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Employee Benefits

Summary of Benefits for Full-Time City Employees

Retirement
Participation in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) 2.5%@55 for non-safety members; 3%@50 for safety personnel. The City does not participate in Social Security.

Medical Plans
Employees may choose from PERS, Kaiser or Blue Cross for medical coverage, per MOU provisions.

Dental Plan
Dental coverage is provided through the City’s group plan with MetLife. Employees have the option of MetLife HMO or PPO Plans. 

Vision Plan
Vision coverage is provided through EyeMed.

Life Insurance
The Standard life insurance and AD&D policies are provided by City. Management, Confidential Exempt, and Public Safety employees are provided a $50,000 term life insurance policy. Classified employees are provided a $25,000 term life insurance policy.

Long-Term Disability/Short-Term Disability
Both LTD/SDT is through The Standard.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
The City’s employee assistance program is administered by Horizon Health Employee Assistance Program and is available to employees and dependents.

Flexible Benefit Plan - The City offers an IRS Section 125 plan which offers an opportunity to pay dependent health insurance premiums on a pre-tax basis and to put aside money for medical and dependent care expenses.

Holidays
Eleven paid holidays per year, plus three floating holidays.

Sick Leave
Employees accrue sick leave at 3.69 hours of sick leave per pay period for a total of ninety-six (96) hours per year.

Vacation Leave
Employees accrue of ninety-six (96) hours per year, with additional accrual for each year of service after four years.

Tuition Reimbursement
Permanent and fulltime employees shall be considered eligible to participate in this program after completing 18 months of satisfactory City service.  No employee shall receive greater than $10,000 of tuition reimbursement during his/her cumulative term of employment with the City. 

Benefit Summary Information
Individual benefit sheets are attached per employee classification groups.

Employee Compensation

Position Total Note
Volunteer Fire Fighters 35  
Elected 7  
Total Stipend Volunteers 42  
     
Part-Time 81 14 Library; 36 Paramedics; 16 Police; 15 all other departments
Full-Time 59 18 Police, 15 Public Works; 26 All other departments
Total Employees 140  

To view the Government Compensation in California website to see Sierra Madre’s or any other city or county agency data, please go to http://www.sco.ca.gov/.

Hiring Process

Application Process
Applications for employment are accepted for open positions only.
Applications are available in the City of Sierra Madre Community & Personnel Services Office located in City Hall at 232 West Sierra Madre Blvd, Sierra Madre, California 91024, or by calling (626) 355-7135. Although a resume may be submitted, it will not be accepted as a substitute for any of the required application documents. Completed applications must be submitted no later than the filing deadline.

Selection Process
The qualifications of each applicant are forth in the job announcements. Those applicants determined to be best qualified for the position will be invited to continue in the recruitment process. Candidates participating in an oral interview will be evaluated on experience, training and personal qualifications for the position.

Employment Information
The City of Sierra Madre will require, as a condition of employment, documentation of the legal right to work in the United States. The candidate selected for the position may be required to successfully pass a thorough drug screening and other appropriate medical screening. Some positions may require background investigations. By submitting a signed application you are authorizing the City of Sierra Madre to conduct an appropriate background investigation.

Accommodation: Candidates, who require special accommodations due to a legal disability, should supply the Community & Personnel Services Department with documentation and a written request five (5) days prior to the date of examination on the need for accommodation.