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DATE: Written examination to be held on August 26, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. Check in begins at 5:30 p.m. NO ONE WILL BE ADMITTED AFTER 6:00 P.M.  A release form must be signed at the exam for use of Social Security number for identification purposes. Each applicant will be assigned a computer generated random number for use where two or more applicants receive the same total score.

SITE OF EXAMINATION: St. Edward High School, 13500 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood, Ohio 44107 (Cafeteria)

SALARY:  $47,512.00 current annual starting salary plus benefits.

QUALIFICATIONS: Must be a high school graduate or possess a GED and a valid Ohio Driver’s license with a good driving record (six or more violation points may be disqualifying). Must possess a current Paramedic Certificate or be enrolled in a Paramedic Program. Candidates must possess adequate physical ability to perform all duties and utilize all issued equipment under hazardous conditions. To be eligible for appointment an applicant must meet all qualifications and have successfully completed all exams (written, physical agility, polygraph and background investigations). Following a job offer, applicants will be required to successfully complete comprehensive psychological and medical examinations including a drug screen.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: For original appointment candidate must be a U.S. Citizen; at least 21 years of age; Possess a Paramedic Certificate; must sign an agreement that you will not smoke during employment with the City and sign a Code of Ethics. No person shall be eligible for original appointment on or after the person’s 41st birthday. Appointees to the position of Firefighter/Paramedic are also subject to all applicable provisions of law, the Charter and Ordinances of the City of Lakewood and all Departmental Rules and Regulations.

APPLICATION & FILING INSTRUCTIONS: Applications for Examination (do not fill out employment application) will be available beginning Saturday, July 26, 2014 by clicking here.  Applications can be turned in starting Monday, July 28, 2014 between the hours 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. in the Law Department, Office of Civil Service on the second floor of Lakewood City Hall, 12650 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, Ohio. Deadline to turn in applications will be Friday, August 8, 2014  at 4:30 p.m. If mailing application, it must be postmarked by August 8, 2014. Application for Examination should be printed from the website and attachments include residency credit forms, military service credit information and EEO form. It is the applicant’s responsibility to promptly complete and return the application with all attachments including copies of High School Diploma or GED, valid driver’s license, Tri-C Physical Agility Certificate  (dated no earlier than August 26, 2013), and Paramedic Certificate or proof of program enrollment.  There is a non-refundable filing fee of $30.00 in the form of credit card, a money order or certified check made out to the City of Lakewood that must accompany the application. NO cash or personal checks will be accepted. The commission will accept the first 200 properly completed legible and qualified applications.

ADA ACCOMODATIONS:  Applicants needing an accommodation to take the written test due to a disability must notify the commission in writing at the time of submitting an application.
EXTRA CREDIT: Candidates can receive extra credit for residency and military service. To receive credit for residency, applicants must attach a completed “Release of Information from Municipal Income Tax Files” form signed by the Municipal Tax Department. To receive credit for Active Military Service, applicant must attach a copy of Form DD214 (see attachments for specific information regarding extra credit).  Applicants must pass the written exam with a minimum score of 70 to receive extra credit and be placed on the eligible list. Written exam will be administered by Personnel Selection Services, Inc. there will be no review of examination papers.
PHYSICAL AGILITY TEST: (at applicant’s expense)        If the applicant does not possess a certificate from Tri-C certifying the applicant has passed the Physical Agility Test dated no earlier than August 26, 2013, please contact Tri-C at 216-987-3075 to register for the August 17, 2014  physical agility exam. Deadline to register with Tri-C is Wednesday before the test date. Deadline for the City to receive a copy of your certificate is Friday, August 22, 2014 to be admitted to the exam site.            
                                                       BY ORDER OF THE LAKEWOOD CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION
                                                                          AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER                                   

City of Lakewood
Full-time Position Available
Chief Mechanic, Parks and Public Properties

The City of Lakewood is accepting application from QUALIFIED candidates for a full-time, Chief Building Mechanic.  This bargaining unit position, assigned to the Department of Public Works, Division of Parks and Public Properties, will require a highly skilled incumbent with multi-disciplinary knowledge and experience.  The pay range for this non-exempt position is $24.70 - $27.20 per hour with normal working hours between 7:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. (M-F) and may be adjusted due to operational needs.  Overtime may be required.


