City of Petaluma, CA

The City of Petaluma, located 40 miles north of San Francisco, is a full-service, charter city with eight departments overseeing police, fire, infrastructure, water utilities, development review, and administrative and support services. In addition to standard services, the city has a marina, airport, and transit service. Petaluma is led by six City Council Members and the Mayor in a Council-Manager form of Government. Petaluma employs over 340 employees who serve a population of 62,000 people.

In Petaluma, we merge the idyllic charm of rural life with the dynamism of urban living, offering a vibrant cultural, outdoor, and gastronomic scene. Our City sits on the Petaluma River, speckled in summer with small crafts and paddleboards, between rolling hills that help to create the Petaluma Gap AVA. Residents enjoy unparalleled natural beauty along with deep engagement with their community – making work in city government vibrant and meaningful. Across ages and industries, Petalumans cherish their city and strive to make it the best possible place to call home.

The City of Petaluma, led by City Manager Peggy Flynn, aims to be a top-tier local government employer in the Bay Area. By joining our team, you will not only help to improve the lives of our community’s residents but play an active role in programs like our holistic approach to homelessness, DEIB initiatives that bring more voices to the table, and ambitious climate goals which we can achieve in partnership with nonprofits, businesses, and everyday Petalumans. Together, we can honor everything that is wonderful about Petaluma’s past while laying a strong foundation for an equitable, innovative, and climate ready future.

Here are just a few reasons why Petaluma is an exceptional place to contribute your skills and talents.

In Petaluma, you will be part of a team dedicated to creating a better future for our most vulnerable citizens. Through our “Pathway to Housing” initiative, we tackle homelessness comprehensively. We believe in building bridges, offering tailored services, and fostering an environment where every person’s unique journey is respected and supported.

We cherish diversity and strive for inclusivity in all our endeavors. We recognize the need for continuous dialogue on systemic issues, and we’re committed to making positive changes through our citywide Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Initiatives. In Petaluma, you’ll be part of a team that values every individual, encourages diverse viewpoints, and believes in creating a community where everyone feels a sense of belonging.

By joining Petaluma’s team, you become a key player in our ambitious goal of carbon neutrality by 2030. Through our “Climate Ready 2030” initiative, we tackle climate change head-on, embracing sustainable practices and promoting green solutions. You will have the chance to make an impact, helping to shape our city’s environmental future and make a tangible difference in the global fight against climate change.