City of Newport, MN

Employment / Volunteer Opportunities

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Adopt-A-Park / Trail Program

 

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.

 

EMPLOYMENT / VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

The City is currently accepting applications for the following position:

City Council Vacancy

Due to the election of Councilmember Lund to Mayor, his Council seat will be vacant January 1, 2017 - December 31, 2018. As such, the City Council will be appointing someone to fill this vacancy. The City Council is responsible for passing ordinances and orders necessary for governing the City, setting budges, and determining the direction of City policy. The Council meets the first and third Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. and also acts as the Newport Economic Development Authority, which meets whenever needed, typically after a regular City Council meeting.

If you are a Newport resident and interested in this appointment, please submit a Letter of Interest to the City Council expressing reasons why you are interested in serving and include any special qualifications you may have for this position along with a volunteer application. Letters can be mailed or dropped off at City Hall, 596 7th Avenue, Newport, MN. 55055, and are due by December 19, 2016. The City Council will conduct interviews at the first meeting in January. 

Fill-In Library and Community Center Coordinator

The City is currently accepting applications for a fill-in Library and Community Center Coordinator. The individual selected for this position will fill in for the Library and Community Center Coordinator when they are not able to work. Hours will vary. The rate of pay for this position is $11/hour. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled and are available at Newport City Hall, 596 7th Ave., Newport, MN. 55055, or may be downloaded from the link above. Click here to view the job description.

Paid-On-Call Firefighter

The City is currently accepting applications for paid-on-call firefighter positions. 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.

Serving on a Commission, Board, or Committee

The Newport City Council is seeking applicants who are interested in serving on the Planning Commission, Park Board, Library Advisory Committee, Heritage Preservation Commission, and South Washington County Telecommunications Commission.

The Planning Commission meets on the second Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall. The purpose of the Planning Commission is to provide professional support to ensure proper and legal interpretation and enforcement of the zoning ordinance. Make recommendations on planning and development matters, oversee and enforce the zoning, subdivisions and Comprehensive Plan. There are two vacancies for the Planning Commission and the term is January 1, 2017 - December 31, 2019.

The Park Board meets on the fourth Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall. The goal of the Park Board is to develop, preserve, and enhance parks, natural settings and outdoor spaces for recreation, education, and enjoyment of area citizens.  The Newport Park Board collaborates with City Staff and Council, local businesses, volunteers, and other partners to achieve these goals. There is one vacancy for the Park Board and the term is January 1, 2017 - December 31, 2019.

The Library Advisory Committee meets on the fourth Wednesday of each odd numbered month except for July at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall. The purpose of the Library Advisory Committee is to provide guidance and recommendations to the City Council for the Newport Library and Community Center. There are three vacancies for the Library Advisory Committee and the term is January 1, 2017 - December 31, 2019.

The Heritage Preservation Commission meets on the second Wednesday of each odd numbered month at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall. The purpose of the Newport Heritage Preservation Commission is to provide guidance and recommendations for the preservation, protection and use of Historical and Archeological resources of significant properties within the City of Newport. There are three vacancies for the Heritage Preservation Commission. The term for two of the seats is January 1, 2017 - December 31, 2019 and the term for the third seat is through December 31, 2017.

The South Washington County Telecommunications Commission is the cable television franchising authority for Cottage Grove, Newport, St. Paul Park, Woodbury, and Grey Cloud Island Township. The joint powers agreement between the communities allows for two voting representatives, one city official and one Council appointee, along with one alternate. Each commission director is responsible for determining issues that need to be brought to the attention of their member city, as well as taking the necessary steps to communicate those issues. The Commission meets on the fourth Thursday at 7:00 p.m. at Cottage Grove City Hall and the Commission's offices in Cottage Grove. There are two vacancies for the South Washington County Telecommunications Commission and the term is January 1, 2017 - December 31, 2017.

  

If you are a Newport resident and interested in any of these positions, please submit a Letter of Interest to the City Council expressing reasons why you are interested in serving and include any special qualifications you may have for this position along with a volunteer application. Letters can be mailed or dropped off at City Hall, 596 7th Avenue, Newport, MN. 55055, and are due by December 19, 2016.

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.