The City’s administrative offices in City Hall, the San Rafael Public Library, and the City’s community centers will be closed on Thursday November 23 through Friday November 24 in observance of the holiday. 24-hour operations will remain in effect for the Police and Fire Departments.

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:


We are currently accepting applications for Firefighter-Paramedic.  Find out more about 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.  The application deadline has been extended to August 20, 2017. 

Economic Development Coordinator/Manager

We are seeking to fill an Economic Development Coordinator/Management position. The successful candidate will be an effective team player, collaborative, great at networking, analytical and data driven, and possess strong communication and presentation skills for a diverse audience, and excellent writing skills for blogs, social media marketing and developing presentations.  Apply by November 13, 2017 for first consideration.  Apply online now!

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! 

Community Services Director

We are seeking to fill a Community Services Supervisor position. This position is responsible for leading five divisions:  Administration, Facilities, Community Programs, Youth and Family Services and the Falkirk Cultural Center.  This position is part of the  Citys executive team with a team culture that inspires creative thinking, engagement and supports quality of life and work-life balance.  The Director oversees a solid executive team of five division managers that oversee 52 full-time staff, over 200 part-time seasonal employees, and 200 contract providers.    Apply online by November 3, 2017 for consideration.

Associate Civil Engineer

We are also seeking to fill an Associate Civil Engineer position. 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. 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. Apply online now! Position is 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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