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The Human Resources division provides personnel services to the City of Shakopee. Its primary responsibilities including hiring staff and administering various human resources programs and policies. The city currently has a staff of 150 full-time, 200 part-time and more than 300 seasonal employees.

Personnel Handbooks


The city offers a variety of benefits for full-time employees and some part-time positions.

Equal Opportunity Employer 

The City of Shakopee is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender, age, or disability, and any other category protected by law.

City Official Salaries

Minnesota Statute 471.701 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 the three highest-paid employees.” In the City of Shakopee, as of January 2020, titles and salaries are: 

  • City Administrator, $178,782
  • Chief of Police, $152,279
  • Planning and Development Director, $147,119

For Shakopee Public Utilities, which is an independent entity, governed by a City Council-appointed commission, as of January 2020, titles and salaries are:

  • Shakopee Public Utilities Manager, $208,000*
  • Shakopee Public Utilities Director of Finance and Administration, $181,145.67*
  • Shakopee Public Utilities Planning and Engineering Director, $175,503.73

*In excess of the Minnesota state-mandated salary cap of $178,782.