City of California City

Position: City Clerk
Salary: $69,846 to $89,149 Annually
Application Filing Deadline: May 26, 2021
Posted: 05/04/21


The creation of a livable, viable, and visually attractive community through efficient and effective continued growth and sustainable development will result in a model City within eastern Kern County.​


The City of California City is located in a portion of the Mojave Desert in the northern Antelope Valley. In 1958, private land development activities began when a group of developers started buying land in what is now the eastern portion of the 203 square mile city.  During the 1960s home sites were sold to individuals through the United States following a revolutionary new concept and design that would encourage single-family tract development, controlled architectural quality, and incorporate a vast area of natural desert into a new type of living environment.  On December 10, 1965 the City of California City was incorporated with a population of 617 persons and a City Council/Manager form of government.

The main challenge for California City in the coming years will be expanding the physical infrastructure to meet anticipated development needs and to support the growth of a legal Cannabis industry.


Assumes responsibility for the overall planning, administration, and operation of the City Clerk’s office prescribed by the law of the State of California, as well as ensuring compliance with Federal, State, and Local statutes and regulations.

The City Clerk is an at-will position. The City Manager shall appoint the City Clerk with the advice and consent of the Council.


Five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience in a City Clerk's Office, municipal government, or other public agency with an emphasis on records management is required. (Public sector agency includes State, County, School, or City Government, Law Enforcement or  other Public Sector Agency.), including at least two years at a management or supervisor level.

Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in business administration, public administration, or a related field.


Application must be submitted no later than May 19, 2021 by 5:00 p.m. to: [email protected] or 21000 Hacienda Blvd, California City, CA 93505.  Applications and other information may be obtained at on the city’s website