Important Updates: Click here for CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19 information


The City of Palm Desert offers a competitive benefits package to all employees. These benefits include:

  • Competitive salary (Salary Schedule)
  • Medical, dental and vision coverage for employee and dependents (up to 100% paid by employer)
  • 12 paid holidays annually
  • 12 paid sick days annually
  • Two weeks of annual paid vacation, additional vacation available for Management positions
  • The City does not participate in the Social Security program, except for the mandatory 1.45% Medicare contribution.
  • 2% @ 62 CalPERS retirement, 2% @ 55 for Classic Members
  • IRC 125 Cafeteria Plan (flexible spending plans)
  • Life insurance (equal to annual salary)
  • Longterm Disability Plan
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment Coverage
  • Retiree Health Savings Plan: 1% Employee Contribution, 1% Employer Match
  • Voluntary Deferred Compensation Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Rideshare Incentive Program
  • Qualified employer for PSLF Program eligibility


Free viewers are required for some of the attached documents.
They can be downloaded by clicking on the icons below.

Acrobat Reader Download Acrobat Reader Flash Player Download Flash Player Windows Media Player Download Windows Media Player Microsoft Silverlight Download Microsoft Silverlight Word Viewer Download Word Viewer Excel Viewer Download Excel Viewer PowerPoint Viewer Download PowerPoint Viewer