Human Resources | The City of Lakewood, Ohio

Human Resources

Lakewood is an equal opportunity employer. If you are interested in applying for one of the current job openings below,  fill out an application online or complete this pdf and return it by email to  or mail it to Human Resources, City of Lakewood, 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?  Email the HR department at or  call 216-529-6611.

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Current Job Openings

  • Maintenance Worker - Waste Water 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:                 $25.16 – $25.65 + 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 or applications may be printed and submitted via e-mail to:

    Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

    The City of Lakewood is an Equal Opportunity Employer 

    External Posting 06-26-2019

  • Full-Time Building Inspector 1 or 2+-


    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)*


    • 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.


    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.


    How to Apply:

    Interested applicants may apply on line at 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 $13.73 per hour.