Open Positions


The City of Moscow is looking for a highly motivated, positive person to join the Public Works Department as a Water Reclamation Conveyance 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 of a wastewater collection system. This includes assisting with sewer line cleaning, sewer line video inspection, operation/maintenance and repair of wastewater sewer lift stations, sewer lines and manholes as assigned. Having a working knowledge of hand tools along with basic reading, writing, mathematical, and computer skills is desired.

Applicants will need a high school diploma or GED. We will help the candidate procure a Class B commercial driver’s License within the first 3 months of employment. An Idaho Class I or II Wastewater Operator Collection License is highly desirable or the ability to obtain an Idaho Level I Wastewater Operator Collection License within one year.

This is a regular full-time position reporting to the Water Reclamation Conveyance Supervisor. Starting pay is $17.79 per hour depending on qualifications, experience, and class of Wastewater Collections Operator License.

The City offers a benefits package that includes paid health, dental, vision and life insurances; paid sick and vacation leave; eleven paid holidays per year and inclusion in the Public Employees Retirement System of Idaho (PERSI).

A completed City Application for Employment, resume and cover letter are required for consideration and will be accepted by the Human Resources Department located in City Hall until Monday, August 13, 2018.



The City of Moscow, home to the University of Idaho, is seeking candidates for an Assistant Finance Director.  This is a full-time position offering substantial benefits and a starting salary of $72,425+ DOE. Benefits include full medical, vision and dental coverage.  Other benefits include participation in the Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho pension program and a robust Voluntary Employee Benefit Account Plan.  The City of Moscow is a qualifying employer under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.

The City embraces a dynamic team approach based on the solid foundation of the City’s strategic plan.  The successful candidate will be able to analyze, research, and develop innovative approaches for the future.  The City of Moscow has received the prestigious Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) award for excellence in financial reporting for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for 13 consecutive years.  Under the direction of and in collaboration with the Finance Director, the Assistant Finance Director performs a variety of administrative, supervisory, accounting budget and administrative work relating to governmental fund accounting and reporting systems; including maintenance of general ledger and its subsidiary ledgers, compliance with laws, policies, codes, and regulations of governing agencies.  The Assistant Finance Director serves as the acting Finance Director in the absence of the Director.

The candidate will possess proven leadership and teamwork skills to join the Finance Department team.  The functions of the department include cash handling and investments, accounts payable and receivable, payroll, utility billing, sanitation management, and budget and audit preparation. 

Moscow is located in northern Idaho, in an area known as the Palouse.  The University of Idaho, the state’s land-grant institution, is complemented by Washington State University, also a land-grant university located only 8 miles away in Pullman, Washington.  Moscow has a unique blend of small-town comfort and big-city amenities. Take advantage of the natural recreational opportunities, such as hiking, bicycling, fishing or hunting, then browse Idaho’s #1 Farmers Market, catch a major college game, attend an art opening, or enjoy Moscow’s lively downtown scene and dine at one of our world-class restaurants.

An application, cover letter and resume are required and will be accepted by the Human Resources Department through 5 pm on Tuesday, July 31, 2018.



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.