Employment Opportunities

Fire Technician

The City of Forest Lake has openings for the position of Fire Technician 

Application Period:

Position is open until filled. First review of applications on August 13, 2021.

Salary Range:

$26.91- $33.63 per hour (as of July 2021)

Job Responsibilities: 

The City of Forest Lake is currently recruiting for a Fire Technician. The primary responsibility for this position is to provide administrative support to the plan review and building inspection function within the Fire Department. The position also provides customer service to residents who visit City Hall and the Fire Department. The priority responsibility for this position is to respond to fire calls in conformance with protocol established by the Fire Chief.

Education and Experience:

Refer to Fire Technician job description.


Applicants must visit this link to submit a completed application, cover letter, and completed City Employment Application..

Manager of Accounting

The City of Forest Lake has openings for the position of Manager of Accounting 

Application Period:

Applications must be received by Friday August 13, 2021 at 3:30 pm.

Salary Range:

$ 78,754.56 - $ 98,443.20 annually

Job Responsibilities:
This position is responsible for direction and supervision of all aspects of utility billing and related customer service. Direction and supervision of accounting related functions, such as accounts payable, cash receipting, project management, and payroll. Assist with the preparation of various workpapers for the external audit. Assist with the budget preparation and budget monitoring.

Education and Experience:

Refer to Manager of Accounting job description.


Applicants must visit this link to submit a completed application, letter of interest, resume, transcripts, and other materials they would like to submit for consideration.

Paid-On-Call Firefighter

The City of Forest Lake has openings for the position of Paid-On-Call Firefighter.  

Application Period:

• Opens 06/15/21

• Application deadline 09/01/21

Distance Requirement:

Candidates must live within the area highlighted in yellow on the map included in the application and hiring packet.

• Station 1 - 1408 Lake Street South, Forest Lake, MN 55025

• Station 2 – 16319 Kettle River Blvd, Columbus, MN 55025

Salary Information

$15.00 per hour for probationary members.

$17.75 per hour for members that have completed the 1 year probationary period.

Job Responsibilities:

• Performs firefighting activities including fire attack, containment, salvage, overhaul, driving fire apparatus,

operating pumps, laying hose, and related equipment.

• Performs emergency aid activities including CPR, administering first aid, and providing other assistance as


• Participates in fire department trainings, attends classes for firefighting, emergency aid, hazardous

materials, auto extrication, ice/water rescue, and related subjects.

• Provides First Responder emergency medical services.

• Maintains fire equipment, apparatus, and facilities. Performs minor repairs to departmental equipment.

• Assists in developing plans for special assignments such as emergency preparedness, communications,

training programs, firefighting, hazardous materials, and emergency aid activities.

• Present programs to the community on safety, medical, and fire prevention topics.

• Performs salvage operations such as spreading salvage covers, moving furniture, sweeping water, and

removing debris.

Minimum Qualifications to Apply:

• High school graduate or equivalent

• 18 years of age or older

• Valid Minnesota driver’s license

• Live within 6 minutes of station 1 or 2

• Pass police background check

• No DWI related convictions within the last 5 years

• No felony convictions on record

• Pass firefighter physical fitness test

• Pass psychological test provided by the Fire Department

• Pass medical exam provided by the Fire Department

• Must be available every Tuesday night (7 p.m. – 10 p.m.) for department training

2019/2020 Firefighter Recruitment Process

• Fire Department open house – Thursday, September 9th

• Physical agility test – Saturday, September 18th (Weather permitting)

• Backup Physical agility testing – Saturday, September 25th

• Interviews – Saturday, October 2nd

• Contingent offer – Letters sent out in the 3rd week of October

• Start date – 01/01/22


To apply, please submit a completed City of Forest Lake Employment Application to FLFD@ci.forest-lake.mn.us or turn in your application at the Forest Lake City Hall, 1408 Lake Street South, Forest Lake, MN 55025.

Commission Appointments  
The City of Forest Lake is currently accepting applications for the Human Rights Commission. If you are interested in serving on any of these 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 City of Forest Lake at 651-464-3550.