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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 download this pdf, fill it out and return it by email to hr@lakewoodoh.net  or mail it to Human Resources, City of Lakewood, 12650 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood, OH, 44107.  Please note: Do not open the pdf in your web browser, fill it out and then try to save it to your computer.  Your answers will not be saved. Download the pdf to your computer and then fill it out.

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 hr@lakewoodoh.net or  call 216-529-6611.

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Current Job Openings

  • Assistant Director/Finance I+-

    • This position primarily oversees the Division of Tax and Division of Utility Billing in the Finance Department.
    • Salary Range – $70,084 – $96,330.

    JOB SUMMARY:

    Assists the department director in managing all staff and department functions, including long and short range planning, budget development and staff management.  Examples of functions include: forecasting and collecting revenues; managing investment policy and activities; and compiling various financial reports.

    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: (All responsibilities may not be performed by all incumbents.)

    Carries out supervisory/managerial responsibility in accordance with policies, procedures and applicable laws including: interviewing, hiring and training, planning, assigning and directing work; establishing deadlines; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; coordinating, developing and approving staff training; and addressing complaints and resolving problems.

    Plans, coordinates, assigns, and monitors performance and coaches, counsels, mentors, trains, and advises employees in department for the dual goals of meeting department goals and employee career development.

    Prepares financial statements, journal entries, statistical and miscellaneous data and drafts related correspondence; explaining information and providing feedback.

    Manages tax and other collection functions, including; interpreting and enforcing tax codes, civil and criminal ordinances, rules and regulations; resolving taxpayer disputes and negotiating settlements; overseeing the processes of civil and criminal complaints; assisting taxpayers in filing tax returns; calculating annual tax revenue projections and generating related reports; addressing all unresolved complaints; conducting audits; and placing tax liens on properties and/or requesting garnishment of wages.

    Oversees and processes information relates to the budget, including: preparing worksheets; forecasting revenues; checking and verifying department budget entries; providing and presenting financial information, data and history to aid in discussions.

    Reviews bank reconciliation information, including: reviewing cash available in active accounts; preparing and processing wire transfers and associated journal entries.

    Recommends amendments to ordinances to comply with changes in State or Federal Law.

    Prepares and files Internal Revenue Service compliance reports as they pertain to the issuance of refunds and credits.

    Prepares financial documentation for various projects and at the Director’s request; develops spreadsheets and prepares graphs for presentations.

    Prepares requests for proposals for services.

    Serves as a liaison and/or member of various committees/teams and collaborates, persuades, presents reports to and negotiates with others outside own work area to coordinate efforts and maintain cooperative and efficient relations.

    Assists in planning long-range goals, objectives, organizational structure, and overall direction for the department.

    Assists in planning and implementing short-term or annual goals, objectives, and strategies for the department, projects or programs to ensure efficient organization and completion of work.

    Ensures quality standards and compliance with regulations are maintained.

    Maintains and upgrades professional knowledge, skills, and development by attending seminars and training programs and reading trade and professional journals and publications.

    Interacts with a variety of high level individuals, both internally and within the community to provide information, disseminate departmental information and assist in resolving administrative issues.

    Follows up on inquiries from various agencies, groups, media, etc., regarding department programs and services.

    Assumes the responsibilities of the department director in his/her absence.

    Performs other related duties as assigned.

    Participates in process improvement learning and projects. Works efficiently and effectively while implementing principals of continuous process improvement.

    MATERIAL AND EQUIPMENT USED:

    General Office Equipment

    Computer

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

    Education and Experience:

    Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in a related field; and,

    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:

    Driver’s license with less than eight points.

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

    Knowledge of:

    Applicable state, federal and local ordinances, codes, laws, rules and regulations and legislative issues.

    Administrative principles and practices, including goal setting and implementation.

    Administration of staff and activities, either directly or through subordinate supervision.

    Accounting principles, policies and processes as related to governmental accounting standards and operations.

    Correct English usage, including spelling, grammar, punctuation, and vocabulary.

    Internal departmental policies and procedures.

    City government organization and operations.

    External governmental bodies and agencies related to area of assignment.

    Standard business arithmetic, including percentages and decimals.

    Skill in:

    Planning, organizing, assigning, directing, reviewing and evaluating the work of staff.

    Selecting and motivating staff and providing for their training and professional development.

    Using tact, discretion, initiative and independent judgment within established guidelines.

    Analyzing and resolving office administrative situations and problems.

    Researching, compiling, and summarizing a variety of informational and statistical data and materials.

    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.

    Communicating orally with internal staff, citizens, and other departmental staff in order to give and receive information in a courteous manner.

    Operating and routine maintenance of general office machines such as copiers, facsimile machines, telephone systems, and paging systems.

    Mental and Physical Abilities:

    Ability to read and interpret documents such as operation and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals, and so forth.

