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Employment with the City of Rochester

The City of Rochester employs about 3500 people in several hundred job titles. City employees make a difference in the quality of life for City residents. Our work is interesting and challenging, we enjoy competitive pay, generous benefits and opportunities for advancement.

Are you interested in joining the City of Rochester team? 

  • Read How to Apply for a Job to learn how to apply online, by mail, or in person for an opening or Exam with the City of Rochester. 
  • Then, view the current City of Rochester job openings and exam announcements by going to Current Job Opportunities. You can review job descriptions and minimum qualifications to find the positions that interest you. You can also apply online at this time if you wish to do so.
  • To read about hiring information, from job openings and exams to continuous recruitment and exam fees, read the City of Rochester’s Hiring Process.
  • Employment Forms are especially important if applying by mail or in person. You can find forms such as the Employment/Exam Applications, Fee Statements, Cross-Filer form and Veterans Credits form.  
  • If you have already registered to use our Online Employment System, you can Update Your Employment Profile, which includes your personal information, education and work history, at any time.
  • Information on the Summer of Opportunity program is also available.

Join our team!

Diversity statement

The City of Rochester is committed to creating and supporting a workplace and services that are free from discrimination and harassment, promote fairness and equity, and value the contributions of all its employees and citizens. We are committed to promoting the dignity of, and interacting positively with all. We believe people of diverse backgrounds and experiences enrich our City and work environment.

The City of Rochester remains committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all City employees and applicants for City employment, as established by both Federal and State law. 

We reaffirm our legal obligation and organizational commitment to foster an employment environment free from discrimination and to consider all employees for placement, development programs, job assignments, transfers, and promotions regardless of age, race, color, creed, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, marital status, military status/service, or domestic violence victim status. 

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