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.

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.  

Street and Sanitation Department:

Driver/Collector/Processor- Job Description - Class B CDL required

Water Resource Recovery Facility:

Facility Operator- Job Description - Saturday-Tuesday, 10 p.m.- 8 a.m.

Information Technology Department:

Part-Time Help Desk Technician- Job Description

Parks and Recreation:

Parks Maintenance Technician II- Job Description

Police Department:

Patrol Dispatcher- Job Description


POLICE OFFICER- The West Lafayette Police Department is currently accepting West Lafayette Police Officer Employment Applications and related documents.  

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. 

*Upcoming Testing Dates:

Saturday, July 22, 2017- Applications must be received by 4 p.m. on Wednesday, July 19, 2017.

Saturday, October 21, 2017- Applications must be received by 4 p.m. on Thursday, October 19, 2017.

*Qualified candidates will be notified by Human Resources of specific testing times and details.

West Lafayette Police Officer Employment Application & Packet Instructions

Voluntary Applicant Data Record

Job Description


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Non-Discrimination

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.

ADA Compliance

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).

E-Verify

The City of West Lafayette participates in E-Verify.  For more information on E-Verify, please click here.

Contact Us

Diane Foster, Human Resources Director
711 W Navajo St
West Lafayette, IN 47906

  • Office: (765) 775-5108
  • Office Fax: (765) 775-5248
  • TTY: 711
  • Staff Directory
  • Office Hours:
    Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m

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