Open Positions

WATER RECLAMATION AND REUSE FACILITY OPERATOR

The City of Moscow is looking for a highly motivated, positive person to join the Public Works Department as a WRRF Apprentice, Journeyman, or Senior Operator.

We look for people who are committed to their community, and take pride in providing a crucial service for their neighbors. The nature of this work requires attention to detail, a good work ethic, the ability to work well with a team, and a desire to learn and grow in a dynamic and exciting profession. We will gladly train and educate the right candidate. Activities include all aspects of maintenance and repair for the WRRF. This includes assisting with treating sanitary wastewater, operation/maintenance and repair of wastewater components, transporting Biosolids to local composting facility, and any other duty associated with the precise treatment of sanitary wastewater as assigned. Having a working knowledge of hand tools along with basic reading, writing, mathematical, and computer skills is highly desired.

The City of Moscow has one position to fill and is willing to hire the right person as either an Apprentice Operator, Journeyman Operator, or Senior Operator.

Apprentice candidates must possess or be able to obtain a Class B commercial driver’s license within one year of hire. Also for an Apprentice, having an Idaho Class I Wastewater Operator License is desirable and must obtain an Idaho Level I Wastewater Operator License within one year. Starting pay is $18.17 per hour.

A Journeyman Operator requires a minimum of an Idaho Level I or Level II Wastewater Operator Certification. Must also possess or be able to obtain a Class B commercial driver’s license within one year of hire. Starting pay is $19.62+ per hour.

A Senior Operator will require an Idaho Level III or Level IV Wastewater Operator Certification. Must also possess or be able to obtain a valid Class B commercial driver’s license within six months of hire. Starting pay is $21.19+ per hour.

The City offers a benefits package that includes paid health, dental, vision and life insurance. Additional benefits include an HRA VEBA, Flexible Spending Account, supplemental life and voluntary plans. The City provides paid sick and vacation leave; eleven paid holidays per year and inclusion in the Public Employees Retirement System of Idaho (PERSI). The City of Moscow is a qualifying employer under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.

A completed City of Moscow Application for Employment, resume and a cover letter are required and will be accepted by the Human Resources Department located in City Hall until Monday, April 29, 2019.

JOB DESCRIPTION

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 must be 21 years old, have a high school diploma or equivalent and able to pass the Idaho POST physical agility standard. 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 $23.70 per hour DOE. The City offers a benefits package that includes paid health, dental, vision and life insurance. Additional benefits include an HRA VEBA, Flexible Spending Account, supplemental life and voluntary insurance plans. The City provides paid sick and vacation leave; eleven paid holidays per year and inclusion in the Public Employees Retirement System of Idaho (PERSI). The City of Moscow is a qualifying employer under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.

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 rlanier@ci.moscow.id.us

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WATER DEPARTMENT SEASONAL MAINTENANCE POSITIONS

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

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 $10.50 per hour without CDL and $11.50 per hour with CDL.

Completed applications are required and will be accepted by the Human Resources Department located in City Hall. First review of applications will take place Friday, April 12, 2019. The positions are open until filled.

STREET SEASONAL MAINTENANCE POSITIONS

The City of Moscow is currently accepting applications for seasonal maintenance positions in the Street Department.

Essential job functions include assisting with asphalt patching, street and pavement construction and repair, street painting, and tree trimming.

Minimum qualifications include: Possession of a valid driver’s license, experience in performing semi-skilled labor and operating light maintenance construction equipment.

Positions will work 7:00 am – 3:30 pm Monday through Friday from May through September - $11.50/hour for hires with a CDL - $10.50/hour without a CDL.

Completed applications are required and will be accepted by the Human Resources Department located in City Hall. First review of applications will take place Friday, April 12, 2019. The positions are open until filled.

PARKS 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 $12.40 per hour experience preferred. The pay for the 3 month assistant position is $10.34 per hour and the start and end date for the 3 months 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 $11.39 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 April 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 $10.34 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 $10.34 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 $10.34 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 March and lasts through October. The pay for this 40 hour per week position is $10.80 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 $11.39 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 $10.34 per hour.


Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license.

Applications will be accepted by the Human Resources Department located in City Hall. The positions are open until filled. The first review of applications will take place Monday, April 1st.

LIFEGUARDS & SWIM LESSON INSTRUCTORS 

The City of Moscow Parks & Recreation Department is seeking highly motivated, responsible and capable individuals to fill summer 2019 lifeguard and swim lesson instructor positions at the Hamilton-Lowe Aquatic Center.

Wages for Lifeguards begin at $10.50 per hour and wages for Swim Lesson Instructors begin at $11.00 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 - Must be 15 years old and possess an American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification

Swim Lesson Instructors - Must be 16 years old and possess an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Certification

Summer dates of employment are June 1st to September 13th, 2019.

The Hamilton-Lowe Aquatics Center opens on June 7th with daily operations thru August 23rd 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.

Completed applications are required and will be accepted by the Human Resources Department located in City Hall. The recruitment is open 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 $10.00 per hour.

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

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.

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.