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.  

Department of Development:

Director of Development- Job Description

West Lafayette Farmers Market Assistant- Job Description/ Application

Wastewater Treatment Utility:

Facility Operator (Tues-Fri, 10 p.m.- 8 a.m.)- Job Description

Street and Sanitation Department:

Driver/Collector/Processor- Job Description

Police Department:

Patrol Dispatcher- Job Description


Police Officer- **Click on the Application Checklist link below for instructions on applying for a police officer position.

**Application Checklist/ Job Description- Print checklist and application, assemble required documents and mail your complete packet to the Human Resources Department.

The West Lafayette Police Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Police Officer.   Applications will be accepted until Thursday, June 9th 2016 with written and physical testing to be conducted on Saturday, June 11th 2016.


Parks and Recreation Department:

SEASONAL openings- Click on the 'Apply' link below for a seasonal application.  

Apply- Print, sign, and mail to the Human Resources Department.

Municipal Pool- Lifeguard Job Description

Lifeguards ensure the safety of patrons by preventing accidents in and around the Municipal Pool.  A Cashier greets patrons, sells daily admissions, handles swim lesson registrations, etc.  

Playground Program Staff

Provide a safe and fun summer experience for children in the community.  Plans daily and weekly schedules, including activities, arts/crafts, and snacks.  Employment is based on working Monday-Friday for the entire length of the program, June 1-July 20.  

Beautification/Landscape Maintenance

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

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.  

Positions Recently Filled:

Administrative Assistant, Engineering Dept.


The City of West Lafayette recruits, hires, advances, and compensates without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, citizenship, sexual orientation, disability, or Vietnam-era veteran status, "special disable veteran" status or other eligible veteran status in order to provide equal employment in accordance with state and federal law.  Additionally, the City of West Lafayette provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.

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
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  • Office Hours:
    Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m

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