About Osseo



Current Job Openings

Public Works Maintenance

The City of Osseo is seeking a Public Works Maintenance Worker with experience in municipal public works areas including streets, snow removal, water, sewer, parks, and building maintenance.  Required licenses include water, waste water, and Class B CDL with air brake endorsement within two years. For more detail, see posting.

If interested, download and completely fill out both an Employment Application and Supplemental Form-Public Works. Submit to LeAnn Larson, Osseo City Hall, 415 Central Ave., Osseo, MN 55369.  Applications will be received until job is filled. 

Public Works Maintenance  


Position Title:

Public Works Maintenance   


Public Works

Supervisor’s Title:

Public Works Director    

Pay Grade:


FLSA Status:


Work Status:

Full Time


General Definition of Work:

Performs skilled trades work on a variety of installation, maintenance, and repair projects, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the limited supervision of the Public Works Director. 


Qualification Requirements:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Essential Functions:

  • Maintains City's infrastructure; operates a variety of heavy equipment such as loader, dump truck, bobcat, backhoe, sweeper, lawnmower, wood chipper, chain saw, chop saw, compressor, jack hammer, and various pumps and motors; repairs and maintains streets; repairs pot holes in street with asphalt.
  • Handles sign replacement; works with Gopher State One Call in marking ground; performs general shop maintenance and equipment servicing.
  • Maintains parks; mows grass, edges sidewalks and curbs, weeds, trims trees and shrubs; performs related landscaping duties in the maintenance of park grounds; cleans park facilities; sanitizes bathrooms; performs minor plumbing maintenance; mops, strips, and waxes floors; dusts furniture, doors, and windows; empties trash cans; maintains playground equipment, tennis courts, and enclosures; places mulch and pea rock around playground equipment; installs new playground equipment; constructs retaining walls; digs wells and drainage ditches; installs new fencing; replaces roofs; builds new picnic shelters.
  • Maintains streets; sweeps and cleans streets; collects leaves and debris; cleans storm sewer grates and basins, etc.; removes and prunes trees for street visibility; hauls sand, rock, debris, asphalt, snow, etc.; spreads salt on icy roads; plows streets.
  • Maintains and repairs City buildings including electrical, plumbing, HVAC, smoke and fire detection, fire sprinkler, back-up generator systems, etc.; performs snow and ice control; maintains grounds by mowing, edging, spraying weeds, trimming trees, plants and shrubs, and maintaining irrigation systems; orders repair, maintenance, and operating supplies; maintains material safety data sheets; inspects, repairs, and maintains machines, tools, and equipment; monitors meeting room rentals; performs custodial duties for City Hall and other public buildings.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

General knowledge of streets drainage, buildings, grounds, utilities, landscape areas, and related construction, maintenance, and repair procedures; general knowledge of the safe use, operation, and preventive maintenance of the equipment to which assigned; skill in the use of equipment to which assigned; ability to understand and follow specific oral instructions; ability to perform manual labor for extended periods, often under unfavorable weather conditions; ability to read and write; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and the public.


Education and Experience:

High school diploma or GED and minimal experience in general construction, maintenance, and/or some experience in performance of heavy manual work, or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Special Requirements:

Microsoft Office suite: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint; desktop publishing

Required within one to two years of hire:

Class D Water License

Class D Waste Water License

Class S-D Sewer License

Class B CDL license with air brake endorsement


Physical Requirements:

This work requires the regular exertion of up to 10 pounds of force, frequent exertion of up to 25 pounds of force, and occasional exertion of over 100 pounds of force; work regularly requires standing, speaking or hearing, using hands to finger, handle or feel, reaching with hands and arms, lifting and repetitive motions, frequently requires walking, sitting and pushing or pulling and occasionally requires climbing or balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling and tasting or smelling; no special vision is required; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word and conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly, or quickly; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels and to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, use of measuring devices, assembly or fabrication of parts within arms’ length, operating machines, operating motor vehicles or equipment, and observing general surroundings and activities.


