Job Opportunities

Police Officer - apply by January 26, 2015

The Hopkins Police Department is accepting applications and resume for the position of police officer.

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Applicants must meet the MN POST qualifications to be licensed no later than March 1, 2015. A physical agility test and written exercise will be scheduled on February 4.

Job Description: Police Officer.

Current salary range: $26.58 - $34.29, Lateral entry available for qualified applicants. Excellent fringe benefits.

To apply: Submit application with your resume (required) to Hopkins Police Department, 1010 1st Street South, Hopkins, MN 55343.

Deadline for applications is 4 pm on January 26, 2015.

Any questions contact Sgt. Michael Glassberg at 952-548-6405.


Part-Time Police Cadet - apply by January 30, 2015

The Police Cadet is an entry level paraprofessional position with the Hopkins Police Department and is funded by the Hennepin County Joint Community Police Partnership (JCPP) and City of Hopkins.

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We are seeking an individual who is interested in law enforcement and comes from a diverse background, who is willing to assist us in building trusting relationships with all of our multi-cultural residents in our community.

The police department will assist the Cadet to prepare for a future police officer position by providing financial assistance for required pre-service education. The Cadet performs a variety of administrative duties, animal control functions, traffic details, routine code enforcement, routine parking enforcement and assists officers and staff as necessary or directed.

Cadet who meets all hiring standards for police officer will be given consideration when a police officer position becomes available in the department. This position is geared for those early in their law enforcement schooling. 

Salary: $15.00/hour plus partial benefits. Uniforms and equipment provided.

Hours: Approximately 20 hours per week. Must be able to work varied hours and days.

Required Language Qualification: Candidate MUST have fluency speaking, reading and writing a second non-English language; Spanish or Somali preferred.

More details: Police Cadet job posting

To apply: Submit completed application, cover letter and résumé (not to exceed two pages) either via mail or email:

  • Mail: Hopkins Police Department, Attn: Sgt. Mike Johnson,
    1010 1st Street South, Hopkins, MN 55343
  • E-mail:

Deadline: January 30 at 1 pm

Any questions can be directed to Sgt. Mike Johnson at 952-548-6421 or


Activity Center Custodial/Event Supervisor

This is a part time position, approximately ten hours per week. Performs building custodial duties each Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings as well as occasional weekends as assigned. 

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Attendant is responsible for opening and closing of the Activity Center, greeting and assisting guests, building supervision, and event set-up and take-down as well as minor custodial duties (sweeping and mopping). View full job description.

Job requirements include:

  • HS graduate or equivalent
  • ability to lift and maneuver items that weigh up to 60 lbs., such as banquet tables, stack chairs, and custodial equipment..

Wage: $10.00 to start 

Job Description: Activity Center Custodial/Event Supervisor

Required Application Materials: Completed City of Hopkins Employment Application.



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    Hopkins, MN 55343
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