Human Resources

Matthew J. Cole - Director


The mission of the City of Cleveland Department of Human Resources is to attract and retain qualified, productive and dedicated employees who will provide efficient and effective services to our residents. Our overarching goal is to promote the City as an employer of choice to attract and retain diverse, high quality talent utilizing proven and contemporary best practices.

The Department of Human Resources is committed to providing excellent customer service, ethical and respectful treatment, quality work, and uniform and effective services to City of Cleveland employees. The Department’s focus includes the areas of Human Resources Administration, Talent Acquisition, Employee Benefits, Employee Wellness, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), Labor Relations, Talent Management, and Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS).

Career Opportunities for the City of Cleveland are posted in coordination and partnership with the Civil Service Commission.

Employee Benefits

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

  • Medical insurance
  • Dental/Vision coverage
  • Life Insurance
  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • Two (2) Personal Days
  • Parental Leave 
  • Sick Leave
  • Vacation
  • Health (HCFSA) & Dependent Care Flexible Spending (DCFSA)
  • Retirement Plan
  • Ohio Deferred Comp
  • Prior Service Credit

Learn More


The City has two seasonal programs. In the Spring, applications are made available for Park Maintenance. In the Fall, the City hires drivers (must have valid CDL) and laborers. If interested in either program, call 216.664.2493 for details.

Yes, the Department of Recreation accepts applications from youth 15 or older in early March for recreation and playground summer employment. Applications can picked up in City Hall Room 8, weekdays from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.

All applications should be submitted through Neogov; we no longer use paper applications.