Welcome from the Mayor
City of Westlake
27700 Hilliard Blvd.
Westlake, OH 44145
440-871-3300
M – F: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Employment Opportunities


Employment Application

To access a pdf file of the Westlake Employment Application* for print-out, click here. Copies may also be obtained from the receptionist at City Hall, 27700 Hilliard Boulevard.

Applications and/or resumes are accepted by the city at any time. Information is kept on file for reference when job openings occur.

*This application may not be used for police officer or firefighter positions.

When a Civil Service exam is advertised, please follow directions carefully.

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Full-Time Openings
Individuals who are interested in any of the following positions should submit an application along with a cover letter detailing background and experience to City of Westlake, Department of Human Resources, 27700 Hilliard Boulevard, Westlake, Ohio 44145 or email to humanresources@cityofwestlake.org.

Mechanic, Fleet Dept – This individual will work under the supervision of the Deputy Director and generally under the supervision of the Urban Forestry Manager, Services Administrator, Operations Manager and the Director of Public Service. Oral and written instructions are received from supervisory personnel and dispatcher. Provides safety leadership, training and direction to all Service Department employees assigned to work around the vehicle/s or equipment that he/she is working on. Resumes are to be submitted to the Human Resources Department and will be accepted until the job is filled. For details, click here.

Fire/EMS Dispatcher – The Westshore Central Dispatch Center (“WCD”) is recruiting for a part-time Fire/EMS dispatcher. The WCD sends fire and EMS responders to emergency calls in the cities of Bay Village, Fairview Park, Rocky River and Westlake and for mutual aid to other neighboring communities. This position will perform fire/EMS dispatch work operating and monitoring communications equipment in response to fire and medical emergencies. Resumes are to be submitted to the Human Resources Department and will be accepted until the job is filled. For details, click here.

Service Worker III – The City of Westlake, Ohio is recruiting for a Service Worker III for the Department of Public Service. The position will be assigned by the Director of Public Service to City facilities and property to perform a variety of skilled and semi-skilled custodial and maintenance functions. Resumes are to be submitted to the Human Resources Department and will be accepted until the job is filled. For details, click here.

Engineering Inspector – The City of Westlake, Ohio is recruiting for an Engineering Inspector to work within its Department of Engineering. The position will be assigned to projects undertaken by the City when design or inspection work as required by ordinance. An employee in this position shall performs technical assignments in design and inspecting construction work and in conducting field tests to assure that construction is performed in accordance with the approved plans and specifications using the required methods and materials. Deadline to submit March 21, 2014 to the Human Resource Departmentr For details, click here.

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Part-Time Openings
The City of Westlake accepts applications for the Part-Time positions listed below, on a rolling basis. Please see each job listing for a description of the position and application procedures.

Group Exercise Instructor – The group exercise instructor will be responsible for planning and delivering safe, effective and motivating classes. Instructors need to be knowledgeable, professional, dependable, and responsible. The qualified candidate must also promote class participation and ensure member engagement. Resumes are to be submitted to the Human Resources Department and will be accepted until the job is filled. For details, click here, and for the employment application click here.

Pool Supervisor – The Pool Supervisor employed with the Westlake Recreation Center supports the Aquatics Manager and Assistant Aquatics Manager with general supervision of lifeguards and general operation of the pool. In the absence of the Manager and Assistant Manager, the Pool Supervisor is in charge of the supervision of lifeguards who are on duty during their schedule. The candidate will also assist in guarding the pool and instructing swim lessons when necessary. This position requires high customer contact both in person and on the phone, in addition to evening and weekend hours. Resumes are to be submitted to the Human Resources Department and will be accepted until the job is filled. For details, click here, and for the employment application click here.

Building Custodian – Under the general direction of the Facility & Grounds Manager & Housekeeping Supervisor. Person in this position performs manual work in the custodial care and cleaning of building and premises. The job requires responsible use of proper cleaning methods and materials in performing these duties. For details, click here, and for the employment application click here.

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Fire Department Civil Service Exams

Civil Service Exams:

A Civil Service test was duly advertised and held on November 9, 2013, for entry level position of firefighter in the Westlake Fire Department. Applicants who obtained and returned their application before the specified deadline were eligible for the exam. Westlake conducts these exams approximately every two years.


A list of qualified applicants is developed from those tested and is used for hiring until the next test is administered.


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Police Department Civil Service Exams

Civil Service Exam:

A Civil Service exam for entry level position of police officer in the Westlake Police Department will be held on Saturday, August 23, 2014. Applications may be secured at Westlake City Hall, 27700 Hilliard Boulevard, Westlake, Ohio between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday July 28, 2014 through August 8, 2014. Completed applications may be returned to Nicolette Sackman, Clerk of Commissions no sooner than Tuesday, August 12, 2014 and thereafter through Friday, August 15, 2014 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Westlake City Hall. ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE RETURNED IN PERSON. ONLY THE FIRST 200 COMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR TESTING. NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER 5:00 P.M. ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 15, 2014. For further information please click here. Westlake conducts these exams approximately every two years.

A Civil Service exam for position of police lieutenant in the Westlake Police Department will be held on Saturday, September 6, 2014. Position is only open to eligible Westlake Police personnel. Applications may be secured at Westlake City Hall, 27700 Hilliard Boulevard, Westlake, Ohio between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday July 11, 2014. Completed applications may be returned to Nicolette Sackman, Clerk of Commissions no later than 4:00 pm Friday, July 11, 2014. For further information please click here.

A Civil Service test was duly advertised and held on February 16, 2013, for the position of Chief in the Westlake Police Department. Applicants who obtained and returned their application before the specified deadline were eligible for the exam.

A list of qualified applicants is developed from those tested and is used for hiring until the next test is administered.


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