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Lakewood is an equal opportunity employer. Have a look at the current job openings; fill out an application; and return by email or deliver it to Human Resources, 12650 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood, OH, 44107.

The Office of Human Resources provides high quality professional services in the areas of human resources management, recruitment, labor relations, employee training and development, benefits administration, regulatory compliance, performance management, Workers Compensation risk management and licensure oversight and regulatory compliance. All efforts undertaken by the Office of Human Resources will ensure that employees and citizens are treated with respect and dignity.

Still have questions? Send the HR department an email, call 216-529-6611, or send a fax to 216-529-5669.

Current Job Openings

  • Public Information Officer+-

    Public Information Officer

    The city of Lakewood is seeking outstanding candidates for the position of Public Information Officer.

    This position is primarily responsible for communicating with the public and the press through computerized media, which includes posting stories, videos, still pictures, press releases on the City’s website, Facebook page, Twitter account, local area press websites and other media outlets. This position works with Community Relations on city events and issues. Additionally, this position will create or assist in the creation of employee newsletters, information, project instructions and training.


    Must have the ability to:

    • develop and maintain a strong online presence through blogs, photos, videos, stories and press releases;
    • work with the Mayor and city leaders to develop a dynamic strategic communication plan;
    • develop strong, positive relationships with the local press;
    • create, coordinate and/or assist Department Heads with press releases, training materials and other creative endeavors;
    • utilize skills to increase communications between safety forces and the public at times of need for increased public safety;
    • develop communications, programs or other materials in conjunction with department heads for committees, employees and the public;
    • create and post a weekly employee newsletter to internal SharePoint site;
    • attend assigned public meetings to document and communicate trends and issues to City Administration;
    • stay aware of, follow and adapt to media trends;
    • devise and coordinate photo opportunities and photojournalism;
    • pitch story ideas to area/regional/national publications and other related activity:
    • create and maintain digital photograph library for use in presentations; takes photographs and downloads and modifies information and:
    • manage the PR aspects of potential crisis situations.

    The ideal candidate will have:

    • 3-5 years related experience, in communications or journalism
    • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, public relations, marketing, mass communications or other related field
    • Valid Ohio Driver’s License with less than 8 points.

    How to apply: 

    Interested qualified applicants should submit a resume with cover letter and complete an application on-line (applications available at Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

    The City of Lakewood is an Equal Opportunity Employer

  • Chief Mechanic/Electrician - Wastewater Treatment Plant+-

    City of Lakewood Position Announcement
    Chief Mechanic/Electrician – Wastewater Treatment Plant

    The City of Lakewood is currently accepting applications for the full-time position of Chief Mechanic in the Department of Public Works, at the Wastewater Treatment Plant. The hours for this position are Monday – Friday from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm. The starting pay is $25.70/hour.


    ELECTRICAL: Must be proficient with 3 phase, 480V in an industrial setting; install, test, maintain, troubleshoot & repair electrical wiring, fixtures, control devices & equipment; must be able to install , align & maintain electric motors up to 200 hp; diagnose, locate cause & repair electrical malfunctions to systems and components; perform preventive maintenance on electrical systems; ability to troubleshoot and repair PLCs; ability to install and program VFDs; read and interpret drawings, blueprints, electrical code specifications & schematics; proficient in the use of ohmmeters & multimeters; must be familiar with local, state & federal electrical codes; must be able to diagnose older electrical systems & bring them up to current electrical code standards; must be able to maintain accurate maintenance records in written and electronic format.

    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 and replacement process equipment; must have the ability to perform general carpentry and concrete fabrication and repair; must be able to set up and operate lathes and milling machines; must be proficient in the installation and repairing of plumbing using copper, galvanized, black, PVC and ductile piping up to 24” in diameter; must have the ability to use gas, arc and mig welders and plasma cutting equipment; must have a general knowledge of HVAC equipment.

    Must be able to safely operate a forklift & high lift; must be able to lift 50 – 75 pounds above the head, be able to work from ladders & work platforms with the ability to work for long periods of time overhead as well as while bending or stooping; must have adequate eyesight & be able to pass the red/green color eye test; be able to communicate from a distance, have good agility, sense of balance/coordination & hand/eye coordination; ability to work in a team atmosphere with other members of the facility’s maintenance unit.

