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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

  • Building Inspector+-

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

    START AT $48,564.96 + LICENSING BONUS

    The City of Lakewood is currently accepting applications for a full-time Building Inspector 1 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.

    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; must have the ability;
    • 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;
    • 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:

    Successful candidates must meet the following requirements:

    • 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. 

    Licensing Requirements: APPLICANT MUST POSSESS AT TIME OF APPLICATION

    • Valid Driver’s License with less than 8 points and
    • OBBS Building Inspector Certification (BI) (Valid interim at time of hire may be considered)*.

    OR

    • Residential Building Inspector (RBI) 

    And one of the following

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

    *Must be obtained within 12 months of appointment.

    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 positions are filled.

    The City of Lakewood is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Posted 01-15-2016

  • Corrections Officer Lakewood Police Department (Part-Time, Non-Union Position)+-

    The City of Lakewood is currently accepting applications for the position of Corrections Officer.  This at-will position is primarily responsible for the supervision and control of male and female prisoners housed in the Lakewood City Jail Facility.  Starting hourly rate is $16.44 per hour (includes $.80/hr for LEADS Certification)

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

    • Completes all forms, including form 1’s for transportation of prisoners to hospital, CCSO, LCSO, etc.
    • Complete mittimus from court, and enters all information in computerized booking system.
    • Photographs all prisoners in accordance with departmental policy.
    • Prepares and serves all meals to prisoners.
    • Maintain accurate inventory of prisoner belongings.
    • Assures medical attention is received by prisoners who are in need and any medication is dispensed as ordered.
    • Responsible for maintaining and monitoring daily hygiene routine for all prisoners.
    • Orders Jail food as necessary.
    • Prepares monthly and yearly reports of jail activities, supplies, costs, etc.
    • Responsible for the day to day operations and upkeep of the Lakewood Jail.
    • Ensures that all jail functions are performed in accordance with departmental policy and state law.
    • Maintains security of cell block and control over prisoner’s activities at all times, checking all prisoners every ten to thirty minutes.
    • Receives and books incoming prisoners.
    • Ensures that cell can cell block is clean and sanitary.
    • Provides court testimony as necessary regarding incidents which occur in the Lakewood Jail Facility.
    • Maintains complete records on each individual detained as a prisoner.
    • Supervises all visitors.
    • Maintains inventory of all jail food, blankets, mattresses and other items required for operation of the jail.
    • Responsible for assisting in the rescue and evacuation of prisoners in the event of an emergency.

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

    • Must possess Certificate from the State of Ohio to work in a 12-day Facility;
    • Must possess or be able to obtain and maintain LEADS/NCIC Certification within 2 weeks of hire;
    • Must possess computer data entry skills;
    • Must be a High School Graduate or possess a GED;
    • Must possess a current CPR certificate;
    • Must be able to maintain composure under extremely stressful circumstances; and
    • Must be able to handle self in a very tough environment.

    GENERAL INFORMATION:

    • This position requires flexibility of scheduling. The selected candidate must be available to work any shift/hours on any day, Monday – Sunday.
    • The hiring process includes a polygraph exam, a background check, drug screening and/or a physical agility exam.
    • Apply on line at www.onelakewood.com or submit an application form (found on the website) 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

  • 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.