Job Opportunities




Welcome to the City of Napa's online application system!

You can apply online by clicking on the job title you are interested in and clicking on the "Apply" link. If this is the first time you are applying using our online 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 show all the relevant education and experience you possess. Specifically, we require the last ten years of your work history to be included in your application. Attaching a resume does not meet this requirement. Applications that do not list related work experience in the "Employment History/Work Experience" section will be considered incomplete and will be rejected.

Please keep in mind that the system allows applicants thirty minutes to complete an application. The best way to complete your application in a timely manner is to have information prepared in advance and readily available to allow for a smoother submission process. You can also make sure you do not lose your information by saving often. Also, it is recommended that applicants do not wait until the last minute to submit an online application. The system will not accept an application that has been started, and not completed and submitted prior to the closing time.

For job opportunities available to all applicants, click here.

For promotional job opportunities available to current City of Napa employees, click here.

The City of Napa Human Resources Department is located at 1541 Second Street, Napa, California 94559 and can be reached by calling (707)257-9505. The Human Resources Department is open weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. To contact City of Napa Human Resources staff by e-mail, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. For additional resources, please refer to the information for applicants links listed below.

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Human Resources Department

1541 Second Street
Phone Number: (707)257-9505

Open Weekdays: 7:30 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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Contact the City of Napa Human Resources Department by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (707)257-9505. Our office is located at 1541 Second Street, Napa CA, 94559, and is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

front officeThe following is 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.

The Section 8 Waitlist is Closed as of March 29, 2013


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Translation services are available.  If you need translation services please call 707-257-9543.

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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 86,000 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.  

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Fire Department

Latest info:

2015 Fire Department Strategic Plan

2014 Annual report

2014 Earthquake After Action Report

2015/2016 CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) courses now available!




Napa City is proud to provide a Class 2 Fire Department.

Established in 1906, the Napa City Fire Department has and continues to proudly serve the close to 80,000 residents of the City of Napa, California. Our Department consists of three divisions, Adminstration, Operations and Prevention.

The Fire Department serves the community from four fire stations covering 18 square miles within the City limits of Napa. There are plans for a fifth fire station in the Browns Valley area that will be fully operational by the end of 2016. This will help further our area of coverage and improve our level of service for not only the people of Browns Valley, but the city as a whole.

The entire department is committed to the community and its citizens following a set of six core values: Responsibility, Integrity, Professionalism, Service, Cooperation, and Knowledge. Every decision that is made within the department is based on these underlying values.

Each station provides an Advanced Life Support (Paramedic) Engine company staffed with a minimum of three personnel. In addition, Fire Station One provides an Aerial Ladder Truck Company and a Heavy Rescue Unit for special operations and technical rescues.

The department staffing consists of 57 sworn personnel, 8 civilian employees, 12 part time employees and 1 volunteer. Our present annual call volume is almost 9,000 (8,802 in 2014) responses per year. 70% of these calls are medical in nature. Approximately 5% are fire related and another 5% hazardous material related with the remaining 20% in various "other” categories. The department participates in Interagency Hazardous Materials and Urban Search and Rescue Teams, maintaining our Heavy Rescue Unit and three rescue boats.

Our Fire Department also works closely with CAL FIRE, and Napa County Fire Department and maintains mutual and automatic aid agreements with those agencies as well as with the cities of American Canyon and Vallejo. Our department also participates in a Statewide Mutual Aid system as part of the California State Emergency Management Authority (EMA) by housing and staffing a State fire engine (EMA 365) that can respond to large emergency incidents throughout the state.