Explore Job Opportunities at the City of Napa

What We Offer: A career with the city of Napa offers many rewards. In addition to competitive salaries and excellent benefits, there are many opportunities to make significant impacts on people in your community. We value diversity in our workforce because it helps us identify and adjust to the changing needs of our City. We will offer you a variety of work that is both challenging and rewarding resulting in a satisfying public service career. Find your opportunity!

For OPEN JOBS available to all applicants, visit the City of Napa Careers Page.

For INTERNAL JOBS available to current City employees, visit the City of Napa Promotional Careers Page.

Thank you for your interest in working for the City of Napa. The Human Resources Department is located at 1541 Second Street, Napa, CA 94559 and is available weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to assist you. We may also be reached by phone at (707) 257-9505 or by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Human Resources Department

Contact Us:

1541 Second Street, Napa, CA 94559

Open Weekdays: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

As an employer, the City of Napa maintains a full time workforce of about 450 people. Employees work in a variety of City departments and divisions: City Attorney, City Clerk, City Manager, Parks and Recreation, Finance, Fire, Housing, Human Resources, Community Development, Police, and Public Works. The Human Resources Department administers the recruitment and examination process for all full-time and part-time positions.

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A message from Darlene Colaso, City of Napa Human Resources Director:

The mission of the Human Resources Department is to provide leadership in the attraction, development, and retention of a diverse, well-qualified and professional workforce, that reflects the high standards of the community we serve, through the development and implementation of sound workforce systems. We take this mission very seriously.

Moving beyond the traditional role of human resource management, my staff and I are striving to create a collaborative environment that rewards creativity and outstanding performance. We are committed to being strategic partners with all City departments, to ensure that the City has the talent and resources needed to provide great services to the Napa community.

The Department, in collaboration with the Civil Service Commission, provides a full-range of human resources services including recruitment and selection, classification and compensation, benefits administration, employee safety services, labor relations, and training. This site will provide you with information on employment opportunities, job descriptions, benefits, employee labor agreements, and the City of Napa Civil Service Rules.

We believe that the City’s greatest assets are its employees, and we take great pride in delivering the services that support a highly productive, innovative, caring, and customer-oriented workforce.

Please take a moment to explore equal employment opportunities and the benefits of City employment. I think you will see the City of Napa is a great place to work!

Warm regards,

Darlene Colaso
Human Resources Director

Housing Division

1115 Seminary Street, Napa, CA 94559
707-257-9543  |  Fax: 707-257-9239 |  TTY: 711
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday

The Housing Division supports and staffs the Housing Authority of the City of Napa (HACN) and provides Section 8 rental assistance to all individuals and families who are eligible and complete the application process. The HACN administers various Federal, State and local programs to assist the community by providing affordable housing and supportive services at all levels of affordability.





Join the City of Napa Planning and Housing Divisions, Lilypad Homes, and Napa Valley Community Housing for an informational workshop on creating a rental unit on your property and the City’s new Junior Unit Initiative Program.  For more information:

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Water Division

The Water Division is responsible for the operation, maintenance, and improvement of the municipal water system serving more than 88,000 people in the City of Napa and adjacent areas.  The Division is dedicated to providing a safe and reliable supply of high-quality drinking water for its residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional customers.  A comprehensive review of the City's water system is contained in the Urban Water Management Plan.  The Plan describes and evaluates water supply sources, projected demand, water conservation, and overall water service reliability through 2035. 

HYDRANT FLUSHING:  Annual Hydrant Flushing Program runs from December 11, 2017 through April 2018.  Visit the program's web page for current maps of areas being flushed.  The water used is not waste.  It is part of an essential, planned maintenance activity to improve our water quality by removing particles and minerals that have built up in the mains.  Find answers to Frequently Asked Questions.         

Click these links for specific Water Division topics: 

Contact Water Division administrative staff at 707-257-9521.  Our downtown Napa headquarters is located at 1340 Clay Street (Clay & Franklin Streets), and is open weekdays 8am to 5pm.  For after-hours water emergencies, please call 707-253-4451.


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Community Development Department

Community Service Building (CSB), 1600 First Street
Building Division: Phone 707.257.9540 / Inspection Line: 707.257.1063
Code Enforcement Division: Phone 707.257.9646
Planning Division: Phone 707.257.9530
Housing Division (located at 1115 Seminary Street): 707.257.9543
Economic Development Division: 707.257.9502

Open to the public 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday
Rick Tooker, Community Development Director
Mail to: 1600 First Street/PO Box 660, Napa CA 94559-0660

The Community Development Department (CDD) provides community planning, development review and inspection services for the  residents of Napa and the development community, and facilitates the permitting process in a manner that is consistent with City, State and federal standards. These services are delivered by the

  • Mission:We deliver professional and responsive services to enhance the quality of life in our community. 

Our Core Values:

  • RESPONSIBILITY - We take responsibility for our performance in all our actions.
  • INTEGRITY - We employ the highest ethical standards, demonstrating honesty and fairness in every action we take with the public and one another.
  • COOPERATION - We are committed to teamwork where every employee is a valued member, and is treated with respect, encouraged to contribute, recognized, and rewarded for his/her efforts.
  • KNOWLEDGE - We are empowered to seek continuous improvement through lifelong learning, innovation and creativityto achieve performance excellence.

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