Join the County of San Mateo

Join a progressive county. Contribute to innovative programs and services, and make a real difference in the community.

What Makes Working Here So Special

Community Service

Regardless of your role or where you work, you can make a difference. You will have the great opportunity of impacting the future and improving the lives and wellbeing of San Mateo County residents.

Opportunity to Grow

We believe in promoting from within and are committed to creating opportunities to cross train or rotate to challenging and changing work.

A Blended Workforce

Work in full-time, part-time, regular or limited term positions. Start with us as an intern, fellow or volunteer or join us as a contractor.

Employee Engagement

Knowing that employees are our greatest asset, the County of San Mateo conducts an annual employee engagement survey. In 2014, 78% of employees ranked their experience working for the County as "very good/good" and 85% stated that they would recommend the County as a great place to work.
View our Employee Engagement Survey Results

Excellent Employee Benefits

Training & Development

  • Professional Development Programs
  • Breadth and Depth of Classes Offered
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Academic Degree Partnerships

Culture of Health

  • Health and Fitness Classes
  • Wellness Rewards
  • Employee Sport Tournaments
  • County-wide Wellness Initiatives

Work / Life Balance

  • Flexible Schedules
  • Voluntary Time Off
  • Discounted/ Sponsored Childcare

AHA Platinum

The County of San Mateo has been awarded the Fit Friendly Award by the American Heart Association for a total of six years. This award recognizes employers that champion the health of their employees and work to create a culture of physical activity and health.
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Proud to Hire Veterans

The County of San Mateo is grateful for the veterans who’ve given their time and made personal sacrifices for our nation's safety and freedom. We value the integrity, passion and leadership skills they bring as employees of the County.

Committed to Diversity

We foster a workforce that’s just as diverse as our community. We believe this commitment produces the best results for our organization because our team is empathetic and understanding to our residents’ needs and backgrounds.

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