Human Resources FAQs

What benefits does the City of Petaluma offer?

The City of Petaluma offers benefits, including but not limited to health, dental, vision, life insurance, and employee assistance, flexible spending, and deferred compensation programs. The City participates in the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) to provide retirement and health benefits.

Where can I find a salary schedule for jobs with the City of Petaluma?

We frequently update our salary schedule to reflect applicable changes throughout the year.

Can I submit an application for a position that isn’t currently available?

Applications can be submitted only for open recruitments for the classification being recruited. You can submit an “interest card” via our page on to be notified by email when we begin recruiting for a position in an area you are interested in, within one year.

Can I submit a resume in lieu of an application or supplemental questionnaire?

Resumes are typically recommended as part of your application but they will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. Another thing to keep in mind: when you submit an application, be sure to provide answers to the supplemental questions and any other information required. Do not state “see resume” as a response to a supplemental question or request for other information (such as list of certifications). This is considered an incomplete response and would invalidate your application.  

How do I apply for a job with the City of Petaluma?

All open recruitments are posted online on our career page located at

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