City of San Diego

Welcome to the Personnel Department

The Personnel Department, with its mission to provide excellence in personnel services, is governed by the Civil Service Commission. The five-member Civil Service Commission is appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council.

The Personnel Department maintains a merit system that provides equal opportunity for all City of San Diego applicants and employees. An employee, contract worker, volunteer or job applicant who believes that he or she has been discriminated against at work can file a complaint of discrimination with the City of San Diego Equal Employment Investigations Office (EEIO).Learn More.

Equal Employment Opportunity is the law. Applicants and employees of the City of San Diego are protected from discrimination based on specified characteristics under federal and state law.  More information about the law.

The City of San Diego is a covered employer under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). for PDF icon More information from the United States Department of Labor on FMLA rights.

Mar 27, 2024
Full time
$40,768 - $48,484 yearly
City of San Diego San Diego, CA, USA
Water Systems Technician I positions assist in the performance of a variety of construction, repair and maintenance duties on water storage, water metering, transmission, treatment and distribution systems, including the following:  Valve and hydrant installation, repair and maintenance; pump installation, repair and maintenance; storage tank and standpipe repair and maintenance; residential, commercial and industrial meter installation, repair and maintenance; backflow prevention device testing, installation, repair and maintenance; water main, transmission line and service pipe installation, repair and maintenance; operate pick-up, crew truck, dump truck, crew van or other vehicles; perform various routine, semi-skilled construction and maintenance tasks at a variety of water facilities; and perform other duties as assigned.        NOTES: Employees in job classifications represented by AFSME Local 127 are scheduled to receive the following...
Mar 27, 2024
Seasonal
$17.80 - $21.43 hourly
City of San Diego San Diego, CA, USA
APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY TO THE FOLLOWING RELATED RECRUITMENT(S):  Pool Guard I Pool Guard II Swimming Pool Manager I  Swimming Pool Manager II Swimming Pool Manager III   WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR CANDIDATES MUST APPLY BEFORE TAKING THE PERFORMANCE TEST. ONCE APPLICATIONS ARE APPROVED, CANDIDATES WILL BE NOTIFIED REGARDING THE SPECIFIC DATE, TIME AND LOCATION.   Water Safety Instructor positions instruct and lead a variety of swimming classes; plan, organize, and teach swimming lessons; lead specialized aquatic activities such as water exercise classes, swim team, and water polo; ensure classes and activities adhere to City of San Diego and American Red Cross safety standards; complete lesson plans and course records; maintain course rosters and attendance reports; process activity registrations; respond to community member questions and concerns; clean up and organize teaching materials; and perform other duties as...
Mar 27, 2024
Full time
$65,965 - $79,185 yearly
City of San Diego San Diego, CA, USA
Traffic Signal Technician I positions install, modify, maintain, and repair wiring in conduits, signal heads, controllers, vehicle detectors, solid state components and digital signal equipment and special illuminations in connection with traffic signals; assist in the design, construction, and modification of special control and test equipment for traffic signal repair; train semiskilled workers and apprentices; drive and operate City vehicles needed to perform work; make daily work reports; keep accurate records; testify in court and give depositions; and perform other duties as assigned.         NOTES: Employees in job classifications represented by AFSME Local 127 are scheduled to receive the following general wage increases:                   5% effective 1/1/24                   4% effective 7/1/24              ...
Mar 27, 2024
Full time
$19.38 - $23.31 hourly
City of San Diego San Diego, CA, USA
JOB INFORMATION   SWIMMING POOL MANAGER I CANDIDATES MUST APPLY BEFORE TAKING THE PERFORMANCE TEST. ONCE APPLICATIONS ARE APPROVED, CANDIDATES WILL BE NOTIFIED REGARDING THE SPECIFIC DATE, TIME AND LOCATION.   Swimming Pool Manager I positions lead, evaluate and supervise the work of subordinates and volunteers; administer and teach swimming classes; perform pool maintenance; administer first aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) as needed; keep records and write reports; publicize and market new and existing aquatic programs; develop fund raising activities; plan and conduct special aquatic events; coordinate staffing schedules; conduct specialized staff training; provide information to the public about pool and facility regulations, policies and procedures; and perform other duties as assigned.         NOTES:. Swimming Pool Manager I positions are available in full-time (benefitted) and part-time (limited/hourly) employment....
