City Employment Opportunities

Welcome to the City of Pasadena's application process!

You can now apply on-line. If this is the first time you are applying using our on-line job application, you will need to create an account and select a Username and Password. After your account has been established you can build an application by clicking on the "Build Job Application" link.

This application can be saved and used to apply for more than one job opening. It is important that your application shows your entire education and job experience record (please explain all gaps in job history). A preference may be given to current City employees to fill a vacant position. NOTE: an attached resume is not a substitute for the required information on the application. Applications may be rejected if incomplete.

IMPORTANT: Each applicant must have their own email address when setting up an account. Do not share your account with anyone. If you do not have an email account, you can sign up for free email at Hotmail, Yahoo, or Google. It only takes a few minutes to register!

If you have submitted your application correctly, your status should read "Application Received." There is no need to contact Human Resources to see if received. If it does not, you may have not clicked on the "submit button".

Please note: If you would like to know your application status step by step login to your account and click on application status. Once your application has been received, Human Resources will not have any other information regarding your application status. The City of Pasadena reserves the right to change the content of any posted job opening at any time.

An applicant receiving a conditional job offer will be required to successfully complete a timely drug test, background investigation and fingerprint appointment. Otherwise, the applicant will be removed from current consideration.

The City of Pasadena is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its employment practices based on age, race, religion, sex, color, national origin, or disability.  If you have a disability and need to request accommodations, please contact the Human Resources Department at (713) 475-5523.


The City of Pasadena offers very generous benefits to all full-time employees. For example:

  • Employee-only medical insurance starts as low as $15 per month and the most expensive Employee & Family plan is less than $350 per month.
  • The City has its own medical clinic staffed with a M.D. and two medical assistants. Employees and their covered dependents age 6 and older can visit the clinic FREE OF CHARGE. 
  • Employees and their covered dependents also have access to Virtual Visits with a medical professional FREE OF CHARGE.
  • The City offers college tuition reimbursement of up to $3,500 per year.
  • As an employee, you will contribute a portion of your salary each pay-period towards your retirement and the City will match your contribution by 200%. Example, if you contribute $100, the City will contribute $200. Click here to find out how Pasadena can provide you with long-term financial security.
  • Civilian employees accumulate vacation at the following rates:
    • Less than 6 years of service - two weeks of vacation per year. 
    • From 6 to less than 11 years of service - three weeks of vacation per year.
    • From 11 to less than 21 years of service – four weeks of vacation per year.      
    • From 21 to less than 26 years of service – five weeks of vacation per year.
    • From 26 years of service and up – six weeks of vacation per year.  

View a brief benefits summary (PDF) to get a more comprehensive overview about what is offered.

Please click here to view City of Pasadena Employment Opportunities.

Thank you for your interest in employment with the City of Pasadena.

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