Human Resources

Human Resources


We create a positive, diverse and productive workplace where all employees are respected, valued, and empowered to deliver excellent service to Petaluma.

The Human Resources Department provides a full range of human resources services and support to departments within the City. Those services include recruitment and staffing; employee orientation and training; classification and compensation; policy development and documentation; performance management; and, employee relations. The Department also ensures compliance with federal, state, and local employment law, manages the City’s benefit programs, and oversees the City’s workplace safety program.

Are you looking for a place where you can build your career without giving up your life? Are you interested in a community where there are interesting people and fun things to do—and a healthy job market? It’s not a pipe dream. It’s Petaluma.

Whether you’ve worked in municipal government for your whole career or you're considering local government work for the first time, we’d love to meet you.

"Our Human Resources and Risk Team serves our fellow employees as strategic partners, advisers, and, most importantly, colleagues they can trust and count on to drive their public service objectives forward. We work hard to create an environment of mutual respect and excellence across the organization."



Risk Management

City of Petaluma Staff Info


Petaluma Claim Form

Employee Policies

Employee Benefits & Information

8am - 5pm
Monday through Thursday
Closed every Friday
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