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.

Front Desk Manager – The City of Westlake, Ohio is recruiting for a full-time Front Desk Manager. This position works under the general direction of the Director of Recreation to directly supervise front desk staff and support employees and carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and procedures. Resumes are to be submitted by May 2, 2014 to the Human Resources Department For details, click here.

Administrative Assistant – The City of Westlake, Ohio is recruiting for a full-time Administrative Assistant. This position will serve as a confidential employee providing direct support for Human Resources Department. The position is well-suited for an individual who has the ability to manage numerous responsibilities while maintaining a calming environment. The ideal candidate will have strong customer service skills, excellent time management skills, the ability to coordinate multiple deadlines and a professional appearance and demeanor. Resumes are to be submitted by 4:00 PM on April 30, 2014 to the Human Resources Department For details, click here.

Building Inspector – The City of Westlake Building Department is seeking applicants for the position of Building Inspector. This position will work under the general supervision of the Director of Inspections. This position conducts inspections of commercial and residential construction and provides information and advice to contractors and owners to ensure compliance with city, state and federal building, plumbing, electrical, mechanical and related codes. Deadline to submit ongoing to the Human Resource Departmentr 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.

Director of Community Services – The City of Westlake, Ohio is recruiting for a full-time Director of the Department of Community Services, which currently has a staff of twenty-one (21) full and part-time employees. The Director shall be a full-time employee appointed by the Mayor, subject to confirmation by the Council. The Director will supervise the department and shall be responsible for all departmental programs, activities and services. The Director shall provide guidance to the Mayor, Council, boards and commissions regarding the future public and private development within the City. The Director shall also, upon request of the Mayor or the President of City Council, attend meetings such as City Council, Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals, Architectural Standards Board and meetings sponsored by municipal, State and/or Federal organizations, etc. Resumes are to be submitted by 4:00 PM on January 31, 2014 to the Human Resource Department For details, click here.

Cuyahoga County Board of Elections Poll Worker – The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections is seeking to hire poll workers for the May 6, 2014, Primary Election. (NOTE: Posted job is with the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections and the City of Westlake has no additionally information about this position.) Click here, for an application.

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

Lifeguards – Responsible for the health, safety and welfare of those using the recreation center swimming pools and Peterson Pool at Clague Park. A lifeguard’s major responsibility is to observe swimmers and enforce regulations in the guarding of life and the prevention of accidents. For details, click here, and for the employment application click here.

Slide Attendant – A Slide Attendant employed with Westlake Recreation Center is responsible for the health, safety and welfare of those using the recreation center swimming pools and Peterson Pool at Clague Park. A Slide Attendants’ major responsibility is to make sure the pool patrons meet the height requirement for the water slide and that slide riders are following the slide rules and regulations. For details, click here, and for the employment application click here.

Water Safety Instructor Aide (Swim Instructor) – A Water Safety Instructor Aide employed with Westlake Recreation Center is responsible for teaching group swim lessons. For details, click here, and for the employment application click here.

Gym Attendant – Monitoring and cleaning the gym during appointed shift. Other duties may include scorekeeping, teaching classes and small maintenance projects. For details, click here, and for the employment application click here.

Field Maintenance – Under general supervision, will prepare and maintain athletic fields for league games. Works under the supervision of the Facilities and Grounds Manager. For details, click here, and for the employment application click here.

Day Camp Director (Seasonal) – Job Description:
• Help plan and oversee summer day camp program.
• Requires high customer contact in person.
For details, click here, and for the employment application click here.

Day Camp Counselor (Seasonal) – Job Description:
• Oversee kids in summer day camp program.
• Requires high customer contact in person.
For details, click here, and for the employment application click here.

Tot Room Attendant – Tot room attendant supervises up to 8 children, between the ages of 6 months-9 years while parent(s) utilizes another area of the building. For details, click here, and for the employment application click here.

Front Desk Clerk (Part Time I) – The Recreation Center Front Desk clerk is responsible for relating information to the public concerning the programming of the Recreation Center. Duties include receipting monies, operating a computer with facility management software, waiting on patrons entering the facility, answering the telephone and maintaining records. Reports directly to the Front Desk Manager and the Administrative Assistant/Cashier. For details, click here, and for the employment application click here.

Front Desk Clerk (Part Time II) – The Recreation Center Front Desk clerk is responsible for relating information to the public concerning the programming of the Recreation Center. Duties include receipting monies, operating a computer with facility management software, waiting on patrons entering the facility, answering the telephone and maintaining records. Reports directly to the Front Desk Manager and the Administrative Assistant/Cashier. 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.

Concession Worker – A Concession Worker employed with Westlake Recreation Center is under the general supervision, responsible for food sales and preparation, cleaning and maintenance of concession stand equipment. 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 test was duly advertised and held on March 3, 2012, for entry level position of police 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.

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.


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