, May 11, 2016


Maintenance Worker II – Water & Sewer

The City of Hopkins is hiring a full-time regular Maintenance Worker II in the Water and Sewer Division. Position performs routine, emergency and a variety of skilled maintenance operations/repairs within the Water & Sewer division. Employee must have the ability to return to the Hopkins Public Works site from their primary residence within 30 minutes from being called while performing standby duties or during an emergency. 


Seasonal Streets, Parks, Forestry and Water & Sewer Workers

The City of Hopkins is hiring Seasonal Workers in the Streets, Parks, Forestry and Water & Sewer divisions. Applicants must be 18 years or older and have a valid driver’s license.

Additional Information

  • Primary Streets duties include street patching & painting, central business district cleaned up, yard waste bag pick up and assisting with concrete repairs.
  • Primary Parks duties include mowing, trimming, general clean up, painting, etc.
  • Forestry duties include brush pick up, assisting in removal, caring for, and planting of trees.
  • Water/Sewer duties include assisting staff in daily duties.

Wage rate: $12.00 - $13.50/hour, depending upon qualifications.

To apply, submit City of Hopkins employment application to Hopkins Public Works, 11100 Excelsior Blvd, Hopkins, MN 55343 or email to Questions? 952-939-1382.


Part-time Firefighters

The Hopkins Fire Department is seeking candidates for the position of part-time firefighter. We are looking for people who live within 8 minutes of the Hopkins Fire Department and are interested in providing the community with a wide range of emergency services. No prior experience is necessary. Deadline: May 31. Read more...


Activity Center Custodial/Event Supervisor

This is a part time position, approximately ten hours per week.  Performs building custodial duties each Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings as well as occasional weekends as assigned.

Additional Information

Attendant is responsible for opening and closing of the Activity Center, greeting and assisting guests, building supervision, and event set-up and take-down as well as minor custodial duties (sweeping and mopping). See full job description.

Job requirements: HS graduate or equivalent and ability to lift and maneuver items that weigh up to 60 lbs., such as banquet tables, stack chairs, and custodial equipment.

Wage:  $11/hour to start. 

To apply: Submit completed City Employment Application to Hopkins City Hall, 1010 First Street South, Hopkins, MN 55343.


Hopkins-Minnetonka Recreation Department Summer Jobs

Recreation summer employment opportunities are now available. You must be 16 years of age or older to apply. Some positions require working days, evenings, weekends and holidays. Hiring for summer jobs with the Hopkins-Minnetonka Recreation Department is done through the City of Minnetonka. More information...


Part-Time Arts Center Custodian

The Hopkins Center for the Arts is accepting applications for a part time Arts Center Custodian. Responsibilities include overseeing the orderly operation of Arts Center, opening and closing the building, working with customers and visitors, setting rooms for events and custodial duties. $10-11/hr DOQ. Open until filled.

Additional Information

The Hopkins Center for the Arts is open Monday–Saturday from 8am–8pm, and Sundays from noon–5pm. Often the building is open for extended hours due to special events.

We are looking for someone to primarily work weekends and evenings and to be on call for additional shifts.

This is a very hands-on position, requiring the ability and willingness to move tables and chairs, clean restrooms, empty trash, vacuum, and various other duties relating to building and event needs. The position represents Hopkins Center for the Arts to the public so a professional, customer service oriented manner is required.

Hours: 6 -- 20 hours per week depending on event needs.

Application deadline: until position is filled.

Please, no phone calls.

To apply: Send a resume or completed City employment application by email to or by mail to:

Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN 55343


The City of Hopkins:
A Great Community, A Great Workplace

Who We Are

  • We are police officers, building inspectors, engineers, park and street maintenance workers, firefighters, planners, and more.
  • We are appreciated by the residents of Hopkins – 85% of the residents rank the job performance of City staff as excellent or good.
  • We are dedicated to providing superior customer service.
  • We are proud to work for the City of Hopkins.

What We Do

We provide service. We work with our residents to improve the quality of life; we provide clean water and safe streets; we solve crimes and put out fires; we help make exciting new developments happen while helping to preserve our small town feel; we offer opportunities to residents of all ages to play and learn; we provide information and help solve problems; we even save lives.

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Competition for positions with the City shall be open to all applicants who meet the qualifications established for those positions. No person shall in any way be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, affectional or sexual preference, marital status, disability, status with regard to public assistance, political affiliations, sex, or age.


  • Human Resources
    1010 1st St S
    Hopkins, MN 55343
  • Questions regarding positions can be sent to
  • Applications
    and Resumes
    Mail applications and resumes to the above address, or email to, or fax to 612-605-2330.

    Applications must be signed and submitted or postmarked by the deadline.
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