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.  

Water Resource Recovery Facility:

P-T Lab Technician (Mon-Fri)- possible internship opportunity- Job Description

Police Department:

Patrol Dispatcher- Job Description

Parks and Recreation Department:

Seasonal Skating Rink Guard- Job Description - Apply HERE for seasonal positions.

NOTE:  Please return Seasonal Applications to Human Resources, located at the West Lafayette Police Department, 711 W. Navajo Street.  Drop off applications at the Records window.  


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 Date:

Saturday, October 21, 2017- Applications must be received by 4 p.m. on October 18, 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


Positions Recently Filled:

Engineering Intern

Driver/Collector/Processor- Street and Sanitation Department

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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