Employment FAQs

How do I begin?

On your first visit to Current Job Openings at Three Rivers Park District, you will establish your own account. 

Please complete each section in detail. Start with the most recent experience and education first. Each time you complete a section, click on the “Save” button. If the system is inactive over 30 minutes, it will automatically log you off.

Most open positions require a supplemental application. Although you can always include a current resume, it is not sufficient to mark the form “see resume”, in lieu of completing the supplemental application.

A personal email address is required on your application. If you do not already have one, free email accounts are available through a number of providers that include: Yahoo, Google, America Online and Microsoft.

How do I apply for a job if I don’t have a computer?

You may use a computer at the Administrative Offices of Three Rivers Park District in Plymouth, during business hours, 8:00 AM–4:30 PM, Monday–Friday. For directions call 763.559.9000.

You can also use a computer at a local library or at a local MN Workforce Center.

How long does it take to apply for a job?

Although each applicant will work at their own pace, on the average allow approximately 30–45 minutes. 

How can I verify that my application was received?

You will receive an e-mail confirmation upon submission. To verify the positions you have submitted applications for, visit the Employment page. You will log in with your user ID and password. Then click on the “Application Status” tab.

Is there an application deadline?

The closing date for each position is listed in each Job Posting on our website. All application materials must be received by the closing date and time on the application. Once a position closes, it will be removed from the website and applications will not be accepted.

How can I add or edit information on my online job application?

Log onto the Employment Page with your user ID and password. You will see a list of applications you have created. Choose the application you want to modify and click the “Edit” link.

Click the “Add Education” or “Add Work Experience” links in each section. After each entry, click the “Save and View Application” button.

To edit information on your online job application, choose the application you want to modify and click the “Edit” link. Use the links on the page to change your information.

This will not update the information you have on file for any jobs you have already applied for.

How can I review the status of recruitment, my account, or application?

Click on the Employment Page tab and login with your user ID and password. Then click on the “Application Status” tab. You will see a list of your applications and their status.

How will I know when Three Rivers Park District is hiring for a specific job?

You can complete a Job Interest Card for notification of specific jobs or job categories. When a position with that title is posted, you will receive notification at the e-mail address you have provided.

Do I have to submit a separate application for each posting?

Yes. However, once you create an account, you may build an application and submit that application for multiple positions by clicking the “Populate” button to automatically answer the agency-wide questions. Review and update your application as often as you need to.

What is the length of the process?

The recruitment process typically takes four to six weeks from the time it is posted until it is filled.

Once a position closes applications are reviewed to determine if the applicant meets the minimum job qualifications. 

What is the selection procedure?

A top group of qualified applicants, based on the information provided in the Application and Supplemental Application, will be invited to an interview.

A score of 80% or better on the interview is necessary to be certified to an eligible list from which appointments may be made. Veterans Preference will be applied in accordance with Minnesota law. Final appointment is contingent upon the applicant passing a background investigation including a criminal history search.

What is an eligible list? 

An eligible list is a list of people who passed the examination for a job title and who are eligible to be considered for hire to vacant positions. The list is in rank order from the highest score on down. Veterans Preference points may alter the rank order of the candidates. An eligible candidate remains on the list for six months. Therefore, if your name appears on the eligible list for a specific position, you are eligible to be considered for hire to openings that occur during the next six months.

What if I am not chosen?

Three Rivers Park District’s objective is to hire the best person for the job; in some cases, numerous qualified applicants have applied for the same position. Continue to check our job openings and fill out a Job Interest Card to be notified when future openings become available.

What types of tests are given?

Testing and assessment varies for each position. Some positions require a written examination, an oral examination, or skills examination. Testing is scheduled during normal business hours.

What if I need special testing accommodations?

If you have a disability that would prevent you from testing for a position under standard conditions, please notify the Department of Human Resources at 763.559.6753 to arrange a reasonable accommodation.