Career Center

Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Workforce Development Board Opens New Ohio Means Jobs Center

The newly remodeled 30,000 square-foot facility will help individual jobs seekers as well as local businesses in need of skilled workers. Its new downtown location provides a professional, welcoming environment for customers with plenty of free parking at a significant cost savings over the previous location. It also houses the Youth and Young Adult Resource Center specializing in customers ages 14-24.  -More

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.

The City of Cleveland Student Internship Program is focused on enhancing the potential of students who live, work, or attend school in the Greater Cleveland/Northeast Ohio area. The internship program offers opportunities to students who are interested in exploring careers in the public sector. Interns gain professional experience relating to their area of study, which allows them to connect classroom learning with real-world work experience.


  • The City of Cleveland Student Internship Program is designed for post-secondary students enrolled in, college, trade school, or vocational school institutions.
  • Most internships operate on a semester basis and opportunities are posted 2 – 3 months prior to the start of each semester. (February/March for Summer Cohorts; June/July for Fall Cohorts; October/November for Spring Cohort).
  • Internships are paid and/or offer academic credit and/or experience.


Students who have recently graduated from an accredited high school or GED program and are currently enrolled in a post-secondary accredited program are eligible for an internship with the City of Cleveland. This may include but is not limited to a 2-year Community College, 4-year college/university, technical/trade school, or a postsecondary certificate program. Specific Internships may have additional requirements, so please read over the descriptions that are posted.


Complete our Job Interest Card and receive email notifications once an internship is posted in your field of interest.


The City of Cleveland’s Job Shadow Program is designed for High School students seeking an observation experience within the City of Cleveland. Participating students will have an opportunity to observe and interact with a City employee who is a career professional in the student’s area of interest. Opportunities are based on availability by department.

Interested in shadowing one of the many careers with the City? Reach out to our Student Internship Coordinator at 216 664-2135 or email at


Still have questions? Reach out to our Student Internship Coordinator at 216 664-2135 or email at

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.

Employee Benefits

The City of Cleveland employee package includes, but is not limited to the following:

Medical Coverage 
Dental Coverage
Vision Coverage
Life Insurance 
Flexible Spending 
Ohio Deferred Comp
9 Paid Holidays

2 Paid Personal Days
Sick time
Service Credit
RTA Advantage
Pre-Tax Parking

Employee Benefits Details