The City of Houston can't function without great employees. We're always on the lookout for talented, caring people to join us. Employment with the City of Houston represents ,more than just a job.

A career in public service is an opportunity to serve fellow citizens across our city. Professions in the city government help to support many aspects of life in Houston and considering a career in public service is an honorable choice.


The City of Houston is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual’s sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.

View the most recent City of Houston EEOP Utilization Report.


Preference shall be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6.

In order to be eligible for veteran preference, an applicant must be a veteran who served on active duty in the Armed Forces for more than 90 consecutive days and received either an honorable discharge or a general discharge under honorable conditions.

Armed Forces consist of the United States Army, United States Navy, United States Air Force, United States Marine Corps, and United States Cost Guard. Veterans are men and women who previously served on active duty in the Armed Forces. Members of the Reserves and National Guard are considered veterans if they have been called to active duty.

Applicants with Disabilities

Do you need special services? The City of Houston is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment. Individuals with physical and mental disabilities are often overlooked when it comes to hiring. Even though there are federal and state laws in place to protect people with disabilities, it can be challenging for these individuals to find employment, even in the absence of overt discrimination, due to several factors.

  • A Reasonable Accommodation may take the following forms:
    • Modifications or adjustments to a job application process that enable a qualified applicant with a disability to be considered for the position such qualified applicant desires; or
    • Modifications or adjustments to the work environment, or to the manner or circumstances under which the position held or desired is customarily performed, that enable a qualified individual with a disability to perform the essential functions of that position; or
    • Modifications or adjustments that enable a covered entity's employee with a disability to enjoy equal benefits and privileges of employment as are enjoyed by its other similarly situated employees without disabilities."(4)
  • If you need special services or accommodations, please call (832)393-6153 (TTY 7-1-1).

    CARE (Citizens Accessibility Resources for Empowerment) The Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities empowers citizens by opening communication barriers and providing access to resources which may provide short or long term resolution. We investigate complaints and assist agencies, organizations, and City departments with information necessary to help citizens with disabilities.

    Mayor's office with People for Disabilities

Department Information

611 Walker, 4th Floor
Houston, TX 77002
Benefits: 832-393-6000
Main: 832-393-6100
Safety Hotline: 832-393-7233