City of Novato

About City of Novato

A Bay Area premier community, Novato is located in Marin County 29 miles north of San Francisco. The second largest city in the County, Novato has a current population of 52,000 and covers 28 square miles. Novato’s geography is stunning with breathtaking views of the San Francisco Bay and the oak-studded mountain of Mount Burdell, permanent open space (30% of the city), protected hillsides, numerous creeks and waterways. Novato’s location is enviable -- a 30 minute drive gets you to the Pacific Ocean through Point Reyes National Seashore, or an easy wine tasting adventure in the Sonoma/Napa wine country, or a jaunt to San Francisco for hours of city fun.

Why work for the City of Novato? When you join the City of Novato, the work you do builds community for our 52,000 residents. From maintenance workers who ensure our City remains groomed and polished, to engineers who design the streets and intersections, to Police officers who keep us safe, to our front-counter staff who interact with the public every day providing information, every City employee has a role to play in serving Novato residents. The City delivers administrative, police, community development, parks, recreation and community services and public works services through a current 186 full-time employees in six departments. Fire protection and paramedic services are provided by the Novato Fire Protection District. Other services, such as water distribution and waste management, are provided by special districts.

The City’s organizational culture is friendly, service-oriented, and fast-paced. Our collegial and friendly work environment ensures that information is shared in order to creatively and collaboratively respond to and solve issues facing our community. New technology delivers employees with new tools based on an investment of $3 million in process. Alternative work schedules provide life/work balance with many employees enjoying every other Friday off in a 9/80 schedule.


Recreation Leader

June 2019 - August 2019 Novato, CA
“I loved being able to work with children and see them having fun during the summer while they're off their phones and other screens.”

Rec Leader

June 2019 - August 2019 Novato, CA
“Worked with kids and got to stay active outside!”
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