Employment Opportunities

The City of Powell recognizes its employees as one of its greatest assets and strives to maintain a safe, respectful and professional workplace. We have a dedicated staff that takes every opportunity to provide exceptional service to the community.

Current Employment Opportunities

Planning Director
Pay – $115,000 a year (negotiable depending on experience) 
Employment Type – Full-Time
Department – Development Department                                                    
This position provides direction, guidance, and management of the Planning Department, which provides professional and technical expertise to inform the land use decisions for public officials, residents, and the development community.
The Planning Director engages citizens to establish and realize a long-range vision for Powell’s land use and established goals to ensure sound urban planning, land use management, and related projects for the City.
Job Description –Planning Director

Police Officer
The City of Powell Police Department is accepting certified applicants for three (3) full-time Police Officer positions.
Testing is currently open for candidates through the National Testing Network (NTN). Applicants obtaining the minimum required score of 70% on the video-based human relations section of the test through NTN will be immediately scheduled for a panel interview. Please visit their website to schedule a test at  National Testing Network
Salary : $72,455.68 – $104,747.27 for the first year of the new contract. Position tops out at $117,715.83 at year three with an 18% increase over the life of the contract (5 steps plus shift differential, OIC, FTO, Retention Incentive pay, and educational incentive pay). Past experience will be considered to start a newly hired employee in an advanced pay step.
To learn more about our recruitment complete recruitment process please visit the Powell Police Department’s Employment Page.
Job Description –Police Officer

Seasonal Recreation Aide – Summer Camps
Pay – $16.00/hr. 
Schedule – Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm     
Dates – Flexible start and end dates around May 2024 through August 2024                                                    
The City of Powell is seeking to fill five (5) seasonal positions for this summer. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is interested in gaining experience for a career in Parks & Recreation. These positions will help staff prepare for and facilitate the City’s Summer day camp programming.  Applicants may also have the opportunity to assist with special events and other Parks & Recreation activities.
Job Description –Seasonal Recreation Aide – Summer Camps

Seasonal Parks Technician
Pay – $16.00/hr. 
Schedule – Monday through Friday 7:30 am to 3:30 pm with occasional weekend hours and special events       
Dates – Flexible start and end dates around May 2024 through August 2024                                                    
The City of Powell is seeking to fill three (3) seasonal positions for this summer. Applicants will perform general landscaping work such as mowing, trash and tree limb collection, and watering flowers in our Parks. Additional duties will include the cleaning and maintenance of restrooms and buildings and helping with the set-up and tear down of City events.
Job Description –Seasonal Parks Technician


Employment Application

Visit here for an employment application.

To be considered for any position, please submit both an application form and a resume to: Jason Nahvi, Human Resources Manager by email at jnahvi@cityofpowell.us


Current City Council, Board & Commission Openings

The City is always searching for individual who have an interest in serving our community. Please visit our Board & Commissions page to learn more about the many opportunities to volunteer. The City currently has the following opportunities:

Development Committee – The Development Committee meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. to review and discuss many development related issues before they are forwarded to the City Council.

Community Reinvestment Area (CRA) Housing CouncilThe CRA Housing Council shall make an annual inspection of the properties within the district for which an exemption has been granted under Section 3735.67 of the ORC. The Housing Council shall also hear appeals under Section 3735.70 of the ORC. 

Anyone interested can complete a Board & Commission Application

Board & Commission Application

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers play an important role as a part of the City of Powell team. We enjoy pairing volunteers with enjoyable assignments that will provide them with not only a greater understanding of our community, but also a rewarding experience. We have a variety of programs and events that allow you to use your unique talents to positively impact others in the City.

Volunteer Opportunities with the City of Powell

Volunteer Application

The City of Powell is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer  Second31.00


Jason Nahvi
Human Resources Manager
614.885.5380 ext. 1050


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