Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities2018-07-09T13:23:05+00:00


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


The City of Mentor Civil Service Commission will be accepting applications for a Written Exam to establish an Eligibility List for original appointment for the position of full-time Firefighter/Paramedic. Must be a US Citizen, or in process of becoming a citizen, at least 20-years old at time of application and 21-years old at time of appointment (no person is eligible to receive an original appointment on or after the person’s 36th birthday). Must have a valid Driver’s License, must be a High School Grad (or GED equivalent), and must be a certified Paramedic or currently enrolled in paramedic school; must be a Certified Paramedic at time of appointment. A copy of Paramedic Certification or class enrollment must be submitted with application. Proof of successful completion of Ohio Full-Time Firefighter Recruit Training Program/Firefighter II will earn two (2) additional points to passing score on the written exam; a copy of proof must be submitted with application. Veteran applicants with proof of Honorable Discharge (DD214 Long Form with signatures, Member 4 Copy), or of current active duty service in “Good Standing”, with a letter of “Good Standing” from Commanding Officer, will be awarded two (2) additional points to passing score on the written exam. A copy of proof of military service must be received by the Civil Service Secretary by the last day of filing applications. Active Mentor Part-Time Firefighters who have completed their probationary period will be awarded additional credit points to passing score in accordance with Mentor’s Civil Service Code.  Annual salary range is $57,529.94 to $80,700.36. To be processed for possible appointment, you must have a valid and current (not more than 12 months old) Tri-C physical agility certificate (at candidate’s own expense); this is not required to take the Written Exam. The Written Exam will be given on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at the Mentor Senior Center.  A non-refundable filing fee of $20 Cash or Money Order is required at time of application (No Personal Checks, Credit or Debit Cards Accepted). Ranking for ties is determined by time-stamp of application.  SEE FACT SHEET IN APPLICATION PACKET FOR DETAILS. Advance application packets will not be accepted until July 23rd. Applications will also be available and accepted in-person Monday, July 23rd through Friday, August 3rd, weekdays only from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm at the City of Mentor, Civil Service Commission, Mentor Municipal Center – 3rd Floor, 8500 Civic Center Blvd., Mentor, Ohio.  EOE/ADA


The City of Mentor is accepting applications to fill vacant seasonal/temporary positions for 2018. Seasonal positions are available at City pools, spray parks, and day camp programs. Positions are also available at Black Brook Golf Course, Mentor Lagoons Nature Preserve & Marina, and general temporary maintenance work within the Parks, Recreation & Public Facilities and Public Works Departments. *Please see application instructions to the right.

A seasonal employee works in the Parks & Recreation Dept. These positions are those associated with the city-owned swimming pools and the day camp programs.

A temporary employee may work up to 40 hours per week, but may not work more than 840 hours annually.

*TEMPORARY AIDES (Seasonal/Temp.)
The City of Mentor is seeking individuals to assist the Parks and Recreation Dept. staff during events scheduled at the Mentor Civic Center Amphitheater over the summer months. Events are scheduled once or twice a week and typically take place in the evenings providing approximately 6–10 hours of work per week. Must be 21 years of age or older. Hourly rate of pay: $8.30.

The City of Mentor is seeking an experienced Music Director to coordinate, prepare and schedule the performances of the Wildwood Singers. Hours of work will be on an as-needed basis to fulfill the commitments of the group. An annual rate of pay of up $2,500 has been established for this temporary, part-time position. The successful candidate will be an experienced, well-organized, dependable leader.

The City of Mentor Parks and Recreation Department is seeking a responsible individual to work as a Marina Assistant Operator. This individual will be responsible for boat lift services, general maintenance duties and provide excellent service to our boating customers. Forklift certification is preferred. Hours of work include evenings, weekends and holidays. Hourly rate of pay: $12.00-$12.48 (DOQ).

Assistant Golf Course Manager (Temp.)
The City of Mentor is seeking individuals to work as an Assistant Manager at the golf course. The position requires approximately 20 hours of work per week, including early morning, evening, and weekend hours from April through September. Typical shifts are weekdays 6 a.m. – 9 a.m./Open or  4 p.m. – dark/Close. Weekends 6 a.m. – 1:30 p.m./Open or 1:30 p.m. – dark/Close. Work involves opening, closing, and general supervision of the course and practice center. Previous golf course management and computerized point of sale experience desired. High school graduate/GED required. Rate of pay: $11.25/hr. Cashier rate of pay $8.30/hr. also available to supplement hours worked when not acting as Assistant Manager.

Greens Keeper / (Seasonal) PT
The City of Mentor is seeking an individual to work as a part-time Greens Keeper at Black Brook Golf Course. Responsible for general maintenance at the golf course and practice center. Must be able to work early morning hours, approximately 35 hours per week from mid-March to mid-November. Duties include mowing with precision turf grass equipment and general maintenance. Previous golf course or landscape maintenance experience preferred.  Rate of pay: $9.74/hr.

*Employment applications for the above seasonal part-time and temporary positions may be submitted online (see instructions to the right of this ad) and sent to HRMail1@cityofmentor.com. Or submit applications by mail to the Human Resource Office at the Mentor Municipal Center, 3rd Floor, 8500 Civic Center Blvd., Mentor, Ohio 44060.  EOE/ADA

All positions are open until filled unless otherwise noted.


The City of Mentor is seeking a responsible individual to work part-time at Black Brook Golf Course and Practice Center as an Asst. Manager/Golf Instructor. Must be able to work evenings and weekends year-round and work approximately 28 hours per week plus instruction. Duties include opening, closing, supervising and providing golf instruction for adults and juniors. Golf course management experience is desirable. High school or GED required. PGA member or apprenticeship preferred. Starting hourly rate of pay is $14.42 for Assistant Manager duties, $18.00 per hour while providing golf instruction.
Applications are being accepted until the position is filled.

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 and High School Diploma or GED. Minimum qualifications include the completion of Ohio Firefighter I 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: $17.27/hr. Other compensation incentives are available.
Applications for part-time firefighters are accepted at all times.

*Employment applications for the above part-time positions may be submitted online (see instructions to the right of this ad) and sent to HRMail1@cityofmentor.com. Or submit applications by mail to the Human Resource Office at the Mentor Municipal Center, 3rd Floor, 8500 Civic Center Blvd., Mentor, Ohio 44060.  EOE/ADA


Last Update: 7/9/2018 9:23 am


  • ACCOUNTING ASSISTANT – Interviews  have been conducted.
  • GOLF COURSE ASST. MGR./ INSTRUCTOR (PT-Seasonal) – Applications are being accepted.
  • KITCHEN COORDINATOR-RECREATION SPECIALIST II (PT) – Applications are being reviewed.


Email to: HRMail1@cityofmentor.com

Please note:  Only files with the following extensions are allowed:  PDF, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, JPG. 

  • Applications for employment are accepted only for positions currently  advertised
  • A separate application  is required when applying for more than one position
  • Applications mailed must be postmarked no later than application deadline date.
  • In the “Subject” line of your email, please include your last name, first name and the position 


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

Minor Labor Laws

The City of Mentor is an equal opportunity employer.