Job Gateway is the County of Riverside's new online application system.  Log in using one of these links:

Job Gateway for Current County Employees - Employee Self Service (ESS)

Job Gateway for External Applicants - Applicant Home

If you are logging into Job Gateway for the first time, see our First-Time Login Instructions and FAQs provided on this page.

Departments Using Job Gateway
Over the coming months, Job Gateway will be rolled out to additional departments until all County job openings use the new system.  Currently, these departments have begun using Job Gateway for some or all of their positions:

District Attorney
Economic Development Agency
Information Technology
Public Defender
Temporary Assignment Program

To apply for positions not on Job Gateway, see our How to Apply page.

Contact Us
Having technical or other problems using Job Gateway?  See our FAQs posted below.

If you have additional questions or need assistance, please contact the recruiter listed in the job opening for which you applied.

If you cannot reach the recruiter, please email us at Recruiting@rc-hr.com.  In most cases, questions submitted directly to the recruiter are answered sooner.

The County of Riverside is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to applicants as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). Qualified individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process should contact the recruiter noted in the job posting for the position. For additional information and/or to obtain the appropriate form for requesting a reasonable accommodation, please visit the Disability Access Office web page located at:

Job Gateway

Job Gateway is the County of Riverside's new online application system.  It allows applicants to view current job postings, apply for job openings, and track their progress through the recruitment process. As we move towards full implementation, more and more positions are being posted to accept applications through Job Gateway.  Please follow the links to Job Gateway, located directly to the left.  To apply for positions not on Job Gateway, see our How to Apply page.

First-Time Login Instructions

Current Employees - Employee Self Service (ESS)

Employees access Job Gateway using PeopleSoft Employee Self Service (ESS).  Employees already use ESS to view their paychecks and W-2s.  Follow these steps to access Job Gateway.

  1. Before using Job Gateway, verify your email address in ESS so that you receive important notifications and instructions throughout the recruiting process--all communications from Job Gateway are sent via email.  Log into ESS and use the Self Service>Personal Information>Email Addresses menu to view the Email Addresses page.  Add or update your email address.  See our ESS Email Instructions for detailed instructions.  Use this page to update your email address anytime.
  2. Access Job Gateway by logging into ESS and go to the Self Service > Recruiting Activities > Careers menu.  Remember, your User ID begins with the letters "ESS" and is followed by your 6-digit Employee ID.  If you forget your Employee Self Service password, click on the "Forgot Password?" link.

For detailed instructions, see our ESS Apply Training Guide.

Layoff Employees:  Current and former employees with layoff interview preference must create a Job Gateway account through Job Gateway for External Applicants below.  Once your employment ends with the County, your Employee Self Service account is inactivated.


External Applicants - Applicant Home

External applicants access Job Gateway using the Applicant Home page.  From the Applicant Home page you can browse job openings and create an acccount to apply to job postings.  To create your account, click on "click here to Register" or the "Register Now" links.  If you forget your password, click on the "Login Help" link; you will then enter your email address and instructions will be emailed to you.