Job Opportunities

The City of Arcata only accepts applications for full-time positions which are currently open (select the link at the left side of this page to learn more about Applying for a Position).  If you would like to be notified when we are accepting applications for a particular full-time position or, if there are no current full-time job openings, please submit an Interest Card for any position(s) you are interestd in.

Current Job Opportunities:

Full-Time Vacancies: Application Materials: Status: Final Filing Date: 
Police Officer/Police Officer Trainee Application Packet Currently accepting applications.  Trainees: Academy starts January 2016. Open until filled.
Police Dispatcher/Senior Dispatcher Application Packet The Dispatcher position is an ENTRY LEVEL position and we are currently accepting applications for those seeking a new profession. 
You must be able to pass an extensive background check, psychological evaluation and a pre-employment physical examination.  
Required P.O.S.T. Testing:
Additionally, the City of Arcata is conducting a P.O.S.T. written test at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, September 18, 2015 at the D Street Neighborhood Center.  Submit your application as soon as possible to reserve a test slot.  There is no cost to take the test.  Applicants may test at another P.O.S.T. agency and submit those results with an application to our City.  The results must be T-42 or above to be considered for employment.  If you are a current Dispatcher, please contact our office at 825-2135.    
Open until filled.
Environmental Programs Manager Closed Closed.  Applications are in the screening process. Closed
Part-Time Vacancies: Application Materials:  Status:  Final Filing Date:
PT - Bus Driver Application Packet Currently accepting applications. Open until filled.
PT - Dispatcher - Lateral only.  Application Packet  Currently accepting applications. Open until filled. 
PT - Vehicle Abatement Officer Application Packet Currently accepting applications. Open until filled. 
PT - Parks/Facilities Maintenance Trainee Application Currently accepting applications.
Applications available at 525 9th Street, near City Hall.
Open until filled.

Please Note: All submitted full-time applications must be received in the City Manager's Office by the stated deadline.  Postmarks by the deadline are not acceptable.