    • High school graduate or GED equivalent.
    • 5 years of documentable full–time field experience working in an industrial atmosphere.
    • Must obtain and maintain a minimum of at least a Class I Wastewater Operators Certification within 18 months of appointment. Present and former WWTP employees will have their remaining number of original months to obtain certification.
    • Must have a valid Ohio Driver’s License with less than eight (8) points.
    • Must satisfactorily complete skills tests at the discretion of the City, as required.
    • Must satisfactorily complete a physical examination with drug screen and police background investigation.

    Employee may be required to work overtime pursuant to the provisions of Article 5 and Article 15 of the current negotiated agreement. Applicants may be reassigned as required.

    Qualified, interested applicants should submit a current resume and an application form (obtained from the Department of Human Resources or found on to the City of Lakewood, Office of Human Resources, 12650 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood, OH 44107.

    Application will be accepted until position is filled.

    The City of Lakewood is an Equal Opportunity Employer

  • Building Inspector+-


    The City of Lakewood is currently accepting applications for a full-time Building Inspector 1or Building Inspector 2 position.  Building Inspectors conduct inspections of new and existing structures ensuring code and ordinance compliance, identifying code violations, issuing permits and certificates of occupancy utilizing their knowledge of building codes, plans examination and experience in construction and/or renovation of commercial and/or residential units. Normal working hours are between 7:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. Monday through Friday.

    Licensing requirements for Building Inspector 1:

    • OBBS Building Inspector Certification (BI)*


    • Residential Building Inspector (RBI)*

    And one of the following

    • Electrical Safety Inspector (ESI)*
    • Plumbing Inspector (PI)*

    * Valid interim at time of hire may be considered.  Full certification must be obtained within 12 months of appointment.

    Licensing Requirements for Building Inspector 2:

    • OBBS Building Inspector Certification (BI)

    And one of the following

    • Electrical Safety Inspector (ESI)
    • Plumbing Inspector (PI)

    Qualified applicants will possess the knowledge, experience and ability to perform the following essential job functions:

    • Ability to communicate effectively, interact with the public within the community to provide information and to problem solve and communicate orally with staff and the general public;
    • Have knowledge of building code inspection, plans examination and experience in construction and/or renovation of commercial and/or residential units;
    • The ability to conduct inspections of new and existing structures, including ensuring code and ordinance compliance, identifying code violations, issuing permits and certificates of occupancy;
    • Be able to communicate construction techniques and procedures to property owners and contractors;
    • Have the ability to maintain and submit all inspection records, issue violation letters and citations;
    • Have the ability and knowledge to verify compliance of construction work with approved construction documents, investigate complaints and respond to requests related to building and property maintenance;
    • Must have the ability to inspect fire damage;
    • Possess the skill to read and interpret construction documents and maps;
    • Be able to prepare clear and concise reports and correspondence utilizing information technology with Microsoft Office, mobile applications and proprietary software;
    • Work independently in organizing work, setting priorities, meeting critical deadlines and follow up on assignments;
    • Possess the ability to lead, direct, assign, delegate job assignments, work with and assign personnel to duties, tasks and equipment in day-to-day operations as necessary including the capability to work effectively and professionally with employees, contractors, vendors and the public.
    • While performing the essential functions of this job, the incumbent is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects; ascend and descend stairs, scaffolding and ramps; maintain body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching, or running on narrow, slippery or erratically moving surfaces; move about on hands and knees; bend body downward and forward, requiring full use of the lower extremities and back muscles; reach with hands and arms; speak and hear; use color, odor, texture, shape and sound perception and discrimination; and push, pull and/or lift up to 10 pounds frequently and up to 20 pounds occasionally.


    Education and Experience:

    • High school diploma or GED; and,
    • Building Inspector 1:Three to four years of progressively responsible related experience
    • Building inspector 2: Three to four years of progressively responsible related experience with 2 years of experience as Building Inspector 1 or Equivalent or
    • Any combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
    • Valid Driver’s License with less than 8 points.
    • Licenses and Certifications as described above.


    How to Apply:

    Interested 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.

  • School Crossing Guard+-

    The City of Lakewood is seeking applicants for the part-time (approximately 2 hours per day) position of School Crossing 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 $13.00 per hour.