Job Opportunities

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 can 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 Job Opportunities

Seasonal Streets Maintenance

Seasonal Streets Maintenance Worker: The full-time, seasonal position with the Public Works department is responsible for general care and maintenance of streets, right of ways, and storm structures. Some duties may include, but not limited to, mowing, tree trimming, weed whipping, patching, street striping, spraying weeds, and landscaping. Applicants should be highly motivated, with a positive attitude and ability to work as a team.

  • Position is full-time, from May/June to August
  • Salary: $9-10 per hour
  • Applications accepted until filled. 
  • First review of application reviews will begin Monday, March 2, 2015

Minimum requirements:

  • 18 years of age
  • Valid driver's license

Desired qualifications:

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

 Download the application and job description job description or pick one up at City Hall

Seasonal Utilities Maintenance

Seasonal Utilities Maintenance Worker: The full-time, seasonal position with the Public Works department is responsible for general care and maintenance of well sites, fire hydrants, and sewer structure. A high percentage of the job is to operate as part of a mowing/trimming team, although other duties will be expected of the position. Applicants should be highly motivated, with a positive attitude and ability to work as a team.

  • Position is full-time, from May/June to August
  • Salary: $9-10 per hour
  • Applications accepted until filled. 
  • First review of application reviews will begin Monday, March 2, 2015

Minimum requirements:

  • 18 years of age
  • Valid driver's license

Desired qualifications:

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

 Download the application and job description job description or pick one up at City Hall

Seasonal (6-mo) Utilities Maintenance

Seasonal (6-mo) Utilities Maintenance Worker: The full-time, six-month, position with the Public Works department is responsible for general care and maintenance of well sites, fire hydrants, sewer structures and streetlight division assistance. A high percentage of the job is to operate as part of the mowing/trimming team, although many other duties will be expected throughout each season. Applicants should be highly motivated, with a positive attitude and ability to work as a team.

  • Position is full-time, from mid-April to mid-October
  • Salary: $11 per hour
  • Applications accepted until filled. 
  • First review of application reviews will begin Monday, March 2, 2015

Minimum requirements:

  • High school diploma
  • Valid driver's license

Desired qualifications:

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

 Download the application and job description job description or pick one up at City Hall

Seasonal (6-mo) Parks Maintenance

Seasonal Parks Maintenance Worker: The full-time, six-month, position with the Parks and Recreation department is responsible for general care and maintenance of an elaborate park system including (but not limited to) turf, ball fields, 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. 

  • Position is full-time, from mid-April to mid-October
  • Salary: $11 per hour
  • Applications accepted until filled. 
  • First review of application reviews will begin Monday, March 2, 2015

Minimum requirements:

  • High school diploma
  • Valid driver's license

Desired qualifications:

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

 Download the application and job description job description or pick one up at City Hall

Seasonal Parks Maintenance

Seasonal (Summer) Parks Maintenance Worker: The full-time, summer Parks Maintenance Worker position with the Parks and Recreation department is responsible for general care and maintenance of an elaborate park system including (but not limited to) turf, ball fields, 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. 

  • Position is full-time, summer months
  • Salary: $9 to 10 per hour
  • Applications accepted until filled. 
  • First review of application reviews will begin Monday, March 2, 2015

Minimum requirements:

  • High school diploma
  • Valid driver's license

Desired qualifications:

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

 Download the application and job description job description or pick one up at City Hall

Landscape / Horticulture Internship

Landscape / Horticulture Intern: This full-time, seasonal (mid-May to late Aug) internship will work directly with Parks Department staff to manage a $30K operational budget of personnel, material and professional service needs.

  • Salary: $11 to $13 per hour, DOQ
  • Application deadline: Open until filled.
  • First review of applications begins on March 15, 2015
  • Limited to students in Landscape, Horticulture, Forestry, Natural Resources or related studies
  • The intern will plan, coordinate, monitor and maintain landscaped areas throughout the entire community
  • Download the internship description

Download the application packet or pick one up at City Hall

Forestry and Natural Resources Internship

Forestry and Natural Resources Intern: This full-time, seasonal (mid-May to late Aug) internship will work directly with Parks Department staff to manage a $30K operational budget of personnel, material and professional service needs.

  • Salary: $11 to $13 per hour, DOQ
  • Application deadline: Open until filled.
  • First review of applications begins on March 15, 2015
  • Limited to students in Landscape, Horticulture, Forestry, Natural Resources or related studies
  • The intern will maintain, monitor, and care for all trees within the City's urban forest
  • Download the internship description

Download the application packet or pick one up at City Hall

Seasonal Playground Leaders

The City of Cottage Grove is accepting applications for summer seasonal (June 8 to Sept. 4) Playground Leader positions.  Playground leader positions are responsible for programming, planning and supervising activities for youth ages 5–13 years old.  Activities include things such as arts and crafts, games, and special events.  

  • Application deadline: April 24 at 4:30 p.m.
  • Interviews: May 8
  • Training dates: June 2 and 3
  • Work dates: June 8 to Sept. 4
  • Hours: 40 hours per week
  • Salary: $9 to $10 per hour
  • Qualifications: Applicants must be a minimum age of 18.  Must be able to work well with children, possess good leadership skills and have a broad knowledge of games, sports and crafts skills. Experience in a recreation leadership position preferred.

Download the application packet or pick one up at City Hall

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