The City of Cottage Grove is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  An official city application is required to be considered for a position. Completed applications may be submitted by mail, in person, fax or email.

Mailing Address: City of Cottage Grove, Attention: Joe Fischbach, 12800 Ravine Parkway S, Cottage Grove, MN 55016

Fax: 651-458-2897

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City of Cottage Grove Regular Full- & Part-time Job Opportunities

Firefighter/Paramedic

The full-time firefighter/paramedic supports the work of the fire department, providing emergency work in the treatment of emergency medical problems including providing and delivering skilled, specialized emergency medical treatment, and also the protection of life and property from fire and other hazards. Employees work 212 hours every 28 days. A majority of the hours are worked on 24-hour shifts. The Fire Department will be moving into a new central fire station by April of this year.

  • Pay rate: $23.08 - $25.85 per hour, depending on qualifications
  • Application deadline: 3 p.m. on Monday, March 12 (received, not postmarked)

Minimum Requirements include:

  • Certification as a Paramedic, or eligible for certification by the appointment date, either through the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians or the EMSRB
  • Firefighter I training
  • Firefighter II training
  • Haz-mat Ops training
  • Ability to use a computer and various programs including Microsoft Office
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license
  • Non-smoker

To be considered for the position, applicants must complete a City Application Packet (PDF) and attach a resume. Application packets are also available at Cottage Grove City Hall, 12800 Ravine Parkway S., Cottage Grove, MN 55016. For more information call Becky Ahlvin at 651-458-2814 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Secretary-Public Works, Parks & Rec

The Secretary - Public Works, Parks & Recreation position is a non-supervisory position which performs a variety of detailed and responsible clerical and administrative support including, but not limited to: coordinating administrative details, typing correspondence, extensive use of word processing applications, collection and organization of information, and record retention.  This position often serves as the first point of contact for the general public.

  • Hiring Range: $21.40 - $24.71 per hour, depending on qualifications; Full Range: $21.40 - $26.75 per hour
  • Application Deadline: March 6, 2018 at 3 p.m. (received, not post-marked)

Minimum Requirements

  • Associate’s degree. Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Two years of experience in a municipal clerical or secretarial capacity, or four years clerical or secretarial experience
  • Intermediate to expert level experience with Microsoft Office programs
  • Ability to type seventy-five (75) words per minute accurately
  • Excellent grammar and spelling skills
  • Outstanding customer service skills
  • Ability to handle money

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to use various types of computer software programs including Microsoft Word, Excel, etc.
  • Ability to accurately compile, organize and report data and correspondence
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to read and interpret documents, hand-written reports, etc.
  • Ability to carry out assigned projects to their completion in an accurate, timely manner
  • Ability to prioritize workload and work in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Desire to go above and beyond the routine work assignments
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with elected officials, City employees and the public.

Candidates must complete a City Application Packet also available at Cottage Grove City Hall, 12800 Ravine Parkway, Cottage Grove, MN 55016. Contact Joe Fischbach at 651-458-2883 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any inquiries.


Cook -Eagles/River Oaks

The part-time cook positions at River Oaks Golf Course include days, nights and weekends and require excellent customer service and presentation of food and beverages in the Clubhouse. This position is responsible for the preparation of all food menu and specialty items within the Clubhouse.

  • Starting Pay:  $13 to $15 per hour, plus tips for banquet events
  • Application Deadline: Open until filled

Essential Job Functions

  • Prepare all menu and specialty items according to standard recipes and processes.
  • Maintain kitchen and prep area in a sanitary and organized fashion.
  • Responsible for keeping food products up to River Oaks standards.
  • Accountable for all food items and stock.
  • Responsible for knowledge and practice of all applicable laws concerning the service and preparation of food products, including health code and OSHA regulations.
  • Responsible for keeping food line stocked and prepped at all times.
  • Accountable for food stock and cost control.

Minimum Requirements

  • One year of cooking experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Must have a demonstrated knowledge of food and culinary practices.
  • Must have ability to work well with others in a fast paced environment. 
  • Must have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with elected officials, employees and the public.

Download an application or pick one up at City Hall, 12800 Ravine Parkway S.


