Working for the City of Pasadena is more than a job – it’s an opportunity to make a difference. Every day, we work hard to improve the lives of the people who live, work and play in the great City of Pasadena. We are a multi-industry employer offering exciting opportunities in a vast variety of jobs. We are always looking for talented and motivated people to join us. If you are looking to make an impact while enjoying a rewarding career, we invite you to review our current opportunities and apply for any that fits your skills, experience and interests.

Job Descriptions & Salaries

If you are interested in a job that is not currently being recruited for, fill out our online job interest card by clicking on the Job Descriptions & Salaries button below, click on the job title in which you are interested, and then on the ‘Notify me when this position becomes available’ link.

Employment Process

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The policy of the City shall be to provide equal opportunity to all persons and to prevent unlawful denial of opportunity to any individual because of race, gender, religious creed, sexual orientation, color, marital status, national origin, parental status, ancestry, disability (including AIDS), medical condition (cancer), or age.


A completed official City application and any required supplemental material must be submitted and date stamped by the Human Resources Department by the deadline stated on the job announcement. A separate and complete application must be filed for each position.

Physical Requirements & Special Conditions:

Applicants must be free from conditions which would preclude satisfactory performance of the essential functions of the job for which applied. Subsequent to a job offer, the City of Pasadena requires a pre-employment physical and drug test consistent with current State and Federal law. Candidates will be examined by a City physician, at City expense, before appointment is approved. Candidates are cautioned not to resign or give notice to present employers until they qualify on the medical examination.

The City of Pasadena conforms with State and Federal obligations to make reasonable accommodation for applicants and workers with disabilities. The Human Resources Department asks that it be advised of special needs prior to the filing deadline.

Pasadena residency is a factor in making an employment offer, provided all other qualifications are equal amongst other candidates.

Many positions involve frequent travel to various sites and locations to fulfill job responsibilities and may require a valid California Driver’s License or other alternative transportation arrangements made by the incumbent. Verification of a valid license is required via a current DMV printout prior to appointment, and a safe driving record.

Veteran’s Preference Points:

For Open Recruitment, three additional points will be added to the passing score of Veterans who are honorably discharged with one year of active military duty. The DD214 form or other proof must be submitted at time of application.

Rideshare Program:

All City employees are required to register in the City employee rideshare program. Solo drivers pay a monthly Clean Air/Parking Fee.

Civil Defense:

In accordance with State law, all City of Pasadena employees are disaster service workers and may be required to report for duty, or remain on duty, in the event of a disaster.


The provisions of this job announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this job announcement may be modified or revoked without notice.

Manual of Personnel Rules and Administrative Procedures

Manual of Personnel Rules and Administrative Procedures
Updated December 9, 2022. Updates include: Mobile Device Policy (New) and Mobile Phones and Wireless Data Policy (Update)