Application instructions

Lorain Civil Service Job Application Instructions

The Lorain Civil Service Commission accepts job applications for classified positions in the City of Lorain, as well as certain classified positions in the Lorain City School District and the Lorain City Health Department. Beginning in November 2012 online applications are available.

Applications must be submitted for a specific job that is posted on this website within the required time frame listed in the job announcement. If you wish to make application for more than one position you must fill out a separate application for each job and indicate the title of job on the application. As required by the job description, a copy of the applicant’s valid Driver’s license must be submitted with the application. A faxed application will not be accepted. Please read the job announcement carefully for detailed instructions in completing and submitting your application!!


  1. Fill out and print the completed online Job Application (PDF). Sign where indicated.
  2. Fill out and print the completed online City of Lorain Applicant Record Check form (PDF)
  3. Make a legible copy of your valid Driver’s license if required by job announcement or photo ID.
  4. Submit:
    1. Application completed and signed
    2. City of Lorain Applicant Record Check form completed and signed
    3. Copy of valid Driver’s license if required or photo ID
    4. Additional documentation required on examination announcement (i.e. resume, college transcripts, DD214 form that shows type of Discharge)


Applications must be received and time stamped by deadline listed in specific job announcement or they will be rejected.

Civil Service Commission Location

Applicant (or their representative) must complete and submit application in person to:
Lorain Civil Service Commission
7th floor - Lorain City Hall
200 West Erie Avenue
Lorain, Ohio 44052

Unless otherwise indicated on the specific job announcement.