Human Resources

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
  • Public Works

The Human Resources Department administers the recruitment and examination process for all full-time and part-time positions.

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. We take this mission very seriously.

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

The Department provides a full-range of human resources services including recruitment and selection, classification and compensation, policy development, safety services, performance management, labor relations, leave administration, as well as citywide training and professional development. This site will provide you with information on employment opportunities, job descriptions and salary schedules, links to employee benefits, labor agreements, and information about the Civil Service Commission and its associated 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 our equal employment opportunities and the benefits of working for the City. I think you will see the City of Napa is a great place to work!

Warm regards,

Darlene Colaso
Human Resources Director