Open Positions

WATER DEPARTMENT SEASONAL MAINTENANCE POSITIONS

The City of Moscow Water Department is seeking team-oriented individuals to fill two seasonal positions in the Distribution Division of the City’s Water Department.

Essential job functions in the Water Department include assisting with the installations of new water services and the maintenance of existing water mains, services, hydrants, and meters as assigned. Functions may also include painting, lawn maintenance and landscaping.

Successful candidates will have knowledge of basic construction, maintenance, and repair methods and equipment as well as basic reading, writing, math, and computer skills. Applicants must have the ability to interact respectfully with colleagues and members of the public.

A high school diploma or equivalent is required. Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license. The ability to obtain or the possession of a Class B commercial driver’s license is desirable.

Positions will work forty hours per week. Pay is $10.00 per hour without CDL and $11.00 per hour with CDL.

A completed City of Moscow Application for Employment is required.  Completed applications must be turned in to the Human Resources Department located in City Hall no later than Monday, April 2, 2018.

Fire Department Seasonal Positions

The City of Moscow is accepting applications for two (2) summer positions as Seasonal Workers/EMT-Ambulance Responders/Firefighters during the summer months when many of the MVFD EMT-Ambulance Responders/Firefighters that are University/College students are out-of-town for the summer school vacation.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Perform a variety of duties including responding on EMS/Fire calls, construction, janitorial, maintenance, repair and operation of City of Moscow and Moscow Volunteer Fire Department grounds, buildings, apparatus and equipment. Term of employment will be May 14, 2018 through August 17, 2018.

Pay for both positions is $13.50 per hour.

All applicants must have completed at a minimum the Essentials of Firefighting. An EMT-Basic or Higher is required for ONE (1) position. All Applicants must be members of the Moscow Volunteer Fire Department or Resident program and in good standing according to MVFD By-Laws and Policy and Procedures. 

Applications must be turned in to the Human Resources Department located in City Hall by Friday, February 23, 2018.

PARKS & FACILITIES SEASONAL MAINTENANCE POSITIONS

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.

 MOWING CREW

Primary duties include cleanup, mowing, and trimming of turf areas around city buildings and grounds. Other duties include minor equipment maintenance and recreation support activities. Some weekend work may be required. Normal working hours are 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The position starts in April and lasts through November. Pay is $10.39 per hour.

DOWNTOWN/STREETSCAPE MAINTENANCE WORKER hiring for 4 positions 

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.

WEEKEND FARMERS MARKET/PARKS MAINTENANCE WORKER

Primary duties include performing a variety of cleanup tasks, janitorial work, trash hauling, and related work in City downtown, parks, facilities, and grounds. The position starts in April and lasts through October. Applicants must be able to work from 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday, with occasional shift adjustments. The pay for this 40 hour per week position is $9.34 per hour.

AQUATICS MAINTENANCE WORKER

Primary duties include performing various pool, grounds, and janitorial maintenance tasks at the aquatics center and other City parks and facilities. Applicants must be able to work from 5:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, from mid-May through mid-August may start earlier if applicant would prefer. The pay for this 40 hour per week position is $9.34 per hour.

EARLY MORNING IRRIGATION WORKER

Primary duties include irrigating turf areas and new plantings in various City parks and facilities, trails, and in the downtown area. Applicants must be able to work from 5:00 a.m. to 1:30 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.

SPORTS COMPLEX MAINTENANCE WORKER

Primary duties include maintenance and operational assistance of a sports complex comprised of baseball/softball fields, soccer fields, and walking paths. Work to include mowing, striping, field preparation work, equipment maintenance, building maintenance, restroom cleaning, trash pickup, and general grounds-related tasks. Normal working hours are 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday with occasional shift adjustments to cover weekend. The position starts in February and lasts through September. The pay for this 40 hour per week position is $9.80 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.

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.

YOUTH RECREATION LEADER

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.

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

BASKETBALL REFEREES

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.

LIFEGUARD – SWIM LESSON INSTRUCTOR – CONCESSIONAIRE

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

Wages for Lifeguards begin at $9.50 per hour, wages for Swim Lesson Instructors begin at $10.00 per hour, and wages for Concessionaires begin at $8.25 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 www.moscowrecreation.sportsites.com and look under Announcements.

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

HIRC - FACILITY ATTENDANT

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.

POLICE OFFICER

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).

To apply, applicants must fill out a City of Moscow Law Enforcement Application.  Completed applications including a cover letter and resume are to be submitted to Human Resources located in City Hall.

In addition to submitting an application, The City of Moscow Police Department uses National Testing Network to administer the written and physical tests for applicants. Applicants must sign up at www.nationaltestingnetwork.com to schedule a testing time and location.

What to expect at the www.nationaltestingnetwork.com website:

  • Instructions for completing the testing process
  • Information related to the Moscow Police Department police officer position, including minimum requirements, salary and benefits.
  • Detailed information about the testing process for both the entry level test and physical abilities test.
  • Ability to schedule your test time. Tests times and testing locations are listed on the website.

All applications must be submitted and testing completed by Monday, March 5, 2018

Upon completion of the testing, candidate scores are automatically forwarded to the City of Moscow Police Department. Candidates who attain a passing score on both the entry level exam and the physical abilities test will be placed on the department’s eligibility list. The Moscow Police Department will contact candidates on the list and will invite them to continue to participate in other stages of the selection process. The City of Moscow will provide a preference in employment to eligible veterans of the U.S. Armed Services.

If you have any questions, please contact Captain Roger Lanier at 208-883-7059 or  rlanier@ci.moscow.id.us

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Applications

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.