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In a city that runs more like a business than a bureaucracy, discover where your talents can take you next and learn what it’s like to live and work in San Marcos. Take a peek at a few employees testimonials below that show how San Marcos is different. 


 We're raising the bar of public service by empowering our

employees to use their talents to innovate, learn and lead so that

San Marcos can discover a brighter future.




 Innovate   Grow

 Every day, more than 90,000 people will be depending on you. Whether your job is front-and-center or behind-the-scenes, your work will benefit the greater good.

We operate a little differently than most cities, and we’re proud of that. So, bring your fresh ideas.  You’re going to need them here.

When our employees learn and grow, the whole city benefits.


We’re making San Marcos better, together. 

 This city is one of the area’s most desirable places to live—and that’s largely thanks to the collective effort of our city team working toward a greater goal.   

Meet some of our team.

Think everyone here has a background in government?
Think again. There’s been quite a mix of career paths that have led to San Marcos City Hall —  and we think that varied experience is a big plus. 


Landscape Inspector


Development Director


Recreation Supervisor 

Learn how Landscape Inspector Mike Estrada connects with the community and makes a difference in the recreation experience for San Marcos residents.   Not only does Development Services Director Dahvia Lynch wear a lot of hats in her job, but in San Marcos, she has discovered an innovative work culture.    In Recreation Supervisor Jennifer Overman's line of work, she is in the business of having fun and making memories. Learn how she has made a difference.

Associate Planner


Fire Captain



Discover how Associate Planner Art Piñon has been able to see things go from concept to concrete, all while maintaining a work-life balance.    Discover why Captain Mike Vasile knows working for the San Marcos Fire Department is different than anywhere else.     

Learn how San Marcos is different.  

If our approach feels less like your typical government and more like a business, that's because it is.  
In fact, our city was founded on that philosophy. 
Learn more here.


Take the first step.

Ready to discover where your talents can take you?
Apply for a job with us today.


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