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200 E. Santa Clara St.
San Jose, CA 95113

Ph: (408) 535-1285
Fax: (408) 993-0139

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 


The City of San José is hiring. Whether you're a seasoned professional ready to apply your expertise to the next challenge or you're a new member of the workforce checking into career options, the City of San José invites you to explore job opportunities and experience the rewards of working in a dynamic and diverse public service environment.



View job opportunities open to all qualified applicants.


View management level job opportunities.



View job opportunities open to current City employees.


Police Department

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SJPD job opportunities.


Fire Department

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PRNS Park Ranger

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Welcome to CityCareers!
The City of San José's Human Resources Department is pleased to welcome you to CityCareers, our cloud-based employment application system.

Here are some of the system's features that we hope will streamline your candidate application experience:

  • Option to use LinkedIn or your resume to automatically fill parts of the online application for your work experience.
  • Ability to attach up to ten files to your employment profile.
  • A step-by-step visual confirmation throughout the application process to keep you clear on the progress of your application.

Most job openings with the City require the submittal of an online application through our CityCareers portal. Here are a few things you should know:

  • CityCareers is compatible with most web browsers, including Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox, and Chrome.
  • CityCareers is also accessible from mobile devices to review job listings and apply. (Some recruitments may require completion of detailed responses for which a non-mobile device is recommended.)
  • First-time users of CityCareers will need to register a new User Name and Password and establish a profile. User Names and Passwords associated with our former CityJobs system do not apply.
  • Email is the default method of communication with applicants. To ensure that you receive timely notification regarding your application status, you must add your email address and telephone number in your CityCareers online application. Providing this information in an uploaded resume will not suffice. It is also recommended that you adjust any spam filters to ensure that you can receive emails from
  • If your online application was successfully submitted, you will receive an automatic confirmation email to the email address you provided. If you do not receive the confirmation, please send us an email and we will research the status of your application.
  • Any recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions in the same classification in various departments. If you are interested in employment in a particular classification, you should apply to any recruitment for that classification to ensure you are considered for additional opportunities that may utilize the same applicant pool.

The Hiring Process
Once you've submitted your online application, please allow up to 3 weeks from the job announcement closing date to receive information regarding the status of your application. Read more about the City's Standard Hiring process.

As you may have experienced in your work group, when a higher classification job opening is filled, a lower-level classification position in the same job series may become vacant. Read more about the City's innovative Cascade Hiring process.

The City of San José is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants for all job openings will be considered without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status or any other consideration made unlawful under any federal, state or local laws.

The City of San José is committed to offering reasonable accommodations to job applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at (408) 535-1285 or via email at .