ELECTRICAL: must be proficient in the installation and diagnostics of equipment using 480 Volt 3 phase industrial current; must have the ability to work with and connect to outdoor overhead electric; must be able to install, align and maintain electric motors up to  50 hp; must be able to install, maintain and diagnose motor controls  and  equipment control panels; must be able to install rigid and PVC conduit up to 2” diameter for indoor or outdoor settings; must be able to calculate and install proper gauge wiring for various equipment applications.

ELECTRONICS: must be proficient in diagnosing voltages and amperages and have the capability to repair defects; must have the ability to install, setup, maintain and diagnose variable frequency controllers.

MECHANICAL: must have the ability to use all types of manual and power operated hand tools; must have the ability to diagnose and repair all types of mechanical defects; must be able to repair and replace all types of bearings, couplers, mechanical seals and sealant packing; must have the ability to install new  equipment; must have the ability to perform some carpentry and concrete fabrication and repairs.

PLUMBING: must be proficient in the installation and repairing of plumbing (water, gas and air) using copper, galvanized, black, PVC and ductile piping up to 12” diameter.

WELDING: must have the ability to use gas, arc and mig welders in order to install and repair process equipment.

HVAC: must have the ability to troubleshoot and maintain various pieces of HVAC equipment, including but not limited to gas and electric heaters, steam and hot water boilers, roof top units, chillers and condensers.

FABRICATION: must have the ability to work from sketches, blueprints and oral instructions; must have the ability to fabricate control panels using your electrical, electronic, mechanical and machining skills.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT: must be able to work in tanks, pits and wells while observing proper safety measures; must be able to work around chemicals and chemical feed systems; must be able to work with daily exposure to heat, dust, pungent odors and fumes; must be able to periodically lift weights up to 75 lbs.; must be able to work off of ladders and work platforms.

LEADERSHIP: must have the ability to prioritize, and oversee daily tasks performed by the various workers within the division; must oversee the general order and daily operation of the maintenance shop and garage areas; must have the ability to work with all members of the divisions and members of other divisions. Possess the ability to lead, direct, assign, and delegate job assignments. Must have the ability to keep management staff updated on the status of various jobs, aware of unsafe working conditions, employees working in an unsafe manner, accidents and injuries, or an employee’s inability to perform daily tasks, leaving the worksite or loitering.  Possess the ability to assist in planning and coordinating projects and operations.

The applicant selected will be responsible for various duties, projects and tasks as assigned; complete scheduled and non-scheduled assignments, in addition to supporting employees when concerns or problems arise.  Must be able to solve problems in the field, communicate decisions, and appropriately improve existing methods

RECORDKEEPING: must have the ability to keep neat and accurate records including but not limited to the following: supplies ordered and used, personnel and time utilized in performing specific tasks; must have the ability to enter maintenance data utilizing computerized software.

All candidates must:

  • Be a High school graduate or GED equivalent;
  • Must have a valid Ohio Driver’s License with less than eight (8) points; and
  • Must satisfactorily complete a physical examination and police background investigation, including a drug screen

Candidates will be required to participate in written and hands-on testing.

Qualified applicants may apply on line at or should submit an application form (found on the website) to the City of Lakewood, Office of Human Resources, 12650 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood, OH 44107. 

Application will be accepted until the position is filled.

The City of Lakewood is an Equal Opportunity Employer

School Guard

The City of Lakewood is seeking applicants for the part-time (approximately 2 hours per day) position of School Guard. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, have a high school diploma or GED and be able to satisfactorily complete a physical examination, including drug screening, and police background check. Salary $11.82 per hour. Applications are available in the Office of Human Resources, 2nd Floor of City Hall, 12650 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood, Ohio or online.

The City of Lakewood is an Equal Opportunity Employer