Human Resources

Why work for the City of San Mateo?

We're centrally located between San Francisco, San Jose and the East Bay, offer award winning parks to enjoy your lunch in, an exciting and diverse downtown, and affordable housing are some of the reasons the City of San Mateo is a great place to work.

Employee Benefits


We offers a comprehensive benefits program to meet the needs of you and your family. We endeavor to make the program cost effective and accessible to create the best work-life situation while you’re employed with the City of San Mateo.

Our comprehensive and competitive benefit package includes some of the following:

  • CalPERS retirement system
  • Deferred Compensation 457 plan
  • Employee life insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee Credit Union at City Hall
  • Free Fitness classes through City of San Mateo Parks and Recreation programs, 
  • Medical, dental and vision
  • Prescription drug benefits
  • Social Security and State Disability benefits
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vacation, holiday and sick leave