Department of Human Resources

Current Job Listings



Human Services Case Manager
Human Services Department

The City of Lakewood is currently accepting applications for the position Human Services Case Manager in the Department of Human Services.  This position serves as a lead worker and is responsible for managing assigned cases, including: conducting home visits and/or meeting with clients; assessing client; developing service plan and goals; making referrals to appropriates agencies; organizing meetings; providing crisis intervention; participating in disaster intervention; serving as advocate for client; facilitating support groups; corresponding with referral agencies; collaborating with various agencies; providing relocation assistance/placement of clients; providing education programs; meeting with staff for case review and consultation; assisting clients in completing applications for services; attending court hearings; serving as consultant to staff of community agencies; and preparing and submitting reports and related correspondence/documents and maintaining files.  The pay range for this position is $48,777.06 - $54,196.74.  Normal working hours are typically 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday, however hours may vary depending on cases so some evening and weekend work may be required.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in a related field;
  • Minimum of two (2) years of progressively responsible related experience; or, any combination of education, training and experience, which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
  • State of Ohio Social Worker License (LSW) REQUIRED.

Qualified interested applicants should submit an application form (obtained from the Department of Human Resources or found on www.onelakewood.com) to the City of Lakewood, Office of Human Resources, 12650 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood, OH 44107.  Application deadline is Friday, September 26, 2014 at 4:00pm

The City of Lakewood is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Department of Public Works
Unit Manager Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP)

The City of Lakewood is seeking a Public Works Unit Manager for the WWTP.  The position manages the operations and staff associated with the WWTP in conjunction with the Division Manager.  This includes organizing, overseeing, directing and managing all operations of the Plant.   The ideal candidate will be a creative, innovative change agent who must be able to communicate with all levels in the organization and possess excellent analytical and problem solving skills.  This position requires skills in planning work; directing, motivating and evaluating the performance of employees; the ability to successfully implement the City’s WWTP initiatives.  Qualified Candidates must possess a minimum of Associate’s degree or equivalent from a two-year college or technical school; five to seven years of progressively responsible related experience ideally in a supervisory or management position related to a waste water treatment plant; and, the ability to use and implement data management software; or, any identifiable combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job. 
Licenses and Certifications:

  • Valid Ohio Driver’s License with less than 8 points is required.
  • Possess a valid Ohio EPA Class III Wastewater Works Operator License for three years.
  • The selected candidate must have the materials submitted to the EPA needed to obtain the Ohio EPA Class IV Wastewater Works Operator License within 18 months of appointment.
  • The selected candidate must be able to pass a civil service examination and successfully complete a drug screen and police background investigation. 

Interested qualified applicants should submit a resume and complete an application (applications available at www.onelakewood.com) to City of Lakewood, Office of Human Resources, 12650 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood, OH 44107.  Application deadline is Friday, September 26, 2014 at 4:00pm.
The City of Lakewood is 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.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

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 www.onelakewood.com 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