The mission of the Personnel Department is to ensure fair and impartial professional and technical support services in the overall administration of the City’s personnel program. Personnel provides recruitment and testing services, administers salary and job classification plans, and personnel rules and policies. Most employment opportunities are advertised by this department, which then processes all employment applications and administers job-related tests to determine those applicants qualified for available positions. Our goal is to attract, hire and retain qualified employees. Additionally, the department staff assists individual employees and other City departments in employment-related activities.

If you have any questions, please contact Personnel at (209) 388-7100 or

Equal Opportunity in Employment

The City of Merced is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all persons in all terms, conditions, and privileges of employment, including but not limited to: position description development, examination, salary and wages, reclassification, leave accounting and temporary assignment, disciplinary action, reinstatement, recruitment, selection, transfer, promotion, training, compensation, benefits, layoff, termination, retention, certification, testing and other terms and conditions of employment.

Accommodations for Persons with Disabilities

To ensure equal access to employment and services, the City evaluates each request for accommodation and provides appropriate reasonable accommodations, unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the City of Merced. What constitutes a reasonable accommodation is to be determined on a case by case basis.

Employees or applicants requiring reasonable accommodation should contact the City of Merced Personnel Department at (209) 385-6837