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Office Assistant - Water Reclamation Plant (Seasonal Opportunity)

Posted: 06/19/2022

The City of Rochester welcomes applications for:
Office Assistant - Water Reclamation Plant
This is a Seasonal Opportunity for the Summer of 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 Water Reclamation Plant (WRP) located at 301 37th Street NW, is a division of the Public Works Department. The Plant treats waste water for the City of Rochester's 112,000+ residents, local industry and frequent visitors. It is nationally recognized for its energy management initiatives.

Nature of Work
This is a temporary position with up to 40 hours per week available the summer of 2020. Work will include but is not limited to assisting plant staff with relocation of documents and offices during construction, working with plant staff to improve accessibility of documents, data entry and relocation of inventory of parts.

Pay Rate
$14.00 to $17.00 per hour, depending on education and experience.

Work Schedule
Normally 7:30am - 4:00 pm, Monday - Friday.  

*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. 

Applications will be accepted until the vacancy is filled.   




  • Assist staff with relocation of office, documents, and other work hardware.
  • Data entry.
  • Scanning and electronic organization of operation and maintenance manuals.
  • Relocation and organization of inventory of parts.



Qualified candidates must be at least 16 years of age.

Licenses and/or Certifications
Valid driver's license 

Desirable Qualifications

  • High School diploma or equivalent GED
  • Experience performing similar work
  • Experience with inventory organization and filing



Knowledge of: office procedures and Microsoft Office programs.

Skill in: the use of personal computers and office equipment.

Ability to: understand and carry out oral and written assignments

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 Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

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: fine dexterity, sitting, standing, walking, reaching, handling,
Frequent demands: carrying, pushing/pulling, kneeling, crouching
Occasional demands: lifting, crawling, twisting, climbing, balancing

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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