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


Cook -River Oaks

The part-time cook positions at River Oaks Golf Course include days, nights and weekends and require excellent customer service and presentation of food and beverages in the Clubhouse. This position is responsible for the preparation of all food menu and specialty items within the Clubhouse.

  • Starting Pay:  $13 to $15 per hour, plus tips for banquet events
  • Application Deadline: Open until filled

Essential Job Functions

  • Prepare all menu and specialty items according to standard recipes and processes.
  • Maintain kitchen and prep area in a sanitary and organized fashion.
  • Responsible for keeping food products up to River Oaks standards.
  • Accountable for all food items and stock.
  • Responsible for knowledge and practice of all applicable laws concerning the service and preparation of food products, including health code and OSHA regulations.
  • Responsible for keeping food line stocked and prepped at all times.
  • Accountable for food stock and cost control.

Minimum Requirements

  • One year of cooking experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Must have a demonstrated knowledge of food and culinary practices.
  • Must have ability to work well with others in a fast paced environment. 
  • Must have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with elected officials, employees and the public.

Download an application or pick one up at City Hall, 12800 Ravine Parkway S.


Bartender - River Oaks

The part-time Bartender position at River Oaks Golf Course will provide excellent customer service, and stock and operate the bar area.

  • Pay rate: $9.50 per hour plus tips
  • Applications accepted until position is filled

Essential Job Functions:

  • Responsible for bar set-up
  • Maintain and operate the bar area
  • Take drink and food orders
  • Wait on patrons and wait staff members
  • Prepare and serve alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks in accordance with standard recipes, including the service of draft beer, wine, and mixed cocktails
  • Enter orders in cash register, collects payment, and makes change.
  • Wash and sterilize glassware, prepare garnish for drinks
  • Requisitions liquors, other beverages and supplies
  • Arrange bottles and glassware to make an attractive display and merchandise drinks
  • Operate within all applicable health codes
  • Operate within all legal laws and ordinances concerning the service and use of alcoholic beverages
  • Accountable for all beverage stock and cost control
  • Perform all other necessary duties as apparent or assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must have a basic knowledge of beer, wine and spirits
  • Must possess basic math skills
  • Must have the ability to handle money transactions and operate cash register
  • Must demonstrate outstanding customer service skills
  • Must have thorough knowledge of all applicable laws concerning the service and use of intoxicating beverages
  • Must demonstrate ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with elected officials, employees and the public

Download a job application or pick one up at City Hall, 12800 Ravine Parkway S.


Dishwasher- River Oaks

The part-time dishwasher positions at River Oaks Golf Course is responsible for maintaining cleanliness and sanitation standards for plates, cups, glassware, tableware, utensils, etc., using machine and manual cleaning methods. This position also ensures the dishwashing area is maintained as a clean, safe and sanitary facility.

  • Starting Pay:  $9.50 per hour, plus tips
  • Application Deadline: Open until filled

Essential Job Functions

  • Sort and rinse dirty dishes, glass, tableware and other utensils and place them in racks to send through dish washer
  • Hand wash dishes, pots and pans as appropriate.
  • Sort and stack clean dishes.
  • Change dishwater in dish machine every hour.
  • Remove trash and garbage to dumpster.
  • Set up or break down dishwashing area.
  • Sweep/mop floors.
  • Conduct general restaurant and restroom cleaning as directed.
  • Clean up any spills.
  • Perform various duties as assigned by management.

Minimum Requirements

  • Basic knowledge of food and beverage preparation and service

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must have outstanding customer service skills.
  • Must present a professional image.
  • Must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with elected officials, employees and the public.

 Download the job description (PDF).  Download a job application or pick one up at City Hall, 12800 Ravine Parkway S.


Server - River Oaks

The part-time Eagles Bar and Grill Server position at River Oaks Golf Course will provide excellent customer service, and presentation of food and beverages in the clubhouse and golf course area.

  • Pay rate: $9.50 per hour plus tips
  • Applications accepted until position is filled

Essential Job Functions:

  • Responsible for coordinating the entire food service station and communicating with the front and back of house personnel to provide a dining experience that meets or exceeds guest expectations
  • Process guest orders to ensure that all items are prepared properly and in a timely manner
  • Ensure that patrons are satisfied with the food and the service
  • Process guest checks, accept payment and make change
  • Accountable for cash and guest check charges
  • Assist with stocking of food and beverage supplies
  • Assist with food and beverage preparation
  • Maintain knowledge of menu and food preparation practices
  • Perform all set-up and cleaning of front of house
  • Perform various duties as assigned by management

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age for service of intoxicating liquor
  • Experience in food and beverage service
  • Basic knowledge of food and beverage preparation and service
  • Knowledge of laws concerning the service and use of intoxicating liquor

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must have outstanding customer service skills
  • Must possess basic math skills
  • Must have the ability to operate cash register and handle money and charges
  • Must present a professional image
  • Must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with elected officials, employees and the public

 Download a job application or pick one up at City Hall, 12800 Ravine Parkway S.

City of Cottage Grove Seasonal Full- & Part-time Job Opportunities


Building Inspector, Seasonal

The Seasonal Building Inspector position, from April 17, 2017 through October 13, 2017, is a non-benefit position that will work up to 40 hours per week.

  • Starting Pay: $18 - $26 per hour depending on qualifications
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 31 at 3 p.m. (received, not postmarked)

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Graduate or Equivalent
  • Completion of a 2-year construction related trade school or related construction experience
  • Must possess current certification as a Minnesota State Building Official or Building Official Limited
  • Working knowledge and experience with personal computer including Microsoft Office
  • Valid Driver’s License

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Must have the desire to learn residential plan review, field inspections, permit issuance and customer service
  • Must be a good communicator both orally and written
  • Must be prompt and professional
  • Must possess a positive demeanor

Download a job application or pick one up at City Hall, 12800 Ravine Parkway S.

Questions about this position can be addressed by Joe Fischbach, Human Resources Manager at 651-458-2883 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Planning Intern

The Planning Intern position will perform entry level planning and zoning professional duties and assisting planners with collecting and preparing data for various development scenarios, updating the comprehensive plan, participation in the comprehensive plan public involvement process, preparing maps and planning reports, presentations to various advisory commissions, City Council and/or public meetings, scanning office documents and conducting basic office functions as needed. Work is performed under direct supervision.

This is a temporary position, lasting approximately three months.  Approximately 40 hours per week.

  • Starting Pay: $11 to $13 per hour, depending on qualifications
  • Application Deadline: March 17 or until filled

Minimum Requirements

  • At least two years of college level coursework in urban planning, geography, public administration or other fields.  A bachelor's degree in urban planning or related field is preferred.
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Excellent customer service skills.

Desired Qualifications

  • Knowledge of principles of strategic and/or urban planning
  • Ability to accurately compile, organize and report data
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing
  • Experience preparing and conducting surveys, preferably with Survey Monkey
  • Ability to operate a personal computer
  • Experience with social media
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective relationships with supervisor, co-workers, other City employees and the general public.
  • Skill in communicating effectively both verbally and in writing, and to request clarification when needed.

Download a job application or pick one up at City Hall, 12800 Ravine Parkway S.

Questions about this position can be addressed by Joe Fischbach, Human Resources Manager at 651-458-2883 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Community (non city) Job Opportunities

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