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Current Job Openings

  • Income Tax Auditor +-

    The City of Lakewood is currently accepting applications for the position of Income Tax Auditor to join our Finance Department Division of Tax. The successful incumbent must 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; filing returns; answering taxpayers questions and resolving problems; must be able to review audits and compliance procedures; must be able to assist in the preparation of court documents for the City Prosecutor in the case of delinquent tax cases; preparing complex, routine and non-routine reports as requested utilizing a variety of software; receives, sorts and summarizes material for the preparation of reports; prepares work reports; must have knowledge of applicable state, federal and local ordinances, codes, laws, rules and regulations and be able to interpret the same. Successful candidate 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 have skill in using computer software and hardware.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    • 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.
    • Must possess a valid 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 drug screen and police background investigation.

    GENERAL INFORMATION: 

    This is a bargaining unit position and the incumbent may be required to work overtime pursuant to the provisions of Article 5 and Article 15 of the current negotiated agreement. Employees may be reassigned as required.

    Starting Wage Rate:     $37,651.48

    Normal Work Hours:      8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. (M-F) some evenings and weekends may be required

    ONLY QUALIFIED interested applicants should submit a resume AND an application (at www.onelakewood.com) either on-line or to the City of Lakewood, Office of Human Resources, 12650 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood, OH 44107.

    Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

    The City of Lakewood is an Equal Opportunity Employer

    Date Posted:                January 28, 2016

  • 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

  • Coordinator of The Westshore Regional Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)+-

    Coordinator of The Westshore Regional Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) – The Westshore Council of Governments is seeking a candidate for a part-time position. The Coordinator will perform various duties that include the management of programs on emergency preparedness, conduct informational safety courses, organize surrounding communities in the distribution of safety protocols, as well as recruit, instruct and train emergency management volunteer personnel. The position requires at least two (2) year’s experience in working with municipal governments in the realm of public safety and must complete the training on CERT Management and CERT Train-the-Trainer programming. Active CPR and basic First Aid Certification required. Applications and copy of the Position Description may be obtained at http://www.rrcity.com/human-resources/#employment or at Rocky River City Hall. The city of Lakewood is a member of CERT, a program administered by Rocky River. Submit completed application, cover letter and resume by January 22, 2016. to: Michael Greco, Director of Human Resources, City of Rocky River, 21012 Hilliard Boulevard, Rocky River, OH 44116. The City of Rocky River is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Email: Humanresources@rrcity.com

    SUMMARY OF MAJOR DUTIES:

    Under the direct supervision of The Westshore Council of Governments, the Coordinator of Westshore Regional CERT performs various duties that include the management of programs on emergency preparedness and informational safety courses, organize surrounding communities in the distribution of safety protocols and information regarding times of emergency preparedness, as well as recruit, instruct, and train emergency management volunteer personnel on the topics of public crisis readiness and other safety related programs.

    SUMMARY OF REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    The positions requires at least two year’s experience in working with municipal governments in the realm of public safety and emergency response issues. Must have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to lead, command, and manage a volunteer organization, as well as possess extensive knowledge in operational and logistical emergency planning. Must complete training on CERT including CERT Management and CERT Train-the Trainer. Active CPR and basic First Aid Certification required.

    SUMMARY OF EQUIPMENT USED:

    The Coordinator utilizes standard equipment including, but not limited to the City’s telephone system, computers, and copy machine. May utilize emergency response equipment such as 911 phone system, and various electronic communications equipment during emergency type situations.

    SUMMARY OF WORK ENVIRONMENT:

    The work may be performed in a relatively secure office area where volunteers are controlled and monitored, or in a field environment, which includes riding in emergency vehicles, and occasionally involves potential exposure to adverse weather, threatening or dangerous conditions.

    ­MAJOR DUTIES AND TASKS: 

    Duty                                                                                       Percentage of Time Spent on Duty

    1. Operations and Training                                                             40%
    • Instruct command team during activations and large events*
    • Implement and direct full scale exercises*
    • Conduct individual training session and interventions for various emergency situations*
    • Execute full activation of plans during emergencies and monitor command instructions*
    • Advise large scale community events and assist with staffing*
    • Monitor all necessary equipment and supplies for region (i.e. inventory, maintenance of equipment, tracking, and organization of such materials)
    • Serves as primary contact for public requesting information and/or emergency preparedness related information
    • Assist in the development of policy and procedures related to regional emergency preparedness plans
    • Maintain active membership to county boards and committees
    1. Volunteer Management 30%
    • Coordinate with the local OIC (Police and Fire Department) during emergency situations
    • Develop strategic plans for various emergency situations and develop mission statements, visions, and overall goals for group
    • Maintain training schedules and conduct meeting on various safety topics
    • Facilitate all meetings, trainings, and mock exercises for volunteers
    • Prepares meeting agendas, summaries and minutes
    • Execute Semi-annual new member drive for new recruits
    1. Administrative                                                                                     20%
    • Maintains recordkeeping system that tracks all training and certifications of volunteers and staff
    • Assists in the preparation of the budget for emergency preparedness and training sessions
    • Researches grant opportunities on specific topics related to community emergency preparedness
    • Develop and/or participate in fundraising activities for Westshore Regional CERT
    • Answer emails and phones calls related to position and safety topics
    1. Miscellaneous 10%
    • Maintains records, statistics, and other pertinent information
    • Assists in the preparation of reports and other documents requested by the Westshore Council of Governments or other entities
    • Attends various professional and community trainings related to emergency preparedness
    • Participate in community outreach and safety events that promote CERT such as business fairs, employee organizations, schools and other public organizations

    *Denotes essential function of the job

    REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES 

    The position requires knowledge of:

    • Developing and preparing presentation/lesson plans for emergency preparedness training
    • Identifying and re-evaluation emergency preparedness training needs for various groups and organizations
    • Conducting public presentations and promotions to stimulate interest in disaster preparedness
    • Training individuals to deliver objectives to volunteers on the core elements of CERT
    • Local and regional geography, streets, neighborhoods, business locations and landmarks*
    • County, state and federal computer based information programs*

    The position requires skills and abilities to:

    • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with local, county, state and federal agencies as well as with co-workers, City officials and the public*
    • Exercise independent judgment and make decisions in stressful or dangerous situations
    • Maintain composure during stressful, confrontational or threatening situations
    • Apply first aid and provide emergency response*
    • Observe, monitor and recall details of situations and behavior
    • Operate standard computer software programs such as word processing 

    * Can be acquired after hire

  • 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.

    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.