Environmental Conditions:

This work regularly requires exposure to outdoor weather conditions and occasionally requires exposure to wet, humid conditions (non-weather), working near moving mechanical parts, working in high, precarious places, exposure to fumes or airborne particles, exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals, exposure to extreme cold (non-weather), exposure to extreme heat (non-weather), exposure to the risk of electrical shock, exposure to vibration and wearing a self-contained breathing apparatus; work is generally in a loud noise location (e.g. grounds maintenance, heavy traffic).




Your community needs you!
Plus, you get paid!

The City of Osseo is seeking election judges for the upcoming Presidential Nomination Primary Election on March 3, 2020. This type of election has not been conducted in Minnesota for two decades, so this election will be “new” to some people. And, with snowbirds usually gone at this time of the year, the need for judges has increased. Please respond as soon as you can.

About Election Judges
Election judges are paid officials who staff local polling places, carry out election procedures, and make sure that the rights of voters are protected. Serving as an election judge is a chance to learn about elections and is a great service to the community.

Requirements, Wages, and Time Off From Work
•You must be eligible to vote in Minnesota and be able to read, write, and speak English.
•You must complete an election judge training course (at least two hours of paid training).
•Election judges can choose to volunteer or be paid. Wages in Osseo are $10 per hour.
•Employers are required to give employees time off to work as an election judge.

Go to DiscoverOsseo.com (I want to Vote) to find out more information and download/complete an application form to serve Osseo as an election judge in March 2020.

Go to MNVOTES.ORG for everything you want to know about elections!

**If you have questions for City Clerk LeAnn Larson, please email llarson@ci.osseo.mn.us or phone 763-425-2624 ext 103. Thank you!

 POLICE RESERVE OFFICER.  The City of Osseo, Minnesota (pop. 2,700), is accepting applications for Volunteer Police Reserve Officers to assist with a variety of tasks such as traffic control, crowd control, assistance at accident scenes, fires, natural disasters, general patrol duties and assisting licensed Police Officers as needed.

New Reserve Officers attend the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office Reserve School and will complete a mandatory in-house, field training program so as to familiarize themselves with the equipment, geography and procedures of the Osseo Police Department. Other training includes defensive tactics, firearms, TASER, personal chemical spray and more. It should be noted that the Reserve Officers do not carry firearms.

The Reserve Officer program is a great way for citizens to give back to their community, find out how law enforcement works and create leadership and teamwork skills for day-to-day life. 

To be eligible, a person must be 18 years of age or older, have a high school diploma or equivalent, a valid Minnesota driver’s license with a good driving record, and be able to pass a background investigation.

Click on this link to download a complete job description. Applications can be picked up at the Osseo Police Department or by calling (763) 424-5444 or click on this link to download an application.

Completed applications are to be submitted to the Osseo Police Department. Applications should be submitted via mail to the Osseo Police Department, Attention: Reserve Coordinator, 415 Central Ave., Osseo, MN 55369; Fax: (763) 424-4616; or E-Mail: tmortinson@ci.osseo.mn.us.

Performance opportunities

Those interested in performing in Osseo Lions Roar should contact the Osseo Lions at http://osseolions.org/ 

Those interested in performing in Osseo during the 2020 Music & Movies in the Park series can fill out the interest form at https://forms.gle/ihuMnnZjc8XccqQU6

Current RFPs

Approved Caterers

Seeking Approved Caterers for the Osseo Community Center

Applicants are sought to serve as a limited number of “Approved Caterers” for the Osseo Community Center (“OCC”). Approved Caterers are eligible to provide alcoholic beverage service at the OCC. Approved Caterers will make arrangements directly with OCC Users who desire to have alcohol served at the OCC. The City will provide OCC users with contact information for all Approved Caterers. 

All proposals and questions should be submitted electronically to: City Planner Nancy Abts, nabts@ci.osseo.mn.us. (PDF format is preferred.) 

Download the entire application packet for more information: Approved_Caterer_Applications.pdf