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Why work for the City of Long Beach?

Great weather, award winning parks, exciting and entertaining downtown, diverse communities, and affordable housing are some of the reasons the City of Long Beach is a great place to work. See for yourself by visiting our guide to visitors and residents pages.

The City of Long Beach employs over 5,300 employees and has over 500 job positions. Positions range from entry level to professional, high skilled. Positions are classified or unclassified. Given the number of positions, employees have a variety of career paths to choose from. In addition, the City provides career guidance, mentoring and career ladders for planning a career with the City.

Classified Positions

Classified positions with the City require that you apply with the Civil Service Department and compete through the merit-based process. Successful qualified candidates are placed on an eligible list and referred to the hiring departments to fill their vacancies. Learn More about the Exam Process

Unclassified Positions

Unclassified positions are jobs with the City that do not require applying through the Civil Service Department. These positions include management positions; jobs working for elected or appointed officials; confidential clerical positions, or part-time, seasonal or temporary jobs. Generally, the selecting department recruits for unclassified jobs. The selecting department will advertise for the position, request candidates to submit a resume, and conduct their own interview process. The selecting department handles the initial contact and the final communication on the selection process outcome.