Human Resources

The Human Resources division is responsible for all aspects of the city's human resources system including recruitment, testing, selection, classification administration, labor relations, benefit administration, workers compensation, safety administration, risk management, and employee development.


The Human Resources division conducts testing and recruitments to fill vacancies in the city work force.

Employment opportunities are advertised in the Hanford Sentinel and various other trade, government or association periodicals specific to the particular recruitment. Employment opportunities are also advertised on this website and can be accessed by clicking the job opportunities menu item to the left.

You can access the city's employment application by clicking on the applicant login menu item to the left. The applicant login will allow you to create an account or login to your existing account to complete the application process. 

The city of Hanford is an equal opportunity employer (EEO) and is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you believe you need accommodation under the ADA in the testing process for any position for which you intend to apply, please contact the Personnel Department at 559-585-2520 to request such accommodation. If you have questions or concerns about ADA provisions or the city's processes in complying with the law, please contact the Personnel Department at 559-585-2520.

The City of Hanford is committed to equal employment opportunity. It is the policy of the City to ensure: 

  • equal opportunity to all employees and applicants; 
  •  that employees be selected and promoted based on merit and without discrimination; 
  •  reasonable accommodations for qualified employees and applicants that require them.

The City prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability or medical condition, Acquired Immune Deficiency (AIDS/HIV) or AIDS related conditions, political affiliation, sexual orientation, ancestry, marital or domestic partner status, gender identity, parental status, veteran status, height, weight, or any other basis protected by law. 
The City also prohibits retaliation against any employee for making a good-faith complaint of discrimination or harassment, for assisting another employee in doing so, or for participating in an investigation of a discrimination or harassment complaint.