Everyone is required to stay home, except for essential needs. When out, protect yourself and those around you by wearing a face covering, staying 6 feet away from others, and washing your hands often. Learn more at cityofberkeley.info/covid19. City offices are closed to the public. Some services are available remotely.

The City of Berkeley Health Officer has ordered all residents to shelter at home, leaving only to receive or provide essential services, starting 12:01 am on Tuesday, March 17. See details of the Order, frequently asked questions, and recommendations from Berkeley Public Health at https://www.cityofberkeley.info/coronavirus.

City Council Live Stream: Please visit https://www.cityofberkeley.info/CalendarEventWebcastMain.aspx

ZAB Live Stream: Please visit http://www.cityofberkeley.info/Clerk/Commissions/Zoning_Adjustment_Board_Meeting_-_Video_Stream.aspx.

The City of Berkeley web site is undergoing scheduled maintenance starting on Friday night, September 13 and ending on Saturday afternoon, September 14. During this time, most web pages should be available, but some resources may become unavailable for short periods of time.

Looking for a live stream of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) meeting on 5/9/19, at 7:00pm? Please visit https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1UAnZ8kU8EWllREyOY7rwQ/. The normal viewing methods will not work this time due to a concurrent City Council Special Meeting at the same time.

Looking for a live stream of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) meeting on 2/28/19, from 6:00 to 11:00 PM? Please visit http://www.cityofberkeley.info/Clerk/Commissions/Zoning_Adjustment_Board_Meeting_-_Video_Stream.aspx. The normal viewing methods will not work this time due to a concurrent City Council Special Meeting at the same date and time.

PG&E is reporting a widespread outage affecting thousands of customers in Berkeley and many City buildings, including the Finance Customer Service Center and the Permit Service Center. Call respective City services for further details, or check the PG&E outage page. Power is expected to return by 12:45pm. Traffic lights that are not working should be treated as a four-way stop sign.

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Press Contact: Matthai Chakko, Public Information Officer, (510) 981-7008


Berkeley, California (Wednesday, March 15, 2017) -  Come work for the City of Berkeley to be part of a committed team and to serve an engaging community!

We're looking for firefighters, police officers, nurses and others who reflect a portion of the breadth of services we provide to the Berkeley community.

Our mission as City of Berkeley employees is to provide excellent service to our diverse community. We promote an accessible, safe, culturally rich, environmentally sound and healthy city. We seek to respond quickly and effectively to neighborhood and commercial concerns. We take pride in the services we provide to our community.

To read more about available positions, or to apply online, please visit our website at www.cityofberkeley.info/jobs and submit your application before the closing date. You can also click on the links below to see the job description for each position.

Click How to Apply to learn more about how to apply for jobs with the City.



(monthly unless


Firefighter Paramedic


$7,008 - $8,828


Housing Inspector (Certified)


$7,080 - $8,401


Police Officer (Experienced & Academy ...


$7,891 - $9,821


Psychiatrist III

Full-time /

$86.19 - $104.68 Hourly


Registered Nurse


$7,939 - $8,799


Revenue Development Supervisor


$7,951 - $9,609


Temporary Community Svcs Specialist ...


$8,200 - $9,915


Temporary Mini Bus Driver


$24.60 - $26.60 Hourly



These news releases are normally published only once per month. So please check our jobs page every couple of weeks so that you won’t miss any potential opportunities.  If a position you are interested in is not listed, submit a Job Interest Card by clicking the link on our site under “Job Alerts via Email.”  If/when we start accepting applications for that position, we will email you. You will still need to apply and go through the recruitment process to be considered.

If you don’t have access to a computer, you can call or come into our office and we can assist you in completing your application online. HR staff are here to help with any questions. We also have a job board of all of our current openings in our office. You can visit our office during business hours Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm at:

City of Berkeley
Human Resources Dept
2180 Milvia St., 1st floor
Berkeley, CA 94704

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 well 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 117,000 residents. Its 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 an abundance 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, and each district elects 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. In addition to the customary city services, the City of Berkeley operates its own Health, Housing and Community Services Department, providing public health, mental health, and environmental health services to the community. The City also provides its own residential and commercial solid waste collection, recycling, and disposal service. In addition, the City’s Parks, Recreation, and Waterfront Department offers a number of summer camps and operates a 1,000 berth marina.


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