    Ability to delegate authority to staff.

    Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

    Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.

    Ability to analyze and resolve problems involving several variables.

    While performing the essential functions of this job, the incumbent is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects; reach with hands and arms; speak and hear; and occasionally push, pull and/or lift up to 10 pounds.

    Working Conditions:

    Work is performed in a normal office environment with little exposure to outdoor temperatures or dirt and dust.

    The incumbent’s working conditions are typically moderately quiet.

  • Division of Aging Bus Driver+-

    CITY OF LAKEWOOD JOB OPENING
    Human Services Department – Division of Aging
    BUS DRIVER

    PART TIME UP TO 28 HOURS PER WEEK
    $15.00/PER HOUR

    The City of Lakewood is currently accepting applications for a part-time Bus Driver to assist in transportation needs for the City of Lakewood Office on Aging. This position will drive City vehicles and transport clients in a safe and responsible manner.  

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

    • High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
    • MUST be at least 21 years of age.
    • A valid CDL Class C with Passenger endorsement and less than 8 points is required.
    • May be required to participate in testing at the discretion of the City.
    • Must satisfactorily complete a police background investigation with fingerprinting and drug screening

    GENERAL INFORMATION:

    This position requires flexibility of scheduling up to 28 hours per week any hours between 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. M-F; may occasionally include some evenings.

    Interested applicants should apply online by clicking here or download and complete a job application and either email to hr@lakewoodoh.net or mail 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.

  • Lateral Entry Level Police Officer+-

    LATERAL ENTRY LEVEL POLICE OFFICER POSITION AVAILABLE

    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 have 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 OPOTA Certification, and
    • Provide a current Tri-C Certificate of Physical Agility dated within two months of your application date.
      • Candidates needing to obtain a Tri-C Certificate of Physical Agility may contact Tri-C to register for a future testing date or use the following link: Tri-C Physical Agility Testing.

    To be considered, applicants must:

    • Possess adequate physical ability to perform all duties and utilize all issued equipment,
    • Be United States Citizens or must have legally declared their intention of becoming a United States Citizen,
    • Be at least twenty-one (21) years of age at time of appointment, and
    • Have the requisite health and requisite mental and physical fitness, ability, and capacity necessary to perform all 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: $61,912.36 current annual salary plus benefits.

    Qualified candidates must apply on-line by clicking here or applications may be printed and submitted via e-mail to:

     HR@lakewoodoh.net

    Or via USPS mail to:

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

    The City of Lakewood is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • Public Works Streets & Forestry Division Tree Crew+-

    FULL TIME JOB POSTING
    CITY OF LAKEWOOD – PUBLIC WORKS STREETS & FORESTRY DIVISION
    TREE CREW

    The City of Lakewood is currently seeking two (2) full-time Tree Crew workers in its Streets and Forestry Division. This is a full time AFSCME Bargaining Unit position with an hourly rate of $26.49 – $27.01. Normal working hours are 7:30 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. (M-F).

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

    Must possess adequate body strength to be able to climb and work with power tools for extended periods in high trees and be able to lift heavy objects; must be able to stand for extended periods of time and be able to work from ladders and scaffolds; must possess good eyesight and perception with good eye-hand coordination; must possess good hearing and possess good communication skills; must have full use of both hands, arms and legs; must possess a good working knowledge of knots and ropes; care and maintenance of general tree equipment; must possess a good working knowledge of branch and tree removal; must possess the ability to work in high places with basic climber materials (rope and saddle); must possess a thorough knowledge of safe work practices for branch removal and pruning of the various species of trees; must possess the ability and willingness to learn the operation of motorized tree equipment; must possess a working knowledge of brush chipper operation. The Selected employee may be required to work shift assignments and overtime during the winter months for snow and ice control December through March.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Full-time employee.
    • Must possess a high school diploma or GED.
    • Must possess a valid Class A Ohio Commercial Driver’s License with less than eight (8) points within ninety (90) days of appointment.
    • Weight proportionate to body size per the Ohio State Highway Patrol Academy Standards plus 10%.
    • May be required to participate in testing at the discretion of the City.
    • Must satisfactorily complete a physical examination including drug test and police background investigation.
    • May be required to work shifts during winter months and operate other Streets/Forestry equipment and vehicles.
    • Must have the ability to be certified as an Arborist and maintain certification within two (2) years.
    • Must be able to work safely near power lines as per OSHA standards.
    • Must report for forestry storm work as needed.

