The Personnel and Human Resources Department is responsible for all day-to-day functions for all classification in City employment with exception to Public Safety (see information below).  Functions of the department include:

  • Job classifications & compensation
  • Recruitment and selection
  • Benefits' management
  • Maintaining employee personnel files
  • Workers' compensation
  • Labor relations
  • Risk Management
  • Retirement

The Personnel Department is located on the second floor of City Hall.

The City of Sonoma employs thirty-four full-time and part-time employees.  Full-time and part-time positions are recruited on an as-needed basis when vacancies occur. 

PUBLIC SAFETY:  Public Safety classifications for Police and Fire are provided for under separate contract with outside agencies.  The Sonoma County Sheriff's Department has served in the capacity of  the City of Sonoma Police Department through a contract for service since 2004.  Fire and Emergency Medical Services are provided by Sonoma Valley Fire & Rescue Authority (SVFRA) under contract with the Valley of the Moon Fire Protection District.  All personnel recruitments and information for public safety calssifications are handled by their respective agencies.

Applications are accepted for available positions only and are only active during the recruitment period for the position to which you apply.  New applications are required for future positions you may be interested in. 

Questions for Human Resources can be posed by contacting: 

Cathy Lanning, Administrative Services Manager

  • Phone - [707] 933-2217
  • In Person at City Hall, No. 1 the Plaza, Sonoma, CA  95476 Monday-Friday 8:00 am-5:00 pm
  • By Fax [707] 938-2559

The City of Sonoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, religion, national origin, race, color, political affiliation, or disability.