Human Resources

Employment Opportunities

The City of Chowchilla seeks to recruit and retain a skilled work force with a commitment to excellence in the provision of public services.

Applications are accepted for open positions only and remain active during the recruitment period for the position to which you apply. New applications for each recruitment are required. Read the application requirements for the position and submit all documents and supplemental information by the deadline date listed in the recruitment notice.

The City prefers applications to be submitted electronically through CalOpps, but a hard-copy application will be accepted. Police Department positions may require a supplemental questionnaire.

Current Job Openings with the City of Chowchilla (CalOpps)


City Employment Application
Police Supplemental Questionnaire

Submitting Applications

Paper applications and supplemental documents can be mailed to:

City Clerk's Office
City of Chowchilla
130 S Second Street
Chowchilla, CA 93610

Postmarks are not accepted as qualifying to meet the submittal deadline. All material must be submitted by the application deadline date and time, or hand-delivered to the same address, or faxed to 559-665-7418, or sent by email to the Office of the City Clerk.

Police Department recruitment may require a different submission address. Be sure to review the recruitment brochure for the correct information.

Selection Process on an Open Recruitment

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." 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 being considered for hire will be invited back for an interview by the respective department head and City Administrator.

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 Office of the City Clerk.

Employee Salary Scale

Chowchilla Hourly Salary Scale (July 1, 2018)
Chowchilla Annual Salary Scale (July 1, 2018)

Employee Association Memorandum of Understandings Documents

Administrative Employment Agreements

  • City Administrator
    • Effective: TBD
  • Chief of Police
    • Effective: July 2018 - June 2022