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Ltd Appt. Office Assistant - Parks & Recreation

Posted: 06/19/2022

The City of Rochester invites applications for: 
Ltd Appt. Office Assistant - Parks & Recreation
Parks & Forestry Maintenance Center
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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 City of Rochester, Minnesota (pop. 115,000+) Park and Recreation Department provides a variety of leisure time opportunities for people to enjoy and manages more than 4100 acres of park land including over 100 individual parks and 85 miles of paved trails. Graham Arena maintains indoor ice playing surfaces for 10 months each year and the Recreation maintains indoor ice playing surfaces year-round.

"Providing traditional, innovative, and affordable quality services (activities, programs, and facilities) for Rochester's citizens and visitors."

Nature of Work
This part-time position is the first point of contact for people entering the Park and Recreation Department and is responsible for performing routine office support functions that help ensure departmental services are provided in a friendly, effective and efficient manner.
Work Schedule
This is a year-round position that will be scheduled for up to 13.5 hours per week and the person hired must be able to commit to a set schedule.

Pay Rate
$14.00 to $17.00 per hour, depending on qualifications.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.



The work below is representative of the scope of work performed within this job classification. Individual job duties will vary based on work assignment.

  • Perform general office duties such as filing, copying, preparing mail, etc.
  • Perform general receptionist duties by assisting customers and answering phones
  • Update various departmental information
  • Assist with data entry working with Elements software and involving tree inventory updates
  • Perform other duties as assigned or necessary



Applicants must:

  • Possess a High School diploma or the equivalent (GED)
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office 365 software, including Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Have the ability to deal professionally and tactfully with the public
Desirable Qualifications
  • Experience working in a similar environment 
  • Experience performing clerical duties



Knowledge of: office practices and procedures and Microsoft Office programs.

Skill in: providing excellent customer service; the use of personal computers and office machines and equipment; and organization and time management 

Ability to: deal tactfully with the general public in person and on the phone; understand and carry out oral and written assignments; work self-directed; follow oral and written instructions to learn assigned tasks, and to adhere to prescribed procedures; maintain regular and reliable attendance.

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 Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

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:

Continuous demands: sitting, fine dexterity, simultaneous use of wrists, hands and fingers for computer use.

Occasional demands: pushing/pulling, kneeling, crouching, bending, lifting, handling, reaching, carrying

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

Environmental conditions that may exist in the performance of the essential functions of this job include: NONE (not substantially exposed to environmental conditions) 

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