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.

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, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, political affiliation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, familial status, member on a local human rights commission, lawful participation in the Minnesota Medical Cannabis Patient Registry or any other class protected by state or federal law.

Physical Examination / Drug Screening

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


A new hire employee's initial six months of employment will constitute his/her probationary period.


The City of New Ulm 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 New Ulm services, programs, and activities. If you require accommodation in the hiring process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 507-359-8235.

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.

Private Data

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 New Ulm, 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.