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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

  • 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 $24.18 – $24.66.  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:

    • 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 ninty (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 (2) 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 Friday, December 15, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.

    The City of Lakewood is an Equal Opportunity Employer

    Posting date:  Wednesday, November 29, 2017

  • Staff Assistant - Building Department+-

    JOB POSTING 

    The City of Lakewood is currently recruiting for a Staff Assistant in our Division of Building and Housing. The Staff Assistant is the front desk presence for the division. The successful candidate will have excellent customer service skills and the ability to work in a fast paced environment. The normal working hours are Monday through Friday 7:30 am to 4:30 pm. The salary range is $33,160.59 – $36,845.10. This is a bargaining unit position.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

    Must have knowledge of the programs and functions of the Division of Building and Housing; must have excellent communication skills; must be able to process licenses and applications in a professional and efficient manner; Will be responsible for handling monetary transactions; must have the ability to format and type letters, memos, charts and other correspondence using the Microsoft Office suite; must have advanced ability to create and maintain databases and related system reports using Excel and Access and other database programs; must be able to learn proprietary software such as Web Q and A or CitizenServe; must have the ability to compose correspondence in accordance with standard policies; must be able to answer various inquiries, receive applications, explain policies and procedures, and arrange appointments; must be able to work independently and be able to interact with the general public and high level administrative personnel; must be able to perform specialized research and statistical work on assigned subjects to staff and management; must possess the ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with others; must have the ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    • High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
    • Two (2) to three (3) years of experience performing general office duties such as typing, filing and answering telephones; or any combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job; experience with utility billing desired.
    • Must have a good work record.
    • Must be able to type at least 40 words per minute.
    • Must maintain good grooming and appearance for daily contact with the public.
    • Must maintain a demeanor suitable for dealing with the public and maintain a good public relations attitude when dealing with complaints.
    • 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, December 18, 2017 at 4:00 pm.

  • 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.