Mar 27, 2024
Full time
$35,027 - $42,265 yearly
City of San Diego San Diego, CA, USA
JOB INFORMATION   Stock Clerk positions work in a variety of City departments receiving, storing, and issuing supplies, automotive parts, equipment, and tools; maintain records; check and file requisitions; and perform other duties as assigned.          NOTES: Eligible benefitted employees originally hired on or after July 10, 2021, will be automatically enrolled in the San Diego City Employees Retirement System (SDCERS).  Stock Clerk employees may be required to work overtime, nights, weekends, and holidays. Stock Clerk employees may be required to work at various locations.   MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS You must meet the following requirements on the date you apply, unless otherwise indicated.   AGE :  18 years of age or older; except for high school graduates (or persons with GED equivalency) who are 17.          NOTES: Applicants less than age 18 must obtain a work...
Mar 27, 2024
Full time
$19.03 - $22.87 hourly
City of San Diego San Diego, CA, USA
JOB INFORMATION Special Event Traffic Controller I positions work under the general supervision of the San Diego Police Department; direct traffic on City streets and parking areas at  Balboa Park, Convention Center, Sports Arena, Snapdragon Stadium, PETCO Park, and other areas as assigned; place cones, barricades and signs; provide information to the public and respond to questions/complaints regarding events, parking, and traffic conditions; and perform other duties as assigned. NOTES: It is important to note that by submitting an application, you are agreeing to the work conditions listed below as well as the varying work schedules. Special Event Traffic Controller I employees are available only on a limited, hourly basis with the hours varying depending on the season and special events schedule. There is no implied guarantee of a set number of hours.   Special Event Traffic Controller I employees are required to work day and evening hours, weekend,...
Mar 27, 2024
Full time
$85,758 - $103,937 yearly
City of San Diego San Diego, CA, USA
Public Art Program Administrator positions assist with all phases of the public funding programs and public art programs; participate in staff standing and ad hoc committees which meet monthly or as required; prepare and review various reports and grant applications; provide research, analysis and direction in the development of special initiatives including the implementation of feasibility studies, recommendation of policies and procedures, budgets, marketing strategies and evaluation processes; develop and implement technical assistance and capacity building programs; assist in the planning and coordination of community convenings and other outreach activities as required to advance cultural tourism, diversity initiatives and public art projects; collaborate with businesses, nonprofits, associations, artists, contractors, volunteers and members of the general public; act as an ambassador for arts and culture; and perform other duties as assigned.      ...
Mar 27, 2024
Full time
$85,612 - $104,041 yearly
City of San Diego San Diego, CA, USA
Pure Water Plant Operator positions are responsible for daily operations activities of pure water facilities; operate, monitor, and adjust treatment processes equipment within the facility; regulate the flow of water between various stages of the treatment process; conduct special sampling protocols; maintain operating logs; keep records and reports; and perform other duties as assigned. NOTES: Employees in job classifications represented by AFSME Local 127 are scheduled to receive the following general wage increases: 4% effective 7/1/24  2% effective 1/1/25  5% effective 7/1/25 In addition to the scheduled general wage increases, the following special salary wage increase is also scheduled to take effect for Pure Water Plant Operators:       5% effective 1/1/25     5% effective 1/1/26 Eligible benefited employees originally hired on or after July 10, 2021, will be automatically enrolled in...
Mar 27, 2024
Full time
$48,131 - $57,595 yearly
City of San Diego San Diego, CA, USA
JOB INFORMATION     Pump Station Operator Trainee positions are under immediate supervision and continual instruction in a planned training program, to perform a variety of increasingly responsible tasks associated with the operation and maintenance of pump stations in a complex wastewater collection system; assist in starting and stopping pumps, valves, compressors, blowers, and monitors; operate and close sluice gates; assist in controlling, monitoring, and clearing obstructions on travelling screens and conveyors; make minor adjustments on equipment in a pump station to ensure proper operation and equipment maintenance; keep logs and reports of operations; and perform other duties as assigned.        NOTES: Eligible benefitted employees originally hired on or after July 10, 2021, will be automatically enrolled in the San Diego City Employees Retirement System (SDCERS). Pump Station Operator Trainee employees will be...
Mar 27, 2024
Full time
$85,696 - $103,584 yearly
City of San Diego San Diego, CA, USA
Property Agent positions perform sensitive and difficult professional real property transactions in the Department of Real Estate and Airport Management (DREAM), in one or more of the following major functional areas:  Acquisitions, Dispositions, Lease Administration, Municipal Asset Services, Special Projects and Valuations; conduct appraisals/valuations; negotiate relocation and rights-of-way; lease administration; real property and asset management; general aviation property leasing and development; assess property to be acquired, sold or leased; negotiate and prepare lease and rental agreements; provide relocation services to individuals or businesses displaced by City-sponsored projects; conduct property investigations, prepare reports, financial analysis, and recommendations; may also lead the work of and assist in the training of other professional staff members; and perform other duties as assigned.       NOTE: Employees in job classifications...
