In response to community concerns about noise the San Rafael and Novato City Councils have established a Quiet Zone effective immediately. The train horn will not blow at railroad crossings.

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.

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.

Highlighted Recruitments:

Traffic Engineer

The City of San Rafael is seeking to fill a Traffic Engineer  position within the Public Works Department. The ideal candidate will have 5 years of post degree engineering experience--two years in traffic engineering with a CA Traffic Engineer license preferred. This job manages the City-wide traffic system and develops the City's Traffic Model. Don't miss a great opportunity to work with a dynamic community to find innovative safety solutions pertaining to neighborhood traffic issues, parking, transit, street improvements and land development interaction.   Position is Open Until Filled.

Associate Civil Engineer (2 Positions)

The City of San Rafael is also seeking to fill two  Associate Civil Engineer  positions. The Public Works Department is seeking a CA licensed civil engineer with 5 years of post degree engineering experience.  This job develops and manages multiple public works construction projects or programs through every phase, including mapping, drafting, reporting and field inspection. The Sanitation district is seeking a licensed civil engineer with 5 years of post degree engineering experience. 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? Are you interested in a job with effective leadership, a high functioning team, professional work space, and a work life balance? This is a great place to work and grow your career.   Position is Open Until Filled.  

Paramedic Nurse Educator & Quality Program Manager:

The City of San Rafael Fire Department is seeking to fill a Paramedic Nurse Educator & Quality Program Manager position (Part-Time).  This position will be split between two sites: San Rafael Fire Department (20 hours per week) and Kaiser San Rafael Trauma Program (4 hours). The primary responsibilities are to provide a year-round continuing education program and to develop and maintain a Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) program for the approximately 70 paramedics and EMTs of the San Rafael Fire Department. At least two days per week at fire Station 51 in Downtown San Rafael will be required with an option to spend remaining hours working remotely and attending required meetings that occur off site.  The successful applicant will work closely with and be supervised by San Rafael Fire's medical director and the training batalion chief. If you are interested in applying for this position, you must apply via the Kaiser HR link.  For more information, please contact Jason Hatfield of the San Rafael Fire Department.  Deadline of Application:  Open Until Filled

Firefighter-Paramedic Candidates: 

Find more information on the recruitment process from start to finish.To be considered for this position, you must successfully pass the Firefighter Candidate Testing Center (FCTC) Entry-Level Firefighter Written Exam and be placed on the FCTC statewide list.  Please visit the FCTC to register for the exam and learn more about the exam process, requirements and scheduled exam locations/dates.  If you have previously taken the written exam through the FCTC and are active on their list, your results will be accepted and you do not need to participate in another written exam.The San Rafael Fire Department will receive a list of candidates from FCTC and will notify candidates of their eligibility to apply for this position.  Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to create a personal profile with CalOpps to save time in the event that they are invited to apply after FCTC results are available.

"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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