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Welcome to the City of Turlock's job application process!

You can now apply online by clicking on the job title you are interested in and clicking on the "Apply" link! If this is the first time you are applying using our online job application, you will need to create an account and select a Username and Password. After your account has been established, you can build an application by clicking on the "Build Job Application" link. This application can be saved and used to apply for more than one job opening.

Please note any changes made to your personal account information in NeoGov does not change personal information on previously submitted applications.  It is essential that you notify the Human Relations Department of any personal information changes (name, address, phone number, etc.) that are made to your personal information in NeoGov.  Contact Human Relations at (209) 668-5540 to report changes.

Online applications are stored on a secure site. Only authorized employees and hiring authorities have access to the information submitted.

It is important that your application show all the relevant education and experience you possess. Applications may be rejected if incomplete.



All applicants must complete a standard Application for Employment form, Supplemental Questionnaire (if required) and submit any other required documentation as described in the specific job announcement.

Applications will be reviewed for possession of the minimum qualifications. In the event that a large number of applicants possess the minimum qualifications, applicants who appear to be the most qualified based on their breadth and recency of experience will be invited to compete in the testing process.

Candidates invited to compete in the testing process may be required to take a written examination, which is based on a pass/fail basis. In the event that a large number of candidates pass the written examination, the City reserves the right to invite a percentage of the top scoring candidates to compete in the next phase of the testing process.

Candidates who participate in the oral examination and receive a score of 70% or more will be placed on an eligibility list. Ranking on the eligibility list is based solely on the results of the oral exam.

Completion of a practical exercise may be conducted in order to further evaluate skills relating to essential job functions.

Top candidates from the eligibility list will be referred to the department director for appointment consideration. Candidates must pass a background and reference review prior to final appointment. Final appointment for sworn personnel will be contingent upon passing a Chief of Police interview, background investigation, and psychological examination.


The City of Turlock has adopted a veteran's preference system (effective January 1, 2002). The percentage score achieved through an entrance (non-promotional examination which ranks applicants on an eligible list shall be adjusted to provide: (a) one (1)additional percentage point shall be added to final test score for each six (6) months of active service during a time of armed conflict, up to a maximum of five (5) points and (B) five (5) percentage points added to the final test score for veterans who are disabled as a result of active military service during a time of armed conflict, regardless of length of service. To receive preference points, applicants must provide supporting documentation and proof of honorable discharge. In no event shall an applicant receive more than a five-point adjustment. This request should be made in section #12 of application form. A copy of your DD214 must be attached for this request to be considered.


Every person who receives a conditional offer of employment with the City of Turlock, will be required to submit to a pre-employment medical examination. The positions identified in the attached link are subject to pre-employment drug screening in accordance with the City of Turlock drug screening policy. In addition, the positions identified in the attached link are subject to pre-employment fingerprinting. Refusal or failure to provide or pass the drug or the fingerprint screening will result in revocation of the conditional offer of employment. 


Qualified applicants receive equal consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, political affiliation or belief except where indicated by requirements of the job.

The City of Turlock will make every effort to accommodate applicants that have disabilities that would not allow them to compete in the announced test process. Applicants are asked to indicate their requests for accommodation in the application form.

Pursuant to the Immigration Reform and control Act of 1986. The appointed applicant will be required to verify he/she is a United States citizen or an alien that is authorized to work in the United States.

Information contained herein does not constitute an expressed or implied contract as it is subject to change.

Currently Open Positions

Development Services

Chief Building Official
Housing Rehabilitation Specialist/Inspector I
Plans Examiner I

Municipal Services

Water Treatment Plant Operator, Senior

Police Department

Emergency Services Dispatcher Trainee
Part-Time Animal Services Kennel Attendant
Police Officer I/II
Police Officer Trainee

Public Works

Maintenance Worker
Recreation Worker

For questions about City employment, please contact:

Human Relations
156 S. Broadway, Ste. 235
Turlock, CA 95380-5454
(209) 668-5150
Monday - Friday, 8AM - 5PM

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