The city has several different types of jobs, which are distinct from one another. Not only the nature of the job, but also the application and selection processes vary. There may also be differences in benefits eligibility. In all cases, the successful candidate will undergo a criminal background check and drug screen prior to employment. Previous misdemeanor or felony convictions do not automatically preclude you from all employment opportunities with the City of Jacksonville. You are encouraged to apply for positions for which you are qualified.
Civil Service Jobs
These are full-time jobs of an ongoing nature and candidates are selected through a competitive process. Civil service employees participate in one of our pension plans and enjoy health insurance and leave benefits. Following a formal probationary period, civil service employees become eligible to participate in a career system with established lines of promotion. If you would like to learn more about the hiring process for civil service positions, click here.
Non-Civil Service Jobs
Non-civil service jobs may be full or part-time and are generally of limited duration. Employees in non-civil service positions often have the opportunity to advance to civil service jobs through the internal job posting process. Most non-civil service employees accrue annual leave and holiday pay, and some may participate in health and leave plans. Temporary and part-time employees are not eligible to join the City's pension plans. If you would like to learn more about the hiring process for non-civil service positions, click here.
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The City of Jacksonville is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Employer and will provide equal opportunity to all employees and applicants in compliance with all applicable federal and state employment laws and the current interpretation of employment discrimination by the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, as set forth in Department Directive dated March 14, 2016. There shall be no discrimination or harassment against any person with regard to race, color, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, political affiliation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, or any other impermissible factor in recruitment, hiring, compensation, training, placement, promotion, discipline, demotion, transfers, layoff, recall, termination, working conditions and related terms and conditions of employment.