Applying for a Job at the City
The City has partnered with Government Jobs (NEOGOV) to provide applicants with an online application.
To begin the application process, click on a job title to view the job announcement, including a job description, benefits, and any supplemental questions. When you are ready to apply, simply click the ‘Apply’ button or click here.
For details and questions about the application please visit: How to Apply Instructions or call 1-855-524-5627.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What does the date or the term 'continuous' listed under Closing Date mean?
Each position has a different recruitment plan. Certain positions close on the date listed while others stay open until the hiring manager and recruiter have determined that there are enough qualified candidates. We encourage you to apply promptly. We reserve the right to close any recruitment without notice. Also, certain recruitments may be limited to a specific number of applicants. Please review the job announcement thoroughly for important information regarding deadlines.
How are candidates selected and interviewed?
Initially, applicant resumes are reviewed relative to the minimum qualifications as well as skills, knowledge and abilities. After determining the most qualified candidates, interviews and possible skills assessments are conducted. The interview process is different for each position depending on the department. It is also different whether the position is part-time, union or management. For all full time positions, final interviews are conducted with the department director.
What if I need special accommodations?
Persons with disabilities who require special accommodations may contact the People Strategy & Operations at 650-329-2376.
Can my resume be used in place of the online application?
No. It is important that your application displays all of your experience and education. You can attach your resume but you must also complete all of the section of the application, especially the work and education fields. Incomplete applications may be rejected.
Should I send my resume to the department or recruiter?
No, resumes are welcome as attachments to the online application however they are not accepted in lieu of a complete City application.
How can I review the status of my application?
At this time, your application status cannot be reviewed online through our application website. While recruitments can take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months, the Business Partner who supports the department you applied to can give you the most accurate and up-to-date information.
Why wasn't I selected for an interview?
The City receives many applications from highly qualified candidates and cannot interview every applicant. If you are curious about your resume and how you presented your knowledge, skills and abilities, we recommend that you contact your industry's professional association. For example, for Public Works positions please visit the American Public Works Association. Professional associations provide access to industry experts who can mentor or coach you through your career path.
Last Updated: July 5, 2014