Employment Opportunities

City Clerk



The City of Forest Lake is accepting applications for City Clerk.  The newly created City Clerk position performs all statutory functions and legal requirements of the Office of City Clerk by coordinating and executing administrative duties for the Administration Department and City Council, overseeing official records management and retention, data practices, elections, licensing, and related work as apparent or assigned. Associates/Technical degree in business administration, office management or related field and 3 to 5 years experience in public administration, preferably in the deputy clerk or city clerk position, or equivalent of work experience and education. Salary Range is $88,619.87-$110,774.84, DOQ.

 Submit application, resume and cover letter to kristina.handt@ci.forest-lake.mn.us Position open until filled with first review on Feb. 28, 2024.

City Clerk Job Description

City of Forest Lake Employment Application



Seasonal - Park Rangers


The City of Forest Lake's Park and Recreation Department is currently hiring part-time seasonal Park Rangers for Spring - Fall 2024.  Park Rangers will work independently to keep a clean and safe environment at Lakeside Memorial Park during the weekday evenings and weekends mid-April through mid-October.  Duties include, but are not limited to monitoring park activity, enforcing park rules, and maintaining a clean park and facilities.  

This position will remain open until filled.  Application review and interviews will be conducted on a first-come, first-served basis.  Questions?  Please contact Jamie Muscha, Park and Recreation Supervisor, at Jamie.Muscha@ci.forest-lake.mn.us or 651-209-9723.

Interested applicants must submit a completed City of Forest Lake Employment application to Jamie.Muscha@ci.forest-lake.mn.us.


Park Ranger Job Description


City of Forest Lake Employment Application




Seasonal Maintenance Staff


The City of Forest Lake is now hiring Seasonal Maintenance Staff for this upcoming Summer.  These positions will assist Full Time staff in the maintenance of the City’s streets, parks, public facilities, equipment, and other related work.  This seasonal position is M-F 7:00am-3:30pm.  No nights or weekends.  Starting hourly wage is $16.00-$18.00, DOQ.

To be considered for this position, please submit the online application.  Positions will remain open until filled and applications and interviews will be conducted on a first come, first served basis.  If you have questions regarding this position and application process, please contact Dave Adams, Public Works Director, at dave.adams@ci.forest-lake.mn.us or 651-209-9736.

Seasonal Maintenance Job Description

Employment Application




Police Officer


The Forest Lake Police Department is seeking applications for one full-time Police Officer and an eligibility list for one anticipated retirement early 2024. Applicants must be highly motivated, dedicated to community service, and possess a strong work ethic and communication skills. 

2024 contract salary range is $75,733-$101,753 annually along with health, dental and vision contributions up to $1415/monthly.   2025 contract salary range is 78,020-$104,832.   Additional salary and benefit considerations including front-loaded vacation and sick accrual will be considered for lateral candidates.  A streamlined training program may also be given based upon experience and current pay structure.  Up to $2,000 a year in tuition reimbursement is available to all employees.  Additional salary increases for Detectives and School Resource Officers.

Online application:

City of Forest Lake Employment Application

Police Officer Job Description

To be considered for this position, submit the online application and required attachments.  Position open until filled. Questions about the application process should be directed to Sgt. Mark Richert 405@flpd.com 651-209-9920

Commission Appointments 
If you are interested in serving on any of the City's boards or commissions, please fill out the Boards and Committee Application.  Your application will be kept on file for one year.  Questions regarding any vacancy can be directed to the Assistant City Administrator at 651-209-9727.