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: 

Community Services Director Position

The City of San Rafael is also seeking to fill the Community Services Director position that is being vacated due to an upcoming retirement.  The Community Services Director oversees a solid team of managers and leads five divisions:  Administration, Facilities, Community Programs, Youth and Family Services, and Falkirk Cultural Center.  The department consists of 52 full-time staff, over 200 part-time/seasonal employees and 200 contract program providers. The ideal candidate will have experience in municipal recreation administration and bring a progressive, entrepreneurial mindset to seek partnerships and innovative programs that will advance the quality of life in San Rafael.  This is a great position for a candidate who is looking to work in a professional environment where staff are encouraged to promote civic engagement and make things happen.  After reviewing the recruitment brochure, your cover letter and resume should be sent to Wendi Brown or faxed to (866) 244-1423.  Apply by February 3, 2017 for first consideration.  

Deputy Public Works Director Position

The City of San Rafael is also seeking to fill a new Deputy Public Works Director position. The Deputy Director will oversee traffic engineering planning, land development, facilities and fleet maintenance services.  The successful candidate will be an accomplished leader who possesses complex project management and administrative skills.  The ideal candidate will have experience managing public works traffic engineering and land development projects, strong fiscal and business acumen, strong communication and customer orientation skills. This is a great position for the candidate who is looking to work in a professional public works environment where staff are encouraged to reduce bureaucracy and make things happen.  Requires registration as a Traffic Engineer with the State of California.

After reviewing the job announcement, cover letter and resume should be sent to Sylvia Gonzalez or faxed to (415) 485-3191.  Interviews are currently in progress.

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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