Employment Opportunities

Forest Lake Compost Site Attendant
$10-12/Hour

The City of Forest Lake is looking for a responsible individual to be the attendant at the City’s compost site.  Duties include confirming residence, directing incoming vehicles, and monitoring material.  This position is part time and is broken into two sections. The first section starts approximately April 1st to May 31st and the second section begins October 1st to Thanksgiving or until accumulating snow occurs.  The total days worked will be approximately 67 days. The dates and times of compost site operation are below.

Monday               1:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday        1:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday             9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sunday                9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

If interested in this position, please contact Dave Adams, Public Works Superintendent at (651) 209 – 9736 or by email 

Paid on Call Firefighters



The Forest Lake Fire Department is currently accepting applications for paid on call firefighters.  Applications are available at the link below or in person at the Forest Lake City Center or City of Columbus City offices.  For additional information about this position, please call 651-464-2244 or email flfd@ci.forest-lake.mn.us  Applications accepted through April 1.

  • Paid On Call Firefighter Application

Commission Appointments  
The City of Forest Lake is currently accepting applications for two (2) Economic Development Authority openings.  If you are interested in serving on the Forest Lake EDA, please fill out the Boards and Committee Application and submit it to Jolleen Chaika. Questions regarding any vacancy can be directed to Jolleen at 651-209-9732.