Job Opportunities

Our employees are our greatest asset, and we seek individuals who are excited about a challenge, are creative and dare to make a difference.  We are a results-driven team who care about each other and the needs of residents in our community.

  • Do you have a forward-looking mindset?  
  • Are you looking to work in a perfectly-sized, professional municipal agency?
  • Do you want to work where staff is encouraged to reduce bureaucracy and take risks?
  • Do you want to make a difference by creatively addressing issues?
  • Does collaborating across departments, co-creating with the community, and finding ways to say “yes” excite you?

Highlighted Recruitments:

Deputy City Clerk

The City of San Rafael is seeking to fill the Deputy City Clerk position in the City Clerk's office. The Deputy City Clerk performs a variety of highly responsible and complex technical, administrative and clerical activities in support of the City Clerk’s office. The Deputy City Clerk is responsible for the maintenance of the City’s official records, for recording and producing the minutes of City Council meetings, providing administrative support to the City Clerk, and performing related work duties as required. We are looking for someone who can leverage technology to modernize and streamline procedures, see the big picture but have an eye for detail, interpret municipal code and policy, and have excellent communication skills. Apply online now!

Chief Building Official

The City of San Rafael seeks a Chief Building Official with  substantial experience working on residential projects, plan reviews, permit processing, commercial structures and code compliance.  We are looking for someone with exceptional interpersonal skills, who enjoys mentoring and leading others and building positive relationships with other city departments, community clients, design professionals and contractors.  The department boasts an impressive record of leadership stability; in the past 45 years the City has only  had two Chief Building Officials!  San Rafael employees are encouraged to bring new ideas to everyday work challenges and find it rewarding to work in a forward-thinking and collaborative environment.  This position is open until filled, however, for first consideration apply by March 14, 2018.  To submit your application or for more information, contact Wendi Brown, Recruiter:; Phone:  (541) 664-0376


Open recruitment for Firefighter-Paramedic! The San Rafael Fire Department is seeking to establish an open and continuous Eligibility List for Firefighter-Paramedic. The department will continue to refresh the continuous filing list and will use it as needed to fill vacancies throughout the year.  Check out our job announcement and apply online through CalOpps.  In the meantime, find out more about the recruitment process from start to finish. It's an exciting time to be part of our dedicated SRFD team. Our effort to build a new Public Safety Center in downtown San Rafael is well underway and construction begins soon!  The project is a new, 44,000-square-foot Public Safety Center for fire, police and emergency services to replace the existing Fire Station 51 (Downtown Fire Station).  The project includes a subterranean garage, public plaza and associated site and landscaping improvements.  In addition, we are replacing two fire stations.  Demolition is complete and our new Station 52 and Station 57 are expected to be up and running by Fall 2018.  Improving our essential facilities will make San Rafael a safer place for our safety personnel and for the community overall. 

Accountant I-II/Sr. Accountant/Principal Accountant

We are seeking to fill a Accountant I-II/Sr. Accountant/Principal Accountant position. This position is a flexibly staffed position and may be filled at any level in the accounting series.  Depending upon the candidates experience and qualifications, the position may be filled at the Accountant I/II, Senior Accountant, or Principal Accountant level.  The City of San Rafael is seeking an experienced accountant with progressively responsible governmental accounting and/or audit experience.  This position also requires excellent written and oral communication skills. This position reports to the Accounting Manager. This position may supervise or serve as a lead for professional and technical personnel. Apply online now! 

Assistant/Associate  Civil Engineer - Sanitation District

We are also seeking to fill an  Assistant/Associate Civil Engineer position. The Sanitation District is seeking a licensed civil engineer.  This position requires a high level of initiative, technical proficiency, and judgment to ensure the health and safety of the San Rafael Community.  ARe you up to the challenge of project managing all phases of multiple projects or programs, including mapping, drafting, reporting and inspecting public works construction projects?  Are you interested in a job with effective leadership, a high functioning team,professional workspace and a work life balance?  This is a great place to work and grow your career.  Apply online now!   Apply by February 12, 2018 for first consideration (Open Until Filled).  

How to apply for a position:

You can view and/or apply for current City of San Rafael job openings; create an online profile to receive automatic e-mail notifications of new career opportunities!

We accept applications online; supplemental documentation (resume, verification of qualifications, etc.) must be submitted as an attachment with the online application (one PDF file no larger than 2MB) unless otherwise noted in the job announcement.  Applications will be considered incomplete if the required additional information is not included.  Resumes do not substitute for the online application.


"I've grown here professionally thanks to a strong network of mentors and made friends that will last a lifetime." - Rebecca Woodbury, City Manager's Office

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