Open Positions


The City of Moscow Parks & Recreation Department is seeking a highly motivated, responsible and capable student to fill a summer 2019 intern position.

The salary is $12.55 per hour and 400 hours has been allocated for this internship.

The intern will report directly to the Director, but will also work in conjunction with the entire management team. The intern will receive extensive hands-on training in front office operations, Sportsites software, budgeting, recreation programming, park maintenance and other assorted real-life operational duties. The intern will also be assigned a special project to work on through the summer.

Qualified candidates must be proficient using MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint as well as have excellent writing skills.

A completed City application and cover letter are required and will be accepted by the Human Resources Department located in City Hall. The recruitment is open until filled. The first review of applications will take place Friday, February 22, 2019.


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

Wages for Lifeguards begin at $10.50 per hour, wages for Swim Lesson Instructors begin at $11.00 per hour, and wages for Concessionaires begin at $9.25 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 - 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 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.


The City of Moscow Streets Department is accepting applications for seasonal snow removal positions.  There are positions available for CDL drivers that will pay $12/hr. and positions for non-CDL drivers that will pay $10/hr. These will be call out positions based on snow removal staffing needs and will run from November through March.  Applications can be found online at or picked up at City Hall (206 E. 3rd St) or the City Shop (650 N Van Buren).   These positions are open until filled.  First review of applications will be Monday, November 19, 2018.  Please submit applications to the Human Resources Department located in City Hall.


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.


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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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.