Job Postings

The City of Modesto advertises available positions in the Sunday edition of the Modesto Bee and on our Job Listings page.

Final Filing Dates

Each recruitment is open for a certain filing period. Applicants should take notice of filing deadlines. Applications will not be accepted after 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date unless an extension has been posted by the City of Modesto. (Postmarks are not accepted.)

Minimum Qualifications

Each job posting provides minimum qualifications as outlined to include experience and training guidelines and any additional professional certifications or licenses.

The City of Modesto defines "accredited college or university" as an institution of higher learning and must be listed on United States Department of Education Database of Accredited Post-Secondary Institutions and Programs. Credits earned from colleges, universities and institutions listed as an accredited institution on this website will be considered as part of the educational component of the minimum qualifications for a classification.

For many classifications, the City may allow the conversion of additional directly related work experience to substitute for a college degree, using a formula of two years experience equal to one year of college coursework (30 units). For example, the equivalency to a four year college degree requires eight years of directly related work experience.


A City of Modesto application for employment must be submitted for each job opening prior to the final filing date. Applicants will be assessed on the application materials submitted. Resumes are an important screening tool. Applications that are not accompanied by resumes may be more difficult to assess. Do not substitute any part of the application form with the words “See Resume.”

Supplemental Information

Any supplemental information requested of the applicant must be submitted to the Human Resources Department by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date. This information can be faxed to 209-571-5813, emailed to Human Resources, or mailed to P.O. Box 642, Modesto, CA 95353 (Postmarks not accepted.)

Benefits Package

The City of Modesto offers a generous benefit package to include Health, Dental, Vision, Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) retirement and other benefits. For specific benefit information, refer to the individual job announcement.

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