Job Opportunities

Administrative Assistant

The City of Hopkins is accepting applications for the position of Administrative Assistant for the Inspections Department. The Assistant performs a wide variety of clerical activities for the Department including assisting customers with inspections, rental licensing, and permit applications. Processes all contractor licenses and permits that do not require plan review. Deadline: October 15, 2015

Additional Information

Minimum requirements:

  • high school degree
  • three years of secretarial experience
  • two years’ experience with computers and word processing software
  • the ability to type at least 60 wpm. 

Desirable qualifications include:

  • experience working in a Building Inspections Department
  • certification as a Permit Technician

Salary range: $19.23 – 25.84/hour, starting salary dependent on qualifications. Excellent fringe benefits.

See Administrative Assistant job description

To apply: Return completed employment application to Hopkins City Hall, 1010 1st St. S., Hopkins, MN 55343 by October 15, 2015.


Police Officer

The Hopkins Police Department is accepting applications and resume for the position of police officer.  Deadline: October 23, 2015

Additional Information

  • Applicants must meet the MN POST qualifications to be licensed no later than November 1, 2015.
  • A physical agility test is required.

Current salary range: $26.58 - $34.29, Lateral entry available for qualified applicants. Excellent fringe benefits.

See Police Officer job description

To apply: Return completed employment application and resume (required) to the Hopkins Police Department by 4 pm, October 23, 2015.

Any questions, contact Sgt. Michael Glassberg at 952-548-6405.


Engineering Technician

The City of Hopkins has an opening for an Engineering Technician.  Responsibilities include assisting the City Engineer in the execution of civil engineering services, including planning, reviews, construction administration, inspection and engineering functions for public improvements, private developments, and other City projects. Deadline: October 16, 2015

Additional Information

Minimum qualifications include:

  • Two year degree in civil engineering technology and/or equivalent experience;
  • four years progressively responsible engineering experience;
  • familiarity with current MNDOT and CEAM specifications.

Desirable qualifications include:

  • knowledge of and ability to use ESRI ArcMap and Microstation CAD software;
  • knowledge of surveying principles and ability to use automatic level and total station instruments.

Salary range: $56 - $72k; excellent fringe benefits.

View Engineering Technician job description

To apply: Return completed employment application to Hopkins City Hall, 1010 1st St S., Hopkins, MN 55343. Deadline for applications is October 16.


IT Technician – Part-Time

The City of Hopkins is seeking qualified applicants for the position of IT Technician. This position provides technical assistance within all City Departments for the support of PC users, network administration, and IT related projects and tasks. Deadline: October 6, 2015

Additional Information

Minimum qualifications:

  • One year (2,000 hours) experience supporting users and installing and setting up hardware including PCs, printers, and servers in a multi-user environment;
  • must be available for occasional call-back evenings, weekends and holidays;
  • valid driver’s license and no criminal background that would prohibit clearance to police systems.

Hours: Minimum of 20 hours/week.

Starting salary range: $25.00 – $30.00 per hour. Benefits include paid leave.

Download job description.

To apply, submit employment application to the City of Hopkins, 1010 1st St S, Hopkins, MN 55343. Deadline for applications is October 6, 2015.


Ice Arena Attendant/Ice Resurfacer Driver

The Hopkins Pavilion is accepting applications for part-time Ice Arena Attendants. 8-12 hours/week, flexible, evenings & weekends, will train. Open until filled.

Additional Information

The pavilion attendant position is responsible for the orderly operation of the Pavilion in the absence of full-time personnel; including opening and closing of the Pavilion, building supervision, equipment monitoring, building maintenance and special event set-up. Learn to Drive the “Zamboni.”

Minimum Qualifications: Must be 18 or older and have a valid driver's license.

Hours: 8–12 hours per week, mainly weekends with the potential of some evening shifts

Wage: $10 to $12/hour depending on qualifications

To apply: Send a resume or completed City employment application by email to or by mail to: Hopkins Pavilion, 11000 Excelsior Blvd., Hopkins, MN 55343

Application deadline: Open until filled


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


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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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