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Engineering Seasonal Opportunities* (Summer 2022)

Posted: 06/19/2022

The City of Rochester invites applications for:

Engineering Seasonal Opportunities*
(Summer 2022)
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The City of Rochester is committed to a community where all members feel a sense of belonging. We commit to recognizing the diversity of our community members, listening to ALL voices and providing equitable services to create an inclusive place to live, play and work.
We believe EQUITY should be at the center of all our work. We strive to represent our community in our teammates, as we know that diverse and inclusive teams are more innovative, and have an empowering impact on the work, progress and culture of our community.
It takes us all working together.
The Public Works Department, as a division of the City of Rochester, Minnesota, is responsible for planning, programming, design, constructing, and maintaining public works facilities. This includes street infrastructure, street lighting, traffic control, sanitary and storm water, water main, and waste water treatment facilities, as well as on-street and off-street parking, and coordination of mass transit modes.

Vision - "Reliable and sustainable public infrastructure to support a vibrant community"

The Engineering Division of the Public Works Department is seeking approximately seven individuals for seasonal employment during the 2021 construction season.
This job posting will remain open until all vacancies are filled.
Priority consideration will be provided to applications received on or before February 28, 2022.

Pay Scale:
$16.00 to $19.00 per hour depending on education / experience.

Work Schedule:
Normal hours are Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

*Pursuant to MN Statute, seasonal assignments are limited to 67 working days per calendar year or 100 working days per calendar year if the employees are under the age of 22, are full-time students enrolled in a nonprofit or public educational institution prior to being hired by the employer, and have indicated, either in an application for employment or by being enrolled at an educational institution for the next academic year or term, an intention to continue as students during or after their temporary employment



Duties will vary with position assignment. 

Assigned duties in the Engineering Division may include:

  • Assisting construction inspector and material testing staff with daily oversight responsibilities on construction projects (streets, sidewalks, sewer, and water).
  • Assisting with surveying requirements in support of municipal construction and management of public infrastructure (streets, sidewalks, sewer and water)
  • Assisting with traffic studies, data collection and analysis, and the installation of traffic signals, street signs, and pavement markings
  • Assisting with sidewalk inspections, annual pavement evaluation, and pavement management
  • Assisting with our Flood Control Management system involving field data gathering and office data input and analysis



Education and Experience
Completion of at least one year of college or technical school in a field related to engineering (preferably Civil or Environmental), math. or science.

Licenses and Certifications
Valid driver's license

Additional Requirements
Post-secondary grade point average of at least 2.5
Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of: basic engineering principles.

Skill in: professional communication and developing effective working relationships.

Ability to: operate a motor vehicle in all weather conditions; work independently; perform work in an outdoor construction environment with variable weather conditions; and prepare thoughts and ideas effectively both orally and in writing.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the following represents the physical and environmental demands for this position. The employee must be able to perform the essential functions with or without accommodation.

In consideration of the overall amount of physical effort required to perform this position, the work is best described as Medium/Light Work: Exerting up to 35 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Light Work.

Physical demands that may be required continuously (2/3 or more of the time), frequently (1/3 to 2/3 of the time), and occasionally (up to 1/3 of the time) are noted below:

Frequent demands: standing, walking, lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling objects weighing up to 20 lbs.; climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, twisting, bending, reaching, and handling; simultaneous use of hands, wrists, and fingers; and repetitive movement of the feet and hands.

Occasional demands: sitting, lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling objects weighing up to 35 lbs.

Sensory requirements necessary in the performance of the essential functions of this position include: sight, hearing, and touch.

Environmental conditions that may exist in the performance of the essential functions of this job include:

Extreme heat (above 100 degrees)
Noise (need to shout in order to be heard)
Vibration (exposure to oscillating movements of the extremities or whole body)
Exposure to dust/gas/fumes/steam/chemicals
Work outdoors (no effective protection from weather)
Walk on uneven ground (gravel, rocks, mounds, construction sites)
Work at heights (such as on scaffolding or ladders)
Working around moving machinery (fork-lifts, tractors, mowers)
Protective equipment required (respirator, mask, earplugs, gloves, eyewear, etc.)
Potential exposure to infectious diseases

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