Employment Opportunities

Working for the City

Currently, the City of Solana Beach has 65 full-time equivalent employees (FTEs) and an average of 120 FTEs during the summer months, which includes our temporary/seasonal employees serving our beautiful coastal community. 

The HR Department supports the City’s efforts to attract, hire, and retain exceptional staff. We provide guidance, consultative support, transactional assistance, and tools and resources for the full cycle of recruitment and hiring. In providing these essential services, we are committed to collaborative relationships with all City Departments, responsiveness to candidate needs and trends, continuous improvement, creative solutions, timeliness, effectiveness, and compliance.

Working for the City of Solana Beach provides meaningful work at the local level by making a difference and improving our internal and external communities. Public service offers many great opportunities and branches of interest for those looking for new challenges, and those who want to give back and help shape and grow communities. Come build your career with us and discover our diverse career opportunities and our commitment to our employees and the City. 

How to Apply

You may submit an employment application online for any open position, which we are actively recruiting for. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of an application. You may, submit a resume as a supplement to your application form. All applications must be submitted online.

If you require any special accommodations and/or do not have access to a computer, please contact the Human Resources Department.

Background Check Guidelines for Hiring Authorities

The City of Solana Beach conducts background checks of all candidates prior to employment. Criminal and other background checks do not take the place of reference checks and verification of employment history, which are also be conducted before a final hiring decision. In addition, all positions undergo a post offer pre-employment medical exam and a drug screen. The City contracts with a third-party provider to conduct the background checks, and through a Department of Justice (DOJ) Livescan Fingerprinting.  In rare instances, a criminal background check may be completed by an outside organization, such as a search firm, on the City’s behalf. Staff in Human Resources administer the policy and coordinate with the background check provider to conduct the applicable background check(s). Candidates are not charged for the cost of background checks.