Resources for Job Seekers

We strive to foster a workplace culture that is welcoming to employees of all races, ethnic backgrounds, religions, genders, and sexual orientations. To support job seekers, we developed the following resources to support you through the application process.

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Guides, Tips and Resources

Best Practices Guide

This guide sheds light on the best practices to submit a job application to City Departments and what applicants can expect during the application process. Learn about key information to consider when applying for a job.

Use SmartRecruiters

Learn how to create an account on SmartRecruiters here, the recruitment platform used by the City and County of San Francisco to standardize the job application process for job seekers and facilitate the management and tracking of applications submitted.

Interview Questions

Check out a list of commonly asked interview questions to practice before an interview.

Learn More About Us

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Watch this short video to learn more about the Office of the City Administrator, one of the largest departments in San Francisco. You can also visit us  at


The Office of the City Administrator comprises 27 departments, divisions, and programs that provide a broad range of services to other City departments and the public.