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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.

 

Current Job Openings

  • Part Time Temporary Staff Assistant, Division of Housing and Building+-

    The City of Lakewood
    PART-TIME, 6-MONTH TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
    Staff Assistant, Division of Housing and Building
    Up to 29 hours per week

    The City of Lakewood has an excellent opportunity available for the right candidate in our Division of Housing and Building.  The part-time Staff Assistant works to support the programs and functions of the division by providing exceptional customer service to residents, contractors and employees.  Duties* include but are not limited to, processing building licenses and applications in a professional, efficient and courteous manner, handling monetary transactions, using the Microsoft Office Suite including Excel, Word, and Access to create and format letters, memos, charts and other documents as well as to create and maintain databases. Must possess the ability to learn the division’s software program, Web Q & A, within the first 90 days of employment.  This position often serves as the ‘face’ of the division and interacts with the public on a daily basis.   These positions will share City hall operator duties.  The ideal candidate must have excellent communication skills both in person and on the phone; must be able to work independently and be able to interact well with the general public and all levels of employees; 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 document creation, 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 be able to type at least 40 words per minute. (Testing to be performed.)
    • 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.
    • Must satisfactorily complete a physical examination, including drug test and police background investigation.

    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 deadline is Friday, August 7, 2015 at 4:00 pm.

    The City of Lakewood is an Equal Opportunity Employer

    * These duties are illustrative only. Incumbents may perform some or all of these duties or other job-related duties as assigned.

  • Tax Auditor (Part-Time)+-

    The City of Lakewood is seeking a part-time (up to 29 hours per week) Tax Auditor for our Department of Finance, Division of Income Tax.  The successful candidate will have the ability to perform various tax functions, including calculating taxes, penalties and interest, determining tax liability, processing payments, interviewing taxpayers, examining tax returns and selecting proper remedies for payment.  The position also requires the filing of returns, excellent customer service when answering taxpayers questions and resolving problems.  Must be able to review audits and compliance procedures and assist in the preparation of court documents for the City Prosecutor in delinquent tax cases.

    This position is also responsible for preparing complex, routine and non-routine reports as requested utilizing a variety of software, receives, sorts and summarizes material for the preparation of reports and prepares work reports.

    Salary: $17.75 hour

    Qualifications:

    • Qualified candidates will possess a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field or Internal Revenue Service VITA/TCE Tax Preparation Certification; and
    • 3 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.

    Knowledge of:

    • Applicable state, federal and local ordinances, codes, laws, rules and regulations and be able to interpret the same.
    • Must have considerable knowledge of Individual, Corporate and Municipal tax preparation, economics and accounting principles and practices, financial markers, and the process of analyzing and reporting financial data.
    • Must be skilled in using computer software and hardware.

    How to Apply: 

    Internal applicants should submit an Interest in Position Form obtained from the Department of Human Resources.

    Interested, qualified external applicants should submit an Application form on-line at www.onelakewood.net.  Application deadline is Monday August 3, 2015 at 4:00 pm.

    The City of Lakewood is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • Chief Mechanic, Wastewater Treatment Plant+-

    The City of Lakewood is currently seeking a Chief Mechanic for the Wastewater Treatment Plant.  Qualified candidates must have a wide variety of mechanical aptitude, skills and experience.  This full time bargaining unit position will pay $25.20 – $27.75/hour with normal working hours of 7:30am to 4:00pm Monday through Friday.

    • ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
      LEADERSHIP: must have the ability to direct by example the daily operations of all Mechanics and Maintenance Workers throughout the entire workday; must have the ability to prioritize, assign and oversee all daily preventative and reactive tasks performed by the maintenance unit employees; must keep a continuous flow of tasks performance by all maintenance worker unit employees; must be able and willing to verbally and physically instruct all wastewater employees on how to properly perform or assist with the performance of maintenance tasks; must oversee the general order and daily operation of the maintenance/machine shop; must be willing to assist in troubleshooting and correcting problems that may occur in other City divisions.
    • ELECTRICAL: must be proficient in the installation and diagnostics of equipment using 480 Volt 3 phase industrial current; must be able to install, align and maintain electric motors up to 200 hp; must be able to install, maintain and diagnose motor control centers and process equipment control panels; must be able to install rigid and PVC conduit up to 2” diameter; must be able to calculate and install proper gauge wiring for process equipment applications.
    • ELECTRONICS: must be proficient in diagnosing voltages and amperages used in process equipment instrumentation 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 and replacement process equipment; must have the ability to perform general carpentry and concrete fabrication and repairs.
    • MACHINING: must be able to set up and operate lathes and milling machines in order to repair and/or manufacture process equipment components including but not limited to pump shafts, shaft sleeves, pump housings, impellers and gears.
    • PLUMBING: must be proficient in the installation and repairing of plumbing (water, gas and semi solids) using copper, galvanized, black, PVC and ductile piping up to 24” in diameter.
    • WELDING: must have the ability to use gas, arc and mig welders in order to install and repair process equipment; must have the ability to use plasma cutting equipment.
    • HVAC: must have the ability to mechanically maintain the two (2) digester heat exchangers including their control systems; must have the ability to maintain the supplemental digester electric heat exchanger including its control system; must have the ability to maintain various small electrical heaters located in outlying buildings.
    • FABRICATION: must have the ability to work from sketches, blueprints and oral instructions; must have the ability to fabricate pump shafts and shaft sleeves; must have the ability to fabricate control panels using 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.
    • PARTS/EQUIPMENT ORDERING: must have the ability to research and order parts and equipment utilizing proper City purchasing guidelines; must be able to communicate with vendors and manufacturer representatives of the various equipment used throughout the facility; must have the ability to assist management with capital equipment specification development.
    • RECORD-KEEPING: 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.
    • SAFETY: must be able to run and maintain a safe maintenance work environment in accordance with OSHA standards; must insure that all maintenance tasks are performed using proper equipment and safety standards; must insure that all facility equipment and tools have required operational safe guards installed and operational.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    • High school graduate or GED equivalent.
    • Must obtain and maintain a minimum of at least a Class I Wastewater Operators Certification as issued by the Ohio EPA within 6 months of Ohio EPA eligibility
    • Must have a valid Ohio Driver’s License with less than eight (8) points.
    • May be required to participate in testing at the discretion of the City.
    • Must satisfactorily complete a physical examination with drug screen and police background investigation.

    GENERAL INFORMATION:

    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Application will be accepted until the position is filled.

    The City of Lakewood is an Equal Opportunity Employer

  • 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.

    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.