Career Center

Employment With the City of Cleveland

The City makes every effort to recruit the most qualified applicants available to serve the residents and visitors of Cleveland.

Current openings and Civil Service Tests 

Drug testing and physical examinations are required prior to employment.

According to City Charter of the City of Cleveland, positions are subject to Civil Service testing. To be appointed as a regular employee, a Civil Service examination must be passed. Those who have not taken a Civil Service test prior to employment may have to compete against others for their classification, and will have to score high enough to retain their positions. Employees who do not obtain a high enough rank may be subject to demotion or termination.

The City of Cleveland Civil Service office (216.664.2467) answers questions regarding Civil Service testing.

The City of Cleveland only accepts applications for current job openings and current testing announcements. To be notified of future openings, applicants can click on “Jobs Interest” from the left column, and select areas of interest. An e-mail will be sent automatically, when new jobs are posted.

Internship Opportunities
City Internships are offered in the Spring and Summer of every academic year. In exchange for a commitment of time and professional effort, interns are rewarded with experiences that enhance their potential to compete locally, regionally, nationally, and globally. City of Cleveland interns have the opportunity to work with a very diverse and highly skilled workforce whose focus is on providing the highest level of public service.

Eligibility and Application

  • Applicants must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited college or university at the time of application
  • The City encourages all majors to apply
  • Interested parties are asked to email a resume, cover letter detailing experience and skills and completed application to using the word "internship" in the subject line

Recruiting Manager
601 Lakeside Avenue, Room 121
Cleveland, Ohio 44114

City of Cleveland Department of Human Resources Ordinances

Equal Employment Opportunity Information

The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. It is also illegal to discriminate against a person because the person complained about discrimination, filed a charge of discrimination, or participated in an employment discrimination investigation or lawsuit.