Job Openings

1. (1) FT Police Officer & (1) PT Police Officer (Seasonal/As-Needed)

2. FT Water/Wastewater Operator

3. Seasonal Lake Weed Harvester


 1. Full-Time Police Officer & Part-Time Police Officer (Seasonal/As-Needed) (please see directions to apply below)

Job Description

Job Title:         Police Officer                                    Department:    Police Department

Supervisor:     Police Chief                                      Classification:  Full-Time, Union, Non-Exempt      

Work Schedule

Hours worked will be set by the Police Chief to meet the needs of the department.  Evening and weekend hours may be required.  Hours of work are structured to meet service demands and the needs of the public. 

Description of Work

Under general supervision of the Police Chief, this position is responsible for the enforcement of laws and ordinances, the protection of life and property in the City, and performing other related functions as assigned or apparent.

Essential Functions of the Job

  • Enforcement of Laws and Ordinances.  Patrols the community to prevent criminal activity, to detect and deter or apprehend individuals who threaten the public safety, peace or tranquility of the community and to detect, deter or apprehend individuals who threaten or carry out criminal acts.  Patrols streets, highways and other public roadways within the community to prevent traffic violations and apprehend traffic violators. Assists other law enforcement departments with criminal and non-criminal incidents or complaints upon request.  Assists with disabled vehicles, traffic accidents, questions from the public, and traffic direction.  Notifies next of kin of victims involved in automobile accidents.  Investigates all types of criminal activities, provides crime scene processing, and collects, identifies and properly marks all evidence at the crime scene.  Determines whether an arrest should be made.  Makes detailed records of cases and appears in court to testify on criminal actions and arrests.   Responds to and acts upon domestic calls, silent alarm calls, auto theft reports, burglary reports, vandalism reports, child abuse and neglect reports, loud party complaints, bar fights, etc.  Serves non-criminal court orders, commitment papers, and other civil process following the proper procedures.

  • Works with administrators and staff of area schools to divert students from the criminal justice system.
  • Works with community members to identify public safety issues, problems and concerns and to resolve the issues, problems and concerns using sound and ingenious methods of problem resolution.
  • Develops and presents investigation reports to appropriate authorities.
  • Complies with appropriate local, state, and federal safety rules, regulations and statutes.
  • Performs physical demands and work environment requirements for this position.
  • Attendance during regularly scheduled work hours and outside of regular hours as necessary.
  • Effective and respectful communication and interactions with other employees, supervisors, city officials, individuals from other organizations, and citizen customers.

Additional Functions of the Job

  • Supervises personnel who are called to assist in emergency situations and operations of the local police reserve.
  • Performs other related functions as assigned or apparent.

Required Knowledge and Abilities

  • Ability to firmly, tactfully, and courteously handle situations with respect for the rights of others.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Ability to analyze situations quickly and objectively.
  • Ability to read, understand, and interpret ordinances and laws.
  • Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship.
  • Ability to listen, comprehend and effectively communicate information both written and orally to all individuals.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate of Arts degree in Law Enforcement Concentration.
  • Possession of a POST license or be able to receive licensure.

Conditions of Employment

  • Must comply with organizational and departmental policies.
  • Must possess a valid Minnesota Driver License or the ability to obtain one within 30 days.
  • Must satisfactorily complete background, drug and alcohol, physical and psychological evaluations.
  • Must live within a ten (10) minute response time of Mt. Lake Police Station within three (3) months of hire (unless hired as Part-Time/Seasonal)

Physical Demands/Work Environment

  • Requires incumbent to work inside, outside, in confined areas, on uneven ground, alone, with others, around others, and have contact with the public.
  • Exposure to dust, dirt, fumes, gases, chemicals, or other substance(s), infectious diseases, pressurized equipment, explosive material/equipment, burning material/equipment, moving objects, heat/extreme heat, cold/extreme cold, wetness, humidity, and marked changes in temperature or humidity.
  • Activities that occur frequently (from 4 to 7 hours) are: use of  sight including:  near vision, far vision, depth perception, accommodation, color vision; field of vision/peripheral vision; sitting; talking; hearing; smelling; and carrying  up to 10 pounds.
  • Activities that occur occasionally (from 1 to 3 hours) are: use of fingers and hands for repetitive, non-repetitive, or consistent actions, such as: handling and fine manipulating; use of feet/foot for repetitive movements; standing and walking.
  • Activities that occur infrequently (up to 60 minutes) are: use of both feet/foot for repetitive movements at the same time; reaching at, above and/or below shoulder level with both arms independently and/or together; sense of touch; kneeling; pushing; pulling; twisting; climbing; bending/ stooping; squatting; crawling; crouching; carrying up to 50 pounds and dragging 100 pounds.

