Working and Living in Norfolk

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Welcome to your perfect balance 

Whether you’re just starting out or looking for a fresh start in a vibrant community, you’re starting in the right place. Recognized as a 2021 Best Place to Work in Local Government, the City of Norfolk offers rewarding opportunities to make a difference on the job, and an exceptional quality of life off the clock. 

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Working for the City of Norfolk is an opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of more than 244,000 citizens—and in your own. 

$5,000 sign-on bonus* 

Rewarding work just got even more rewarding with a $5,000 bonus when you start.  

Competitive Wages and Retirement 

With our commitment to competitive pay and a strong retirement package, you can do good for your community and do well for yourself.  

Outstanding Benefits 

Breathe easier with excellent health insurance, wellness programs, and free support services through our Employee Assistance Program.                                                                                                                                                 

Flexible Work Arrangements 

Many positions offer telework and flexible schedules, so you can enjoy more freedom in your 9 to 5.  

Tuition Reimbursement 

Take advantage of Norfolk’s exceptional higher education institutions, including ODU, NSU, EVMS, and TCC.   

Diverse and Welcoming Workforce 

Join a caring workplace that proudly celebrates uniqueness, authenticity, and a shared commitment to improving the lives of our citizens.

*Hiring bonus paid for permanent full-time positions only. It is also only for new hires and rehires who have been separated from the City for more than 12 months.

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Located in the heart of Coastal Virginia, Norfolk is a welcoming authentic city with diverse people and a one-of-a-kind culture.   

Coastal Living 

Life is a little easier on the water, and Norfolk has miles of beaches and waterfronts to prove it.   

A Place With Everything 

You’ll also find a lively downtown with shops and restaurants, family-friendly neighborhoods, and quaint historical areas. 

A Place For Everyone 

With a melting pot of people from all over the world, you’ll be at home in our welcoming culture no matter where you’re from. 

Home of the Arts 

Make culture part of your daily life with our public art installations, world-class museums, performance venues, and waterfront festivals. 

Local Flavor 

Fresh seafood, craft breweries, fine dining, BBQ joints—whatever your taste, you’ll find it in Norfolk’s celebrated food scene.  

History Everywhere  

As a growing coastal community of the future, we remember our past with historical sites and attractions across the city.

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