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 (including marijuana).
  • Commercial Driver License (CDL) Positions: In compliance with the FMCSA, beginning January 6th, 2020, the City of Salem will begin accessing the FMSCA Clearinghouse data as it relates to drug and alcohol compliance for CDL drivers. As a prospective employee preforming safety sensitive functions, you must register with the FMCSA Clearinghouse with the following links:
  • 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.