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.  

Information Technology:

Part-Time Help Desk Technician- Job Description

Rental Housing Inspection:

Financial and Code Assistant- Job Description

Engineering Department:

Project Engineer- Job Description

Police Department:

Patrol Dispatcher- Job Description

Firefighter-  The City of West Lafayette Fire Department is initiating its hiring process and will be accepting West Lafayette Fire Department Employment Applications and related documents through 4:00 p.m. on February 17, 2017.  

Click on the Instructions & Application link below for instructions on applying for a firefighter position.  Print the checklist and application, assemble required documents and mail or drop off your complete packet to the Human Resources Department. An optional Applicant Data Record is also provided, and a Job Description has been added for informational purposes. 

WLFD Application Instructions & Employment Application

WLFD Applicant Data Record

WLFD Entry Level Firefighter 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.  

Positions Recently Filled:

Full Time Facility Operator- Water Resource Recovery Facility

Driver/Collector/Processor- Street and Sanitation 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.

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).


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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