Learn  about facility hours and city services during COVID-19


Human Resources


Carmen Valdez
Interim HR Director

1400 Fifth Avenue, Room 210
San Rafael, CA 94901
Monday-Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday-Sunday: Closed

COVID-19 Service Modifications

During the current public health crisis, the City of San Rafael remains committed to protecting the health and safety of community members and employees, while also striving to deliver public services to the greatest extent possible. The City has shutdown in-person customer service and public counters, including City Hall; all recruitments are currently suspended, however, the public and employees can still call or email our office with questions. Employees can visit the employee webpage to learn more about resources during this time.


Our team of professionals strives to serve San Rafael's community need for a diverse, well qualified, and high performing workforce through strategies designed to maximize individual and organizational performance. We cultivate positive working relationships by creating and enhancing valuable services that attract, develop and retain a talented and diverse workforce.

Join Our Team

Our employees are our greatest asset, and we seek individuals who are excited about a challenge, are creative and dare to make a difference.  We are a results-driven team who care about each other and the needs of residents in our community. If you are considering employment with the City, or are currently participating in the application process, you may wish to browse through our website. The information provided on these pages will help familiarize you with the our employment structure.


What we do:

The Human Resources Department serves as a strategic partner to both our internal and external customers, providing leadership, expertise, support and guidance in the following areas:

  • Benefits Administration & Wellness
  • Employee and Labor Relations
  • Workplace Safety
  • Workers Compensation & Risk Management
  • Employee Development and Training
  • Recruitment and Selection
  • Classification and Compensation
  • Policies & Procedures
  • Long Range Strategic Planning

“I couldn't even begin to tell you how much it means to have a supervisor care so much for his employees… The city of San Rafael is truly an amazing place to work.” - Christine Reed

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