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


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