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:


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.

Human Resources Director

We are seeking to fill a Human Resources Director position.  If you are looking for an innovative, forward thinking organization where you will have exceptional opportunities to advance your career, take on exciting projects, and be a part of a dynamic leadership team, then this is a great match for you!  The Director should have experience with labor and employee relations, policy and procedures, long-range strategic planning, employee developmet and training, workplace safety and risk, classification and compensation, and the ability to oversee other HR functions such as benefits administration, wellness, recruitment and selection, worker's compensation, etc.  The successful candidte will have a history of pushing the envelope to bridge the public-private divide, thinking beyond bureaucracy and providing excellence in service and programs while balancing a culture of professionalism and fun.  Apply online now! 

Payroll Technician

We are seeking to fill a Payroll Technician position. This is the primary position responsible for City employee payroll and related activities.  Incumbent performs technical and highly detailed work, prepares accounting transactions and documents, documents and updates procedures, and prepares special reports for management. 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!   

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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