The City of Mentor employs over 500 individuals in full and part-time positions. We offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits program for full-time employees.  EOE/ADA



Temporary Maintenance Aide positions are available in the Parks & Recreation Department and the Public Works Department. A temporary employee may work up to 40 hours per week, but may not work more than 840 hours annually.  Maintenance Aide job duties vary depending on the assigned work area. Generally, duties include assisting full-time crews in the maintenance of parks and public areas (mowing grass, trimming, weeding, painting, etc.).  Rate of pay: $8.15/hour.  See instructions to the right of this ad for submitting an application online, by mail or in person.  Please use the Seasonal/Temporary Position application.  Applications may be submitted to  Application deadline:  open until filled.



A seasonal employee works in the Parks & Recreation Dept. Seasonal positions are those associated with the city-owned swimming pools, day camp programs and various other city facilities. To apply for any of the following seasonal positions please use the Seasonal/Temporary Position application. Submit applications to  Positions will remain open until filled. EOE

 Wait Staff – Black Brook                     

The City of Mentor is seeking individuals to provide wait staff services at Black Brook Golf Course & Practice Center. Responsible for serving food and beverages including beer, liquor and wine at our snack bar and from our beverage car. Must be at least 21 years of age. Must be able to work a varied schedule including evenings and weekends through October. Valid driver’s license and high school diploma/GED required. Basic computerized point of sale experience desired. Hourly rate of pay: $8.15 plus tips.

Cashier – Black Brook

The City of Mentor is seeking individuals to work as Temp/Seasonal Cashiers at Black Brook Golf Course & Practice Center. Must be able to work a varied schedule of approximately 15-20 hours per week, including mornings, evenings and weekends through December. Basic computerized point of sale experience is desired. Rate of pay: $8.15/hour.


Qualifications and experience: Applicants must have a current American Red Cross /YMCA/ BSA or Ellis and Associates Lifesaving Certification, CPR for Professional Rescuers Certification & First Aid. Previous experience in some phase of aquatics operations and considerable ability as a swimmer plus skill in rescue work, resuscitation and first aid is preferred. Knowledge of principles and practices of pool rules, policies and procedures is also required.

Safeguard and prevent injury or loss of life, through water rescue and prevention techniques, first aid, and CPR; rule enforcement; variety of maintenance and facility upkeep tasks; activity reporting; participate in staff training. Must have a commitment to action, to leadership and service. Rate of pay: $8.20/hour.

Water Safety Instructor

Instruct all levels of Red Cross swimming lessons.

Constantly strive to provide maximum opportunity for skill practice for all students during each class period. Communicate regularly with parents and participants to ensure a positive understanding of the lesson program as well as individual student achievements and progress.

Develop a well-organized lesson plan before each session. Maintain up-to-date course records of students. Must have a current American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor and C.P.R. Certification.   Instructors are required to be in the water during each class to demonstrate skills and strokes. Rate of pay: $9.70/hour

 Pool Maintenance Supervisor

Performs a variety of skilled, semi-skilled and routine at Mentor’s three pools and two spray parks. Maintenance tasks including testing and adjustment of water chemistry; inspection and maintenance of circulation and filtration equipment; inspection and repair of small pumps and motors; daily, weekly and monthly facility safety inspections; and routine facility maintenance to include vacuuming pools, maintaining pool decks and gutters, and general appearance of each facility. Provides initial response to calls for service from pool staff, assesses maintenance needs, and takes corrective action or routes work order to appropriate maintenance team. Makes recommendations for facility improvements, orders supplies, conducts inventory counts and maintains records. Valid driver’s license is required.  Rate of pay:  $9.00/hour.

Camp Counselors

Qualifications and experience: Applicants must be enthusiastic, creative, responsible, high energy, resourceful and have a genuine interest in creating a fun, engaging outdoor experience for elementary age children. Applicants must have completed high school, can swim 25 yards and tread water for 2 minutes, and be CPR and First Aid certified. Preference is given to college students and/or graduates in the fields of Elementary Education, Recreation and Physical Education. Applicants must pass a criminal background check upon recommendation for hire.

Create, plan, and implement activities including basic arts and crafts, sports, and games for elementary and middle school age students; work with other counselors as a team to create a positive camp experience; participate in staff training; supervise campers and communicate with parents. Must have a commitment to action, to leadership and service.  Rate of pay: $8.15/hour.

Aquatics Manager

The City of Mentor is seeking applicants for the position of Aquatics Manager working at the seasonal outdoor aquatics facilities. Responsibilities include the daily operation of city-owned pools, scheduling and supervision of staff and programming, and maintaining a safe environment. Working knowledge of swimming pool filters, mechanical systems and all necessary chemicals is required. Must be able to work a flexible schedule which includes early morning, late evening, holiday and weekend hours from May through August. Preferred requirements: Certification as an Aquatic Facility Operator or Certified Pool Operator, Certification in first aid, CPR for Professional Rescuer and WSI lifeguarding along with prior experience working at a facility utilizing Red Cross Lifeguarding standards. Hourly pay range: $12.75 – $13.75.


The City of Mentor Fire Department is accepting applications for the position of part-time firefighter/EMT. Must be a US Citizen or be eligible to legally work in the US, at least 18 years of age, have a valid Ohio Drivers License, High School Diploma or GED. Minimum qualifications include the completion of Ohio Firefighter 1 and EMT Basic training. Firefighter II, Paramedic training along with some experience is preferred. Applicants must successfully complete all hiring requirements. Starting rate of pay: $16.85/hr. Other compensation incentives are available. Employment applications may be submitted to  Applications for this position are accepted at all times.  They are kept on file and will be reviewed as job openings occur.


Revised: 4/24/2017

  • Accounting Supervisor – Interviews have been conducted.

The above information is posted as a courtesy to the individuals who submitted applications prior to the deadline.  Depending on the number of applications received and availability of the hiring manager, the hiring status may not be posted immediately. We do appreciate your patience and ask that you do not call/email for updates as this is the most up-to-date information we have.  (Not applicable for seasonal/temporary positions.)


  • Applications for Employment are accepted for positions currently  advertised.
  • A separate application  is required when applying for more than one position.
  • In the “Subject” line of your email, please type your last name, first name and reference the  position (i.e. Smith, Mary, Lifeguard).



Save Part A and Part B (or if applicable the Seasonal/Temporary Position application) to your computer’s hard drive. Once you complete and save the application go back to the job position of interest and click the designated mailbox referenced in that ad.  Attach your completed City of Mentor application (required for all positions) and any other attachments you wish to submit and send.  Please note:  Only files with the following extensions are allowed:  PDF, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, JPG. 

Application forms are also available in the Human Resource office, 8500 Civic Center Blvd., 3rd Floor, Mentor, OH  44060.

If you choose to submit an application in person or by mail, simply print and complete the PDF VERSION, and mail* or deliver  to:

Human Resource Office
Mentor Municipal Center, 3rd Floor
8500 Civic Center Boulevard
Mentor, Ohio 44060

*Applications mailed must be postmarked no later than application deadline date.

Minor Labor Laws

The City of Mentor is an equal opportunity employer.