Job Postings

The City of Modesto advertises available positions in the Sunday edition of the Modesto Bee and on the 24-hour Job Line 209-577-5498, and on this website.

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 the United States Department of Education Database of Accredited Post-Secondary Institutions and Programs website. 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.

Acknowledgement of Department of Transportation (DOT) Regulation Part 391.23(i)

Applicants applying to any DOT regulated position who have had DOT regulated employment during the preceding three years have the following rights regarding the investigative information that will be provided to the City of Modesto:

  • The right to review information provided by previous employers;
  • The right to have errors in the information corrected by the previous employer and for that employer to re-send the corrected information to the City of Modesto;
  • The right to have a rebuttal statement attached to the alleged erroneous information, of the previous employer and the driver cannot agree on the accuracy of the information. 

Evaluation of college degrees from countries outside the United States

Applicants who possess a degree or completed coursework that is not from a U.S. accredited (or verified equivalent) college or university, must submit one of the following:
  • A written statement from a U.S. accredited college or university that states that the applicant is qualified for entrance to a program of graduate studies in which one of the fields stated in the minimum qualifications is required for entrance to that program.
  • An evaluation of the applicant's degree and coursework equivalency by a private organization that provides foreign credential evaluation services. The evaluation must include a comparison of comparable U.S. courses for content, credit and grade.

Foreign language documents must include a precise word-for-word English translation of all foreign language documents. It is the responsibility of each applicant to prove to the satisfaction to the City of Modesto that the applicant meets the specific requirements listed on the job announcement for each specific examination.

For further information, please contact a certified private evaluation organization that is a member of NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluation Services). The City of Modesto does not endorse any of these business entities, but a list has been developed for informational purposes only (below).

Foreign Records Evaluation Services

601 University Ave., Suite 127 Sacramento, CA 95825 
(916) 921-0790 


P.O. Box 151739 San Diego, CA 92175 
(619) 265-5810 

P.O. Box 18358 Anaheim, CA 92817 
(714) 237-9272 


409 North Pacific Coast Highway, # 393 
Redondo Beach, CA 90277 
(310) 828-5709 

P.O. Box 3665 
Culver City, CA 90231-3665 
(310) 258-9451 

A copy of the foreign credential evaluation verification must be attached to the employment application and submitted by the final filing date/time. Applicants who do not provide this verification will be eliminated from further consideration.

It is the responsibility of each applicant to prove to the satisfaction of the City that the applicant meets specific education requirements listed on the job announcement. This explanation has been developed for informational purposes only and does not guarantee that an applicant meets the requirements of the job. If you require further clarification regarding this information, please contact our Human Resources Department at (209) 577-5402.


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, 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, PERS retirement and other benefits. For specific benefit information, refer to the individual job announcement.