Golden Valley Looks To Fill Hundreds of Jobs at Seasonal Job Fair
Tim Kieffer isn’t alone in his public works department with the City of Golden Valley in that he started as a seasonal city employee.
“I started in the street department, working along with full-time employees, learning from them, growing some of my abilities,” said Kieffer, now the director of public works for the city. “It was pothole repair, small patches, catch basin repairs, so some of the other things I like to look back, some of the stuff I helped create,some roads, trails, people are still using 25 years later.”
Kieffer looks to hire as many as 15 seasonal employees for the upcoming warmer weather months to help with anything from mowing the city parks and ballfields to helping repair streets.
“It’s a great summer job. A lot of variety,” Kieffer said. “You can learn some skills that maybe you don’t have.”
His department is just one of many represented at the City of Golden Valley Seasonal Job Fair on Sunday, February 25 at Brookview Golf Course.
Speaking of Brookview, which is home to event spaces, outdoor dining and recreation options, and the Three-One-Six Bar and Grill, the city’s catering and restaurant manager, Wendy Maanum, said she hopes to hire as many as 100 seasonal staff members.
“It’s a great starting point. We hire folks starting at age 15. We’ve had people who start as dishwasher and are now are bartenders,” she said. “We have folks that just come back every summer while away from college. A good place to work your way up here.”