Human Resources-Employment

The City of Chowchilla has suspended employment recruitment except for critical administrative level positions at this time due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Potential applicants are encouraged to check this page often to find out if the suspension remains in effect.

The City of Chowchilla seeks to recruit and retain a skilled work force with a commitment to excellence to provide public services. Applications are only accepted for open employment opportunities. 

Click on the job title to be redirected to the CalOpps to learn more about the positions and to apply. Read the requirements for the employment opportunity and submit all documents and supplemental information by the deadline date. Some employment opportunities may require a supplemental questionnaire.

Employment Opportunities

Finance Director - Click HERE to go to the CalOpps webpage to view and apply.

The Finance Director is an integral part of the City’s executive management team who reports directly to the City Administrator and supports operations of every City department by managing finance, budget and information technology functions. The incumbent in this position advises Department Heads and the City Administrator on complex financial and budget matters and projects, develops the annual City budget with the City Administrator, manages the City’s financial operations, and monitors compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The Finance Director serves as the City’s chief financial and investment officer as the City Treasurer, and performs related duties as required.

Fire Chief - Click HERE to go to the CalOpps webpage to view and apply.

Under the direction of the City Administrator, the Fire Chief is a management level FLSA “Exempt” position confidential employee and is the chief executive officer of the Chowchilla Fire Department and is responsible for directing the operations and managing the administrative business affairs of the Chowchilla Fire Department. The Fire Chief plans, manages, oversees and directs the operations and services of the Volunteer Fire Department, which may include training, disaster preparation, EMS communications, records, support services and fire safety technical services functions; coordinated department activities with other City officials or outside agencies; provides responsible and complex staff support to the City Administrator. The position establishes current and long-range objectives, plans and policies/procedures.

Submitting Applications

To express interest in available employment opportunities applicants must apply to each available employment opportunity for consideration. It is important that your application show all relevant education and experience you possess. Incomplete applications will be rejected. Applications received will remain active during the full recruitment period.

The City prefers applications to be submitted electronically through CalOpps, but a hard-copy application will be accepted. Applications and supplemental documents can be emailed to the City Clerk, sent by fax to (559) 665-7418, or hand-delivered or mailed to City Clerk, City of Chowchilla, 130 S Second Street, Chowchilla, CA 93610.

Applications for Police Department employment opportunities may require a different submission address.

All material must be submitted so it will be received by the application deadline. IMPORTANT: Postmarks are not accepted as qualifying to meet the application deadline.

City Employment Application
Police Applicant Supplemental Questionnaire

Selection Process

All applicants will be assessed on the fully completed and signed application along with any supplemental materials that are submitted. This information will be carefully evaluated. Resumes are an important screening tool. Applications (when required) that are not accompanied by resumes (optional if not required) may be more difficult to assess. Do not substitute any part of the application form with the words "see resume." Incomplete applications will be rejected. All required certifications and education requirements will be verified. All materials submitted becomes the property of the City of Chowchilla.

Only those candidates who best meet the qualifications will be invited to participate in the selection process that may be administered by written examination, oral interview, or any combination as deemed to be appropriate for the position. Successful candidates on this part of the process will be placed on an eligibility list, valid for one year. The top candidates will be invited for an interview.

The City Clerk's Office will make reasonable accommodations in the examination process for disabled applicants. If you have special needs, please indicate such on your application. Verification of the disability may be required prior to accommodation.

Employment Examinations & Verification

As a condition of employment with the City of Chowchilla a candidate must pass an employment medical examination and drug test provided by a health care professional designated by the City.

You will be required to submit verification of your identity and citizenship or legal right to work in the United States as required by law.

If you need additional information contact the City Clerk's Office at 559-665-8615, ext. 102 or email the City Clerk.