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Summer Seasonal worker Positions

Help Wanted – City of Olivia – Seasonal Park Maintenance Positions


The City of Olivia has up to three position openings for summer seasonal park maintenance workers.
Up to two of these positions involve 40 hours per week starting in late May or early June and
concluding around the end of August. One additional seasonal position provides for 40 hours per
week starting in May and concluding in October. All of these positions involve assisting the
Public Works Supervisor perform maintenance duties including mowing, cleaning of park areas,
equipment maintenance and other projects as assigned. Wages for this seasonal position start at
$15.50 per hour.

Minimum qualifications for the position include a current valid Class D Minnesota driver’s license
and the capability of performing the physical tasks of the job (including but not limited to
standing / walking for extended periods, bending, lifting up to 50 pounds, operating various park
maintenance hand tools & equipment, etc.)

Applications for the position are available at City Hall during normal business hours and on the
City of Olivia Website (

Applications will be accepted until positions are filled. Initial review of applications will take
place on April 17, 2023.
The City of Olivia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Patrol Officer Position

The City of Olivia, (Population 2,337) is seeking 2 fulltime patrol officers. The department consists of a fulltime Chief of Police, a fulltime patrol Sergeant and 3 patrol officer positions. The current schedule is 2 days on and 2 days off every other weekend with the Patrol Sergeant working in the rotation.  Our City offers great medical benefits to include a City contribution to a HSA. We have recently received a 9.059 percent COLA increase as well as paid call time for officers.

Our department is seeking individuals who are interested in furthering their skills and becoming instructors in Use of Force, Taser, firearms instructor handgun and long gun etc. The department will also be requesting modality pay for officers who have certifications or attain them for the above instructor positions.

Traditionally, we are a small enough department that we are able to adjust schedules within the department to accommodate short notice time off requests. We also have a very healthy overtime budget for anyone wishing to earn extra money.

This position is for those who have a drive and desire to be actively patrolling as well as investigating crimes in Olivia. We also participate in Toward Zero Deaths (TZD) campaigns.

Flexibility with schedules is probably our biggest asset for officers who work in this department as we all want time off.  

Along with very strong wages, we are offering a hiring bonus for applicants who complete FTO training as well as longevity bonuses.

Officers who are hired and complete our FTO program satisfactorily will receive a hiring bonus of $500.00 upon completion and recommendation of the FTO Training officer.

Officers will receive a step increase @ 6 months upon their completion of service with a satisfactory review.

Officers will also receive a bonus of $1,000.00 after completion of 12 months consecutive employment with a positive review.  

Upon completion of 2 years of fulltime employment, officers who have received positive annual reviews, will also receive a bonus in the amount of $2,500.00.

The City’s 2023 pay scale range is as follows with an 8 step increase as well as COLA increase annually.

Patrol Officer: Grade 10

Step 0: $28.80

Step 8: $38.40

Lateral transfers may be considered depending on qualifications and training.

Positions open til filled.

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