Mar 27, 2024
Full time
$77,916 - $94,369 yearly
City of San Diego San Diego, CA, USA
Principal Survey Aide positions operate optical reading theodolites, electronic total survey stations, survey data collectors, electronic measuring devices, levels, Global Positioning Systems (GPS) receivers, and other precision surveying instruments; determine lines, angles, distances, and elevations; make calculations such as COGO and traverse adjustments using computers and hand-held programmable calculators; review and edit raw survey data stored in data collectors; keep field notes and create drawings; operate hand-held radios to communicate with survey party members and City communications; act as chief of part of a small crew on routine jobs and have responsibility for a large party in the absence of the party chief; train and direct subordinate staff; and perform other duties as assigned.         NOTES: Employees in job classifications represented by Municipal Employees Association (MEA) are scheduled to receive the following general wage...
Mar 27, 2024
Full time
$16.92 - $18.51 hourly
City of San Diego San Diego, CA, USA
JOB INFORMATION POOL GUARD I CANDIDATES MUST APPLY BEFORE TAKING THE PERFORMANCE TEST. ONCE APPLICATIONS ARE APPROVED, CANDIDATES WILL BE NOTIFIED REGARDING THE SPECIFIC DATE, TIME AND LOCATION.   Pool Guard I positions oversee the safety of pool patrons by monitoring the pool and deck areas to prevent accidents; explain and enforce facility regulations, policies and procedures; rescue swimmers in distress or in danger of drowning; administer first aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) as needed; receive fees from patrons; assist patrons in aquatic class and activity registration; maintain records and prepare reports; perform maintenance tasks; and perform other duties as assigned.         NOTES: Eligible benefitted employees originally hired on or after July 10, 2021, will be automatically enrolled in the San Diego City Employees Retirement System (SDCERS). Prior to employment, all applicants must pass a pass/fail performance test. Should...
Mar 27, 2024
Full time
$75,192 - $82,534 yearly
City of San Diego San Diego, CA, USA
JOB INFORMATION JOIN THE SDPD TEAM TODAY!!!   See NOTE(S) below for future wage increases and/or additional compensation opportunities. Please read through the entire bulletin for important information. Do you have a strong dedication to public service? If you do, a career with the San Diego Police Department may be for you!    A career with the San Diego Police Department offers excitement, rapid growth opportunities, work-life-balance, and the chance to make a positive impact in your community. As one of the nation's leaders in Community Oriented Policing, we strongly value the partnerships we have built with the diverse communities of San Diego and are looking for Officers that will uphold that tradition. Throughout your career with SDPD, you'll have the chance to follow many paths in over 70 different positions, including: Detective, SWAT, New Technologies, K9 Handler, Beach Patrol and Motor Officer, among others.  SDPD offers a...
Mar 27, 2024
Full time
$70,428 - $73,694 yearly
City of San Diego San Diego, CA, USA
JOB INFORMATION JOIN THE SDPD TEAM TODAY!!!   See NOTE(S) below for future wage increases and/or additional compensation opportunities. Please read through the entire bulletin for important information. Do you have a strong dedication to public service? If you do, a career with the San Diego Police Department may be for you!    A career with the San Diego Police Department offers excitement, rapid growth opportunities, work-life-balance, and the chance to make a positive impact in your community. As one of the nation's leaders in Community Oriented Policing, we strongly value the partnerships we have built with the diverse communities of San Diego and are looking for Officers that will uphold that tradition. Throughout your career with SDPD, you'll have the chance to follow many paths in over 70 different positions, including: Detective, SWAT, New Technologies, K9 Handler, Beach Patrol and Motor Officer, among others.  SDPD offers a...
Mar 27, 2024
Full time
$71,864 - $86,278 yearly
City of San Diego San Diego, CA, USA
JOB INFORMATION   Plant Process Control Electrician positions install, test, adjust, modify and maintain the most complex motor control and power systems, electrical machinery and equipment in a water treatment plant, wastewater treatment plant, water pump station, wastewater pump station and/or storm water pump station; design, modify and make programming and software improvements on computerized electrical system control and data acquisition operations; analyze problems and make necessary repairs on electrical control systems required to interface with process control computers; instruct Electricians in the more difficult and complex aspects of their work assignments; may lead the work of lower level staff; and perform other duties as assigned.          NOTES: Eligible benefitted employees originally hired on or after July 10, 2021, will be automatically enrolled in the San Diego City Employees Retirement System (SDCERS). Plant...
