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Employment Opportunities
Employment Applications can be picked up at City Hall or downloaded HERE. To submit your completed application and any supporting documents to the Personnel Department: 
  • Hand deliver or mail to City Hall, 621 11th St., Fortuna, CA 95540
  • Email Siana Emmons at  or 
                  Buffy Gray at


Public Works Director/City Engineer

Full-Time

$89,312 - $108,662 per year

Under the administrative direction of the City Manager, to plan, organize, direct, and review the functions and activities of the City’s Public Works Department and Engineering Department  to perform a wide variety of functions, and complex engineering assignments, to plan, and administer the development, maintenance and repair of City facilities, parks, trails, open spaces, and roads; be responsible for the design and inspection of Public Work projects, to review and approve subdivision development plans, direct staff and advises the City Manager on public works related matters; and perform related work as required.

Requires possession of a current and valid certificate of registration as a Civil Engineer for California issued by the State Board of Registration for Civil Engineers. Maintain a valid California Driver’s License throughout employment.  Incumbent will participate in the DMV “Pull Program”.

Application packets must be received by 4 pm on April 26, 2019

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Treatment Plant Operator III Shift Supervisor
Full-Time

$44,087 - $53,638 per year

Shift Supervisors are the first-line supervisors for wastewater operations. Work is performed with minimal guidance with the expectation that incumbents have the ability to choose among alternatives in completing tasks.  Some latitude is granted for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative, with appropriate and responsible reporting and communication with the Chief Plant Operator. Work is typically performed in a treatment facility environment. Some tasks may involve moderate physical labor. Applicants must possess valid CDL, and be at least 18 years of age.

Application packets must be received by 4 pm on April 5, 2019

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Park Maintenance Worker II (In House Recruitment)
Full-Time

$30,367.66 - 36,946.90 per year

Under the general supervision of the Director of Parks and Recreation, or their designee, to perform semiskilled work in the maintenance and upkeep of City parks, landscaped areas, public buildings, and associated equipment and structures; to perform routine gardening work; to learn the more difficult park maintenance skills and job assignments; and to do related work as required. Maintain and possess a current and valid California Driver’s License throughout employment. Employees must be at least 18 years of age to operate a City vehicle or personal vehicle for work-related purposes.

Application packets must be received by 4 pm on March 29, 2019

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Recreation Program Leader
Part-Time

$12.00 – $14.59 per hour

Recreation Program Leader is the seasonal or temporary part-time, entry level position in the Recreation class series.  Incumbents are expected to have little to no experience.  Job assignments include an emphasis on the basic assignments while incumbents continue to learn the more skilled and responsible assignments.  Work is performed under the general supervision of a Recreation Program Supervisor. Work is typically performed in a variety of environments such as indoor recreation facilities, including recreation center, skating rink, and others; and outdoors, including City parks, local field trips, and others.  Outdoor activities may involve work in inclement weather. 

Application packets must be received by 4 pm on April 5, 2019

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Police Dispatcher
Full-Time

$38,681 to $47,061 per year (Incentives Available) 

Under general supervision of the Police Dispatch Supervisor and on-duty Watch Commander, Dispatchers receive on-the-job police training for the principal duty of dispatching calls from the public for emergency and non-emergency services; assists with clerical duties within the Police Department and performs other related duties as assigned. Police Dispatcher is a full-time entry level position, responsible for dispatching emergency and non-emergency calls, and assisting with various support activities for the police department, and requires knowledge of codes, law enforcement, and dispatching policies and procedures, in addition to standard office support skills. Job assignments are often performed with minimal guidance and supervision with the expectations that incumbents have the ability to choose among alternatives in completing tasks. Work is typically performed in a general office setting and requires sitting for extended periods of time.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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