Employment Opportunities

Finance Director

Application Deadline: Open until filled. Review of applications to begin on January 24, 2022
2022 Salary Hiring Range: $52.75-$65.94/ hour

Position Summary 

The City of Forest Lake is recruiting for an innovative and talented leader to guide, administer, and inspire its Finance Department. This position plans and directs all City financial functions to accurately account for financial transactions, manage financial assets, provides financial planning, operational analysis, and management. Responsible for managing all finance and accounting functions, including coordination of the annual budget, annual audit, accounts payable, payroll, utility billing, and supervision of departmental employees. Prepare, develop and evaluate policies and procedures relating to the overall financial management of the City.  

Education And/Or Experience Required

Qualifications for the position include a bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field, five years of progressively responsible experience in finance administration or accounting, including a minimum of three years in a supervisory capacity, and municipal government experience or private consulting experience working with local governments. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted.

How to Apply:

Applicants must apply through the city's application portal and submit a completed online application, cover letter, resume,  and city employment application.

Accounting Administrative Assistant II

Application Deadline: Open until filled. Review of applications to begin on January 21, 2022
2022 Salary Hiring Range: $28.81 - $36.02

Position Summary

Under general supervisor, this position is responsible for the preparation and processing of all payroll and related transactional work including answering question/concerns related to benefits, annual leave, and other payroll related item.  This position will also conduct the open enrollment process and work with benefit consultants for bidding and insurance changes.  This position will also assist in Accounts Payable and Utility Billing processes. 

Education And/Or Experience Required: 

High School degree or equivalent. Two-year accounting degree preferred.  Two to four years specialized training in a related field or equivalent accounting experience in similar.

How to Apply:

Applicants must apply through the city's employment portal and submit a completed online application, cover letter, resume,  and city employment application.

Administrative Assistant I

Application Deadline: Open until filed, first review of applications on January 21 at 4:30 pm
2022 Salary Hiring Range: $27.45 - $34.31

Position Summary

Under general supervision, this position will perform detailed accounting work involving with Accounts Payable and assisting with the city’s Utility Billing process. This position is the first point of contact with customers so they must maintain a professional, positive manner when talking with customers in-person, over the phone or by email.  This position also assists the Community Development office by performing administrative tasks such as schedule meeting and setting agendas.

Education And/Or Experience Required: 

High School degree or equivalent and 2-4 years specialized training in a related field or equivalent accounting experience in similar position.  Two-year degree preferred.

How to Apply:

Applicants must apply through the city's employment portal and submit a completed online application, cover letter, resume,  and city employment application.

Winter Seasonal Position

 Pay Range $16.00 - $20.00 per hour

The City of Forest Lake is looking for a responsible and reliable On Call Seasonal Snow Removal Operator.  This is a seasonal position that will run approximately November through April. Individual will be responsible for operating small scale snow removal equipment including small tractors, skid steers, snow blowers, and sweepers.  Operators will be removing snow from City buildings, sidewalks, blacktop paths, and ice rinks.  Applicants will need to pass a pre-employment drug test, background test and an equipment skills test.  The pay range for this position is $16-$20 per hour.  Interested candidates should fill out a City of Forest Lake employment application found at the link below or at Forest Lake City Center, 1408 Lake Street South and submit the completed application to Dave Adams, Public Works Director, at the City Center or to dave.adams@ci.forest-lake.mn.us .  Position will remain open until filled.  

Warming House Attendant

 Pay Range $11.00 - $13.00 per hour

The City of Forest Lake is currently hiring multiple part-time Warming House Attendants.  This is a seasonal position that will run approximately mid-December through mid-March, weather permitting.  Warming House Attendants perform a variety of duties including, but not limited to, welcoming visitors to the facility, supervision of the rinks and warming house, and keeping a safe and clean environment.  Interested candidates should fill out a City of Forest Lake employment application and submit to Jamie Muscha, Park and Recreation Coordinator, to the City Center or to Jamie.Muscha@ci.forest-lake.mn.us.  Positions will remain open until filled; priority will be given to applications received by November 19, 2021.

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 City of Forest Lake at 651-464-3550.