We welcome your interest in employment with the City of Santa Cruz. The City is one of the largest employers in the county of Santa Cruz. The City has approximately 818 employees plus a variety of seasonal positions. We are proud of the quality and diversity of our workforce which reflects the quality and diversity of our community.
For a list of current job opportunities, required application materials and application deadlines , go to Employment Opportunities for all non-temporary jobs. For temporary, seasonal and on call jobs, go to Temporary Employment Opportunities.
Applications are only accepted for current job openings. Completed City of Santa Cruz applications forms are always required. For non-temporary jobs, go to the online application. For temporary, seasonal or on call jobs, use the Print Job Application Form. Print Job Application Forms will continue to be accepted for Lateral/Transfer jobs.
If you are interested in a job or categories of jobs not being currently recruited for, you may complete the Job Interest Form. You will be notified by email if and when that recruitment opens. Job Interest forms are kept on file for one year.
In order to complete a Job Interest form, you must know the exact job title. All job descriptions for every job in the City of Santa Cruz is listed under Job Descriptions.
The wage scale for every position in the City of Santa Cruz is listed under Salaries.
The City of Santa Cruz offers excellents benefits to its employees. Go to Benefits for a general listing of benefits common to all bargaining units.
For help getting through the recruitment process, go to How to Get a Job With the City.
Some positions require skill in typing, and a typing certificate may be required. Local agencies are listed in How to Get a Typing Certificate.
Some positions include a written, oral or performance examination as part of the screening process. It may be helpful to read through our Tips for Exam Preparation.
Public safety careers within the City of Santa Cruz require advance preparation in terms of education, certification and/or experience. For a complete listing of requirements and to give candidates an idea of how a typical recruitment process takes place, take a look at the sample recruitment information for Firefighter/Paramedic and Police Officer.
Personnel File Review Request Form - For current and former employees.