Charlottesville, Virginia is an independent city with a population of approximately 45,000. Located in Central Virginia, Charlottesville sits in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, approximately 100 miles southwest of Washington, D.C., and 70 miles northwest of Richmond, Virginia.
Our community is known as a major university town and residents enjoy the very best of urban, suburban, and rural life. The City offers a wide variety of cultural, social, and recreational opportunities, including the Downtown Pedestrian Mall which is a center for art, music, dining, shopping, and entertainment. Residents also enjoy a wide variety of amenities, ranging from 25 City parks, to an outdoor performance pavilion, numerous venues for music/theater performances, festivals, and museums. Charlottesville is a diverse and unique community and is an ideal place in which to live, work, and play.
The City operates under a City Manager/Council form of government. City Council establishes policy in the areas of city planning and finance, human development, public safety and justice, public utilities, transportation and other areas and has specific powers to pass ordinances, levy taxes, collect revenues, adopt a budget, make appropriations, issue bonds, borrow money, and provide for the payment of public debts. Administrative and executive duties are performed by the City Manager.
The City of Charlottesville has a diverse workforce of approximately 950 benefit-eligible employees, in addition to temporary and seasonal staff, made up of administrative, professional, technical, public safety, and skilled/trade workers who are dedicated to public service in this exceptional city. Consider employment with the City of Charlottesville; be part of our team, make a difference in the community and build a meaningful career!