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Why work for the City of Lincoln or Lancaster County?

Lincoln is a growing City of close to 300,000 residents and has enjoyed a steady annual population growth rate for the past 30 years. The City consistently earns top national rankings for its quality of life and its economy. This State Capital and college town offers the excitement of a big city with the convenience and friendliness of small-town living. Residents are proud of the city’s award-winning trail network, excellent educational system, low crime rate, high-tech infrastructure, and great climate for job seekers and entrepreneurs. Lincoln consistently earns top national rankings and has been named the "happiest City in America".
Lincoln has also led the nation in resettling the most refugees per capita during the last year. The Omaha World Herald has attributed this to Nebraska having a reputation for being a welcoming state, a place to provide safety and hope for the families that are coming together, and a strong economy with accessibility to jobs. 



The City of Lincoln and Lancaster County are Equal Opportunity Employers. By fostering a truly inclusive environment, we believe we can harness the power of diverse perspectives, experiences, and talents to drive innovation, creativity, and excellence in everything we do. Together, we can create a workplace where everyone feels valued, empowered, and inspired to achieve their best. 
Studies have shown that women, non-binary people, and Black, Indigenous, and other people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet all of the qualifications listed. We consider lived experience and transferrable skills as qualifying unless an item is labeled as required. We are most interested in finding the best candidates for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We encourage you to apply. We actively seek to eliminate barriers and create a culture that embraces and celebrates differences in race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws. 
We strive to provide a workplace that supports professional growth, development, and advancement opportunities for all employees, fostering an atmosphere of fairness, equity, and mutual respect. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities and promoting inclusivity at every level of our organization. These positions are subject to application of Veterans' Preference. We are second chance employer. 



As an employee of the City or County, you will enjoy many benefits including vacation and sick leave, health insurance, holidays, retirement programs and life insurance. You'll also have the option of using an Employee Credit Union and an Employee Assistance Program.

For more information on benefits follow this link Benefits


The City of Lincoln Mayor's Office and the Lancaster County Board of Commissioners promote a workplace culture led by the following City Core Values and County Guiding Principles: 

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For more information on the culture at the City of Lincoln or Lancaster County, follow these links: Mayor's Office Board of Commissioners

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