Open Positions

AmeriCorps member position available with Moscow Farmers Market

The Idaho Health Care for Children and Families (IHCF) AmeriCorps Program is currently seeking one motivated individual to serve full-time (~33 hours per week) for one full year as a Programs Coordinator. This position will serve with the Moscow Farmers Market at the City of Moscow. Start date is slated for September 3, 2018.

 To be eligible:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Must be a US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident
  • Pass a Background Check
  • Have an interest in assisting the underserved and an interest in Health & Nutrition Education
  • Have a Driver’s License

 This position interfaces heavily with city officials, other city departments, and the general public. The incumbent shall serve well under pressure and demonstrate cooperative behavior at all times with colleagues and supervisors. If selected for this position, the service member will be held to the same standards as other city employees and staff. 

 Responsibilities to include:

Program Coordination (50%)

  • Identify appropriate community partners for collaboration on healthy lifestyle programming

  • Implement youth and family focused programs at the Moscow Farmers Market

  • Research regional market programs and determine best fits for the Moscow Farmers Market

  • Evaluate and re-structure past Moscow Farmers Market programs, if needed (i.e. Chefs at the Market, POP Club, KERNEL)

  • Develop a pilot community “Bell Brigade” for the Moscow Farmers Market

  • Ensure programs are inclusive of children and families from any socio-economic background

Day-of Market Assistance (20%)

  • Act as primary point person for market programs and similar amenities

  • Set-up City of Moscow Information Tent and program tents, tables, chairs, etc.

  • Assist with “Market Today” sign distribution and pick-up

  • Assist market staff with other tasks as needed (i.e. code enforcement, set-up & break-down, opening and closing market streets, etc.)

Volunteer Coordination (10%)

  • Maintain volunteer opportunities on VandalSync and CougSync platforms

  • Ensure volunteer paperwork is in order (sign-ins, liability release, etc.) and file accordingly

  • Document volunteer assistance/events through photos

  • Train and oversee volunteers at the Moscow Farmers Market and other community events

  • Develop and prepare volunteer recognition media (i.e. thank you cards, certificates, etc.)

 Community Events Assistance (10%)

  • Focus on incorporating city initiatives that promote healthy lifestyles into Moscow Farmers Market and city-sponsored Community Events

  • Assist with set-up and break-down of city-sponsored Community Events

Education and Outreach (5%)

  • Develop outreach plans for tabling events (i.e. needed materials, focus of event, giveaways, etc.)

  • Attend tabling events on University of Idaho and Washington State University campuses

  • Attend tabling events offered by other organizations that center on health, wellness, food, movement etc.

AmeriCorps (5%)

  • Attend require training sessions, workshops, and AmeriCorps service events

  • Collaborate with other IHCF AmeriCorps program cohorts when appropriate

Desirable skills:

  • Ability to speak in a public setting, formal or informal, while maintaining composure

  • Knowledge of child development and age-appropriate activities

  • General interest in strengthening and supporting underserved populations

  • Ability to plan and anticipate stakeholder needs

  • Able to maintain accurate records for data collection input

  • Willingness to take initiative, troubleshoot, and problem solve

  • Excellent time management


  • Living stipend of up to $13,732 paid over the course of the member’s service term
  • Education Award of $5,920 upon completion of service to be used for educational expenses (tuition, books, living expenses, student loans)
  • Health Insurance (if eligible)
  • Childcare assistance (if income eligible)
  • SNAP/EBT (if income eligible)
  • Interest paid on all or part of qualified student loans (accruing interest) during year of service
  • Loan forbearance for those currently paying on student loans during year of service

Please submit a resume and three references by August 31st with the subject line “Moscow Farmers Market” to:

Barbara Cunningham ( & Kayla Fielder (

If you have any questions about the position, please contact:

Barbara Cunningham or Kayla Fielder  

Idaho State University · Institute of Rural Health

208.282.4436 (phone) · 208.282.4074 (fax) 

921 S 8th, Stop 8174 · Pocatello, ID 83209-8174


The City of Moscow is seeking energetic team players to work under the direction of the Recreation Supervisor (Youth Programs and Aquatics) to supervise, coordinate, and lead activities in the after-school program, the summer break kids’ kamp and assist with special events for youth.

The successful candidates will work with various youth groups and organizations; lead, organize and evaluate programs and recommend modifications; problem solve; serve as chaperone and/or supervisor for birthday parties and various special events; maintain attendance records and other various reporting information; open and secure building.

Applicants must possess any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from High School. Some experience with youth and recreation programs preferred.

The positions are part-time without benefits. Working hours are flexible during the school year; typical hours are 3:00 to 6:00pm weekdays and occasional weekends. Summer hours increase to 30 to 35 hours per week for the summer kids’ kamp. Pay is $9.00 per hour.

Applications will be accepted by the Human Resources Department located in City Hall on a continuous basis.


The City of Moscow Police Department is seeking qualified entry and lateral candidates for the position of police officer to serve the community.

Qualified applicants with 60 or more college credits are preferred. Candidates must embrace the concept of community policing and perform a variety of specialized duties as assigned.

Successful candidates will undergo an extensive background investigation that includes psychological, polygraph, and medical examinations.

Beginning pay is $23.22 per hour DOE. The City offers a full range of benefits including health, dental, and vision insurance; life insurance; paid sick leave and vacation leave; eleven paid holidays per year; and inclusion in the Public Employees Retirement System of Idaho (PERSI).

