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!

  1. Application & Screening Process
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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).
  5. All applicants will be notified by email regarding their status.
  1. Equal Employment Opportunity
  1. Apply For Jobs
  1. Application "Tips"
  1. Get Job Notifications
  1. Employment Preference
  1. Fire Department Application PRocess
  1. Police Department Application process

Benefits of Working for the City of Missoula

JEDI - Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Looking for help completing your application?

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Employee Testimonials

"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."

Walt Dinges
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."

Heidi Bakula
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!"

Diana Dattilo
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."

Corena Maurer
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."

Lisa Miller
Central Services, Finance Department


Questions or need additional help? 

Contact our Recruitment Specialist for further assistance.