Equipment

Equipment used to perform the job duties include: hand gun, impact weapon, ammunition, hand cuffs, deliberator, mace, radar, portable radio, mobile radio, telephone, fax machine, computer, copier and printer. This position requires the operation of automobile and other motorized vehicles.

Job Location

This position will be located at Mountain Lake City Hall and requires motorized travel within and outside of city limits.

 

The position description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

The City of Mountain Lake is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

To Apply Please Complete and Submit:

1. Cover Letter & Resume. Please indicate which position you are interested in: Full-Time, Part-Time/Seasonal, or Both (required) 

2. City of Mountain Lake Employment Application (link below, required)

3. Patrol Officer Supplemental Questions & Summary Sheet (link below, required)

4. Copy of MN Peace Officer License or copy of letter from POST Board confirming eligibility (required)

5. Copies of any applicable training certificates (if applicable)

6. Veteran's Preference Form AND DD214 (if applicable)

Return in Person to City Hall or Mail Documents to:

City of Mountain Lake

C/O Doug Bristol - Police Chief

930 3rd Ave

P.O. Box C

Mountain Lake, MN 56159

Deadline: 3:30PM, June 28, 2019

City Job Application

Patrol Officer Supplemental Questions


2. Full-Time Water/Wastewater Operator

Mountain Lake Municipal Utilities

Job Description

Job Title:      Water/Wastewater Worker

Supervisor:  Water/Wastewater Foreman, Water/Wastewater Designated License Holder

Department:     Water/Wastewater

Classification:    Full-time, union, non-exempt

Salary: $18.52/hr - $21.85/hr | $0.50/hr added premium for each water/wastewater license acquired

Work Schedule

As established by Union contract a normal work week is comprised of forty (40) hours, five (5) eight (8) hour days.  Hours of work shall be 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, and 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Hours of work may change if mutually agreed upon by the Union and Employer. Additional hours may be required.

Description of Work

Under the direct supervision of the Water/Wastewater Foreman and the Water/Wastewater Designated License Holder, the Water/Wastewater Worker is responsible for operating and maintaining equipment at the water and wastewater treatment plants; assisting in gathering data, performing tests and generating reports; assisting other City departments; assisting in ordering materials and supplies; and performing other related functions as assigned or apparent.

Essential Functions of the Job

  • Operates and maintains equipment at the water and wastewater treatment plants.  Assists in the operation and periodic inspection of equipment at the water and wastewater treatment plants.  Occasionally supervises repairs made to the wastewater treatment plant, water treatment plant, and water disposal and distribution system equipment.  Maintains equipment, process tanks, buildings, and grounds in a clean and orderly manner. 
  • Assists in gathering data, performing tests, and generating reports at the water and wastewater treatment plants.  Obtains water samples and performs simple standard chemical and process control tests.  Compiles data to conduct special studies and to complete maintenance reports and records.  Monitors and/or inspects numerous process control parameters for proper operations.  Assists supervisor in maintaining and reviewing accurate maintenance records and monthly reports.
  • Assists other departments in maintenance tasks in emergency situations or as assigned.
  • Assists in ordering materials and supplies for plant use
  • Complies with appropriate local, state, and federal safety rules, regulations and statutes.
  • Performs physical demands and work environment requirements for this position.
  • Attendance during regularly scheduled work hours and outside of regular hours as necessary.
  • Effective and respectful communication and interactions with other employees, supervisors, individuals from other organizations, and citizen customers.

Additional Functions of the Job

  • Participates in training and education opportunities to maintain and improve proficiency and required licenses. 
  • Performs other related functions as assigned or apparent.

