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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.

If you’re applying for a patrol officer position, click here to download the application for examination.

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

  • Fleet Mechanic+-

    The city of Lakewood has a vacancy for a Fleet Mechanics in our Department of Public Works, Division of Fleet Management.  The negotiated rate range is $24.65 – $25.94/hour and the normal working hours are 6:30am – 3:00pm, however, shift hours will vary by season and need per the negotiated contract

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: 

    Must have the ability to lift and/or pull 50 to 150 lbs. with or without mechanical or other assistance frequently throughout the work day; must have the ability to climb in and out of vehicles or equipment, and work from ladders and platforms; must be able to perform physical demands (i.e., bending, reaching, climbing, squatting, standing and extensive use of hands, arms, fingers, and legs); must be able to work in all weather conditions; must be able to work around chemicals, dust, heat, fumes and pungent odors, using prescribed safety equipment and procedures.  Must be knowledgeable and able to perform all maintenance aspects of vehicles, equipment, machinery and specialty items of motor vehicle fleet to the Department’s established standards; must be able to evaluate damage to determine necessary repair or replacement of parts on automotive, trucks and various equipment of all Departments of the City of Lakewood, including but not limited to salt trucks, dump trucks, plows, front-end loaders, back-hoes, sweepers, Vac-All and refuse vehicles; must be able to use all other mechanical equipment; must possess an advanced working knowledge of hydraulics and small engines, air brakes, pneumatics, 12-volt and 24-volt electrical systems for diesel and gas powered engines; must be able to read and understand electrical schematics and diagnostics trees; must be talented in the use of testing equipment, OTC diagnostics and software; must having working knowledge of all automatic transmissions and repair of manual transmissions; must have expertise, capacity and extensive field experience to make repairs on all types of City vehicles and equipment; must have the aptitude to diagnose and correct problems; must have preventative maintenance experience and ability to maintain a regular PM service maintenance for all equipment; must be able to work as a team employee among the work group; must have the ability to maintain records, open work orders and use lap top and desk station computers; Must be able to use software programs to perform diagnostics and repairs; must have the knowledge of safe work practice and best service repair practices in Fleet industry; must be able to prioritize and complete vehicle repairs in a controlled cost environment and work within established standards; must be able to follow repairs from any working shift or mechanic;  must have the ability to communicate clearly over the telephone and radio. 

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Minimum of five (5) years documented field experience in equipment maintenance as a Mechanic, preferably in a Fleet Department or successful completion of Mechanic training from an accredited technical institute /college.
    • High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
    • Must possess a valid Ohio Class A Commercial Driver License with less than eight (8) points.
    • Must possess tanker and passenger endorsements within 50 days of appointment.
    • Must possess certification for Heating and Air Conditioning recirculation, recycling and recovery as required by Section 609 of the amended Clean Air Act and filed with the EPA.
    • Must possess a minimum of four (4) ASE certifications within three (3) years of hire* (Master level preferred).
    • Will be able to successfully interview for the position, which includes correctly answering at least 21 of 30 technical and/or hands on demonstration questions. (20 technical questions and 10 hands-on demonstrations.)
    • Must satisfactorily complete a physical examination, drug screen and police background investigation. 

    * If an employee hired under this posting fails to maintain or obtain the required 4 ASE certification minimums after 3 years of hire they may bid on and transfer into another vacant posted position following the contract language for promotions and job changes or the employee may be terminated.  Each situation will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

    GENERAL INFORMATION:

    Employee may be required to work overtime, including some weekends, pursuant to the provisions of the current negotiated agreement.  Applicants may be reassigned as required

    Interested applicants should submit a current resume and 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.

    Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

    The City of Lakewood is an Equal Opportunity Employer

  • Entry Level Patrol Officer Exam+-

    The Lakewood Civil Service Commission will be conducting an examination for Entry Level Patrol Officer on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 6:15 p.m. at Garfield Middle School, 13114 Detroit Ave. (Cafeteria), Lakewood, Ohio.

    The first 150 properly completed and legible applications for examination will be accepted. Applications will be available starting Saturday, December 3, 2016 on the city website by clicking here. Application should be printed, filled out completely and returned beginning Monday December 5, 2016 with all required attachments to the Department of Law, Office of Civil Service at Lakewood City Hall. The deadline to apply is Monday, December 19, 2016.

    Applicant must attach proof of High School Diploma or GED and a copy of applicant’s  valid driver’s license. To be placed on the eligible list, candidates must score 70 or higher on the written exam and possess a Certificate from Cuyahoga Community College (CCC) certifying the applicant has passed the Physical Agility Test dated no earlier than January 24, 2016. Application fee of $30.00 is due with the application payable in cash, money order or cashier’s check only- NO personal checks will be accepted. See complete exam announcement by clicking here for extra credit and required attachments.

    For those who do not possess a current certificate of physical agility from Cuyahoga Community College, you may contact the college at 216-987-3033 to sign up for the December 11, 2016 or January 22, 2017 testing dates. Deadline to turn in a current Physical Agility Certificate is Monday, January 23, 2017 at 4:30 p.m.

