Human Resources

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Picture yourself working here, too!

What do you envision for your next job? Sure, everyone wants a good salary and benefits, but your perfect job offers more than that, right? A career with the city of Lakewood offers just that - more! Our culture of excellence and collaboration encourages and rewards your very best, all in a friendly work environment designed to help you succeed. If you embrace innovation, serving others and are passionate about community, check out Lakewood. You’ll like what you see. 

Current Career Opportunities

Top Five Tips for Applying

  1. Take your time on the application: We take the time to review every application carefully so take your time in filling it out. Ensure your work history is accurate and you explain how your previous positions gave you the skills for the job you are applying for. Answer the questions on the application thoughtfully. These questions are designed to give us insight into your qualifications and personality.
  2. Check your Email: The majority of communication for interviews and updates on your application will be via email. Be sure to check your spam folder as well.
  3. Do Some Research: It really impresses us during interviews when candidates can tell us what they know about the City of Lakewood. It shows you are really interested in working for us.
  4. Be Respectful: Make sure you arrive a little before your scheduled interview time. Be courteous to all those you come into contact with at the city. We work in a respectful culture and we take into consideration how you treat others while you are interviewing.
  5. Be Yourself! When you meet with us, let your personality shine through. We look for candidates who will be a good match for the city, and it’s important you figure out if the city is a good match for you too!

Best of luck!

Hiring Process

Step One: Application Received and Reviewed by Hiring Staff

Step Two: Preliminary Interviews (could be via phone or Skype)

Step Three: Second Round Interviews (in-person)

Step Four: Candidate Selected

Step Five: Background and Reference Checks (Regular positions and some Variable positions)

Step Six: Employment Offer

You’ll love working for the city that loves you back. All full-time employees enjoy competitive salary and exceptional benefits including:

  • Pension – the city contributes to both a 401(a) and 457 plan on employee’s behalf
  • Medical Insurance – 2 health plans with city-paid Health Reimbursement Accounts
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability Plans
  • Time-off benefits (vacation and sick time)
  • Wellness programs and incentives
  • Educational Assistance
  •  Free access to city recreation centers
  • Employee Commuter Programs and Incentives

We emphasize a work-life balance through flexible work schedules, professional training and development, minimal bureaucracy and the satisfaction of helping make Lakewood a great place to work and live. All this results in an overall work experience that inspires quality employees to turn jobs into careers. What’s not to love?

There are hundreds of reasons to seek a career with the City of Lakewood. Let our employees tell you why Lakewood works:

“I wake up every day excited to come to work because I know what I do makes a difference in the lives of others.” – Brent, Family Services Manager

“Employees throughout the City of Lakewood are incredibly dedicated to serving our community. What I admire most is the professionalism, integrity, and commitment to service that is our culture. Providing police services to our community for over 32 years has been an honor and a privilege.” – Dan McCasky, Chief of Police

“I have found a great organization and have learned that great things in business are never done by one person, but by a team of people, and we have that here at Lakewood.” – Hillary, Aquatics Coordinator

“I have a challenging position on a great team with opportunities to do good in the community.” – Isaac, Software Engineer

“I love working for Lakewood because it gives me the opportunity to grow in my career while having fun.” – Nicole, Business Specialist III

We have 15 dedicated staff members who contribute to the welfare and effectiveness of city employees. We are organized into three divisions: Talent Management, Total Rewards, and Organizational Development and Risk. We work together to provide the city with talented staff who support each other, competitive pay and benefits plans, and programs and processes to protect employees and city assets.

We support the city's distinctive intangibles, such as sincere and inspiring supervisors, a high work ethic and level of professionalism, commitment to service and a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. City staff thrive on the opportunity to think creatively and offer new solutions. Our recruitment and hiring efforts target the most qualified people whose skills and work styles best complement the team.