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

  • Civil Service / Mediation Program Coordinator+-

    Full-Time Opportunity
    Civil Service / Mediation Program Coordinator
    Law Department

    The City of Lakewood is seeking a full-time Civil Service / Mediation Program Coordinator in the Law Department. This position plans and coordinates all civil service commission and mediation program operations; schedules meetings and hearings as required; receives correspondence; responds to inquiries verbally and in writing; provides routine information concerning Civil Service Commission, Law Department and/or mediation procedures; records commission; distributes a variety of information and documentation to Commissioners and other interested parties. Oversees volunteer mediation. Oversees public record requests and coordinates parking violation hearings. Assists in the Law Department with daily secretarial duties.

    Necessary skills and abilities include effective and professional communication with the public and employees and the ability to maintain confidentiality and use tact, discretion, initiative and independent judgement within established guidelines. Must be skilled in preparing and proofing clear and concise reports, correspondence, and other written materials. Must be highly skilled at organizing work, setting priorities, meeting critical deadlines, and following up on assignments with a minimum of direction; applying logical thinking to solve problems or accomplish tasks, to understand, interpret and communicate complicated policies, procedures and protocols and have the ability to pay attention to detail in all work to be performed, and see work through to its logical conclusion.

    The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate knowledge of legal terminology, forms and documents, City government, Civil Service rules and regulations, internal department policies and procedures, external governmental bodies and agencies related to area of assignment, and applicable state, federal and local ordinances, codes, laws, rules and regulations and legislative issues.

    Minimum Qualifications:
    Ability to utilize the Microsoft Office suite of products, SharePoint a plus, and general office equipment.
    High School diploma or GED; supplemental coursework in secretarial sciences, office management or related fields is preferred; Notary Public preferred; and 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.

    Salary: $40,028.66 – $56,551.28

    Interested applicants should submit a resume AND an application (at to the City of Lakewood, Office of Human Resources, 12650 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood, OH 44107.
    Application deadline is 4:00 p.m., Monday, December 7, 2020.

    The City of Lakewood is an Equal Opportunity Employer

  • Lateral Entry Level Police Officer+-

    The City of Lakewood is accepting applications for an entry level Police Officer position.  This appointment is being made through a lateral entry process open to candidates who are currently Police Officers or who had been employed as Police Officers within the past year.

    Qualified candidates must provide proof of current or past appointment through a competitive Civil Service examination process.

    To apply, candidates must complete an application for employment, show proof of High School

    Diploma or GED, have a valid Ohio Driver’s license with a good driving record (six or more violation points may be disqualifying), provide proof of OPATA Certification and provide a current Tri-C Certificate of Physical Agility dated no earlier than December 18, 2019. Candidates needing to obtain a Tri-C Certificate of Physical Agility may contact Tri-C to register for the next testing date of November 15, 2020. Deadline to register for the November 15th date is Wednesday, November 11,2020. Applicants must possess adequate physical ability to perform all duties and utilize all issued equipment. To be considered, applicants must be United States Citizens or must have legally declared their intention of becoming a United States Citizen.  All applicants must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age at time of appointment. In addition, successful applicants will have the requisite health and requisite mental and physical fitness, ability and capacity necessary to perform all of the established and anticipated tasks and duties.  Extensive medical and mental testing including drug testing, as well as an extensive Police background check with polygraph will be conducted.

    Salary: $60,402.31 current annual salary plus benefits.

    Qualified candidates must apply on-line at the City of Lakewood website at or applications may be printed and submitted via e-mail to:

    Or via USPS mail to:

    City of Lakewood
    Department of Human Resources
    12650 Detroit Avenue
    Lakewood, OH 44107
    Attn: Police

    Applications must be received by 4:00pm on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 to be considered.

    The City of Lakewood is an Equal Opportunity Employer

  • Police Officer Exam+-

    The City of Lakewood, Division of Police is offering testing services for the position of police officer through National Testing Network, Inc.  To see if you meet the minimum qualifications, fill out an application and schedule a test, go to, select Law Enforcement and sign up for the City of Lakewood, Division of Police.

    What to expect at the 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.

    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 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.

    Physical agility testing is done through Cuyahoga Community College.

    All required attachments can be uploaded and you will need to complete the Personal History Questionnaire and the Work Attitudes Questionnaire on the national testing network website by December 30, 2020.

    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.

  • 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 $15.00 per hour.