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City of Irvine

Since its incorporation in 1971, Irvine has become a nationally recognized City with a population of more than 307,000. It spans 66 square miles and is recognized as one of America’s safest and most successful master-planned urban communities. Top-rated educational institutions, an enterprising business atmosphere, sound environmental stewardship, and respect for diversity all contribute to Irvine’s enviable quality of life. This family-friendly City features more than 16,000 acres of parks, sports fields, and dedicated open space, and is the home of Great Park.... Read more

Purpose

The City of Irvine is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse and fully- integrated cities in the country. Irvine has grown significantly since its incorporation in 1971 and is home to more than 15,000 businesses and several robust industry clusters including life sciences, information technology, aerospace, advanced manufacturing, and digital arts and media. Irvine’s pursuit of excellence is reflected in its mission to create and maintain a community where people can live, work, and play in an environment that is safe, vibrant, and aesthetically pleasing.

Many residents, businesses, and employees have selected Irvine to live and work in because of its history of celebrating diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our mission is to promote diversity in the City of Irvine workforce by recruiting highly qualified candidates and fostering meaningful collaborative partnerships with City departments and the community. Priority programs of the City include: public safety, traffic and transportation, environmental sustainability and green building, open space preservation, energy conservation and recycling, educational partnerships, infrastructure rehabilitation, affordable housing, a healthy community, geographic policing, and youth, family, and senior services. Special attention is focused on ensuring Irvine’s high quality of life is not only enjoyed by today’s residents but is guaranteed for future generations to come.
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Vision

The City of Irvine’s five values reflect the interests and needs of the community, and the level of service it expects and deserves. Our five values are:

Innovation: We encourage new ideas to meet the needs of our community in a creative and progressive manner.

Integrity: We are guided by high standards of moral and ethical principles in all that we do.

Professionalism: We strive to be the best through excellence, leadership, and training.

Flexibility: We appreciate the diversity of opinion resulting from a participatory government and strive to be versatile in our dynamic organization.

Responsiveness: We believe in responding with mutual respect and sensitivity to the needs of the people we serve and to our fellow employees.
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Mission

The mission of the employees of the City of Irvine is to create and maintain a community where people can live, work, and play in an environment that is safe, vibrant, and aesthetically pleasing.... Read more

Additional Culture Details

Over the past 50 years, Irvine has strategically grown into one of the safest and healthiest cities in the country, offering: first-class public education; unmatched public safety; strong business attraction; and miles of varied and well-maintained biking and hiking trails, open spaces, parks, and sports facilities. It has been rated No. 1 in America in fiscal strength and the safest big city in the country, and has won numerous national and state budget awards. Irvine has also been named among the nation’s best places to live, ranked No. 2 for best large city in the United States to raise a family, and is the second happiest place to live, among many other honors.

The City of Irvine is taking steps to ensure we embrace and celebrate diversity in all aspects of our community and foster a workplace environment that is inclusive of all cultures, backgrounds, races, and ethnicities. Our mission is to promote diversity in the City of Irvine workforce by recruiting highly qualified candidates and fostering meaningful collaborative partnerships with City departments and the community.
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Values

City's Five Values
Innovation: We encourage new ideas to meet the needs of our community in a creative, progressive manner.

Integrity: We are guided by high standards of moral and ethical principles in all that we do.

Professionalism: We strive to be the best through excellence, leadership and training.

Flexibility: We appreciate the diversity of opinion resulting from a participatory government and strive to be versatile in our dynamic organization.

Responsiveness: We believe in responding with mutual respect and sensitivity to the needs of the people we serve and to our fellow employees.

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