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

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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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.
If you have any questions click here for the Human Resource contact.

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.

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.

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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.

Fire Inspector – The City of Westlake, Ohio is recruiting for a part-time Fire Inspector for its Fire Department. This person will be primarily responsible for those duties relating to fire prevention and perform a variety of administrative and technical work such as, assisting in planning, organizing, directing and implementing departmental activities to prevent and/or minimize the loss of life and property by fire and other emergency situations. This position will work under the guidance and direction of the Assistant Fire Chief, Fire Marshal and the Fire Prevention Officer. The Fire Inspector shall be responsible for directing the activities of the City’s fire suppression personnel temporarily assigned to complete specific tasks and follow the Fire Department chain of command to obtain assistance and address problems. Resumes are to be submitted to the Human Resources Department. For details, click here.

Crossing Guard – The City of Westlake has an immediate opening for a school crossing guard. Must be able to work 1.5 hours prior to the start of school and 1.5 hours at dismissal time. Applicants must pass a background check and a drug screening. For details, click here, and for the employment application click here.

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.

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Police Department Civil Service Exams

Civil Service Exam:

A Civil Service test was duly advertised and held on August 23, 2014, for entry level position of patrol officer in the Westlake Police 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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Fire Department Civil Service Exam

Civil Service Exam:

A civil service exam will be held on Saturday, October 10, 2015, for entry level position of firefighter. Current certification as a State of Ohio Level II Firefighter and a State of Ohio EMT-Paramedic is required. Applications may be secured from the Clerk of Commissions at Westlake City Hall, 27700 Hilliard Boulevard, Westlake, Ohio between 8:00 am. to 12:00 and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday beginning September 8, 2015 through September 18, 2015. Click here for information.

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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