Bartender -Eagles/River Oaks

The part-time Bartender position at River Oaks Golf Course will provide excellent customer service, and stock and operate the bar area.

  • Pay rate: $9.50 per hour plus tips
  • Applications accepted until position is filled

Essential Job Functions:

  • Responsible for bar set-up
  • Maintain and operate the bar area
  • Take drink and food orders
  • Wait on patrons and wait staff members
  • Prepare and serve alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks in accordance with standard recipes, including the service of draft beer, wine, and mixed cocktails
  • Enter orders in cash register, collects payment, and makes change.
  • Wash and sterilize glassware, prepare garnish for drinks
  • Requisitions liquors, other beverages and supplies
  • Arrange bottles and glassware to make an attractive display and merchandise drinks
  • Operate within all applicable health codes
  • Operate within all legal laws and ordinances concerning the service and use of alcoholic beverages
  • Accountable for all beverage stock and cost control
  • Perform all other necessary duties as apparent or assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must have a basic knowledge of beer, wine and spirits
  • Must possess basic math skills
  • Must have the ability to handle money transactions and operate cash register
  • Must demonstrate outstanding customer service skills
  • Must have thorough knowledge of all applicable laws concerning the service and use of intoxicating beverages
  • Must demonstrate ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with elected officials, employees and the public

Download a job application or pick one up at City Hall, 12800 Ravine Parkway S.


Dishwasher - Eagles/River Oaks

The part-time dishwasher positions at River Oaks Golf Course is responsible for maintaining cleanliness and sanitation standards for plates, cups, glassware, tableware, utensils, etc., using machine and manual cleaning methods. This position also ensures the dishwashing area is maintained as a clean, safe and sanitary facility.

  • Starting Pay:  $9.50 per hour, plus tips
  • Application Deadline: Open until filled

Essential Job Functions

  • Sort and rinse dirty dishes, glass, tableware and other utensils and place them in racks to send through dish washer
  • Hand wash dishes, pots and pans as appropriate.
  • Sort and stack clean dishes.
  • Change dishwater in dish machine every hour.
  • Remove trash and garbage to dumpster.
  • Set up or break down dishwashing area.
  • Sweep/mop floors.
  • Conduct general restaurant and restroom cleaning as directed.
  • Clean up any spills.
  • Perform various duties as assigned by management.

Minimum Requirements

  • Basic knowledge of food and beverage preparation and service

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must have outstanding customer service skills.
  • Must present a professional image.
  • Must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with elected officials, employees and the public.

Download the job description (PDF).  Download a job application or pick one up at City Hall, 12800 Ravine Parkway S.


Server - Eagles/River Oaks

The part-time Eagles Bar and Grill Server position at River Oaks Golf Course will provide excellent customer service, and presentation of food and beverages in the clubhouse and golf course area.

  • Pay rate: $9.50 per hour plus tips
  • Applications accepted until position is filled

Essential Job Functions:

  • Responsible for coordinating the entire food service station and communicating with the front and back of house personnel to provide a dining experience that meets or exceeds guest expectations
  • Process guest orders to ensure that all items are prepared properly and in a timely manner
  • Ensure that patrons are satisfied with the food and the service
  • Process guest checks, accept payment and make change
  • Accountable for cash and guest check charges
  • Assist with stocking of food and beverage supplies
  • Assist with food and beverage preparation
  • Maintain knowledge of menu and food preparation practices
  • Perform all set-up and cleaning of front of house
  • Perform various duties as assigned by management

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age for service of intoxicating liquor
  • Experience in food and beverage service
  • Basic knowledge of food and beverage preparation and service
  • Knowledge of laws concerning the service and use of intoxicating liquor

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must have outstanding customer service skills
  • Must possess basic math skills
  • Must have the ability to operate cash register and handle money and charges
  • Must present a professional image
  • Must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with elected officials, employees and the public

 Download a job application or pick one up at City Hall, 12800 Ravine Parkway S.

