Employment and human resources

The City of Reykjavík is both the largest municipality and workplace in Iceland. We have over 450 diverse work locations, with approximately 11,000 employees. Our goal is to be a workplace that attracts skilled and passionate individuals who work for the benefit of city residents.

What is it like to work for the City of Reykjavík?

The City of Reykjavík employs about 11,000 people in eight core departments, each with its own characteristics and priorities.


Job opportunities at Reykjavík City are therefore both extremely diverse and exciting.


In short, we have something for everyone, regardless of education, background, and previous work experience.

Human Resource Policy

Reykjavík City is a unified workplace in all its diversity and has set a Human Resource Policy until the year 2025. The City of Reykjavík's vision for the future is that work will be characterized by professionalism and ambition.


The City of Reykjavík aims to be a lively and enjoyable workplace with a strong attraction for skilled and enthusiastic people of all ages who work for the benefit of the city's residents.

Temporary Employment Office

The Temporary Employment Office offers flexible work hours across various positions within the City of Reykjavík.


Currently, they are looking for staff for preschools as well as individuals interested in working in school and recreational activities, and social services.

Equal pay system

Over the years, Reykjavík City has placed great emphasis on equality, actively working to eliminate gender-based pay gaps.


This can be seen in various plans, policies, and actions taken by the City.

Equal Pay Policy

The City’s Equal Pay Policy extends to all City employees.


All employees are entitled to equal pay and benefits for equal work regardless of gender.


There shall be no unexplained gender pay gap.

Better working hours

Improving workplace culture and utilizing time better are among the primary goals of shortening the work week. Discussions on better working hours for each workplace are a prerequisite for shortening the day time workers working week. The implementation takes into account the activities of each workplace and can therefore vary between workplaces.

What is job evaluation?

Job evaluation is an analytical tool used to systematically evaluate the content of jobs and job requirements. Job evaluation thus creates objective criteria for the basic ranking of jobs. Decisions on salaries based on job evaluation are transparent and accessible to all employees.

Employee benefits

It is a general rule that when employees are hired by the City of Reykjavík, their supervisor introduces the benefits available to the employee.


The benefits include swimming passes, the Culture Card, transportation agreements, and fitness subsidies.

Employment certificate

An employment certificate is a confirmation from a current or previous employer of an individual's work history.

You can request an employment certificate by emailing launaafgreidsla@reykjavik.is with information on the individual's social security number and the department they worked in.

Collective agreements and salary scales