Working for the City

Below is information on various aspects of employment with the City of San Jacinto.  If you have any questions that are not answered on this website, feel free to contact us at [email protected]


Driven by the competition for talent, the City of San Jacinto offers a generous employment package to help employees enjoy the things that are important at home and at work. It's called Total Rewards. Total Rewards represents an employees' employment deal with the City. It's the various components that make up an employment package extending beyond compensation to include a "big picture" view of everything the City offers as an employer. Go to our Benefits page to learn more about the City's Total Rewards program.


A pay for performance philosophy assumes that compensation decisions reflect performance differences. Organizations using this philosophy do not guarantee additional compensation for simply completing another year of service. The City of San Jacinto provides its employees with compensation that is commensurate with experience and education, and administers increases that reflect employee performance on-the-job.

All newly-hired and promoted employees experience a six-month training/trial period whereby performance is evaluated at the conclusion of their training. At this time, a compensation evaluation may also be conducted.

Cost of living (COLA) increases may be agreed upon during contract negotiations and are therefore administered in a manner that complies with contractual obligations.

The most current adopted pay schedule (hourly, bi-weekly, monthly & annually) for the 2022-2023 fiscal year can be easily viewed by clicking on the link below.  Historical compensation data may be found by clicking on one of the other links as listed:

Salary Schedule

07/08/2024 - Hourly  07/08/2024 - Annual
07/10/2023 - Hourly  07/10/2023 - Annual
06/01/2023 - Hourly  06/01/2023 - Annual
12/26/2022 - Hourly   12/26/2022 Annual
10/03/2022 - SEIU Hourly   10/03/2022 - SEIU Annual
07/11/2022 - Mgmt Hourly   07/11/2022 - Mgmt Annual
7/01/2021- Hourly   7/1/2021 - Annual
7/1/2020 - Hourly   7/1/2020- Annual
7/1/2019 - Hourly  7/1/2019 - Annual
7/1/2017 - Hourly & Annual
7/1/2016 - Annual

Disaster Service Workers

Under California Government Code Sections 3100 - 3109, public employees are designated as disaster service workers. The term "public employees" includes all persons employed by the state or any county, city, state agency, or public district. Disaster service workers are required to participate in such disaster service activities as may be assigned to them by their employer or by law. The employees working for the City of San Jacinto take this responsibility seriously. Disaster plans are continuously being evaluated, drills are scheduled, and employees engage in training where they practice executing emergency support services.

EEOC Policy

The HR Department recruits from pools of qualified individuals created by posting positions at appropriate sources in order to create a work force that is representative of all sectors of society. Selection is determined by the most qualified for the role based on knowledge, skills, and abilities after utilizing a fair and open competition.

The City of San Jacinto does not discriminate against any employee or job applicant because of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, creed, marital status, sexual orientation, or physical or mental disability, or any other classification protected by law. All personnel decisions, including those regarding compensation, employment, promotion, termination, training, and transfers are based solely on qualifications, experience, and job performance of individual employees or applicants.

Job Descriptions

Visit the Job Descriptions page to learn more about the types of work employees do at the City of San Jacinto. These documents describe the education and qualification requirements that candidates would need to have to qualify for a specific position, if it were available. If you have any questions on concerns regarding a current job posting or the status of your application, please contact [email protected].

The City frequently posts positions on other websites such as CalOps, BC Water Jobs, Monster, CareerBuilder, Indeed, etc. however all vacant positions eligible for external applicants will always appear on the Job Opportunities page.

Memorandums of Understanding (MOU)

Several employees working for the City of San Jacinto have elected to have the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) represent them. The SEIU negotiates compensation, benefits, and other terms of employment on behalf of this group of employees and those agreements are documented in a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). 

 2019-2022 SEIU MOU
 2022-2025 SEIU MOU

Other employees have formed the Management Employee Association and have elected representatives to negotiate with the City Council on behalf of the group. 

2019-2022 Management Association MOU
2022-2025 Management Association MOU

Safety and Risk Management

The City takes safety seriously and provides continuous training to its employees on safe work practices, emergency response procedures, and supports a random drug-testing program that is in compliance with the Department of Transportation. In addition, the City of San Jacinto is a member of the Public Entity Risk Management Authority (PERMA). This joint powers authority provides City employees access to high quality training and resources that are usually only available to large organizations.


The City provided opportunities for employees to optimize learning and job performance. It strongly encourages the professional and personal development of its employees. The way in which we stand behind this value is evident in our generous tuition reimbursement program and culture that celebrates the accomplishments of its team members. See our Benefits page for more information on our tuition reimbursement program.


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