Why Work for Us?

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Make a difference in the community you live in!

Working for the City of Gainesville provides many unique opportunities for its employees. Being an employee with the City of Gainesville allows you to make a difference in the community you are living in, contribute to our success and make a visible impact on the lives of our residents. You are not only getting a job when deciding to work for us, you are getting the opportunity to make a difference in our community and enhance the Gainesville way of life every day.

Great benefits to help you grow professionally and personally!

In addition to a great work environment that allows to you make an impact on our award winning community, the City of Gainesville offers a wide range of benefits to help you grow both professionally and personally. Not only do we offer traditional benefits such as health insurance, life insurance, paid leave, 10 paid holidays/year, a pension plan and a deferred compensation plan, but we also offer great things like on-site fitness centers, tuition reimbursement, interest free loans for purchase of fitness equipment, on-site medical staff to save you time and money by preventing trips to the doctor and wellness programs to keep you healthy and happy.

To make sure we are helping you advance your career, we offer the Gainesville Corporate University, which is available to meet your training needs and help you develop professionally. We offer comprehensive in-house training that provides the right learning, for the right people, at the right time.

A great place to live and experience!

The City of Gainesville is not just a great place to work, but also an amazing place to live. From sports to the arts to outdoor recreation, Gainesville has something for everyone. We serve as the cultural, educational and commercial center for north central Florida and are home to Florida's largest and oldest university – the University of Florida. Gainesville is also known as one of the state's centers of education, medicine, cultural events and athletics. We are known for our preservation of historic buildings and the beauty of our natural surroundings. Numerous parks, museums and lakes provide entertainment for both residents and visitors. Because of our beautiful landscape and urban "forest," Gainesville is one of the most attractive cities in Florida.