Mar 27, 2024
Full time
$60,569 - $72,966 yearly
City of San Diego San Diego, CA, USA
  This is the entry-level classification in the Plan Review Specialist series. Plan Review Specialist I positions will work under the direction of a Supervising Plan Review Specialist in a fast-paced, high-volume, customer service environment.  There are three Sections within the Development Services Department covered by the Plan Review Specialist position: Combined Review Section, Process Section, and Zoning Section.  After gaining the requisite experience, individuals originally hired at the Plan Review Specialist I level will be expected to meet the criteria for career advancement to the Plan Review Specialist II and Plan Review Specialist III classifications.                       Plan Review Specialist I positions review building construction plans for single-family and duplexes for compliance with the California Residential Code of Regulations, Green Building Code, and water/sewer requirements; issue...
Mar 27, 2024
Full time
$51,480 - $61,401 yearly
City of San Diego San Diego, CA, USA
Pesticide Applicator positions, under supervision, follow written and oral Pest Control Recommendation directions to apply chemicals to control weeds and pests in City's parks, golf courses, and open spaces; keep records and maintain logs on chemical applications, chemical category, and time and equipment cards; perform preventive maintenance on all application equipment and change pumps, reels, and hoses on all vehicles; and perform other duties as assigned.                  NOTES: Employees in job classifications represented by AFSME Local 127 are scheduled to receive the following general wage increases:  5% effective 1/1/24   4% effective 7/1/24   2% effective 1/1/25   5% effective 7/1/25 In addition to the scheduled general wage increases, the following special salary wage increase is also scheduled to take effect for Pesticide Applicator:  5% effective...
Mar 27, 2024
Full time
$81,785 - $98,550 yearly
City of San Diego San Diego, CA, USA
JOB INFORMATION   Land Surveying Assistant positions   provide office and field survey services in support of the City's public works, land acquisition and private development projects; review, approve and process subdivision and other types of maps, and land title documents to ensure they are in compliance with state and local ordinances; establish and confirm property boundaries on subdivision maps; record maps with the San Diego County Surveyor’s Office and San Diego County Recorder’s Office; prepare legal descriptions, Records of Surveys, easement and survey plats, and Certificates of Correction and Compliance; provide support and supervision to the City Geographic Systems Cadastral Mapping Program; may perform Computer-Aided Drafting & Design (CADD) project processing using various computer programs and may direct field crews for additional field surveying data collection to finalize CADD projects; may serve as Party Chief on a survey crew;...
Mar 27, 2024
Full time
$16.30 hourly
City of San Diego San Diego, CA, USA
JOB INFORMATION Lake Aide I positions perform physically active work such as loading/unloading from boats various equipment and materials which may weigh in excess of 50 pounds; clear plant growth, weeds, litter, etc.; clean and repair boats; clean and empty portable restrooms; drive a pickup truck; dig holes and trenches; assist in minor construction of fences, gates, etc.; check lake recreation permits; weigh fish; record information on standard forms; provide information to the public; enforce rules/regulations; collect fees at designated lakes; and perform other duties as assigned.          NOTES: Lake Aide I positions are limited, hourly positions. The number of work hours per week will vary.   MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS You must meet the following requirements on the date you apply, unless otherwise indicated.   AGE : 15 ½ years of age or older.          NOTES:  Applicants less than...
Mar 27, 2024
Full time
$36,254 - $43,160 yearly
City of San Diego San Diego, CA, USA
JOB INFORMATION   Laborer positions perform manual construction and maintenance work as a member of a crew by lifting, loading, moving, digging and scraping; operate a jackhammer to break pavement for the repair and maintenance of streets and water utilities services; dig water and sewer pipelines and mains; and perform other duties as assigned.          NOTES: Eligible benefitted employees originally hired on or after July 10, 2021, will be automatically enrolled in the San Diego City Employees Retirement System (SDCERS). Laborer employees may be required to lift and carry items weighing up to 100 pounds. After gaining the requisite experience, Laborer employees may be eligible for career advancement to higher level classifications. For positions in the Public Utilities Department, Water System Operations and Water Construction & Maintenance Divisions, Laborer employees are required to meet the following requirements to career...