77 Fair Drive
Post Office Box 1200
Costa Mesa, Ca 92628-1200
(714) 754-5350

24-hour jobline (714) 754-5070
* TDD (714) 754-5244 *


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Our business is to provide quality human resource services to managers, employees, and the community. We:


Recruit Quality Employees
for a productive City workforce


Develop Employee Potential
for maximum effectiveness


Provide Extensive Health and Welfare
benefits to meet employee needs


Maintain Equitable
compensation systems


Protect System Integrity
and individual rights


In carrying out our mission, we value timeliness, efficiency, creativity, confidentiality, professionalism, and recognition of the dignity and worth of the individual.


The City of Costa Mesa's Human Resources Division conducts recruitments for a variety of City positions including administrative support, maintenance, recreation, finance, public safety positions and many more!  In addition to recruitments for full-time positions, the City of Costa Mesa also recruits for part-time, volunteer and internship positions.  The City offers competitive salaries, benefits and wonderful colleagues.  Working for the City is a great way to spend your career in a beautiful community.




Located just 12 miles south of Anaheim in Orange County, the City of Costa Mesa encompasses 16.8 square miles and is approximately one mile from Southern California’s incomparable coastline. The City is home to a diverse population of 113,440 residents. Predominant industries include retail trade, light manufacturing, services, finance/insurance and real estate. The community is slated for substantial vertical growth over the next ten years to include the development of five high-rise residential condominiums.


Costa Mesa offers 28 neighborhood and community parks, three 18-hole golf courses, 15 elementary schools, two intermediate schools, two high schools, and two County branch libraries. Orange Coast Community College, the Coastline Community College District headquarters, and Vanguard University are located in the City. Many other universities, colleges and trade schools are nearby.


The Orange County Performing Arts Center, Tony Award Winning South Coast Repertory Theater, Orange County Fairgrounds, South Coast Plaza, Anti-Mall, and Metro Pointe are prominent centers of cultural and economic activity within the City. The community has established its identity in Southern California as the “City of the Arts,” premiering the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in 2006. The volume of sales generated by South Coast Plaza, on the strength of 322 stores and annual sales in excess of $1 billion is one of the most successful retail destinations in the United States. The City is also a center for cutting edge youth apparel and sporting goods manufacturers.


Residents enjoy an ideally mild Southern California climate. Costa Mesa’s location provides easy access to many of the area’s major attractions such as beaches, mountain regions, high and low deserts, Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, The Honda Center, Angel Stadium, San Diego, Palm Springs, and Los Angeles with its sports arenas and major league teams. With an ideal location and superior amenities, Costa Mesa represents the best Southern California has to offer.