Employment Benefits

The City of Santa Ana offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits package for our employees. Our options include medical, dental, vision insurance; flexible spending for health and dependent care expenses; paid vacation, sick and holiday leave; life insurance, pension, deferred compensation, tuition reimbursement, wellness program, and a rideshare program.

In addition to paid vacation, sick, and holiday leave time, we offer leaves of absence and an employee assistance program to support our employees with life changes that occur throughout their career.

CalPERS (California Public Employees Pension System)

With a career in public service, you will be eligible for a lifetime retirement benefit after five years of full-time service.  Your pension is determined by your age at retirement, retirement formula, and your number of years of service.

Dental Plan Options

Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Dependent Care Account (DCA)

FSA and DCA allow you to use pre-tax dollars to pay for eligible expenses.

Health Benefits


The City’s program may include incentives for: the purchase or lease of qualified Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEVs), carpooling, vanpooling, biking, walking, or using bus/train to work.

Summary of Benefits & Insurance Contribution Rates

Tuition reimbursement

As you continue to pursue education in your career within the organization, this program reimburses for the cost of tuition, e-books, or textbooks.

Vision Plan


The health and wellness of our employees is a key initiative of the City of Santa Ana. Our program includes activities that promote physical, financial, emotional, and occupational wellness.

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