The city of Lahr as an employer

As “Große Kreisstadt”, it’s the nucleus of the Ortenau district; moreover it’s an important secondary centre between Freiburg and Strasbourg. That’s why Lahr administrates a widely-diversified range of functions.
The city administration of Lahr thus also employs people across a range of sectors, including social welfare, cultural, construction, technology and general administration.

It also offers training positions in various professional fields, and the opportunity to complete an internship with the city administration, or a voluntary social year.

Lahr city administration is divided into three departments, and employs over 700 people. The facilities companies 'Bau- und Gartenbetrieb Lahr (BGL)' (for buildings and gardens), 'Bäder, Versorgung und Verkehr' (for swimming baths, utilities and traffic) and 'Abwasserbeseitigung' (for sewage disposal) are affiliated to the city administration as independent organisations.

The Organigramm provides an overview of the range of tasks.

View current vacancies here.


If you cannot see the right vacancy for you, but still believe Lahr city administration would be your ideal employer, please send us a speculative application. Please ensure your application includes what date you can start, and what hours you can work.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Please apply online! Not only is it quicker, it also saves you postage and the effort of producing an application folder. If you prefer to apply by post, however, (to the Personnel, Organisation and Data Processing Dept.), please remember to send us copies of your documents, and not the originals. We will destroy your documents at the end of the application process.



Abteilung Personal, Organisation und Datenverarbeitung
Rathaus 1
Rathausplatz 4
77933 Lahr

Tel.: +49 (0)7821 / 910-01 71
Fax: +49 (0)7821 / 910-01 72


Opening hours:


8.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.


8.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.


8.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.


1.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.


8.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.