City of Cottage Grove Seasonal Full- & Part-time Job Opportunities


Economic Development/Planning Intern

The Economic Development/Planning Intern will perform a range of entry level planning, zoning, economic development  and related duties and assisting Community Development staff with collecting and preparing data for various development scenarios, assisting with updating the comprehensive plan, updating business survey data and real-estate information, assist with the preparation of various communications and marketing materials, participation in the comprehensive plan public involvement process, preparing GIS-based maps and planning staff reports, presentations to various advisory commissions, City Council and/or public meetings, scanning office documents and conducting basic office functions as needed.  Work is performed under direct supervision.

  • Pay rate: $11 to $13 per hour based on qualifications
  • Applications accepted until April 2, 2018 or position is filled

Minimum Requirements:

  • At least two years of college level coursework in urban planning, geography, public administration, or related fields
  • A bachelor's degree in urban planning or related field preferred
  • Valid driver's license
  • Excellent customers service skills

Desired Skill Set:

  • Knowledge of principles of strategic and/or urban planning
  • Ability to accurately compile, organize and report data
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing
  • Experience preparing and conducting surveys, preferably with Survey Monkey
  • Ability to operate a personal computer and software applications (e.g. word processing, database, spreadsheets, geographic information systems, etc.)
  • Experience with social media
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective relationships with supervisor, co-workers, other City employees and the general public.
  • Skill in communicating effectively both verbally and in writing, and to request clarification when needed.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as state statutes, reports, ordinances, and regulations, contracts, and procedure manuals.

Economic Development/Planning Intern Job Posting (PDF)  

To be considered for the position, applicants must complete a City of Cottage Grove Application Packet (PDF), also available at City Hall, 12800 Ravine Parkway S. Attaching a cover letter and resume to your application for employment is encouraged.


Office Assistant

The seasonal Office Assistant will work in the Ice Arena and Recreation Departments, performing basic office duties including data entry, answering phones, scheduling facilities and providing customer service.  All applicants must be at least 17 years of, have general clerical and/or office experience, computer experience, and great customer service. 

  • Pay: $10 - $12 per hour, depending in qualifications
  • Application deadline: April 23 at 3 p.m.
  • Interviews: Will be held May 4

Position is from June 1 to Aug. 31. 

Hours:

  • June: Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • July to August: Monday to Thursday, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.; Fridays 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

To be considered applicants must complete a City of Cottage Grove Application Packet (PDF), also available at City Hall, 12800 Ravine Parkway S. or the Ice Arena office, 8020 80th Street S. Return completed applications to Molly Pietruszewski at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mail to the Ice Arena office.

Playground Leaders

The seasonal Playground Leader positions are responsible for programming, planning and supervising activities for youth ages 5-13 years old.  Activities include arts and crafts, games, special events, and many other fun things. 

Leaders will be assigned to work up to 40 hours per week.  All applicants must be a minimum age of 18. 

Experience in a recreation leadership position is preferable.  Leaders should have broad knowledge of games, sports and crafts skills.  Must be able to work well with children and should possess great leadership skills.

  • Pay: $10 - $12 per hour, depending in qualifications
  • Application deadline: April 23 at 3 p.m.
  • Interviews: Will be held May 4
  • Training: May 30 and 31

Please indicate on your application your preference:

  • Full Time: June 11-August 31 (Monday to Friday)
    • 7:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. or 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. (6 to 8 positions)
  • Part Time: June 11-August 31 (Monday to Friday)
    • 7:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. or 11:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. (2 to 4 positions)
  • Hockey Camp: June 11-28 (Monday to Thursday)
    • 7:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., flexible hours July and August (2 positions)
  • Rec Center: June 11-August 31 (Monday to Friday)
    • 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (2-3 positions)

To be considered applicants must complete a City of Cottage Grove Application Packet (PDF), also available at City Hall, 12800 Ravine Parkway S. or the Ice Arena office, 8020 80th Street S. Return completed applications to Molly Pietruszewski at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mail to the Ice Arena office.

 

Seasonal Landscape/Horticulture Intern

The full-time seasonal Landscape/Horticulture Interns will be highly motivated and hard working individuals. The City hires two landscape/horticulture interns to work directly with the Parks Department to manage a $30,000+ operational budget of personnel, material and professional service needs. 

