Job Openings

Seasonal Jobs

1. Seasonal/Full-Time Street/Parks/Cemetery/Campground/Trail Worker

2. Seasonal/Full-Time Electric Department Worker

3. Seasonal/Part-Time Weed Harvester Operator

Emergency Services

1. Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Ambulance Department

2. Firefighters - Fire Department

Questions? Contact City Administrator Michael Schulte at 507-427-2999 ext.1 or mschulte@mountainlakemn.com


1. Seasonal/Full Time Street/Parks/Cemetery/Campground/Trail Worker

Job Title:                    Seasonal Streets/Parks/Cemetery/Campground/Trail Worker

Department:              Streets, Parks, Cemetery, Campground, Trail  

Supervisor:                Street Superintendent

Classification:            Seasonal, Full-Time, Non-Union, Non Exempt

Pay: $12/hour with $0.50 increases if employee returns to the position the next summer.

Work Schedule

Hours of work are structured to meet service demands, the needs of the public served and weather conditions. The position will be scheduled for approximately 40 hours per week from approximately May through September not to exceed 185 consecutive calendar days.  Actual hours are determined by the City Administrator and Street Superintendent in conjunction with the seasonal worker.

General Description of Work:

Assists with maintenance of city parks, cemetery, trail, and the repair, cleaning, and maintenance of city streets, sidewalks, curbs, storm water drainage systems, traffic signing, and lighting systems.  Performs other related duties as required.

Supervision Received: 

Works under the general direction of the Street Superintendent and Street Department Staff.

Typical Duties Performed:

  • Operates power mowers or small tractors with attached mowers to cut grass.
  • Follows safety practices and equipment rules.
  • Assists in regular maintenance and repair of equipment.
  • Performs other work as required and directed by the department head.
  • Ability to operate equipment necessary to perform job duties.
  • Does restroom and park clean up.
  • Helps maintain trail and areas around the lake.
  • Operates tractors, pick-up trucks and power tools.
  • Does manual labor such as cleaning trash from streets and grounds.
  • Assists with the set-up of the Pow Wow celebration.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to be a self-starter and complete work assigned.
  • Knowledge of lawn mowing.
  • Ability to be punctual.
  • Ability to make decisions and work independently.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and the public.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be at least 18 years of age and possess a valid Driver’s License.
  • Must pass criminal background check.
  • Must comply with organizational and departmental policies.

Physical Demands/Work Environment

  • Requires incumbent to work outside, on uneven ground, alone, with others, around others, and have contact with the public.
  • Requires incumbent to work around moving objects.
  • Exposes the incumbent to dust, dirt, fumes, gases, heat, cold, wetness, humidity, and marked changes in temperature or humidity.
  • Activities that occur continuously (more than 7 hours) are: hearing; use of near vision; use of depth perception, accommodation, color vision, and field of vision/peripheral vision; and use of smell.
  • Activities that occur frequently (from 4 to 7 hours) are: bending/stooping; squatting; crouching; using fingers and hands for repetitive, non-repetitive, or consistent actions; handling;; use of far vision; sitting; and walking.
  • Activities that occur occasionally (from 1 to 3 hours) are: pushing; pulling; twisting; reaching at, above and/or below shoulder level with both arms together and/or independent of one another; fine manipulating with fingers; using sense of touch; talking; and standing.
  • Activities that occur infrequently (up to 60 minutes) are: kneeling.

Job Location

This position is located at the Mountain Lake Street Shop and requires work throughout the city where needed.

Reviewed March 2021

Accepting applications until position is filled and this advertisement is removed.

Click here to view/print job description.

Click here to view/print city job application

Applications and the job description are available at city hall.

Ways To Apply:

1. Drop off city application at city hall 9AM-4PM Monday-Friday or in the drop box at City Hall - 930 3rd Ave.
 
2. Mail to City Hall:
 
City of Mountain Lake
c/o City Administrator
P.O. Box C
Mountain Lake, MN 56159
 
3. Email application to mschulte@mountainlakemn.com

2. Seasonal Electric Department Worker

Job Title:         Seasonal/Full-Time Electric Dept. Worker 

Supervisor:     Electric Department Superintendent                   

Department:        Electric Utility

Classification:     Seasonal/Full-time, Non-Union, Non-exempt

Pay: No Electric Experience or Education: $12/hour | With Electric Experience, DOQ: $12 - $15/hour

Work Schedule

Hours of work are structured to meet service demands, the needs of the public served and weather conditions. The position will be scheduled for approximately 40 hours per week from approximately May through September not to exceed 185 consecutive calendar days.  Actual hours are determined by the City Administrator and Electric Department in conjunction with the seasonal worker.

Description of Work

Under the direct supervision of the Electric Department Superintendent & Staff, the seasonal position will assist with the maintenance of all city electric infrastructure, lighting systems, and the power plant. Performs other related duties as required.

Essential Functions of the Job

  • Assists with summer projects, cleans and maintains power plant, follows safety practices and equipment rules, assists in regular maintenance and repair of equipment, performs other work as required and directed by the department head.
  • Ability to operate equipment necessary to perform job duties, operates tractors and pick up trucks and other power tools.
  • Does manual labor such as digging and assists with the set-up of the annual city celebration in June.
  • Complies with appropriate local, state, and federal safety rules, regulations, and statutes. 
  • Performs physical demands and work environment requirements for this position.
  • Effective and respectful communication and interactions with other employees, supervisors, individuals from other organizations, and citizen customers.

Required Knowledge and Abilities

  • Ability to be a self-starter and completion of work assigned.
  • Ability to be punctual and reliable.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must possess a MN Driver license
  • High School Diploma or equivalent

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with electric infrastructure.
  • Enrolled in electric lineman courses or related field or completed diploma in electric utility.

