Open Positions

If you would like to apply for any of the positions below, please email your application materials to Keli Jones at kjones@ci.moscow.id.us. Thanks.

PARKS MAINTENANCE WORKER

The City of Moscow is seeking an upbeat energetic team player to join our Parks Department team who is dynamic and enthusiastic for sports field maintenance. Under the direction of the Parks Supervisor, the Maintenance Worker is responsible for the following tasks and responsibilities: Prepare athletic fields and surrounding landscape areas; maintain turf areas; perform general grounds keeping duties (raking, trimming, fertilizing, weeding), operate a variety of grounds maintenance equipment (tractors, overseeder, rototiller, aerator, sod cutter, fork lift, pruner, clipper, line marking machines, small hand and power tools) and trucks of various sizes.

We are looking for people who are committed to the 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. 

Candidates must possess a combination of education and experience equal to graduation from high school and two years of grounds maintenance experience. Candidates are also required to possess a valid driver’s license, a Class A driver’s license with air brake, tanker, and manual endorsements within six months, Moscow tree worker certification within six months, State Pesticide Applicator’s License with ornamental herbicide or insecticide endorsement within one year, and pool operator certification within one year.

Pay is $18.60 + 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 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 Application, resume, and cover letter are required for consideration and will be accepted by the Human Resources Department located in City Hall until Monday, April 20, 2020.

JOB DESCRIPTION

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER

The City of Moscow is looking for a highly motivated, positive person to join our team as a Human Resources Manager.  The City looks 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 the field of public service. 

The Human Resources Manager, under the supervision of the Deputy City Supervisor, is responsible for all facets of employee relations throughout the City of Moscow. This includes managing and coordinating programs and processes to support employees throughout their entire time with the City.  The position manages employee benefits and compensation efforts such as annual benefits renewals and salary surveys and evaluations; develops and manages employee programs; recommends improvements to employee relations and practices; and makes sure that all employee-related policies align with the City’s mission and organizational goals, as well as established regulations and laws.

Applicants are required to possess any combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in business administration, human resources or a related field and five (5) years increasingly responsible Human Resources experience including at least three (3) years supervisory experience.

The beginning annual salary is $75,720.  The City benefits package 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 participation 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 Application, resume, and cover letter are required for consideration and may be submitted to the Human Resources Department located in City Hall.  The first review of applications will take place Tuesday, March 31, 2020.

JOB DESCRIPTION 

PARKS AND RECREATION PAID INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY 

The City of Moscow Parks & Recreation Department is seeking a highly motivated, responsible and capable student to fill a summer 2020 intern position.

The salary is $12.50 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, CivicRec 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 Monday, March 16, 2020.  

STREET SEASONAL MAINTENANCE POSITION 

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

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

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

Position will work 7:00 am – 3:30 pm Monday through Friday for the construction season which is typically April through October.

Pay is $14.00/hour for hires with a CDL - $13.00/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 Monday, March 23, 2020.  The position is open until filled.

LIFEGUARD - SWIM LESSON INSTRUCTOR - CONCESSIONAIRE


The City of Moscow Parks & Recreation Department is seeking highly motivated, responsible and capable individuals to fill summer 2020 lifeguard, swim lesson instructor and concessionaire positions at the Hamilton-Lowe Aquatic Center.

Summer dates of employment are May 30th to September 18th, 2020.

The Hamilton-Lowe Aquatics Center opens on June 5th with

daily operations thru August 23rd and weekends through Labor Day.

Employment includes end of season responsibilities.

2020 Seasonal wages for new hires (per hour) are:

$11.00        Concessionaires 

$11.50        Lifeguards

$12.00        Swim Lesson Instructors

$13.50        Aquatic or Concession Managers

All Candidates are required to:

Be available to work a minimum of 20 hours per week, although hours are not guaranteed.

Have some weekend availability.

Additional Qualifications include: (There are numerous Lifeguard and Water Safety Instructor classes offered around the Palouse this spring)

Lifeguards:  Must be 15 years old, possess an American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification.

Swim Lesson Instructors:  Must be 16 years old, possess an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Certification.

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.

PARKS & FACILITIES SEASONAL MAINTENANCE POSITIONS

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

Primary duties include performing a variety of mowing, trimming, weeding, flower and landscape planting, janitorial duties and on-going grounds maintenance and repairs in city parks and facilities.  Other duties include minor equipment maintenance and recreation support activities. 

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

Normal working hours will be from 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, from April through October. The pay range for these positions is $11.50 to $13.00 per hour.

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, March 16th.

WATER DISTRIBUTION OPERATOR

The City of Moscow is looking for a highly motivated, positive person to join the Public Works Department as a Water Distribution 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.  

Work activities include all aspects of maintenance and repair of a water distribution system.  This includes assisting in water main repairs, service line repairs, new service installations, water meter reading, meter testing, and valve exercising.  Having a working knowledge of hand tools along with basic reading, writing, mathematical, and computer skills are desired.

Applicants will need a high school diploma or GED. An Idaho Class I, or higher, Water Distribution Operator License and Commercial Driver’s License is highly desirable. If the applicant does not have either license, they must be able to obtain both within one year.  Educational assistance is provided with license exams and CDL exams. 

This is a regular full-time position reporting to the Water Distribution Supervisor.  Starting pay is $18.60 per hour at the apprentice level.

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 Application, resume and cover letter are required for consideration and will be accepted by the Human Resources Department located in City Hall. First review of applications will take place Monday, March 2, 2020.  The Position will remain open until filled. 

JOB DESCRIPTION

EGGAN YOUTH LEADER MANAGER

This part-time position will supervise other part-time Youth Recreation Leaders and reports directly to the Youth Recreation Program and Aquatics Supervisor. Under the direction of the Youth Recreation Program and Aquatics Supervisor; supervise, coordinate, and lead kids’ kamp program activities and special events for youth primarily aged 1st through 9th grade; work with various youth groups and organizations; evaluate programs to recommend modifications; serve as chaperone and/or supervisor for dances and various special events; maintain attendance records and other various reporting information; open and secure buildings.

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 $13.50 per hour.

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


YOUTH RECREATION LEADER

The City of Moscow is seeking energetic team players 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 $11.50 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 $11.50 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.