Employment Announcements

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The Town of Moraga uses CalOpps to list current openings.  To view available positions and applyDone Editing, please visit CalOpps.

Principal Planner:

The Town of Moraga is currently accepting applications for the position of Principal Planner.  The Principal Planner plans, organizes, oversees, coordinates, and manages staff and specific operations of the Planning function including current and long-range planning, zoning, development, and environmental review; prepares and presents a variety of studies, ordinances, and staff reports to Planning Commission/Design Review Board and the Town Council and serves on local and regional planning and technical review committee; manages the effective use of division resources to improve organizational productivity and customer service; provides complex and responsible support to the Planning Director in areas of expertise; and performs related work as required.  To apply, please visit  CalOpps. 

Senior Accountant:

The Town of Moraga is currently accepting applications for the Senior Accountant position.  Under general direction, performs the more complex and responsible professional accounting work, including auditing, analyzing, and verifying financial records, preparing financial and statistical reports, providing information to Town staff regarding accounting practices and procedures, and reconciling general ledger accounts; prepares the Town’s annual budgets; assist with the annual audit, year-end financial statements, and schedules; provides technical support to the Administrative Services Director; and performs related duties as required. To apply, please visit  CalOpps. 

Chief of Police:

The Town of Moraga is seeking an innovative, collaborative, seasoned, hands-on law enforcement professional to lead the Moraga Police Department as its next Chief of Police.   Successful candidates should be comfortable being out in the community, meeting people, responsive to community concerns and desires, and able to work with and lead a team of dedicated professionals.  The Town’s Chief should have excellent communication skills, the ability to create and maintain relationships, establish cooperative working relationships with other Town departments and outside agencies, and be a collaborative, inclusive and ethical leader.  As this is a small agency, the Chief must be willing to work side-by-side with patrol officers, may need to work some nights and weekends, and be comfortable in all roles, including administration, overseeing critical incidents and investigations.   

The Moraga Police Department was established in 1979 and is staffed with 12 sworn officers, including the chief, 2 non-sworn professionals and up to 6 reserve officers to provide law enforcement services to nearly 17,000 residents.  Although one officer is assigned to Investigations, all of the officers are generalists and work on all types of incidents.  Moraga is also home to St. Mary’s College of California and many of their students reside in town, which can present additional challenges to the Police Department.  Moraga is also home to award winning schools, an active network of community organizations and service clubs, and is known for its active, involved community members.   The Police Department works closely with the Moraga-Orinda Fire District, which provides fire and EMS services to Moraga, Orinda and surrounding unincorporated areas.

The position requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major work in public administration, criminal justice or a related field.  A minimum of ten (10) years of broad and extensive experience in all major phases of police work, including at least three (3) years of command or supervisory experience equivalent to a Lieutenant, Captain or Commander, or above.  The successful candidate will possess a POST Advanced Certificate, a POST Management Certificate and have additional leadership and management training.  The annual salary range for the position is $180,072 - $218,000; placement within the range is dependent upon qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.  Please contact Chief Jon King with questions and for additional information at 925-888-7049 or via e-mail at king@moraga.ca.us.

Police Officer - Lateral and Academy Graduates:

The Moraga Police Department has a continuous hiring process for the position of Police Officer for Lateral and Academy Graduates. To Learn more please go to the Moraga Police Department Employment page.  To apply for Police positions, please visit CalOpps.