Conditions of Employment

  • Must comply with organizational and departmental policies.

Physical Demands/Work Environment

  • Requires incumbent to work inside, outside, in confined areas, on uneven ground, underground, alone, with others, around others, and have contact with the public.
  • Exposes the incumbent to dust, dirt, fumes, gases, chemicals, other substances, excessive noise, vibrations, heat, and cold.
  • Requires the incumbent to work with or around pressurized equipment, burning materials/equipment, and moving objects.
  • Activities that occur continuously (more than 7 hours) are: using fingers and hands for repetitive, non-repetitive, or consistent actions; handling; fine manipulating; and hearing.
  • Activities that occur frequently (from 4 to 7 hours) are:  standing; reaching at and below shoulder level with right and/or left shoulders together and independent of one another; using sense of touch; using foot/feet together and/or independent of one another; talking; and using near vision, far vision, depth perception, and accommodation.
  • Activities that occur occasionally (from 1 to 3 hours) are: sitting; walking; bending/stooping; pulling; twisting; using color vision, and field of vision/peripheral vision; using sense of smell; and carrying up to 24 pounds.
  • Activities that occur infrequently (up to 60 minutes) are: squatting; crouching; kneeling; pushing; climbing; carrying up to 75 pounds; and lifting up to and over 75 pounds.

Equipment/Job Location

This position will be located at the Electric Utility Plant in the City of Mountain Lake.  Uses various equipment and tools.  This position does require the operation of an automobile.

Reviewed April 2021

Accepting applications until position is filled and this advertisement is removed.

Click here to view/print job description.

Click here to view/print city job application

Applications and the job description are available at city hall.

Ways To Apply:

1. Drop off city application at city hall 9AM-4PM Monday-Friday or in the drop box at City Hall - 930 3rd Ave.
 
2. Mail to City Hall:
 
City of Mountain Lake
c/o City Administrator
P.O. Box C
Mountain Lake, MN 56159
 
3. Email application to mschulte@mountainlakemn.com

3. Seasonal/Part-Time Weed Harvester Operator

Job Title: Seasonal Part-Time Weed Harvester Operator

Supervisors: City Administrator, Street Superintendent

Department: Lake

Classification: Seasonal, Part-Time, Non-Union, Non-Exempt

Pay: $15/hour with $0.50 increases if employee returns to the position the next summer.

Description of Work:  Under the general direction of the City Administrator and the Street Department, the position will work various hours per week during the spring and summer rotating with other weed harvester employees.  Location and density of weeds, weather conditions, and MN Department of Natural Resources contract requirements will determine the amount and location of work done. Invasive aquatic plants are non-native plants that can potentially create recreational nuisances to lakes and reduce native plant diversity. In some instances, when invasive plants become too abundant, they can cause economic or environmental harm. The DNR’s goal of invasive plant management is to minimize harmful effects caused by invasive plants while also protecting the natural resources and their use in the State. Operates and maintains weed harvester. Performs other related duties as required.

Supervision: Works under the general direction of the City Administrator and Street Superintendent.  Will work alone when operating the harvester.

Typical Duties Performed

  • Operates weed harvester.
  • Routinely inspects harvester.
  • Performs harvester maintenance when directed to do so.
  • Contacts supervisor when harvester does not operate correctly.
  • Follows safety practices and equipment rules.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Ability to operate equipment
  • Ability to accept direction.
  • Ability to be a self-starter and complete work as assigned.
  • Ability to judge when harvester operation is unsafe.
  • Ability to work with others to create a work schedule.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be at least 18 years old when the job begins. 
  • Must possess a valid MN Driver’s license.  
  • Must comply with organizational and departmental policies.

Physical Demands/Work Environment

  • Requires riding and operating weed harvester on lake and be able to get on/off of harvester when docked.
  • Requires being on lake and exposed to outdoor conditions for short to long periods of time.

Equipment/Job Location

  • This position will be located at the dock landing on the east side of the lake north of the cemetery. 

Accepting applications until position is filled and this advertisement is removed.

Click here to view/print job description.

Click here to view/print city job application

Applications and the job description are available at city hall.

Ways To Apply:

1. Drop off city application at city hall 9AM-4PM Monday-Friday or in the drop box at City Hall - 930 3rd Ave.
 
2. Mail to City Hall:
 
City of Mountain Lake
c/o City Administrator
P.O. Box C
Mountain Lake, MN 56159
 
3. Email application to mschulte@mountainlakemn.com

Emergency Services

1. Emergency Medical Technician

The Mountain Lake Ambulance service is composed of on-call 24/7 basic life support trained Emergency Medical Technicians and two ambulances. Primary hospital is Windom Area Hospital.

If you are interested in joining Mountain Lake Ambulance, please fill out and submit a city application to City Hall. Applications are also available at City Hall. Questions? Call the City Administrator at 507-427-2999 ext.1.

City Job Application

2. Fire Fighter

The Mountain Lake Fire Department has around 20 trained volunteer fire fighters and equipment for fire-fighting and rescue.

If you are interested in joining the Mountain Lake Fire Department, please fill out and submit a city application to City Hall. Applications are also available at City Hall. Questions? Call the City Administrator at 507-427-2999 ext.1.

City Job Application

How to Submit Application:

1. Drop off city application and cover letter in the drop box at City Hall - 930 3rd Ave.
 
2. Mail to City Hall:
 
City of Mountain Lake
c/o City Administrator
P.O. Box C
Mountain Lake, MN 56159
 
3. Email application to mschulte@mountainlakemn.com