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Employment

As an employer, the City of Sonoma strives to provide a working environment that is innovative and flexible.

The city recognizes dedication and hard work, but also encourages employees to retain a work / life balance. The city prides itself on cultivating a family-friendly environment. One example of this is the Alternative Work Schedule program. Employees participate in various schedules which are considered a highly valued benefit by the organization.

The City recruits for full-time and part-time positions on an as-needed basis when vacancies occur.  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.  Learn more about City employment at our Human Resources page.

Current Recruitments

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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 are handled by these respective agencies.

If you're looking for other job openings in Sonoma Valley, check out the Jobs Board at the Sonoma Chamber.  Learn more about Sonoma on our Community Profile page, and more about living and working in Sonoma County at sonomacountyconnections.org.

FAQs

The City recruits for full-time and part-time positions on an as-needed basis when vacancies occur.  You can view current job openings on the Current Job Recruitments page. Learn more about City employment at our Human Resources page.

Compensation data for the City of Sonoma can be found at the State Controllers Office.
For the City’s current salary schedule, visit the salary and benefits page.

The City of Sonoma provides a competitive compensation and benefits package as well as a variety of alternative work schedules including a 9/80 and 4/10.

The benefits package includes:

• Retirement: CalPERS Retirement System – 2% at 55 formula based on highest year compensation and sick leave conversion. Candidates hired on or after January 1, 2013, are subject to restrictions imposed by PEPRA. The City does not participate in Social Security.
• Generous medical package for employee and family members.
• Dental and Vision Insurance: City pays 100% of the premium.
• AD&D and Long-Term Disability Insurance: City pays 100% of the premium.
• Life Insurance: City pays 100% of the premium.
• Vacation: accrues at the rate of 80 hours per year for the first three years and increases with years of service.
• Sick Leave: accrues at the rate of 4 hours per month with an additional 24 hours of Alternative Sick Leave awarded July 1 and 24 hours awarded January 1 of each year.
• Paid Holidays: 12.5 holidays per year.

Current openings are posted on the Employment page of the City’s website.  Full-time and part-time positions are recruited by the City on an as-needed basis when vacancies occur.

Public Safety classifications for Police and Fire are provided for under separate contract with outside agencies.   All personnel recruitments and information for public safety classifications 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.

More information, including salary schedules and job descriptions, can be found on our Human Resource page.

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