Great weather, award winning parks, exciting and entertaining downtown, diverse communities, and affordable housing are some of the reasons the City of Long Beach is a great place to work. See for yourself by visiting our guide to visitors and residents pages. The City of Long Beach employs over 5,300 employees and has over 500 job positions. Positions range from entry level to professional, high skilled. Positions are classified or unclassified. Given the number of positions, employees have a variety of career paths to choose from. In addition, the City provides career guidance, mentoring and career ladders for planning a career with the City. 

Excellent and meaningful opportunities to explore different career options await you, whether you are looking for a stepping stone to launch your professional life, growing a long-term career, or changing career paths. A unique and rewarding opportunity to work in local government exists where you can gain the knowledge and skills to be effective local government practitioners and make a difference in a community. An opportunity to be a highly valued integral player on the City team makes the City of Long Beach the employer of choice.

Management Assistants will:

• Learn about managing a thriving, full service
City by working under the City Manager in
four different departments, including the City
Manager’s Office and Financial Management.

• Take the lead on challenging citywide projects
as key members of the City Management
Team, developing lasting innovative
solutions to serve a diverse community.

• Work with accomplished career managers and
access high-level decision-making, including
mentorship and weekly participation in
Department Director meetings.

• Gain experience and exposure to better
compete for professional City positions


  • Location:
    Long Beach
  • Salary:
    , Position includes a full benefits package, and a CalPERS defined pension with an employee participation currently at 6.5 percent of salary
  • Deadline:


Minimum qualifications

Completed requirements for a Master’s Degree
in Public Administration, Public Policy, Business
Administration, Urban Planning or a related
field by June 2019 and 6 months experience in
government, finance, legislation, research, or
statistical analysis.

Applicants must submit a cover letter and resume that clearly reflect the scope and level of their current/most recent positions and responsibilities, including any honors achievement and school/extracurricular activities.  Applicants must also submit proof of their Master's Degree (copy of diploma or unofficial transcripts) and responses to the online supplemental questions. Incomplete applications or applications that clearly do not meet the minimum requirements will not be considered.