City of Newport, MN

Employment / Volunteer Opportunities

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City of Newport
596 7th Avenue
Newport, MN 55055
Phone: (651) 459-5677
Fax: (651) 459-9883

Hours: Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.



The City is currently accepting applications for the following positions:

Assistant to the City Administrator

The City of Newport is seeking applicants for a full-time Assistant to the City Administrator position. This position is responsible for performing difficult administrative work in a variety of assignments relating to the planning, direction, control and evaluation of the operations and programs of the City of Newport. Some essential functions of this position are: coordinating permits, licenses, human resources, and communications; supervising the library and seasonal summer staff; assisting in the preparation of agendas, minutes, and packets; and organizing elections and special events. Qualifications include: Bachelor's degree in public administration or related field; one to three years of experience in local government or equivalent combination of education and experience; knowledge of municipal government operations and procedures; ability to communicate ideas effectively, both orally and in writing; ability to assess problems and situations, and be able to anticipate needs and evaluate alternatives; ability to conduct research, draw conclusions from data gathered and to prepare concise, detailed reports on a variety of subjects; and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. Click here for the job description.

Hours are M-TH, 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Newport offers a comprehensive benefits package with a salary range of $52,387 - $65,085 per year, DOQ. Send cover letter, resume and application to City of Newport, 596 7th Avenue, Newport, MN 55055. Applications will be accepted until 12:00 p.m. on Monday, July 10, 2017.

Paid-On-Call Firefighter

The Newport Fire Department responds to emergencies in and around the city, and now you can join this group of highly trained professionals. Applicants must have a valid Minnesota driver’s license, be at least 18 years of age, meet distance and response requirements and be able to pass both a medical exam and a background check. No experience needed, training is provided. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled and are available at Newport City Hall, 596 7th Avenue, Newport, MN 55055, or may be downloaded from the link at the top of the page. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask one of our current firefighters, or contact Chief Steve Wiley at (651) 485-5585.

Library and Community Center Volunteers

The City is currently looking for volunteers to work on weekday mornings or early afternoons at the Library and Community Center. Volunteers need to be 18 years or older. Individuals who are interested in volunteering should contact City Hall, at (651) 459-5677.