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.


Parks and Recreation Department:

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

Informational Technology Department:

Network Administrator- 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

Engineering Department:

Summer Engineering Intern- 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 Dates:  Saturday, March 3, 2018 and Sunday, August 26, 2018

Applicants must submit all required documents by 4 p.m. on Wednesday, February 28, 2018, to be considered for the March 3 testing date.

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:

Administrative Assistant- Morton Community Center

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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