    GENERAL INFORMATION:

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

    ONLY QUALIFIED interested applicants should submit a resume AND an application by clicking here or download and complete a job application and either email to hr@lakewoodoh.net or mail 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

    Posting date:  04/21/2021

  • Division of Refuse & Recycling Summer Laborers/Seasonal Help+-

    JOB POSTING
    Department of Public Works – Refuse & Recycling
    SUMMER LABORERS 

    Date Posted: May 11, 2021

    Position:  Laborer/Seasonal Help (up to 40 hours per week)
    TEMPORARY POSITION (up to 6 months)

    Division: Refuse & Recycling

    Number of Vacancies: Four (4)

    Per Hour Rate: $15.00

    Normal Work Hours: 6:30 AM – 3:00 PM (possibility of some Saturday shifts)

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

    Must possess the ability to work on your own with little or no supervision; must possess good communication skills including the ability to communicate clearly by telephone and radio; must possess the capability of dealing with the public in a professional manner;  required to lift up to 50 lbs. multiple times on a daily basis; must have the ability to perform strenuous labor from standing, kneeling and sitting positions; must have the ability to drive a city vehicle – pickup truck; must have the ability to work outside in hot and humid/extreme weather conditions.

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS:

    • High school graduate or GED equivalent.
    • Must possess a valid Ohio Driver’s License with less than eight (8) points.
    • Must satisfactorily complete a physical examination including drug screen and police background investigation.
    • May be required to participate in testing at the discretion of the City.
    • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds multiple times per day.

    How to Apply:

    Interested applicants should apply online by clicking here or download and complete a job application and either email to hr@lakewoodoh.net or mail 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.

  • Full-Time Building Inspector+-

    CITY OF LAKEWOOD POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
    FULL-TIME BUILDING INSPECTOR I
    HOUSING & BUILDING

    The City of Lakewood is currently accepting applications for a full-time Building Inspector I.  Building inspector candidates will have a basic knowledge of the Ohio Building Codes, federal, state, and local laws and ordinances, and experience in the construction or renovation of commercial and residential structures and construction techniques. Must be able to read and interpret building construction plans and conduct inspections of new and existing structures ensuring building code compliance. Will have the ability to review permit applications against plan approvals, and issue construction permits. Must document and maintain all inspection records and issue Certificates of Completion and/or Certificates of Occupancy upon completion of work.  Must be able to communicate with owners, contractors, and design professionals regarding the conditions of approval, manufacturer’s installation and listing requirements, and standards of construction. Must investigate complaints and respond to requests related to building and property maintenance; identify code violations and ensure compliance with local zoning regulations and property maintenance ordinances, and issue related violation letters. Will conduct Code Compliance Inspections of rental and retail properties and conduct fire damage inspections. Must have the ability to interact with the public within the community to provide information and have knowledge of the legal processes associated with violation notices and court hearings. Must be able to prepare clear and concise reports and correspondence utilizing information technology with Microsoft Office, mobile applications, and proprietary software. Will be able to work independently organizing work, setting priorities, meeting critical deadlines. Must be able to problem solve and communicate orally and in writing with staff and the general public and have basic math skills.

    Successful candidates will possess the skills to lead, delegate job assignments, tasks and equipment in day-to-day operations as necessary including the capability to work effectively and professionally with other employees, contractors, vendors and the public in a fast-paced environment. Will be able to work independently and within teams on project assignments and must provide office support as needed. Must be able to problem solve, and follow instructions, policies and procedures while recognizing and recommending changes to improve efficiency. Will be able to train employees to perform various tasks and in the proper and safe use of equipment.

    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. Work is performed in a normal office environment and in the field exposing the employee to outside atmospheric conditions; conditions such as fumes, noxious odors, dusts, mists, gases and poor ventilation that affect the respiratory system, eyes or the skin; possibly bodily injury from moving mechanical parts of equipment, tools, or machinery, electrical shock, falling from high, exposed places, explosions and/or toxic or caustic chemicals. 

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

    Education and Experience:

    • High school diploma or GED; and,
    • Three to four years of progressively responsible related experience, or
    • A 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:

    • Valid Driver’s License with less than 8 points and
    • OBBS Building Inspector Certification (BI)
    • OBBS Electrical Safety Inspector (ESI) or OBBS Plumbing Inspector (PI) is preferred, but not required.

    GENERAL INFORMATION:

    Normal working hours are between 7:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. Monday through Friday.  Employee may be required to work overtime pursuant to the provisions of Article 5 and Article 15 of the current negotiated agreement.  Applicants may be reassigned as required.

    Interviews will be conducted on TBD.

    Compensation and Benefits

    Starting Salary = $57,273.55 plus Licensing bonus.

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

    GENERAL INFORMATION:

    How to Apply:

    Interested applicants should apply online by clicking here or download and complete a job application and either email to hr@lakewoodoh.net or mail 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 $15.00 per hour.

    Interested applicants should apply online by clicking here or download and complete a job application and either email to hr@lakewoodoh.net or mail to the City of Lakewood, Office of Human Resources, 12650 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood, OH 44107.

    The City of Lakewood is an Equal Opportunity Employer.