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Jobs & Careers with the City

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It’s an exciting time to start working for the City. We're doing more than imagining a great future for Surrey — we're building it. See your career opportunity now.

Opportunities across all City departments

Find your fit in one of our 10 departments. Our job functions include opportunities for almost everyone, with varying education requirements. The City departments all work to serve the constantly growing communities in the City of Surrey.

  • Administrative professionals
  • Business professionals
  • Engineering teams
  • Planners 

Choose a position to show off your skills in the different job possibilities at the City.

Administrative Professionals

Support your team as a highly organized, detail-oriented administrative professional. We rely on you across all departments. This role is crucial to the overall continuity of the department and offers ongoing career advancement.

Administrative employees provide general office assistance.

  • data entry
  • word processing
  • computer expertise

Business Professionals

Play a key role using your strong technical, management and leadership skills. Business professionals work across all departments across the City.

Finance and Information Technology (IT)

Help us serve Surrey's residents in the most efficient way possible. This department's scope is large, and includes numerous roles, including accounting, purchasing and finance. In Finance and IT, you'll work with

  • troubleshooting technical issues,
  • the newest application upgrades, and
  • security, business processes and technology.

Firefighters and Fire Management

Protect the lives and property of Surrey citizens as a Volunteer or Career Firefighter. This team specializes in

  • fire investigation,
  • prevention,
  • public education, and
  • behind-the-scenes inspections.

Inspectors and By-law Officers

Maintain municipal and provincial bylaws, regulations and legislation. Inspectors and by-law officers also conduct investigations and provide security and education to the community.


Labourers and Equipment Operators

Work in either Engineering or Park Operations to beautify and develop the city by maintaining streets, utilities, parks, park facilities and roadways.


Natural Sciences

Preserve the natural beauty of Surrey and its surroundings in the natural sciences.

  • Urban Forestry
  • Park Operations
  • Environmental Engineering


Plan BC’s fastest growing community. We need strong community planners at all levels within the organization, from entry-level planning technicians to management.

Recreation and Sport

Provide activities to Surrey communities with temporary and part-time work in the Community & Leisure Services department.

  • Aquatic instructors
  • Lifeguards
  • Recreation programmers and assistants.

Arts and Culture

Engage the community and City in enhancing awareness and understanding of arts, culture and heritage in Surrey.

  • Publicist
  • Curator
  • Archivist


Enable access to the latest equipment and technology to allow our numerous facilities in the community to function in a safe working environment. We're offering hands-on opportunities with the City of Surrey’s facilities team in the trades roles.

Types of Employment

Regular: Full-time or part-time positions with a benefits package.

Auxiliary: Employment on an on-call basis. It can mean a fairly set work schedule. Varied hours, no guarantee of hours.

Temporary: Shorter term, full-time positions of no more than 6 months in duration.

See your current job and career opportunities and tell us how you'll fit into the City of Surrey story.