  • Pay rate: $12 to $14/hour depending on qualifications
  • Season/schedule: Mid-May to late-August, Monday to Thursday, 6:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m., Friday, 6:30-10:30 a.m.
  • Applications accepted until position is filled; first review of applications will be March 2, 2018
  • How to apply: Download, print and fill out an application form or pick one up at City Hall, 12800 Ravine Parkway S.   
  • Questions:  Contact Adam Moshier for more information 651-458-2844 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The mission of the Cottage Grove Landscape Internship Program is to provide community beautification through well planned and maintained landscaping features in highly visible areas.  The landscape interns plan, coordinate, monitor and maintain landscaped areas throughout the entire community.  Flower beds of significant importance include 80th Street, Jamaica Avenue roundabout, park entrance points and municipal facilities (city hall, fire stations, ice arena, etc.).  This program also assists in the development and implementation of sophisticated landscaping plans for items such as Public Landscape Initiative program, future construction projects and park master planning.  The interns are directly responsible for judging and rewarding both residential and commercial applicants for the community Green Garden awards.

Expected benefits of the internship include learning to maintain, design, budget, plan, install and monitor landscaping features of community wide significance.

Seasonal Forestry/Natural Resources Intern

The full-time seasonal Forestry and Natural Resources Interns will be highly motivated and hard working individuals. The City hires two forestry and natural resources interns interns to work directly with the City Forester on multitude of tree and natural resources related projects throughout the community.

  • Pay rate: $12 to $14/hour depending on qualifications
  • Season/schedule: Mid-May to late-August, Monday to Thursday, 6:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m., Friday, 6:30-10:30 a.m.
  • Applications accepted until position is filled; first review of applications will be March 2, 2018
  • How to apply: Download, print and fill out an application form or pick one up at City Hall, 12800 Ravine Parkway S.
  • Questions:  Contact Adam Moshier for more information 651-458-2844 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The mission of the Cottage Grove Forestry division is to monitor, care for and maintain all trees within the city’s urban forest.  To fulfill this mission, a combination of maintenance, monitoring, disease control, replacement and public outreach are all techniques used to promote tree growth in the community.  The interns will gain experience in tree removal, installation, pruning, maintenance, disease control (Emerald Ash Borer, Dutch Elm, Oak Wilt, etc.) monitoring, inspection, safety techniques, planning and design.  Emerald Ash Borer Management program will be a primary focus of the 2018 internship program. Having a Pesticide license or the ability to obtain one is a plus.

Expected benefits of the internship include learning to inventory, maintain, design, budget, plan, install and monitor a community’s urban forest.


Three Month Parks Maintenance

The Seasonal Full-Time Three Month Parks Maintenance position will work with the Parks and Recreation Department. Position responsibilities include general care and maintenance of an elaborate park system including but not limited to turf, ballfields, playgrounds, buildings, shelters, trails, trees, irrigation and landscaping. Applicants should be highly motivated towards the department’s mission of providing a high quality park system for Cottage Grove residents and visitors to recreate and enjoy.

  • Pay: $10-13/hour
  • Schedule: May/June-August
  • Application deadline: Until filled, first review of applications is March 2

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 18 years of age.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • High school graduate or equivalent.

Desired qualifications:

  • Formal education or practical experience in mowing, turf maintenance, tree trimming, ballfield maintenance and/or landscaping.

Knowledge, Skill, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the standard practices, methods, tools, materials and equipment of park maintenance activities.
  • Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety practices of the trade.
  • Ability to perform a variety of assigned maintenance duties.
  • Ability to understand oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to operate hand and power tools and hand or power driven mowers.
  • Ability to perform strenuous physical labor and heavy manual tasks for extended periods when required.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with elected officials, City employees and the public.

Download an application (PDF) or pick on up at Cottage Grove Public Works, 8635 West Point Douglas Rd S, or City Hall, 12800 Ravine Parkway South. Please indicate which position you are applying for on the Job Application. If you have questions, contact Adam Moshier, Management Assistant at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 651-458-2844.


