Employment Information

The City of Riverside strives to provide quality benefits and competitive wages.  Our employees are our greatest asset and we believe it is our responsibility to take great care of the folks who take great care of our citizens!  We have made it a priority to draft employee friendly policies and you can click here to view our Employee Handbook

Job Descriptions

The City of Riverside offers a wide variety of rewarding careers.  Check out our job descriptions at the bottom of this page to learn more about what it takes to become a member of our team!  Click here to view our Organizational Chart.

We are committed to paying fair wages based on your job responsibilities and qualifications, without regard to race, color, creed, age, sex, national origin or disability.  Click here to view our Compensation Schedules.

Lateral transfer pay is available for many positions in the Police and Fire Departments based on your previous years of service and experience level.  The pay rate will be established based on the comparable wages of other Riverside employees in the same position.  Base pay for lateral transfers will be determined at the time of job offer in discussions with the department director.

We are pleased to offer an attractive benefits package designed to protect the well-being and financial health of our employees. Our goal is to support the health and wellness of our employees while offering affordable and comprehensive care.  Click here to view our Employee Benefits Guide.
  • Health Insurance - 100% covered by City for Employee Only coverage
  • Life Insurance ($50,000) - 100% covered by City for Employee Only coverage
  • Dental Insurance - partially covered by City
  • Vision Insurance - partially covered by City
  • Voluntary Supplemental Policies - Accident, Critical Illness, Life Insurance, STD, LTD
  • HSA & FSA
  • LAGERS Retirement - 100% covered by City
  • Investments - 457b & IRA
  • Paid Leave - Vacation, Sick, Holiday, Military
  • Compensatory Time Off
  • Longevity Pay - annual payment of $65/year of service for FT and $32.50 for PT 
  • College Degree Incentive Pay - monthly payment of $25 for associate's, $50 for bachelor's, $75 for master's
  • Tuition Reimbursement (including Paramedic program) - 75% of tuition reimbursed
  • Police Academy - Fees covered & wages paid at 90% while attending
  • GI Bill Qualified Training - Covers Police Academy & Field Training
2022 Value of Wages & Benefits


We empower our employees to make healthy lifestyle choices and offer some unique methods to help them attain their goals.
  • Fit for Duty Employee Gym - on-site employee only gym built in 2019
  • Outside Gym Membership - 75% reimbursement for memberships
  • Run Registration Fees - reimbursements for Fun Runs, Marathons, etc.
  • Lunch & Learn Sessions
  • Health Screenings
  • Wellness Challenges
  • Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)
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Job Descriptions36 documents

Administration4 documents

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Communications4 documents

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Community Center2 documents

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Community Development5 documents

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Engineering2 documents

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Finance2 documents

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Fire3 documents

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Municipal Court1 document

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Police8 documents

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  • Police Officer
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  • Canine Officer
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  • Administrative Assistant - Public Safety
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Public Works5 documents

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