Employment Opportunities

Welcome and thank you for your interest in employment with the City of West Lafayette!

Do you have a commitment to excellence and a desire to serve your community?  If so, then you've come to the right place.  The proud home to Purdue University, the City of West Lafayette is a progressive, metropolitan city where you will find involved citizens, friendly neighborhoods and a high quality of life.

We employ over 200 part- and full-time individuals in 13 departments, offering a variety of job opportunities for those who wish to pursue a career in public service.  In addition to personal growth, a stable work environment and a competitive compensation and benefits package, the City provides its employees the satisfaction of contributing to one of the most progressive communities in the State.

The City of West Lafayette is an Equal Opportunity/ADA Compliant Employer.  Females, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  Any applicant with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation during the application or testing process is encouraged to notify the Human Resources Department in advance at 765-775-5104 or by emailing Merrissa Budreau, Human Resources Manager, at mbudreau@wl.in.gov

Our current job openings are listed below.  Applications are only accepted for current postings.  If you are interested in more than one opening, please submit a separate application for each.  Please note that applications for seasonal and police/fire positions differ from the general employment application.


Parks and Recreation Department:

Superintendent- Candidate Profile - The deadline to apply is Friday, April 20, 2018 - Job Description

Part-Time Office Assistant (M-F, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., $11.50/hr)- Job Description- Apply HERE

*SEASONAL- Lifeguard ($8.50/hr- starting pay)- Job Description- Apply HERE for the lifeguard position.  

*SEASONAL- Playground Program Counselor- Apply HERE for the playground program position.   Dates of employment:  May 30-July 13, 2018, 8:45 a.m.- 4:15 p.m.

*SEASONAL- X Camp Counselor ($10/hr)- Apply HERE for the X Camp counselor position.  X Camp is held at Morton Community Center from June 18-29, 2018, 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

*SEASONAL- Groundskeeper- Apply HERE for the groundskeeper position.

*To submit seasonal applications:  Complete application,  print, sign/date and return to the Human Resources Department located at the West Lafayette Police Station, 711 West Navajo Street.

Street and Sanitation Department:

Driver/Collector/Processor- Job DescriptionClass B CDL is required- Apply HERE

West Lafayette Farmers Market:

Market Assistant- Job Description- Apply HERE

*Market Assistant applications and/or resumes should be sent directly to Julia Zuchkov at jzuchkov@wl.in.gov or mailed to 222 N. Chauncey Avenue, West Lafayette.

Rental Housing Inspection/ Fire Department:

Financial and Code Assistant- Job Description- Apply HERE

Water Resource Recovery Facility:

Maintenance Supervisor- Job Description- Apply HERE

Part-Time Lab Technician (20 hrs/week:  8 hrs/day on Sat & Sun & 4 hrs on 1 weekday) - Job Description - Apply HERE

Police Department:

Patrol Dispatcher- Job Description - Apply HERE

Police Officer- Job Description - Apply HERE - Voluntary Applicant Data Record

Please submit all requested documents in order to qualify for the police officer hiring process.  

2018 Police Officer Testing Date:   Sunday, August 26, 2018

Applicants must submit all required documents by 4 p.m. on Wednesday, August 22, 2018, to be considered for the August 26 testing date.

Positions Recently Filled:

Network Administrator

Engineering Intern

Contact Us

Merrissa Budreau, Human Resources Manager
711 W Navajo St
West Lafayette, IN 47906

  • Office: (765) 775-5104
  • Office Fax: (765) 775-5248
  • TTY: 711
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  • Office Hours:
    Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m

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