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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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  • Fleet Mechanic+-

    City of Lakewood
    Full-time, Fleet Mechanic

    The City of Lakewood is currently interviewing for a full-time Fleet Mechanic in the Division of Fleet Management.  The wage range for this position is $25.90 – 27.25/hour.  Normal work hours are 6:30am – 3:00pm; shift hours will vary by season and need per the negotiated contractESSENTIAL 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).
    • 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. 

    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.

    Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

    The City of Lakewood is an Equal Opportunity Employer

    External Posting 10-18-2019

  • Urban Designer+-

    City of Lakewood
    Civil Service Job Opportunity
    Urban Designer

    The city of Lakewood is currently taking applications for the position of Urban Designer.  The successful incumbent will serve as a lead urban designer working on a wide variety of design projects focused on shaping the physical setting for life in the city. The position involves planning designing and collaborating on projects at a wide range of scales.  Examples of functions include: provide design support on a wide range of project types; collaborate with planners, architects, business owners, boards and commissions on projects being proposed; planning, designing and implementing exciting and unique pedestrian experiences, complete street, streetscape and transportation projects as well as vibrant parks and public space projects; create integrated, sustainable and memorable solutions to complex design and planning problems; integrate physical, social, economic, and regulatory factors into smart design; effectively communicate relevant issues and solutions through urban design. Works closely with Building Department team to implement strategies and designs for the second century of building and housing stock within the city. Pay grade 33: $51,669 – $72,874.

    The ideal candidate will possess:

    • proven organizational leadership which includes improving performance, using technology, adaptable, strategic focus and delivers results;
    • a strong interest in structures and their role in urban design, performance and behavior;
    • the skills to help shape the second century of Lakewood structures through organizing and directing resources while serving as a responsible steward of those resources;
    • the ability to create strategies to ensure technical expertise, near and long term;
    • excellent customer service standards to serve all customers; and
    • the will to drive continuous improvement by establishing a culture of great tools, methods and processes used well by all.

    Education and Experience:

    Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Urban Design, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning, or related field; and,

    Master’s degree preferred.

    Three to five 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.

    Licenses and Certifications:

    Professional Landscape Architecture (PLA) (desirable) or

    American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) (desirable), or

    Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Associate (desirable) or

    Comparable professional licensure

    How to Apply:

    Candidates should complete an application at www.onelakewood.com and attach a resume.  Application deadline is Friday, November 2, 2018 at 4:00pm.

    EOE                                                                                                                            Posted: 10-11-2018

  • Tax Auditor (Part-Time)+-

    CITY OF LAKEWOOD
    DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE, DIVISION OF INCOME TAX
    PART-TIME TAX AUDITOR – up to 28 hours per week

    The City of Lakewood is seeking a part-time 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: $19.01 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.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

    The City of Lakewood is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • Entry Level Patrol Officer Exam+-

    ENTRY LEVEL PATROL OFFICER EXAM
    CITY OF LAKEWOOD

    The Lakewood Civil Service Commission will be conducting an examination for Entry Level Patrol Officer through the National Testing Network. Go to www.nationaltestingnetwork.com and choose Law Enforcement and sign up for the City of Lakewood.

    What to expect at the www.nationaltestingnetwork.com website:

    • Completion of the application process.
    • Review all information related to the City of Lakewood police officer position, including minimum requirements, salary and benefits.
    • Detailed information about the testing process for the entry level test.
    • Opportunity to take online practice tests.
    • Schedule your own convenient test time. Tests are offered multiple times a week, including Saturdays.
    • Take high quality job simulation tests in a standardized, fair testing environment.

    All applicants are required to complete the exam, personal history questionnaire and upload their diploma or GED, a valid Driver’s License, Certificate of Physical Agility and any additional required documentation for additional credit. Deadline to complete all of the above is Friday, October 19, 2018

    For those applicants that do not possess a current certificate of physical agility from Cuyahoga Community College you may contact the college at 216-987-3033 to sign up for the September 9 or October 14, 2018 testing dates. Deadline to turn in a current Physical Agility Certificate is Friday, October 19, 2018.

    Upon completion of the entry level exam the candidate scores are automatically forwarded to the City of Lakewood Civil Service Commission.  Candidates who attain a minimum passing score of 70% or more on the entry level exam and pass the physical agility will be placed on the eligible list.  The City of Lakewood Civil Service Commission will contact candidates on the list and will invite them to continue to participate in other stages of the department selection process.

    National Testing Network is a service provided to conduct entry level testing in a standardized, professional environment. National Testing Network does not replace the City of Lakewood’s Civil Service Commission responsibility and decision making in the testing process.  All candidate results are provided to the City of Lakewood where the final decisions are made.

    Salary: $57,907.20 current annual salary plus benefits.

    The City of Lakewood is an Equal Opportunity Employer

     

  • Full-Time Building Inspector 1 or 2+-

    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)* STRONGLY PREFERRED
    • 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) STRONGLY PREFERRED
    • 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.

    Compensation and Benefits
    Salary range = $53,315 – $63,061 plus Licensing bonus.

    Benefits include health and prescription coverage, dental, vision, life and supplemental benefits are available.

    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.

    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 $13.00 per hour.