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You are encouraged to take 2 actions:
Active recruitment with the City of San Mateo can be found on the Human Resources webpage and on CalOpps.org.
It is highly encouraged and preferred that applicants complete an on-line application. It is very important to thoroughly complete the employment application, including any supplemental questions that may be included. A resume may be attached to the employment application. Carefully review the job announcement for application requirements.
To prepare for the testing process, it is helpful to review the job announcement and job description to identify the responsibilities, knowledge, skills and abilities related to the position. You should also conduct a self-assessment of the related competencies you possess which are transferable to the position for which you will be interviewing.
You might find that gathering information about the City, Department, and Division is helpful, and much information is available on the City of San Mateo’s website.
Finally, practicing your interviewing skills with a family member or friend can be helpful.
Please visit the MOUs and Compensation Resolution section of our website for more information.
The City of San Mateo's Human Resources Department is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
We are located in City Hall, 330 W 20th Ave, San Mateo, (650) 522-7260.
Free parking is available in the parking lot in front of City Hall or on the street (2-hour limit on the street).
Please visit the Salary Schedules section of our website for more information.
Yes, except for police and fire safety employees and per diem employees.
Please visit the Employee Benefit Portal for more information.
Marriage and birth certificates are obtained through the San Mateo County Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder's Office which is a separate agency from the City of San Mateo. For information please visit their website at: http://www.smcgov.org/
CalFresh is a California Department of Social Services program which is separate from the City of San Mateo. For information please visit their website at: http://www.cdss.ca.gov/cdssweb/
To apply for unemployment benefits, you may apply on-line www.edd.ca.gov
You may contact the Social Security Administration to make an appointment or ask questions. You can visit their website at: www.socialsecurity.gov
You may contact the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) if you feel that you have been discriminated against based on a protected status. You may visit their website at www.eeoc.gov