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Human Resources

Human Resources coordinates recruitment and hiring, conducts contract negotiations, and administers employee benefits, compensation and job classification for the City of Bloomington.

More than 500 full-time employees enjoy excellent benefits including:

  • Employer paid medical, dental, disability and life insurance.
  • 10 days paid vacation plus 13 days paid personal leave per year.
  • 11 paid holidays.
  • Education assistance, including college tuition.
  • Deferred compensation and employer paid pension.
  • A great suburban location and free employee parking.

Current job opportunities

How do I apply?

New applicants

The City of Bloomington's online application process allows you to save your application information so that you can apply for jobs without re-entering the same information.

As you complete the online application and supplemental questionnaire for a seasonal position, be sure to emphasize the skills and experience that prepare you for the job. Keep a copy of your completed application for your records. You must submit your application materials no later than 4:30 p.m. on the closing date.

To apply for an opening, complete the online application by clicking "Apply to this position" at the bottom of the job announcement and then clicking "New users."

If you need access to a free public computer, contact these local organizations:

Returning applicants

The City of Bloomington's online system allows you to update your application and apply for jobs without re-entering application information.

To update Part 1 and Part 2 of your application, click "Returning Applicant" and login with your user ID and password. After updating each part of the application, you will be taken to a screen that tells you your information has been updated and/or completed.

Online application description

  • Part 1: Registration – This part includes general information about you as an applicant, password entry and job notification preferences. After registering, you will be given a user ID and password to use for updating application information and applying for additional jobs. Be sure to make note of your user ID and password.
  • Part 2: Applicant Profile – This section contains your employment background and qualifications that will be used to determine how well you match the job requirements. It is important that your application shows all the relevant education and experience you possess. Applications may be rejected if incomplete. It is beneficial to review and update your answers to the core questions for every opening to which you apply.
  • Part 3: Job-Specific Questions – Most online job announcements require you to answer questions related specifically to the position. If the job does not require job-specific questions, the system will take you directly to Part 4: Application Confirmation.
  • Part 4: Application Confirmation – When you have successfully completed the online application, you will be taken to a screen which reads, "Your application has been submitted." This confirms that your application has been submitted to the application database. After it is submitted, your application will be reviewed and you will be contacted if you are selected to move forward in the hiring process.

Supplemental questionnaire tips

Responses to the supplemental questionnaire, if required, are part of the application screening process.

  • Be specific when responding to questions.
  • Do not combine answers or use "see above."

Information for full-time applicants

Application information

Completed application materials and Veteran’s Preference forms, when required, must be received in Human Resources by the closing date and time listed. Incomplete applications and applications received after the posted closing date will not be considered.

Résumés and cover letters may be included with the application materials, but will not be accepted in lieu of a completed City application.

Certain positions require a written examination. Exam date, time, and location are listed on the job announcement. When written examinations are given, all applicants are required to take the exam. If selection for this position requires you to appear for testing and you fail to comply, your application will not be considered.

The United States Department of Immigration and Naturalization requires verification of identity and employment eligibility of each person hired within 72 hours of employment. City recruiting and hiring decisions shall not be based upon citizenship.

Equal employment opportunity

The City will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, or membership or activity in a local commission. The City will take Affirmative Action to ensure that employment practices are free of such discrimination.


Appointments to regular, full-time positions shall be made according to merit and fitness to be ascertained by competitive examinations. Examinations shall be prepared and administered under the direction of the Human Resources Office.

Physical examination/drug testing

Certain offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a physical exam that includes a drug test.


Regular, full-time appointments shall be subject to successful completion of an established probationary period.


The City of Bloomington does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its services, programs or activities. Upon request, accommodation will be provided to allow individuals with disabilities to participate in all City of Bloomington services, programs and activities. If you require accommodation in the hiring process, please contact the Human Resources Department at (952)563-8710.

Data privacy notice

The information you supply in an employment application will be used to assess your qualifications for the position for which you are applying. You are not legally required to provide the information, but we will not be able to consider your application without it. The information is requested to distinguish you from other applicants; to identify you in our employment files; to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications of the position for which you are applying; and to contact you for employment interviews.

The following information on an application will be considered private data on individuals pursuant to the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act: your name, home address, home phone number, and Social Security Number. If you are certified as eligible for an employment vacancy, your name will become public data. If you are hired by the City of Bloomington, all information you supply on this application will become public, except your home street address, home phone number, Social Security number, and answers given to questions marked confidential.

The information you voluntarily provide on the “Agency-Wide Questions” will be at all times considered private data. It can only be accessed by you or a city official who has a bona fide need for it to comply with affirmative action and equal opportunity mandates.

Online applications are stored at NEOGOV, a secure third-party site. Only authorized employees and hiring authorities have access to the information submitted.

Veteran's preference information

The City of Bloomington awards preference to qualified veterans and spouses of deceased or disabled veterans, subject to the provisions of applicable Minnesota statute.

Veteran’s Preference Statutes provide a preference to U.S. citizens or resident aliens who have attained a passing score on the entrance exam and who have received an Honorable Discharge or Separation after serving more than 180 consecutive days in the military for purposes other than training. Veteran’s preference may be used by the surviving spouse of a deceased veteran and by the spouse of a disabled veteran who, because of the disability, is unable to qualify.

Veteran’s preference is awarded in the selection process if all of the following conditions are met:

  • The applicant has completed the veteran’s preference section of the employment application.
  • The City of Bloomington’s  PDF icon Veteran Preference Questionnaire is completed.
  • The applicant meets the minimum qualifications.
  • Supporting documentation is provided.
  • The claim for preference is approved.

Applicants claiming preference MUST provide the City with a copy of your form DD-214. Disabled veterans must also supply form FL-802 or an equivalent letter from a service retirement board. Spouses applying for preference points must supply their marriage certificate, the veteran’s DD-214 and FL-802 or death certificate.

Documentation must be received within 7 calendar days after the deadline date for the position in order to be considered.

Attach your documentation to your application or submit it to:

City of Bloomington
Human Resources Department
1800 W. Old Shakopee Rd.
Bloomington, MN 55431
Fax: (952)563-8754

Thank you for your military service and for your interest in employment with the City of Bloomington. Please contact our office at (952)563-8710 or your local County Veterans’ Service Office if you have any questions regarding veteran’s preference.

Top three salaries

Minnesota state law requires that “A city or county with a population of more than 15,000 must annually notify its residents of the positions and base salaries of its three highest-paid employees.” The City publishes this list annually in its Corporate Report to the Community.