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Incredible employee benefits

The benefits of employment with the County of Santa Clara

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Serving the public through your work at the County of Santa Clara will provide a fulfilling career with great opportunities to learn more about your area of expertise, grow as a person, take on new challenges, and develop real relationships with your coworkers. It takes an individual committed to helping others to work in government, and for that we are grateful that you are considering the County of Santa Clara.

Here are some incredible employee support and benefits details that many candidates don’t realize are part of your County employment and compensation packageAnd some that are only available to public sector employees! When you look at our commitment to you, you’ll realize it isn’t just about an hourly wage. It is about how excited we are to have you here, contributing to the effort that serves nearly 2 million residents of the county. Investigate the sections below to find out about the significant benefits - those that are financial and those that support you as a human being - that the County of Santa Clara provides for our employees. See our current employee benefits guide here.

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Health insurance plans

Choices, savings, and $0 premiums!

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CalPERS Defined Benefit Pension Plan

Retirement income for life*!

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Retiree medical plans available after your County service

Take advantage of retiree medical plans, even some with zero-dollar premiums - for life!

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Deferred Compensation Plan

Participate in an added retirement savings opportunity: our County-sponsored Deferred Compensation plan with both pre-tax and after-tax options. 

Learn more about the Deferred Compensation Plan


Paid holidays/vacations/sick leave

13 annual paid holidays and other scheduled time off!

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Robust Employee Assistance Program

The County of Santa Clara has partnered with Concern to provide an array of behavioral health, financial, and legal resources that support you and your family in multiple ways.


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Employee wellness

We offer a variety of programs that keep employees feeling well and able to find work-life balance!

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More financial benefits

Childcare reimbursements, pre-tax programs and more!

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Career stability and advancement

Job stability, longevity, and career advancement

Stable employment and advancement opportunities are critical to your success!

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Employee learning and development

Employee learning and development!

employee learning and development

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Disability and unemployment benefits

Disability and unemployment benefits!

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Some benefits may differ due to job classification and bargaining unit. Contact the Human Resources Department for details based on your specific job classification.