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        Welcome to the City of Jackson Job Opportunities.  The City of Jackson is the seat of Amador County, California.  Our beautiful city is located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.  We enjoy abundant sunshine, mild weather in four distinctive seasons, fresh mountain air, blue sky, endless community events, and small town friendliness.  Our community is safe, affordable, and a great place to raise family.   The City provides full municipal services to residents, businesses, and visitors.  Our services include police, fire, water, sewer, swimming, cemetery, and more.  The City has a dedicated and diverse team.  We encourage you to consider joining our team to make a positive difference everyday. 
If you would like to be considered to work for the City of Jackson, please click the link below to fill out an application form and submit your information to  We hope to hear from you. 
                                                                                                                                                                                            Team Jackson

City of Jackson Employment Application Form (click here to fill out form)

Building Inspector (Full Time)

Full time base salary range $4,683 - $5,822 / month.  Generous benefits incl. medical, dental, vision,
PERS retirement and more.  Eligible for overtime. Position is open until filled.  Interested individuals
are strongly encouraged to apply ASAP.  Click on job title above for full job description. 

Full time base salary range $2,604 - $3,238/mo. Generous benefits incl. medical, dental, vision,
PERS retirement and more. Total compensation package up to $81,092 annually. Position is
eligible for on-call pay and overtime.  Click on job title above for the MW1 job description.

Maintenance Worker I  (Part Time)

Part time: Hourly rate $15.02 - $18.68. Average of 16-20 hours/week.  No benefits.
Click on title above for the MW1 Job description.

Filing Deadline: Positions open until filled. Applications and job description are available at
Jackson City Hall or on the website: Applications must be received at City Hall,
Attn: City Clerk, 33 Broadway, Jackson, CA 95642. 

Application can be found at the top of this page or at City Hall.

WWTP Chief Plant Operator
(Grade III or above)

($31.89/hour – $85/hour depending on experience and qualifications; City provides exceptionally generous benefits for eligible employees.)

The City of Jackson is accepting applications for Chief Plant Operator. Position reports to City Manager. Job description available above. Resume and proof of State Grade III or above WWTP Operator certificates are required to apply. Apply at Jackson City Hall at 33 Broadway, Jackson, CA  95642 (see application at the top of this page), or email application materials to:  Position is open until filled. E.O.E.

Jackson Police Department
JPD Employment Application

1.   Police Officer (Lateral or Academy Graduate) Salary Range $4,161 to $5,310 per month with generous benefits for employee and dependents (see a job description linked above for more details).  Including Retirement: P.E.R.S. Safety Program 3% at 50 for those that qualify, and 2.7% at 57 for all others.
Submit application (link above) and copy of Basic P.O.S.T. Certificate to the Jackson Police Department.  Continued recruitment

2.   Reserve Police Officer Applications are taken on an on-going basis. 

Apply at:
City of Jackson Police Department
33D Broadway
Jackson, CA 95642
Attn: Chief Chris Mynderup

Jackson Fire Department
Volunteer Fire Fighter Applications are taken on an on-going basis.
Entry Level to Experienced

No Experience Required
Must be at least 18 Years Old
Good Physical Condition
Positive Attitude
Willingness to respond at any hour
Must live within Jackson Fire Department's response area
Ability to successfully pass a livescan background check, drug screening, and physical
Required Training on Wednesday Nights at 7:00PM 

Apply at:  City of Jackson, 33 Broadway, Jackson, CA 95642
Attn:  Interim Chief Dale Fishback


Jackson Council appoints the Planning Commission and other standing committees including the Cemetery Committee, the Design Review Committee,  the Revitalization Committee, the Accessibility Committee and ad hoc committees.  Vacancies occur from time to time.  If you are interested in volunteering for any committees, please submit an application form to 
Click HERE: COMMISSION / COMMITTEE OPPORTUNITIES for the application form. 

The City of Jackson is an Equal Opportunity Employer AA/EOC/ADA