The City of Missoula employs over 600 employees and offers a variety of employment opportunities. Our workforce is engaged and innovative in the service they provide to the citizens of Missoula. Explore current employment opportunities and learn more about working at the City by touring the information below. Consider the reality of living, playing and working in the city you love!
- The City does not accept unsolicited applications. When vacancies occur, they are posted on the City's website. Job postings may have a firm closing date, or an open until filled with a priority screening date. It is in the applicant’s best interest to apply by the priority screening date when listed.
- Job postings will list specifics regarding additional information necessary to apply. Such items may include supplemental questions, cover letters, transcripts & other documents needing to be attached to the application. Incomplete applications, late or missing application materials, may not be considered.
- All applications are first screened to ensure they are complete. Managers will receive all complete applications to review. Due to a high volume of interested and qualified applicants, not all minimally qualified applicants will be interviewed. Only the most qualified candidates will be offered an interview. The City of Missoula conducts interviews with multiple panel members.
- Reference checks will be conducted prior to any offer of employment. If a position requires a criminal background check, driving record check and/or pre-employment drug test, as stated in the job posting, candidates will be offered a contingent offer of employment. A firm offer will only be made if the top candidate successfully passes the required test(s).
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The City of Missoula does not discriminate on the basis of race, ancestry, color, handicap, religion, creed, national origin, sex, age, marital or familial status, creed, ex-offender status, physical condition, genetic information, political ideas, public assistance status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or gender expression. This policy does not preclude discrimination based upon bona fide occupational qualifications or other recognized exceptions under the law.
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The Veteran's Public Employment Preference Act and the Persons with Disabilities Public Employment Preference Act provide preference in public employment for certain military veterans and people with disabilities or their eligible relatives. Applicants wanting to claim either veterans or disability preference must provide the appropriate documentation of eligibility with the application. The required documentation may include a DD-214 showing the discharge status; a document issued by the Office of the Adjutant General of the Montana National Guard certifying service; or a PHHS Certifications of Disability form. Contact your local Montana Vocational Rehabilitation Services Office, Department of Public Health and Human Services for details on obtaining persons with disabilities preference certification.
The Missoula Fire Department offers excellent career opportunities for those interested in serving their community. The City of Missoula Fire Department and the Department of Human Resources are responsible for hiring MFD Firefighters and periodically hold entrance examinations. Visit the MFD Employment page to learn more about testing and the application process. We invite you to sign up for email alerts when applications are posted by the Department of Human Resources.
The Missoula Police Department offers excellent career opportunities for those interested in serving their community. The City of Missoula Police Department and the Department of Human Resources are responsible for hiring MPD Police Officers and periodically hold entrance examinations. Visit the MPD Employment page to learn more about testing and the application process. We invite you to sign up for email alerts when applications are posted by the Department of Human Resources.
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"I have been working for the City of Missoula Police Department since 1994 and have had a very full filling career. It has been a very exciting, challenging, and rewarding career and everyday has brought a new challenge and experiences. While working for the City of Missoula Police Department, I have been recognized and rewarded for my performance and been made to feel like part of team here."
Missoula Police Department
"I am a second-generation city employee. My mother worked for the City of Missoula and my father worked for Missoula County. I have to say that I could not have asked for a better employer and work family. I’ve been with the city for 15 years and feel that I’ve been fortunate to work with a great group of people. I have also felt very supported by the city when I’ve had to care for my mother or deal with my own health issues. You can definitely spend your whole working career with the city and work your way up in the organization and feel appreciated."
Central Services, Mayor's Office
"I love working in resource recovery at the City Composting facility. Our work here means protecting our resources like soils and water now and for the future."
Sara Olin Malo
Department of Public Works & Mobility
"I love my job and I believe in the mission and the employees of the Missoula Police Department to keep our city safe and improve the quality of life for all citizens!"
Missoula Police Department
"When I moved to Missoula, I researched the best employer to work for. The City is above and beyond the best for retirement and vacation benefits. I chose them as my employer for this reason, but I have remained with them because they also have the best employees. I am privileged to work with some of the finest people in and around Missoula."
Parks & Recreation Department
"I really appreciate how my position is structured, along with the support of my manager, which helps me to maintain a work/life balance. I think this contributes greatly to my productivity and success. In my opinion, successful staff result in a successful operation."
Central Services, Finance Department