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

  • Police Data Entry Clerk+-

    Police Data Entry Clerk
    Police Department
    Salary ($36,663 – $40,700.62) 

    The City of Lakewood is currently accepting applications for the position of full-time Police Data Entry Clerk in the Police Department. The data entry clerk processes citations, offense incident reports, motor vehicle accident reports, tickets and other information, including: reviewing and sorting citations; distributing reports to courts, insurance companies and other requesting parties; checking reports for completeness and accuracy and making necessary changes; generating booking numbers; entering incident/accident reports, citations, warrants and other related information into computer system; pulling warrants; and maintaining filing system. Answers telephones, takes messages, screens calls, provides information to callers, receives citizen complaints and tips, and directs calls and messages to appropriate staff member. Processes record checks, tow releases, clearance letters, license requests and fingerprint requests; issue copies of various documents. Maintains cash register; takes in, accounts for and issues receipts for money; balances register against receipts daily; deposits money. Interviews, screens, greets visitors and directs them to the appropriate area or individual; may answer various inquiries personally. Coordinates property pickup with staff. Conducts research and provides information, statistics and/or reports to staff, court officials, etc; updates records upon receiving supplemental and clearance information. Accesses, reviews, processes and/or revises information in LEADS and/or NCIC, including: running criminal and driving histories/background checks, licensing information and other investigative information; and verifying information at the request of staff. Composes correspondence in accordance with standard policies; answers various inquiries; explains policies and procedures and arranges appointments; processes routine and non-routine matters independently. 


    • Must be a high school graduate or possess a GED.
    • Must possess a valid Ohio Driver License with less than eight (8) points.
    • Must maintain good grooming and appearance for daily contact with the public.
    • Must maintain a demeanor suitable for dealing with the public and maintain a good public relations attitude when dealing with complaints.
    • Must have a clear background with no criminal history and participate in polygraph testing;
    • Must satisfactorily complete a drug screening and police background investigation.
    • Must obtain LEADS/NCIC Operator or other required certifications within 30 days of appointment


    Employee may be required to work overtime pursuant to the provisions of Article 5 and Article 15 of the current negotiated agreement.

    Qualified, interested applicants should submit a current resume and complete an application form on by 4pm on March 15, 2021.

    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 $57,273.55.  Normal working hours are 8:00am to 5:00pm (some flexibility is required) primarily Monday through Friday with some weekend and evening hours required.


    • Bachelor’s 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) or license eligible within 6 months of hire
    • 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.


    Qualified interested external applicants should submit an application form (obtained from the Department of Human Resources or found on to the City of Lakewood, Office of Human Resources, 12650 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood, OH 44107.  Applications will be accepted until 4pm Wednesday, March 17, 2021.

    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 $15.00 per hour.