City Employment

The City of Jacksonville is a municipality employing approximately 500 individuals in many different capacities. Employees enjoy rewarding careers in various fields such as public safety, recreational services, clerical support, and information technology. The City offers a generous benefits package to all eligible employees, as well as specialized training programs designed to enhance employees’ skills.

The City of Jacksonville is committed to equal opportunity employment in its efforts to maintain a diverse, innovative, and progressive workforce.

Within this page are some of the most frequently asked questions about employment with the City. Find out how you can become part of a team committed to providing "Quality Services for Quality Living!"


The City of Jacksonville is required by law to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. The City of Jacksonville will provide the Social Security (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. See posters below for details.

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CityManager-Brochure Cover pageCity Manager - The City of Jacksonville is currently inviting applications for the position of City Manager. This is an exciting opportunity to provide leadership and management to a growing and progressive community with a high quality of life. Click the image on the right to learn more about the position. 

Interested candidates must submit by email a cover letter, resume, at least five job related references (with email and phone numbers), as well as salary history no later than close of business on June 27, 2022 to lisaward912@ Any questions please call Lisa Ward, Senior Associate, Mercer Group Associates at 706-983-9326. Interviews are expected to be conducted in early August 2022.

Volunteers - All volunteer coaches with Jacksonville Recreation and Parks programs must fill out and submit a background screening request form (PDF). You can obtain a background screening form from the Human Resources Department located at City Hall.

Public Safety Recruitment - Join Our Flagship Agency

The City of Jacksonville is committed to having a talented and diverse police force. Our police officers instill a feeling of pride and confidence with our Citizens. Jacksonville Police Officers advance through a career progression and step program as they earn their Basic, Intermediate and Advanced State Certifications.

Police Step Schedule POI - Corporal

  Trainee POI POII Cpl
Year - 0 35,000 38,000 42,000 47,000
Year - 1   38,500 43,000 48,000
Year - 2   39,000 44,000 49,000
Year - 3   39,500 45,000 50,000
Year - 4   40,000 46,000 51,000
Watch the video below to find out more about joining the Jacksonville Police Department and visit our employment page to see current job opportunities. -Chief Michael Yaniero