    Salary: $55,125.51 current annual salary plus benefits.

    For further information please see the the complete exam announcement by clicking here.

    The City of Lakewood is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • Security Guard/Women’s Club Pavilion+-

    Part-time as needed opportunity at Lakewood Park Women’s Club Pavilion

    Pay Rate: $12.86 / hour

    Works under the supervision of the Department of Parks and Public Properties

    Hours: Varies could be any day of the week, any hours between 7:00am and 11:00pm

    • Must have the ability to effectively deal with the public.
    • Must be able to assess critical situations and work alone.
    • Must have good oral and written communication skills.
    • Be visible to the public.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Must be a high school graduate or possess a GED.
    • Must possess a valid Ohio Driver’s License with less than eight (8) points.
    • Must successfully pass drug screening and background check. 

    How to Apply:

    Qualified candidates will find the application to print or apply on-line at http://www.onelakewood.com Printed applications may be mailed to the Department of Human Resources located at the Lakewood City Hall, 12650 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, OH 44107.   All applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

     

     

  • Groundskeeper+-

    The city of Lakewood is currently accepting applications for a part-time Groundskeeper in the Department of Public Works, Division of Parks and Public Properties.  This position has been approved for up to 29 hours per week. The hourly rate for this AFSCME Public Works bargaining unit position is $20.70 – $21.82 and is assigned to various hours and locations. 

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

    Must possess the ability to work on your own with little or no supervision; must possess good communication skills; must be able to deal with the public in a professional manner; must have the ability to communicate clearly by telephone and radio; must be willing and able to learn all facets of the operations of the Division of Parks; must have the ability to lift 90 lbs. from floor to shoulder on a daily basis; must have the ability to perform strenuous labor; must be able to work from ladders; must be able to stand for long periods of time; must have adequate arm, wrist, hand and finger strength to perform frequent gripping and carrying of heavy objects; must have good cleaning skills for restrooms; must have the ability to work in all weather conditions; must be able to plow snow; must have the ability to drive all types of trucks and other equipment; must have the ability to use weedeaters, blowers, push mowers, etc.

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS:

    • High school graduate or GED equivalent.
    • Must possess a valid Ohio Driver’s License with less than eight (8) points.
    • Must satisfactorily complete a pre-employment drug screen and police background investigation.
    • May be required to participate in testing at the discretion of the City.

    GENERAL INFORMATION:

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

    How to Apply:

    Interested 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.

  • Tree Crew Worker+-

    FULL TIME JOB POSTING
    CITY OF LAKEWOOD
    Tree Crew Worker

     The City of Lakewood is currently seeking a full-time Tree Crew Worker in its Streets and Forestry Division.  This is a full time AFSCME Bargaining Unit position with an hourly rate of $23.48 – $23.94.  Normal working hours are 7:30 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. (M-F). 

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

    Must possess adequate body strength to be able to climb and work with power tools for extended periods in high trees and be able to lift heavy objects; must be able to stand for extended periods of time and be able to work from ladders and scaffolds; must possess good eyesight and perception with good eye-hand coordination; must possess good hearing and possess good communication skills; must have full use of both hands, arms and legs; must possess a good working knowledge of knots and ropes; care and maintenance of general tree equipment; must possess a good working knowledge of branch and tree removal; must possess the ability to work in high places with basic climber materials (rope and saddle); must possess a thorough knowledge of safe work practices for branch removal and pruning of the various species of trees; must possess the ability and willingness to learn the operation of motorized tree equipment; must possess a working knowledge of brush chipper operation. The Selected candidate may be required to work shift assignments and overtime during the winter months for snow and ice control December through March. 

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Full-time employee.
    • Must possess a high school diploma or GED.
    • Must possess a valid Class A Ohio Commercial Driver’s License with less than eight (8) points within ninety (90) days of appointment.
    • Minimum of three (3) year’s actual climbing experience.
    • Weight proportionate to body size per the Ohio State Highway Patrol Academy Standards plus 10%.
    • May be required to participate in testing at the discretion of the City.
    • Must satisfactorily complete a physical examination including drug test and police background investigation.
    • May be required to work shifts and operate other Streets/Forestry equipment and vehicles.
    • Must have the ability to be certified as an Arborist and maintain certification within two years.
    • Must be able to work safely near power lines as per OSHA standards.
    • Must report for forestry storm work as needed.

     

    GENERAL INFORMATION: 

    ONLY QUALIFIED interested applicants should submit a resume AND an application either on-line  (at www.onelakewood.com) or to the City of Lakewood, Office of Human Resources, 12650 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood, OH 44107.

    Application deadline is Monday, December 12, 2016 at 4:00pm.

    The City of Lakewood is an Equal Opportunity Employer

  • Building Inspector+-

    CITY OF LAKEWOOD POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT|
    FULL-TIME BUILDING INSPECTOR 1 or 2
    HOUSING & BUILDING

    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)*

    OR

    • 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.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

    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.

    GENERAL INFORMATION:

    How to Apply:

    Interested 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.

  • 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 $12.29 per hour.