Six Month Parks Maintenance

The Seasonal Full-Time Six Month Parks Maintenance position will work with the Parks and Recreation Department. Position responsibilities include general care and maintenance of an elaborate park system including but not limited to turf, ballfields, playgrounds, buildings, shelters, trails, trees, irrigation and landscaping. A high percentage of the job function is to operate as part of a turf mowing/trimming team, although many other duties will be expected of the position throughout each season. Applicants should be highly motivated towards the department’s mission of providing a high quality park system for Cottage Grove residents and visitors to recreate and enjoy.

  • Pay: $12-14/hour
  • Schedule: mid-April through mid-October
  • Application deadline: Until filled, first review of applications is March 2

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 18 years of age.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • High school graduate or equivalent.

Desired qualifications:

  • Experience working in a municipal Parks Department.
  • Formal education or practical experience in mowing and/or landscaping.
  • Ability to operate hand and power tools and riding lawn mowers.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the standard practices, methods, tools, materials and equipment of park maintenance activities.
  • Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety practices of the trade.
  • Ability to perform a variety of assigned maintenance duties.
  • Ability to understand oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to operate hand and power tools and hand or power driven mowers.
  • Ability to perform strenuous physical labor and heavy manual tasks for extended periods when required.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with elected officials, City employees and the public.

Download an application (PDF)  or pick on up at Cottage Grove Public Works, 8635 West Point Douglas Rd S, or City Hall, 12800 Ravine Parkway South. Please indicate which position you are applying for on the Job Application. If you have questions, contact Adam Moshier, Management Assistant at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 651-458-2844.


Three Month Utilities Maintenance

The Seasonal Full-Time Three Month Utilities Maintenance position will work with the Public Works Department. Position responsibilities include general care and maintenance of well sites, fire hydrants, sewer structures and assist the streetlight division in everyday maintenance. A high percentage of the job function is to operate as part of a mowing/trimming team, although many other duties will be expected of the position throughout each season. Applicants should be highly motivated, positive and able to work as a team.

  • Pay: $10-13/hour
  • Schedule: May/June-August
  • Application deadline: Until filled, first review of applications is March 2

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 18 years of age.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • High school graduate or equivalent.

Desired qualifications:

  • Formal education or practical experience in mowing and/or landscaping.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the standard practices, methods, tools, materials and equipment of Utility maintenance activities.
  • Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety practices of the trade.
  • Ability to perform a variety of assigned maintenance duties.
  • Ability to understand oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to operate hand and power tools and hand or power driven mowers.
  • Ability to perform strenuous physical labor and heavy manual tasks for extended periods when required.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with elected officials, City employees and the public.

Download an application (PDF) or pick on up at Cottage Grove Public Works, 8635 West Point Douglas Rd S, or City Hall, 12800 Ravine Parkway South. Please indicate which position you are applying for on the Job Application. If you have questions, contact Adam Moshier, Management Assistant at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 651-458-2844.


Six Month Utilities Maintenance

The Seasonal Full-Time Six Month Utilities Maintenance position will work with the Public Works Department. Position responsibilities include general care and maintenance of well sites, fire hydrants, sewer structures and assist the streetlight division in everyday maintenance. A high percentage of the job function is to operate as part of a mowing/trimming team, although many other duties will be expected of the position throughout each season. Applicants should be highly motivated, positive and able to work as a team.

  • Pay: $12-14/hour
  • Schedule: mid-April through mid-October
  • Application deadline: Until filled, first review of applications is March 2

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 18 years of age.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • High school graduate or equivalent.

Desired qualifications:

  • Experience working in a municipal public works department.
  • Formal education or practical experience in mowing and/or landscaping.
  • Ability to operate hand and power tools and riding lawn mowers.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the standard practices, methods, tools, materials and equipment of Utility maintenance activities.
  • Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety practices of the trade.
  • Ability to perform a variety of assigned maintenance duties.
  • Ability to understand oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to operate hand and power tools and hand or power driven mowers.
  • Ability to perform strenuous physical labor and heavy manual tasks for extended periods when required.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with elected officials, City employees and the public.

