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Human Resources Department
City Hall North
1600 Truxtun Avenue - 1st Floor
Bakersfield, California 93301
[Locate City Hall North]

Office Hours:
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday except Holidays

Phone: (661) 326-3773
Benefits (661) 326-3094
Job Hotline (661) 326-8837
TDD (661) 321-0916

Human Resources


Human Resources Division
Welcome to the City of Bakersfield's Human Resources Division. The Mission of Human Resources is to contribute to the City of Bakersfield’s success in meeting the needs of the citizens of Bakersfield by providing customer-focused Human Resources expertise that is value added.

The City of Bakersfield is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


If you are interested in a position that is not currently being advertised and wish to be informed when the position opens up sign-up now.


For those candidates whose applications are accepted, you will be invited to participate in the written examination on September 26th.  If you pass the written examination you will be invited to participate in the physical agility examination on October 10th.  The physical agility exam is designed to measure the job-related physical characteristics of strength, agility and stamina required of a Police Officer.  Please download the physical agility obstacle course information sheet for this recruitment. 

Only for those candidates invited to participate in the physical agility exam, you will be required to download and print the following:

You will be required to complete the PIBQ and PHS and bring these completed documents with you at your scheduled physical agility exam on October 10th.

Firefighter Recruitment #00749
If you have passed the written examination and you are within the top group invited to complete a background packet please print out the following documents:

How To Apply For Regular Job Listings
The City of Bakersfield uses NeoGov an online database application for posting currrent job openings. If this is the first time you are applying using our on-line 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. Please note that some positions require additional documents and those positions will require you print out and submit the required documents to the Human Resources Division at 1600 Truxtun Ave (First Floor), City Hall North, Bakersfield, CA.

How To Apply For Promotional Job Listings
Promotional Job listings are posted on the Human Resource homepage. ONLY REGULAR CITY EMPLOYEES MAY APPLY FOR ANY OF THE PROMOTIONAL JOB OPENINGS.

How To Apply For Temporary Job Listings
The Temporary Job listings will take you to our document repository where we post seasonal and temporary work. These positions cannot be applied for online. You may pick up an application at the Human Resources Division at 1600 Truxtun Ave (First Floor), City Hall North, Bakersfield, CA for these positions.

Applying For A Fire Promotional Position
Because Fire promotional positions require additional documents, certificates, etc., a listing of those types of positions will be posted online in addition to under the "What’s New" area. However, these positions will require a hard copy application accompanied by any required documents. Please refer to the job posting for details on application processing.