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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 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.

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

  • Administrative Asssistant I - Division of Refuse & Recycling+-

    FULL TIME JOB POSTING
    CITY OF LAKEWOOD – DIVISION OF REFUSE & RECYCLING
    ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT I

    The City of Lakewood is currently seeking a full-time Administrative Assistant I for its Public Works – Division of Refuse & Recycling. This is a full-time AFSCME Bargaining Unit position with a salary range of $41,687.24  $46,246.06. Normal working hours are 6:30am – 3:00pm, (M – F).

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

    Performs highly complex administrative functions in support of the Unit and Division Managers; must have knowledge of Web QA; be proficient in Access; develops various complex reports by researching and gathering information/statistics; attends meetings and takes minutes; maintains personnel files and processing related paperwork; handles inquiries; schedules events; completes department fiscal functions; assists with preparation and tracks the budget; prepares payroll/entering information; establishes deadlines; addresses complaints and resolves problems; formats and types letters, memos, charts, labels, reports or other on a computer and proofs correspondence and related documents of staff; types contracts, legal documents, grant applications, requests for proposal or other documents containing complex terminology; composes correspondence in accordance with standard policies; answers various inquiries; explains policies and procedures and arranges appointments; processes orders and updates manuals; processes routine and non-routine matters independently; monitors financial and statistical information pertaining to multiple grants/funds; tracks statistics; generates and distributes reports; prepares agendas for and/or attends a variety of meetings and conferences; may attend public meetings during non-business hours; performs other related duties as assigned.

     MATERIAL AND EQUIPMENT USED:

    Personal Computer – General Office Equipment

    Public Works Radio

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Good work and attendance record.
    • Must be able to work independently with little to no supervision.
    • Supplemental course work in accounting, office management or related field preferred; and four (4) to five (5) years 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.
    • May be required to participate in testing at the discretion of the City.

    GENERAL INFORMATION:

    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.

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

    Applications will be accepted until Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at 4pm. 

    The City of Lakewood is an Equal Opportunity Employer

    Posting date:  05/17/2022

  • Bus Driver (Part-Time)+-

    CITY OF LAKEWOOD JOB OPENING
    Human Services Department – Division of Youth – Help to Others (H2O)
    BUS DRIVER

    PART TIME UP TO 15 HOURS PER WEEK
    $16.27/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 Help to Others (H2O) program. 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.
    • Experience transporting youth preferred.
    • A valid CDL-C Drivers’ License with passenger endorsement, with 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 15 hours per week any hours between 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. M-F.

    Interested applicants should apply online at www.lakewoodoh.gov 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.

  • Fleet Mechanic+-

    FULL TIME JOB POSTING
    CITY OF LAKEWOOD – PUBLIC WORKS DIVISION OF FLEET
    FLEET MECHANIC

    The City of Lakewood is currently seeking two (2) full-time Mechanics in its Fleet Division. This is a full time AFSCME Bargaining Unit position with an hourly rate of $28.52. Normal working hours are 6:30am – 3:00pm; shift hours will vary by season and need per the negotiated contract.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

    Must have the ability to lift and/or pull 50 to 150 lbs. with or without mechanical or other assistance frequently throughout the work day; must have the ability to climb in and out of vehicles or equipment, and work from ladders and platforms; must be able to perform physical demands (i.e., bending, reaching, climbing, squatting, standing and extensive use of hands, arms, fingers, and legs); must be able to work in all weather conditions; must be able to work around chemicals, dust, heat, fumes and pungent odors, using prescribed safety equipment and procedures.  Must be knowledgeable and able to perform all maintenance aspects of vehicles, equipment, machinery and specialty items of motor vehicle fleet to the Department’s established standards; must be able to evaluate damage to determine necessary repair or replacement of parts on automotive, trucks and various equipment of all Departments of the City of Lakewood, including but not limited to salt trucks, dump trucks, plows, front-end loaders, back-hoes, sweepers, Vac-All and refuse vehicles; must be able to use all other mechanical equipment; must possess an advanced working knowledge of hydraulics and small engines, air brakes, pneumatics, 12-volt and 24-volt electrical systems for diesel and gas powered engines; must be able to read and understand electrical schematics and diagnostics trees; must be talented in the use of testing equipment, OTC diagnostics and software; must having working knowledge of all automatic transmissions and repair of manual transmissions; must have expertise, capacity and extensive field experience to make repairs on all types of City vehicles and equipment; must have the aptitude to diagnose and correct problems; must have preventative maintenance experience and ability to maintain a regular PM service maintenance for all equipment; must be able to work as a team employee among the work group; must have the ability to maintain records, open work orders and use lap top and desk station computers; Must be able to use software programs to perform diagnostics and repairs; must have the knowledge of safe work practice and best service repair practices in Fleet industry; must be able to prioritize and complete vehicle repairs in a controlled cost environment and work within established standards; must be able to follow repairs from any working shift or mechanic;  must have the ability to communicate clearly over the telephone and radio. 

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Full-time employee.
    • Minimum of five (5) years documented field experience in equipment maintenance as a Mechanic, preferably in a Fleet Department or successful completion of Mechanic training from an accredited technical institute /college.
    • High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
    • Must possess a valid Ohio Class A Commercial Driver License with less than eight (8) points.
    • Must possess tanker and passenger endorsements within 50 days of appointment.
    • Must possess certification for Heating and Air Conditioning recirculation, recycling and recovery as required by Section 609 of the amended Clean Air Act and filed with the EPA.
    • Must obtain a minimum of four (4) ASE certifications within three (3) years of hire* (Master level preferred) and maintain same throughout employment.
    • Will be able to successfully interview for the position, which includes correctly answering at least 21 of 30 technical and/or hands on demonstration questions. (20 technical questions and 10 hands-on demonstrations.)
    • Must satisfactorily complete a physical examination, drug screen and police background investigation.

     * If an employee hired under this posting fails to maintain or obtain the required 4 ASE certification minimums after 3 years of hire they may bid on and transfer into another vacant posted position following the contract language for promotions and job changes or the employee may be terminated.  Each situation will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

     GENERAL INFORMATION:

    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 at a future date TBD.

    ONLY QUALIFIED interested applicants should submit a resume AND an application either online by clicking here  or to the City of Lakewood, Office of Human Resources, 12650 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood, OH 44107.

    Position will remain posted until filled. 

    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 have been employed as Police Officers in the State of Ohio 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 OPOTC Certification

    To be considered, applicants must:

      • Have current or previous peace officer employment as a result of a civil service examination process,
      • Have no more than a one year break in service from previous employment as a peace officer,
      • 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.  Candidates must also complete a physical agility examination to be conducted at the Cuyahoga Community College Police Academy or similar examination site after a conditional offer is extended.

    Starting salary: $63,769.73 – $73,834.96, based on prior experience, plus benefits, including:

    • Competitive health insurance plan
    • 120 annual holiday hours that be used as time off or pay in addition to vacation
    • Annual $1,900 firearms proficiency/body worn camera bonus
    • Annual $1,000 uniform allowance

    Qualified candidates must apply on-line at the City of Lakewood website 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.

  • 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 $16.27 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.