How to Apply for a City Job

Explore current employment opportunities with the City of Salem. To view or apply for open jobs​, select the job category below for the type of employment you want. Then select the job title that interests you.

Applications and required supplemental information (if applicable) must be submitted by the final closing date and time to be considered.

Prepare your job application 

Once you have selected a job title, click the Apply button in the upper right corner.

Sign in

If you have an account, sign in with your username and password.

If you do not have an account yet, select “Create an account” to create one.

Build an application

Be sure the education and experience sections of your application show how you meet the minimum job qualifications.  Resumes will not be accepted in place of the education and experience sections unless stated in the job announcement.      

Veterans can claim preference points by marking the appropriate box on the application and providing documentation of eligibility before hiring is completed.  Oregon Law (ORS 408.225 and 408.230) defines the eligibility requirements and preference process.

Employment notices

  • Background check: All finalists may be subject to a criminal background check, a credit check and a drug testing.

  • Application storage and use: Your application will be saved and stored securely.  You can use the application again to apply for other positions.  Your application may be used for six months to create a qualified hiring list to fill current and future vacancies. 

  • Equal Opportunity Employer: The City of Salem is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO Plan).  Any applicant with a qualified disability under the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) can request an accommodation. ​​

Contact us

Human Resources Department
Monday–Friday
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
555 Liberty ST SE RM 225
Salem OR 97301
Phone: