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Why Join Us?

The County of Santa Clara has always provided the services that hold the fabric of our society together.  While cities in California primarily exist to protect property, counties exist to protect people and the community in which they live.

 

The approximately 20,000 county employees provide excellent medical services, public health protection, behavioral health care, assurance that food is healthy and available, environmental protection, child and adult protection services, family reunification, assistance to those in need, homelessness prevention and treatment, park services, libraries, emergency response to disasters, protection of minority communities and those under threat, access to a fair criminal justice system, and scores of other services.

 

Many of those services are expected by our residents and often are taken for granted.  However, they require a lot of work from very committed employees. We ask our employees to keep the needs of their clients as their highest priority at work.  In turn, our employees have the opportunity to work for an employer that provides the support and direction needed to do so in an innovative, dynamic and compassionate work environment.

Medical Plans
The County offers three medical plan options. You can choose from two Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) plans and a Point of Service (POS) plan.
Dental Plans
The County offers two dental plans. You can choose from Delta Dental (PPO) or Liberty Dental (DHMO).
Vision Plan
The County offers vision benefits from Vision Service Plan (VSP), selecting from a provider list or go out of network.
Health Care Bonus Waiver
You have the option of receiving a taxable increase in gross wages by waiving the County’s medical coverage. (Must show proof of other medical coverage).
Health Flexible Spending Account (HFSA)
This program allows you to set up a special account for paying out-of-pocket health expenses with tax-free dollars.
Dependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP)
This program allows you to set up a special account for paying dependent care services, which are necessary for you to work, with tax-free dollars.
Life Insurance
Active hourly and salaried employees holding regular coded positions and working half-time or more per week are eligible for County-sponsored life insurance.
Supplemental Life Insurance
The County offers supplemental life insurance that can be purchased by the employee.
Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance (AD&D)
You may choose to purchase accidental death and dismemberment insurance coverage for yourself and your spouse and children.
Time Away from Work
The County offers disability benefits that partially replace your salary while you are away.
Vacation/Scheduled Time Off (STO)
The County has a very generous vacation accrual based on your years of employment.
Sick Leave
The County offers accrued sick leave, most employees eligible for up to 96 hours per year.
Holidays
The County observes 12 holidays annually.
Various Local Discounts
The County offers gym discounts and other discounts offered by specific local businesses.
VTA Eco Pass
The County provides all employees with the Eco Pass Clipper Card that can be used for unlimited rides on the VTA bus or light rail systems.
Lactation Accommodation
The County provides breastfeeding support to nursing mothers by providing a room or other private location.
Wellness for Employees
The County sponsors various wellness activities including fitness challenges, fitness classes, web classes, chair massages, flu shot clinics, and health screenings.
Employee Assistance Program
The County sponsor’s confidential, professional counseling services for employees and their families who want help in solving personal problems.
Learning and Employee Development
The County provides professional development courses and certificate programs for all employees.
Public Employees’ Retirement System
Eligible County employees participate in the CalPERS defined benefit (DB) pension plan. The plan provides employees with a lifetime pension benefit.
Deferred Compensation Plan
The County offers a defined contribution retirement savings plan that allows employees to set aside compensation and defer payment of applicable federal and state taxes until retirement.
Retiree Medical Coverage
The County provides access to group health plan coverage to eligible retirees.
Last updated: 8/3/2017 2:54 PM