Employment Opportunities

Police Officer

The City of Forest Lake is recruiting one (1) Police Officer to join the Forest Lake Police Department.  Based on the candidate pool, an eligibility list may also be created to fill future vacancies.  Forest Lake is located in the northern Twin Cities metro area, is 36 square miles, and home to 20,000 residents.  The wage range for the position is $29.62 to $37.03 per hour.  The City is open to hiring candidates that are interested in lateral entry.  Candidates must be POST eligible for licensure by October 1, 2018.

Applicants are asked to electronically submit a letter of interest, resume, city employment application, and related materials to Dan Undem, Interim City Administrator via email at Dan.Undem@cityofforestlake.com.  The application deadline for the position is October 17th  2018 at 4:30 pm.  Candidates will be notified via email on the status of their application as the recruitment process moves forward.   

Paid-On-Call Firefighter

The City of Forest Lake has openings for the position of Paid-On-Call Firefighter. Please click the Employment Application link below or applications can also be obtained at the Forest Lake City Hall, 1408 Lake Street South, Forest Lake, MN 55025. Completed application can be e-mailed to FLFD@ci.forest-lake.mn.us or turned in at the Forest Lake City Hall.

Distance Requirement:

Candidates must live within a six (6) minute travel time distance from either one of the two fire stations below.

  • Station 1 - 1408 Lake Street South, Forest Lake, MN 55025
  • Station 2 – 16319 Kettle River Blvd, Columbus, MN 55025

Commission Appointments  
The City of Forest Lake currently does not have any Commission vacancies. If you are interested in serving on any of the current boards or commissions, please fill out the Boards and Committee Application.  Your application will be kept on file for one year.  Questions regarding any vacancy can be directed to the City of Forest Lake at 651-464-3550.