Required Knowledge and Abilities

  • Knowledge of formal operating principles in water and wastewater treatment processes.
  • Knowledge in mechanical components such as gears, chains, belts, bearings and gaskets.
  • Knowledge of basic computer skills.
  • Ability to operate various mechanical and electrical equipment related to water and wastewater treatment, sanitary sewer and collection systems, including lift stations.
  • Ability to troubleshoot problems of various water and wastewater treatment processes and equipment.
  • Ability to apply laws, rules, and regulations relevant to water and wastewater disposal and irrigation and interpret maps, blueprints, and aerial photos. 
  • Ability to keep accurate records and prepare detailed reports.
  • Ability to perform basic arithmetic.
  • Ability to understand and control requisitioning and use of supplies and materials. 
  • Ability to read meters.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to listen, comprehend, and effectively communicate information both written and orally to all individuals.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma

Preferred Qualifications

  • Two (2) years of experience working with municipal water/wastewater departments.
  • Associate degree in water/wastewater operations or related field.

Conditions of Employment

  • Must comply with organizational and departmental policies.
  • Must possess a valid Class B Minnesota Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).  New hires must possess CDL within 6 months of hire date.
  • Must possess Class D wastewater licensure or have the ability to be licensed within 18 months.
  • Must possess Class D water licenses or have the ability to be licensed within three (3) years.
  • Must be making progress towards obtaining a Class B water license.
  • Must meet a 15 minute on-call/emergency response time within 6 months of employment.

Physical Demands/Work Environment

  • Requires incumbent to work inside, outside, on uneven ground, underground, in confined areas, alone, with others, around others, and have contact with the public or clients.
  • While performing the essential functions, this position may be exposed to all weather conditions including extreme heat and cold, wetness, humidity, and marked changes in humidity.  There may also be daily exposure to potential hazards, illnesses, infectious diseases and irritants such as dust, dirt, chemicals and fumes.  The incumbent will also be exposed to excessive noise levels and sufficient vibration.
  • The job duties require the incumbent to work with or around pressurized equipment, explosive material/equipment, burning material/equipment and moving objects.
  • Activities that occur continuously (more than 7 hours) are: hearing; near vision; and color vision.
  • Activities that occur frequently (from 4 to 7 hours) are: walking; using fingers and hands for repetitive, non-repetitive, or consistent actions; handling through holding, gripping, grasping, turning or otherwise working with finger(s), thumb(s), hand(s) and/or arm(s); use of both feet; talking; far vision; field of vision/peripheral vision; sense of smell; and lifting and carrying up to 24 pounds.
  • Activities that occur occasionally (from 1 to 3 hours) are: sitting; standing; bending/stooping; squatting; crouching; reaching at, above and below shoulder level with both arms independently and/or together; fine manipulating with fingers; sense of touch; depth perception; adjusting eyes rapidly to varying distances; and lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds.
  • Activities that occur infrequently (up to 60 minutes) are: kneeling; pushing; pulling; twisting; climbing staircases; climbing heights other than staircases; and lifting and carrying over 51 pounds.

Equipment

Equipment used to perform the job duties generally includes power tools, air tools, hand tools, locating equipment, heavy equipment, emergency pumps, chemical pumps, jack hammers, mowers, weed eaters, shoring equipment, two-way radios, computers, backhoes, jetters, rodders, pumps, trenchers, and blowers.  This position requires the operation of an automobile and vehicles requiring a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).

Job Location

This position is located at the Mountain Lake Water/Wastewater Treatment Plant and requires work throughout town where needed.

The position description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

The City of Mountain Lake is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

Accepting Applications until Friday, June 14. Please send resume, city application (link below), and other documents to Mountain Lake City Hall, 930 3rd Ave, P.O. Box C, Mountain Lake, MN 56159 or to mschulte@mountainlakemn.com

City Job Application


 3. Seasonal Lake Weed Harvester

City of Mountain Lake

Job Description

Seasonal Weed Harvester Operator

How to Apply: Submit city application (link below or available at City Hall) to city hall or to mschulte@mountainlakemn.com

Deadline: Open until filled 

Job Title:             Seasonal Part-Time Weed Harvester Operator

Supervisors:       City Administrator and Lake Commission Chair

Description of Work:  Under the general direction of the City Administrator and the Lake Commission Chair, 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.   Operate and maintain weed harvester. Perform other related duties as required. Operation is typically May-June. $15/hour.

Supervision received.  Works under the general direction of the City Administrator and Lake Commission Chair.  Will work alone when operating the harvester.

Typical Duties Performed

Operate weed harvester.

Routinely inspect harvester.

Perform harvester maintenance when directed to do so.

Contact 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 possess a MN Driver’s license.  

Open Until Filled