Los Altos is a full service City with a budget of approximately $44 million and a full-time staff of 131 employees. Los Altos blends a distinctive community-oriented character with the proximity and influence of the Bay Area’s cultural, recreational and business attractions. With its picturesque neighborhoods, downtown village and highly-rated schools, Los Altos is one of the premier residential communities on the San Francisco Peninsula and a very desirable place to live, work and raise a family.
The City of Los Altos only accepts applications for positions that are currently open. To apply for an open position, click here. If you are not able to complete an application online, you can download a PDF version by clicking here. Completed applications may be submitted to the Human Resources Department in via email to email@example.com, fax (650) 947-2731 or in person at City Hall, located at 1 N San Antonio Road.
All applications and materials of qualified candidates will be reviewed. Those most closely matching the desired qualifications and position requirements may be invited to participate in the interview process.
Finalists will be required to undergo a background investigation. Employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a physical examination. Past criminal convictions cannot be grounds for automatic disqualification but all candidates will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
Recreation Staff finalists will be required to undergo a fingerprint check. Employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a TB test. Past substance abuse and criminal activity may be grounds for disqualification, but all candidates will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
Police Officer finalists will be required to undergo a thorough background investigation and criminal/vehicle records check. Employment offers are contingent upon passing a pre-employment physical/drug screen and psychological examination. Past substance abuse and criminal activity may be grounds for disqualification, but all candidates will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
The City of Los Altos is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. If you need reasonable accommodation to participate in any component of the testing process, you must notify the Human Resources Division as soon as possible. Pursuant to ADA/FEHA regulations, official documentation to support your request may be required.