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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.

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Current Job Openings

  • Fleet Mechanic+-

    The city of Lakewood has a vacancy for a Fleet Mechanic in our Department of Public Works, Division of Fleet Management.  The negotiated rate range is $25.90 – $27.25/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) and maintain same while employed.
    • 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

  • Residential Plans Examiner - Part-Time+-

    The City of Lakewood is currently recruiting for a PART-TIME Residential Plans Examiner in our Division of Building and Housing. The Plans Examiner  performs plans examination on residential structure plans to ensure compliance with the Residential Code of Ohio, other codes as referenced by the Residential Code of Ohio as well as other rules and standards as adopted by the Ohio Board of Building Standards. The normal working hours are Monday through Friday 7:30am to 4:30pm. The hourly rate is $24.50 – $25.60 per hour. This is a part-time, less than 29 hours per week, position.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

    Must have knowledge of applicable building code including the Residential Code of Ohio, Ohio Plumbing Code, International Fuel Gas Code, National Electrical Code as well as other rules and standards as adopted by the Ohio Board of Building Standards; Must be familiar with process of plans examination and experience in construction and/or renovation of residential structures; Must have the ability to conduct field observations of new and existing structures to document conditions pertinent to plans examinations; Must be able to create, manipulate and issue building and other permits utilizing paper applications and proprietary software. Must have the ability and knowledge to review plans for compliance with codes and ordinances, and communicate findings. Must have the ability to interact with the public within the community to provide information; Must be able to work independently in organizing work, setting priorities, meeting critical deadlines and follow up on assignments.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    • High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
    • Three (3) to four (4) 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.
    • Must have a valid Driver’s License with less than 8 points AND
    • Must be OBBS Certified as Residential Plans Examiner and/or Residential Building Official (Valid interim at time of hire may be considered)
    • May be required to participate in testing at the discretion of the City.
    • Must satisfactorily complete a drug screen and police background investigation.

    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 Monday, January 8, 2018 at 4:00pm.

    The City of Lakewood is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Posted 12-27-2017

  • 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 $13.00 per hour.