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For current job openings, visit the Cleveland Heights Employment Opportunities page. Employment opportunities are advertised in newspapers, on various websites, including this one, and are posted in the:
City Hall Atrium40 Severance CircleCleveland Heights, OH 44118
The City of Cleveland Heights is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The City of Cleveland Heights, since it was chartered in 1921, has operated under the council-manager form of government, which combines representative leadership through elected Council members with the professional managerial experience of a City Manager. City Council consists of seven members elected on an at-large basis for four-year terms, with either three or four seats up for election every two years. Currently, the City Council elects one of its members as Council President/Mayor who presides at all meetings and another as Vice President/Vice Mayor. The City Council appoints a professional City Manager to serve as the chief executive, who implements Council policy and oversees the day-to-day operations of the City.
On November 5, 2019, voters approved an amendment to the City's charter to revise the structure of its government into a mayor-council from of government. Under the amended charter, in November 2021 voters will directly elect a mayor as the City's chief executive. The mayor will take office on January 1, 2022, and appoint a City Administrator, with council approval, to run day-to-day operations. Until then, the city will continue under the council-manager form. After the mayor is elected, that office will have executive responsibilities for managing government, and council will maintain its current legislative, policy-making, and fiscal responsibilities.
Applications are available at the information desk in the:
City Hall AtriumCity Hall40 Severance CircleCleveland Heights, OH 44118
In response to a job opening, you may submit your resume to:
Human Resources OfficeCleveland Heights City Hall40 Severance CircleCleveland Heights, OH 44118
You may submit your resume in person, by mail, by fax at 216-291-5803, or Email the City Manager's Office.
Every two years, the Civil Service Commission tests for entry-level firefighters and classified police officers. The Sunday Classified section of the Cleveland Plain Dealer will announce times of applications.
Applicants must be at least 21 years of age and produce official proof of a four-year bachelor's degree. For admission to the examination for a position in the classified service, the applicant must be a bona fide resident of Cuyahoga County, except that said person may reside outside the county if his/her residence is located in those parts of Lake, Geauga, Portage or Summit Counties bounded by Cuyahoga, westerly side of Ohio State Highway Number 44 and the northerly side of the Ohio turnpike, at the date of examination.
Applicants must be no less than 21 years of age nor have attained the 32nd birthday at the date of appointment and must be a citizen of the United States. Applicants must have official proof of a college transcript of at least 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours, where a grade of 'C' or better has been attained; or documented evidence of current State of Ohio Paramedic Certification or National Paramedic Certification. In addition, the applicant must show evidence of EMT-Basic Certification. Within six months from the date of appointment, the applicant must be a bona fide resident of Cuyahoga County, except that said person may reside outside the county if his/her residence is located in those parts of Lake, Geauga, Portage or Summit Counties bounded by Cuyahoga, the westerly side of Ohio State Highway Number 44 and the northerly side of the Ohio Turnpike.
The eligibility list for police officers and firefighters is renewed every six months up to and not to exceed two years.