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 Regular Full- & Part-time Job Opportunities

Customer Service Representative - General Government or Utility Billing

The Customer Service Representative-General Government position is the City Hall first point of contact and provides assistance to customers (residents) over the phone and in person. The Customer Service Representative answers questions and performs a variety of detailed duties and responsibilities including but not limited to administrative support, collection and organization of information, data entry and records retention.

The Customer Service Representative-Utility Billing position provides assistance to residents/customers over the phone and in person, answering questions and performing specialized duties and responsibilities required to execute all aspects of the utility billing function.

  • Hiring range: $19.68 - $22.73 per hour, depending on qualifications
  • Application deadline: Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 3 p.m. (received, not postmarked)

Minimum requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • One year of relatable, post-secondary education or training
  • Three years of clerical, computer and customer service experience

Desired qualifications:

  • Associates or bachelor's degree
  • Accounting experience
  • Excellent grammar and spelling skills

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

Part-time Transcriptionist

Transcriptionist- Part-time (18 hours per week).  This is a part-time transcriptionist with the City's police department. Employee must be able to start between 6 and 7 am, and work 4 hours three days a week and 3 hours two days a week, Monday through Friday.

  • Hiring range: $18.93 - $21.20 per hour, depending on qualifications
  • Application deadline: Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 3 p.m. (received, not postmarked)

Minimum qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • Ability to type 70 words per minute
  • Excellent spelling and grammar skills
  • One year municipal clerical support experience, or two years general clerical support experience

Preferred qualifications:

  • Medical or law enforcement office experience.

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

City of Cottage Grove Seasonal Job Opportunities

Full-time Seasonal Streets Maintenance Worker

Seasonal Streets Maintenance Worker with the Public Works department: This full-time position will work from May/June to August.  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.

  • Position is full-time, seasonal from May/June to August
  • Salary: $9 to 10 per hour
  • Applications accepted until filled.

Minimum requirements:

  • 18 years of age
  • Valid driver's license

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

Part-time Building Supervisor

Ice Arena Building Supervisor: This part-time position is responsible for the security of the building, cash, and all of the arena equipment; resurfacing the ice, and maintaining the cleanliness of the building.  Scheduled shifts include evenings and weekends.  This position requires indoor and outdoor work, under all types of weather conditions.

  • Position is part-time, seasonal from September to March
  • Salary: $10.50 per hour
  • Applications accepted until filled. 

Minimum requirements:

  • 18 years of age
  • Valid driver's license
  • Flexible schedule including (evenings and weekends)
  • Ability to manage cash flow
  • Ability to frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to walk on the ice surface
  • Self-motivated and a hard working individual
  • Ability to provide high quality customer service
  • Willingness to clean throughout the work day

Desired qualifications:

  • Previous experience and knowledge of equipment and repairs
  • Previous experience sharpening skates

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

Landscape/Horticulture Internship

The City of Cottage Grove seeks highly motivated and hard working individuals to apply for this Landscape/Horticulture internship position.  The interns will work directly with the Parks Department to manage a $30,000+ operational budget of personnel, material and professional service needs. 

  • Position is full-time, seasonal from mid-May to late-August
    Monday to Thursday, 6:30 am to 3:30 pm, Friday 6:30 to 10 am
  • Salary: $11 per hour
  • Application deadline: Open until  filled.
  • A completed application for employment is required to be considered for this position.

Minimum requirements:

  • 18 years of age
  • Valid driver's license
  • In the process of obtaining a degree in Landscape/Horticulture or related field.

Download the application and job description 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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