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.
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.
If you would like to apply for any of the jobs below, please click here.
Human Resources Department:
Human Resources Manager- Job Description
Part-Time Help Desk Technician- Job Description
Department of Development:
Urban Forestry Intern- Job Description
Student Intern- Job Description
Engineering Intern- Job Description
Parks and Recreation Department:
Part-Time Office Assistant- Job Description
Parks and Recreation Department- SEASONAL:
Beautification/Landscape Maintenance- Seasonal Employment Application - Assist the Lilly Nature Center Director's efforts to ensure grounds are well maintained, including trees, shrubs, and other plants; and planting areas in parks, trails, natural areas, and other assigned public land areas. Involves working outdoors in a variety of weather conditions performing mulching, weeding, trimming, general cleanup, etc.
Grounds/Maintenance- Seasonal Employment Application - Assist the maintenance staff with the upkeep of Parks and Recreation facilities and grounds. Position primarily involves cutting grass with riding lawn mowers (must be 16 years of age) and the use of a weed cutter for grass/weed trimming. Involves working outdoors in a variety of weather conditions.
Patrol Dispatcher- Job Description
POLICE OFFICER- The West Lafayette Police Department is currently accepting West Lafayette Police Officer Employment Applications and related documents. The next testing date is scheduled for Saturday, April 1. Application packets must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29 in order to be eligible to participate in the April 1 testing. Qualified candidates will receive notification from Human Resources regarding testing time and location.
Click on the Employment Application & Packet Instructions link below in order to apply for a police officer position. A Job Description has been added for informational purposes, and a separate Voluntary Applicant Data Record has been added.
Positions Recently Filled:
Financial and Code Assistant- Rental Housing Inspection
Communications Center Supervisor- Police Department
The City of West Lafayette recruits, hires, advances, compensates, and discharges without regard to race/color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, disability, family or parental status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin/ancestry, genetic information, past or present military service, or any other legally protected classification, in order to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment and to comply with state and federal law and the interpretation of equal employment opportunity.
If you believe the City of West Lafayette has discriminated against you, contact the Human Resources Department at 765-775-5101, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission at 1-800-669-4000 or the Indiana Civil Rights Commission at 1-800-628-2909.
It is the policy of the City not to exclude qualified individuals from participation in or benefiting from the services, programs, or activities of the municipality. The City shall not discriminate against a qualified individual with a disability in its job application procedures, the hiring, advancement or discharge of employees, employee compensation, job training, or any other terms, conditions and privileges of employment. It is the intention of the City to comply with all applicable requirements of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA).
The City of West Lafayette participates in E-Verify. For more information on E-Verify, please click here.