A completed law enforcement application, resume and cover letter are required and will be accepted by the Human Resources Department on a continuous basis.

If you have any questions, please contact Captain Roger Lanier at 208-883-7059 or

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HORTICULTURE SPECIALIST & HORTICULTURE ASSISTANT - Primary duties include performing various weed control, gardening, and grounds maintenance duties in city parks, facilities, and grounds. The Specialist position starts March and goes through October. Normal working hours are 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The pay for the Specialist position is $11.40 per hour experience preferred and the pay for the 3 month assistant position is $9.34 per hour. Start and end date for assistants 3 month is flexible.

 DOWNTOWN/STREETSCAPE MAINTENANCE WORKER - Primary duties include performing various janitorial services and grounds maintenance assignments in downtown Moscow and City parks. This includes tree plantings, flower and landscape planting, mowing, trimming, weeding, and on-going maintenance of assigned areas in the City’s highway entryways. The position starts in February and lasts through August. Some weekend work may be required. Normal working hours are 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The pay for this 40 hour per week position is $9.34 per hour.

PARKS MAINTENANCE WORKER - Perform a variety of duties in janitorial, maintenance, repair, and operation of City parks, grounds, and buildings. The position starts in March and lasts through October. Normal working hours are 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The pay for this 40 hour per week position is $10.39 per hour.

COMMUNITY FORESTRY INTERN - Under the direction of the Parks & Facilities Manager or his designee, perform a variety of community forestry duties including tree inspections; facilitate tree planting program in new subdivisions; review planting and removal permits; assist in updating GIS street tree inventory; attend meetings of the Moscow Tree Commission; perform tree/shrub maintenance and other landscape and park maintenance duties as assigned.

Minimum qualifications include two years of college level coursework toward a degree in forestry, natural resources, horticulture, landscape architecture or related field. Related experience preferred. Applicants must be able to work from 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, from mid-May through mid-August. The pay for this 40 hour per week position is $9.34 per hour.

Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license.

A completed application for employment is required and will be accepted by the Human Resources Department until all positions are filled.


The City of Moscow is accepting applications for Basketball Referees for the 1st - 4th grade games. Referees will work up to 15 hours per week, receive training and will be paid $9.00/hour. 

A completed application for employment is required and will be accepted by the Human Resources Department on a continuous basis.


The City of Moscow Parks & Recreation Department is seeking highly motivated, responsible and capable individuals to fill summer 2018 lifeguard and swim lesson instructor positions at the Hamilton-Lowe Aquatic Center.

Wages for Lifeguards begin at $9.50 per hour and wages for Swim Lesson Instructors begin at $10.00 per hour.

Candidates are required to have the following:

  • Available to work 20 hours per week - hours are not guaranteed
  • Have some weekend availability

Lifeguards: Possess an American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification

Swim Lesson Instructors: Possess an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Certification

Summer dates of employment are May 18th to September 15th, 2018.

The Hamilton-Lowe Aquatics Center opens on June 8th with daily operations thru August 19th and weekends through Labor Day Weekend to close out the year.

There are numerous Lifeguard and Water Safety Instructor classes offered around the Palouse this spring. To find a class go to and look under Announcements.

A completed employment application is required and will be accepted by the Human Resources Department until all positions are filled.


The City of Moscow is accepting applications for the Hamilton Indoor Recreation Center Facility Attendants on a continuous basis. (Open positions become available on a sporadic basis and need to be filled quickly.) Currently, we are looking for individuals who will be available to work year-round (including the summer months).

The Hamilton Indoor Recreation Center Facility Attendant will perform the following duties: facility supervision, computer registration, cleaning, and customer service. The starting rate of pay is $9.00 per hour. Positions are part time and shifts vary.

To apply, applicants must submit an employment application to the Human Resources Department located in Moscow City Hall.


Please download an application (PDF) and send it to:

City of Moscow
Attn: Human Resources
206 E Third Street
P.O. Box 9203
Moscow, Idaho 83843

Employment applications may also be obtained at Moscow City Hall, 206 E. Third Street, Moscow, Idaho.

A City application is required to apply. No photocopies or facsimiles will be accepted. A separate application must be submitted for each job opening on or before the closing date specified on the job announcement. Clerical positions may require submittal of a typing certificate. Applications are accepted only for positions currently advertised as open.

Selection Process

In addition to evaluation of applications and attachments, a variety of tests is used to determine the best-qualified candidate, such as:

  • Performance tests (agility tests, clerical aptitude tests, mechanical aptitude tests)
  • Assessment centers (multi-aptitude tests)
  • Interview panels (structured oral board, one-to-one interviews)

Typing Certificates

Most clerical positions require verification of the applicant’s typing ability. When returning the application form, the applicant must submit original written documentation of being able to type the minimum speed required. This documentation must contain the following:

  • The name of the applicant;
  • The date the typing skills test was administered;
  • The duration of the typing skills test (5 minutes minimum);
  • The gross words typed per minute;
  • The number of errors made; and
  • The name and telephone number of the organization/agency and signature of the person administering the test.

The typing verification should be an original and documentation must have been obtained within one year prior to the application deadline. This typing verification documentation must be from an accredited business college, educational institution, public agency, professional service or business concern which routinely provides typing verification documentation in their normal course of business. The Human Resources Department will not search the files to locate previously submitted verifications.