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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 for any of our current open positions 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)

Accounting Assistant III/IV (Full Time)

AA IV Range as seen on paycheck $29.10 – $36.18/ hour; AA III Range $22.84 – $28.39 /hour.  Generous benefit package, including 95% and 100% paid medical premiums for family.  Position performs clerical and complex accounting work, including grant reports, AP/AR, and customer support for billing.  Detailed job descriptions, education requirements, and city application (required) are available @ or at City Hall 33 Broadway, Jackson, CA 95642.  Open until filled.

Accounting Manager (Full Time)

Pay range as seen on paycheck $5,448 - $6,774 /mo.  Rich benefit package, including 95% and 100% paid medical premiums for family.  Highly responsible position supervises finance function and performs professional account work including preparing financial statements, reconciliation of accounts, payroll processing.  For a detailed job description & application form please visit  EOE.  Open until filled.

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.

Lifeguards Needed! (Part Time/Seasonal)
Needed for 2023 - Jackson City Pool - Minimum age 15 years old

Senior Guard: $16.50/hour – must have current Lifeguard Certification (including CPR/AED/First Aid).
If you are interested in becoming a Lifeguard, but are not certified, you can still apply for Jr. Guard. Training
classes may be available in April. Jr. Guard: $15.50/ hour.

Open until filled; Apply ASAP. Application can be found at the top of this page or at City Hall.
Questions call Daphne at 707-999-8754.

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

Commission / Committee Opportunities

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 

Notice of Vacancy - Economic Development Committee
The Revitalization Committee is being upgraded to the "Economic Development Committee"!  If you are interested in assisting with research and implementation of economic development related initiatives and programs determined by the City Council, recruiting and retaining new businesses and industries, and enriching the lives and experiences of Jackson property owners, merchants, residents and tourists please consider joining this exciting committee!  The City of Jackson is seeking 5 new committee members, composed of local residents, merchants, and commercial property owners.
CLICK HERE to view the Notice of Vacancy.  Appointments to the Committee by City Council are expected mid-June.

Application to Join a Committee

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