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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 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.

  • Maintenance Worker - Wastewater Treatment Plant+-

    City of Lakewood
    Maintenance Worker
    Waste Water Treatment Plant

     The City of Lakewood is accepting applications for a Maintenance Worker at the Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP). This full-time, Union position works rotating shifts.

    Qualified candidates will:

    • possess above average mechanical ability and have the ability to use standard power and manually operated tools;
    • have the ability to setup and operate lathes and milling machines;
    • have the ability to make general plumbing repairs using ductile, copper and PVC piping up to 24 inches in diameter as well as perform general concrete and carpentry repairs;
    • be able to perform maintenance on small gasoline engines, perform minor electrical repairs, install conduit and wiring;
    • be able to repair defective WWTP process equipment and perform preventive maintenance on WWTP process equipment;
    • be able to safely operate an industrial lift truck;
    • have the ability to lift up to 75 lbs. on occasion, work off of ladders and platforms, stand for extended periods of time on various work surfaces and perform daily physical labor, working safely with and around chemicals; and
    • be able to work in atmospheres containing fumes and pungent odors

    Minimum qualifications:

    • must possess a High School Diploma or GED,
    • have a valid Ohio Drivers’ License with less than eight (8) points, and
    • must obtain an Ohio EPA Class I Wastewater Operator’s certification within 36 months of appointment

     Per Hour Rate:                $23.48-$23.94 + shift differential

     Normal Work Hours:       ROTATING SHIFTS weekends and Holidays required

    QUALIFIED interested applicants should apply on-line at the City of Lakewood website at www.onelakewood.com or applications may be printed and submitted via e-mail to:     HR@lakewoodoh.net

    Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

    The City of Lakewood is an Equal Opportunity Employer

  • Human Services Case Manager (WRAP Specialist)+-

    City of Lakewood
    Human Services Case Manager (WRAP Specialist)
    Department of Human Services, Division of Youth

    The City of Lakewood is seeking a full time Human Services Case Manager (WRAP Specialist) in the Department of Human Services, Division of Youth.  This position is responsible for the management of  assigned cases, including: conducting home visits and/or meeting with client; assessing client; developing service plans and goals; making referrals to appropriate agencies; organizing meetings; providing crisis intervention; participating in disaster intervention; serving as advocate for client; facilitating support groups; corresponding with referral agencies; collaborating with various agencies; providing relocation assistance/placement of clients; meeting with staff for case review and consultation; may be asked to speak publicly about the programs; assisting clients in completing applications for services; attending court hearings; and preparing and submitting reports and related correspondence /documents and maintaining files.  Additionally, the position assists in the planning and execution of all Grant deliverables and must attend certain mandatory training sessions and meetings as outlined by funder including the Family-to-Family Neighborhood System of Care contract from the Cuyahoga County Division of Children and Family Services.  This position pays an annual salary of $50,747.66 – $56,386.29.  Normal working hours are 8:00am to 5:00pm (some flexibility is required)  primarily Monday through Friday with some weekend and evening hours required.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

    • Bachelor Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in a related field;
    • Minimum of two (2) years of progressively responsible related experience working with at-risk Children, youth and families; or any combination of education, training and experience, which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
    • State of Ohio Social Worker License. (LSW) REQUIRED
    • May be required to participate in testing at the discretion of the City. Must successfully pass a BCI&I fingerprint background check, drug screening and FBI background check if necessary.

    THIS IS A GRANT FUNDED POSITION WHICH IS RENEWED ON AN EVERY OTHER YEAR BASIS.  FAILURE TO RENEW WILL RESULT IN THE ELIMINATION OF THE POSITION.

    AFSCME BARGAINING UNIT EMPLOYEES INTERESTED IN THE ABOVE POSITION SHOULD CONTACT THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES OR THEIR SUPERVISOR TO OBTAIN AN “INTEREST IN POSITION” FORM.  THIS FORM MUST BE RETURNED TO THE HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE NO LATER THAN Thursday, July 14, 2016@ 4:00 P.M. in the Department of Human Resources.

    Qualified interested external applicants should submit 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 by 5:00 PM on Monday, July 25, 2016.

    The City of Lakewood is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • Corrections Officer+-

    Corrections Officer
    Lakewood Police Department
    1 Full-time Union Position

    The City of Lakewood is currently accepting applications for the position of Corrections Officer.  These positions (1 full-time and 1 part-time) are primarily responsible for the supervision and control of male and female prisoners housed in the Lakewood City Jail Facility.  Starting hourly rate is $16.75 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 departmental forms.
    • 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 TO APPLY:

    • Must possess or be able to obtain and maintain 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 or be able to obtain and maintain 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 deadline Friday, July 29, 2016.

    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.