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The City of Lake Elmo offers competitive pay and benefits in addition to professional development opportunities to all employees.

The city’s number one value statement is to foster an environment based on trust and ethics. These philosophies and practices help the City in recruiting and retaining exceptional employees.

The City is currently accepting applications for the following position(s):

The City of Lake Elmo is accepting applications for the following positions: Building Official, Finance Director, and Public Works Seasonal Employees.

Building Official:
Primary Objective of Position:
The Building Official manages the Building Inspection Department to help promote quality construction and high standards of design throughout the City. This includes the administration and enforcement of building codes, and implementation of property maintenance codes within the City. This position is responsible for planning, developing, and implementing optimum service levels in all phases of building and fire inspections, suppression and alarm systems, City code enforcement and designated environmental health services.

Position Requirements:
Education: Bachelor's degree in related field, or may substitute years of experience for degree.
Requirements: Minimum of five years experience on construction or related field in the public sector. Without a Bachelor's degree 9 years of experience needed.
Must posess the following: Valid MN Driver's License, computer and office skills.
Licenses/Certifications: This positon will require the acquisition and maintenance of the the following certificates/licenses: State Certification as State Building Official, ICC Certification as plans examiner or building offical or ability to obtain within 1 year of hire date.

Building Official Full Posting
Application Materials

Finance Director:
Primary Objective of Position
This position is responsible for planning, developing, and overseeing the City financial functions to provide efficient, effective, and accurate reporting. This includes the oversight and coordination in the preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and the annual audit. This position is responsible for the investment and reconciliation of all the City funds and making required bond payments and the bond funding recommendations as needed. This position is also responsible for the coordination of the annual budget and CIP reports. This position provides clear communication and technical support to the City Council, Finance Committee, and City Administrator through reports and presentation

Position Requirements
 Education: four-year degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or related field
Requirements: Minimum of five years’ experience related field and experience in municipal finance management and municipal accounting

Desired Qualifications: CPA, Supervisory experience

Finance Director Full Posting
Lake Elmo Application

Send application materials to:
City of Lake Elmo
ATTN: Jake Dickson, Assistant City Administrator
3880 Laverne Avenue North, Lake Elmo, MN, 55042


Public Works Seasonal Positions:

Public Works Seasonal Employs will assist full-time staff with performing maintenance duties related to streets, parks, utilites and buildings. Applicants must be at least 16 years of age and have a valid driver's license.

This position is open until filled and applicants must submit a Lake Elmo Application to be considered. Please send completed application materials to For questions please call 651-747-3908 or email

Public Works Seasonal Employee Full Posting
Lake Elmo Application