About us

The City of Cottage Grove is a growing community that prides itself on a high level of service to its residents. To ensure that we maintain the quality of services that the residents of the City have come to expect, we need qualified people to help us fulfill this expectation.

The City of Cottage Grove has approximately 140 full and part-time employees. In addition, there are approximately 55 paid-on-call firefighters and numerous seasonal and temporary staff in a variety of areas.

Why work here?

  • You will work with passionate, friendly, driven and dedicated people who thrive on making a difference.
  • The people we serve are our passion — and so are the people who work to make Cottage Grove one of the best cities in the state.  


Cottage Grove accepts applications for open positions only. 

View our current job opportunities.

Applications must be completed, signed, and received by personnel by the posting close date. Call 651-458-2800 to request an application form.

The City of Cottage Grove is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job spotlight

Finance DirectorFinance

You speak numbers. You’re a collaborator. You pay meticulous attention to detail. You are an expert on budgets, financing and long-term capital planning. Are you a hands-on leader who isn’t afraid to bring big ideas to the table and think outside the box?  

If this describes you, then you could be the City of Cottage Grove’s next finance director.