Download an application (PDF) or pick on up at Cottage Grove Public Works, 8635 West Point Douglas Rd S, or City Hall, 12800 Ravine Parkway South. Please indicate which position you are applying for on the Job Application. If you have questions, contact Adam Moshier, Management Assistant at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 651-458-2844.


Three Month Fleet Maintenance

The Seasonal Full-Time Three Month Fleet Maintenance position will work with the Public Works Department and will be responsible for performing semi-skilled maintenance tasks on vehicles and equipment such as changing oil and fluids, changing tires and repairing small gas engines. The applicant will also perform duties such as clean and organize the shop, pickup and drop off parts, wash vehicles and perform inventory. The applicant should be highly motivated, positive and able to work as a team.

  • Pay: $10-13/hour
  • Schedule: May/June-August
  • Application deadline: Until filled, first review of applications is March 2

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 18 years of age.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • High school graduate or equivalent.
  • Formal education or practical experience in vehicle maintenance.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the standard practices, methods, tools, materials and equipment of shop maintenance activities.
  • Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety practices of the trade.
  • Ability to perform a variety of assigned maintenance duties.
  • Ability to understand oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to perform strenuous physical labor and heavy manual tasks for extended periods when required.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with elected officials, City employees and the public.

Download an application (PDF) or pick on up at Cottage Grove Public Works, 8635 West Point Douglas Rd S, or City Hall, 12800 Ravine Parkway South. Please indicate which position you are applying for on the Job Application. If you have questions, contact Adam Moshier, Management Assistant at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 651-458-2844.


Three Month Streets Maintenance

The Seasonal Full-Time Three Month Streets Maintenance position will work with the Public Works Department. Position responsibilities include general care and maintenance of streets, right of ways and storm structures. Some duties may include but are not limited to mowing, tree trimming, weed whipping, patching, street striping, spraying weeds and landscaping. Applicants should be highly motivated, positive and able to work as a team.

  • Pay: $10-13/hour
  • Schedule: May/June-August
  • Application deadline: Until filled, first review of applications is March 2

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 18 years of age.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • High school graduate or equivalent.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Formal education or practical experience in mowing and/or landscaping and street maintenance.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the standard practices, methods, tools, materials and equipment of street maintenance activities.
  • Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety practices of the trade.
  • Ability to perform a variety of assigned maintenance duties.
  • Ability to understand oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to operate hand and power tools and hand or power driven mowers.
  • Ability to perform strenuous physical labor and heavy manual tasks for extended periods when required.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with elected officials, City employees and the public.

Download an application (PDF) or pick on up at Cottage Grove Public Works, 8635 West Point Douglas Rd S, or City Hall, 12800 Ravine Parkway South. Please indicate which position you are applying for on the Job Application. If you have questions, contact Adam Moshier, Management Assistant at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 651-458-2844.


Six Month Streets Maintenance

The Seasonal Full-Time Six Month Streets Maintenance position will work with the Public Works Department. Position responsibilities include general care and maintenance of streets, right of ways and storm structures. Some duties may include but are not limited to mowing, tree trimming, weed whipping, patching, street striping, spraying weeds and landscaping. Applicants should be highly motivated, positive and able to work as a team.

  • Pay: $12-14/hour
  • Schedule: April-October
  • Application deadline: Until filled, first review of applications is March 2

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 18 years of age.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • High school graduate or equivalent.

Desired qualifications:

  • Experience working in a municipal public works department.
  • Formal education or practical experience in mowing and/or landscaping.
  • Ability to operate hand and power tools and riding lawn mowers.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the standard practices, methods, tools, materials and equipment of street maintenance activities.
  • Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety practices of the trade.
  • Ability to perform a variety of assigned maintenance duties.
  • Ability to understand oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to operate hand and power tools and hand or power driven mowers.
  • Ability to perform strenuous physical labor and heavy manual tasks for extended periods when required.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with elected officials, City employees and the public.

Download an application (PDF) or pick on up at Cottage Grove Public Works, 8635 West Point Douglas Rd S, or City Hall, 12800 Ravine Parkway South. Please indicate which position you are applying for on the Job Application. If you have questions, contact Adam Moshier, Management Assistant at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 651-458-2844.

Community (non city) Job Opportunities

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