Job Opportunities




The Chester Township Board of Trustees is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Zoning Inspector (part-time).  Applicants should possess the ability to interact well with the public, contractors and various Township Boards, including the Zoning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals, the Geauga County Prosecutor’s office and the Geauga County Planning Commission.                                            

Experience required:   ability to read and understand building and site plan drawings.  The ability to interpret, apply and enforce the regulations within the Chester Township Zoning Resolution.  Other requirements:   Good verbal and written communication skills; computer skills including Word, Excel, email, and internet; must have a valid Ohio driver's license and a vehicle.   Resumes with a completed Chester Township employment application must be received at Chester Town Hall no later than 4:00 pm on August 31, 2022.  Applications will be accepted via US Mail, email to, or hand-delivery to Town Hall.  Employment applications are available at Chester Town Hall or at Resumes and applications should be submitted c/o the Chester Township Board of Trustees, 12701 Chillicothe Road, Chesterland, OH 44026.

Chester Township is an equal opportunity employer.






The Chester Township Board of Trustees is seeking applicants to fill an open position for an alternate member on the Board of Zoning Appeals for a term expiring December 31, 2024.  Applicants are required to be residents of Chester Township.  The position is open to all residents.  The proceedings of this Board are quasi-judicial and individuals who are licensed attorneys or who have legal training and experience are encouraged to apply.  Interested parties are requested to submit a letter of interest with a description of their qualifications by August 19, 2022 at 4:00 PM to:  Chester Township Board of Trustees, 12701 Chillicothe Rd., Chesterland, OH  44026, or via email to




Primary duties include, but not limited to, grounds maintenance, using hand tools and motorized equipment, and mulching. Knowledge of traffic control preferred. Class B CDL a plus. Hours are 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, April thru November. Pay range is $16-$20 per hour. Temporary/Seasonal position, but could possibly lead to full-time work. Application forms available at Town Hall or Applications must be dropped off at or mailed to Chester Twp. Board of Trustees, 12701 Chillicothe Rd., Chesterland, OH. 44026 and must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. May 13, 2022.   Chester Township is an equal opportunity employer.   

Firefighter/Paramedic Full Time

Chester Township Fire Department is accepting applications for the position of Full Time Firefighter/Paramedic.  Applicants must be at least 21 years of age and have:

  • Current State of Ohio EMT-Paramedic certification
  • Current State of Ohio Firefighter Level II certification
  • Citizen of the United States
  • Current valid State of Ohio driver's license
  • Agility certificate from Cuyahoga Community College valid within the past twelve months with a maximum time of four minutes, 30 seconds.  If you do not have a current certificate, one must be provided within three month of hire date.

Applications may be obtained from the Chester Township Fire Station, 8552 Parkside Drive, Chesterland, Ohio 44026.  Applications may also be downloaded from the Township website:  Completed applications must include a copy of your Ohio EMT-P and Ohio Firefighter Level II certifications, current and valid Ohio driver's license and agility certificate from Cuyahoga Community College (or complete test within three months of hire for agility certificate only) and be returned to the Fire Station between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday - Friday.  Chester Township is an equal opportunity employer.  Applications will not be accepted unless accompanied by all required documents.

recycle park hours of operation

Please do not leave your recyclables in plastic grocery bags –  they require a different collection system and processing equipment than many recycling centers provide. Many grocery stores (including Chesterland Giant Eagle) have collection bins specifically geared toward plastic grocery bags.

Chester Recycle Park, located at 12535 Chillicothe Road, is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to accommodate residents' recycling needs. Bins are typically emptied on Fridays and Mondays, and the Park is closed when the bins are full, in order to minimize windblown trash.

Please remember, Chester Township receives revenue for paper and cardboard that is placed into the "paper only" bins on the right-hand side of the recycle drive.  If you are able to segregate your paper/cardboard from other recyclables, it is appreciated.

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Board of Trustees' Meetings

Chester Townhall

The Chester Township Board of Trustees' meetings are held every other Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m. in the Town Hall meeting room located at 12701 Chillicothe Road, unless otherwise specified.

2022 Meeting Schedule