Become a part of a dynamic and innovative team dedicated to improving the lives of our community. We offer opportunities for professional growth and development, as well as a comprehensive benefits package.
We're looking for an Assistant Civil Engineer, a Mental Health Nurse, a Library Assistant, and others who reflect a portion of the breadth of services we provide to the Berkeley community.
The engineer position, which requires state licensure, will play a critical role in building city facilities, including community centers, pools, camps, and our waterfront.
The mental health nurse will provide direct services and nursing care management, both in the field and in our clinic.
The library assistant – which may be filled as a part-time, full-time or intermittent position – will serve patrons and support daily operations in our libraries.
In one of these or our other open positions, you’d join a team committed to serving our diverse community by creating a safe, accessible, culturally rich, environmentally sustainable, and healthy city. We strive to support local businesses, and respond quickly and effectively to neighborhood and commercial concerns.
Visit our job listings, which can be updated almost every week with new positions. You can also sign up for job alert emails to be notified when new opportunities in a selected category become available for you to apply.
Apply for or share open positions with the City of Berkeley
See below for a few highlights among our open positions, which you can click to further explore through the full job description. Submit your application before the closing date. Learn how to apply.
- Assistant Civil Engineer, $114,108.80 - $138,008.00 annually, continuous
- Library Assistant, $27.68 - $32.90 hourly, closing July 14
- Mental Health Nurse, $119,017.60 - $144,664.00 annually, continuous
- Mid-level Practitioner, $58.04 - $64.35 hourly, continuous
- Public Safety Dispatcher I, $66,934.40 - $73,153.60 annually, continuous
- Senior Management Analyst, $110,780.80 - $133,952.00 annually, continuous
These jobs represent just a selection of all available positions we have to offer.
If you don’t have access to a computer, call us or come into our office and we can assist you in completing your application online. Human Resources staff are here to help with any questions:
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The City of Berkeley is distinguished by its diversity, community engagement, and activism. Home to the University of California’s flagship campus, Berkeley’s population is highly educated, diverse, and engaged. The City lies on the east shore of the San Francisco Bay and is sheltered by rolling hills on its eastern border. Berkeley spans 10 square miles with 118,000 residents.
Our climate is mild year-round, with cool summers. An outdoor focus is demonstrated with acres of open space, parks, and an abundance of bike lanes on City streets. Public transportation is well developed and reliable, with three Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) stations in Berkeley. All of these factors translate to an outstanding quality of life for Berkeley residents, with a bounty of outdoor, recreational, and cultural activities.
The City of Berkeley lies in Alameda County and operates under a Council-Manager form of government. The City is divided into eight districts, which each elect one representative to the City Council. The eight-member City Council serves four-year terms, and a mayor is elected at large – also on a four-year term.
The City Council appoints a City Manager, who serves as the Chief Executive of the City. Berkeley provides a comprehensive range of municipal services to its population, many of which are not typically provided by cities.
The City of Berkeley’s Health, Housing and Community Services Department provides public health, mental health, and environmental health services. The City also provides its own residential and commercial solid waste collection, recycling, and disposal service. The City’s Parks, Recreation, and Waterfront Department offers a number of summer camps and operates a 1,000-berth marina.