Building Division Over-the-Counter permitting services will not be available Tuesday Sept 19 and Thursday Sept 21, 2017

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 progressive 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. 

Accounting Manager

The City of San Rafael is seeking an Accounting Manager. The successful candidate will be an exceptional accountant with progressively responsible governmental accounting and/or audit experience. The ideal candidate will have experience in principles and methods of finance administration and supervision, budget preparation and administration, and automated financial management systems. This position also requires excellent written and oral communication skills. This is a mid-management position reporting directly to the Finance Director. This position supervises professional and technical personnel. Apply online at

Accountant I-II/Sr. Accountant/Principal Accountant

The City of San Rafael is seeking a Accountant I-II/Sr. Accountant/Principal Accountant. 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 at

Senior Code Enforcement Supervisor/Code Enforcement Supervisor

The City of San Rafael is seeking a Senior Code Enforcement Supervisor/Code Enforcement Supervisor.  This position is responsible for directing, managing, supervising, and coordinating the operations, programs and activities of the Code Enforcement Division within the Community Development Department, and for coordinating assigned activities with other City departments, divisions and outside agencies; and for providing highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Community Development Director and/or Planning Manager.  This is a single position mid-management classification that can be filled at either level based on complexity of assignment and candidate knowledge, skills, and qualifications.  Apply online by August 21, 2017 for consideration at

Associate Civil Engineer

The City of San Rafael is 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.  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

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.


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