We're hiring a Mental Health Nurse, a Communications Specialist, a Lactation Counselor, and other roles to join our dynamic and innovative team. We offer opportunities for professional growth and development, as well as a comprehensive benefits package.
We're looking for a Mental Health Nurse, a Communications Specialist, a Lactation Counselor, and others who reflect a portion of the breadth of services we offer to the Berkeley community.
In the Mental Health Nurse role, you would administer high-quality care to vulnerable patients in a collaborative community setting. Working at our small outpatient clinic, you’ll provide a combination of direct service and nursing care management to members of the community who are dealing with severe mental illness.
As a Communications Specialist, you’d collaborate with staff Citywide and work alongside a nationally recognized Communications team. You would write clear, action-focused messages for community members, implement communications strategies, respond to media inquiries, and help guide emergency communications.
As a Lactation Counselor, you'd manage the Breastfeeding Peer Counseling Program, including training and mentoring counselors and staff in the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program. This part-time role will also handle complex lactation challenges and offer breastfeeding help as needed.
In one of these or 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.
Apply for or share open positions with the City of Berkeley
See below for a few highlights of our open positions. Follow the links to further explore the full job description. Submit your application before the closing date. Learn how to apply.
- Mental Health Nurse, $120,197 - $146,106 annually, continuous
- Communications Specialist, $102,413 - $121,498 annually, closing November 6
- Lactation Counselor, $41.14 - $50.00 hourly, closing October 30
- Supervising Librarian, $104,519 - $125,917 annually, closing November 10
- Psychiatrist, $91.42 - $135.07 hourly, continuous
- Paramedic, $62,400 - $83,200 annually, continuous
- Assistant Civil Engineer, $115,259 - $139,392 annually, continuous
These jobs represent just a selection of all available positions we have to offer.
If you need 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:
City of Berkeley Human Resources
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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 bike lanes. Public transportation is well developed and reliable, with three Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) stations in Berkeley. 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, each electing 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 offered by cities.
The City of Berkeley’s Health, Housing, and Community Services Department provides public, mental, and environmental health services. The City also offers 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.