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Human Resources

Division Info

Human Resources
City Hall
170 Santa Maria Avenue
Pacifica, CA 94044
T: 650-738-7300
F: 650-359-6038

Irene Camarena
Human Resources Manager

Gene Coleman
Human Resources Analyst

Office Hours
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM*
8:30 AM to 7:30 PM*
8:30 AM to 1:30 PM

(*) Closed for lunch
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Closed on Holidays



Hello from Pacifica! Welcome to the City of Pacifica Human Resources Division. Here you will find exciting information about the City's many career and growth opportunities as well as programs beneficial for you and/or your family. 

As the new Human Resources Manager my team and I take pride in putting people first. Through San Mateo Regional Training Consortium (RTC) we provide development opportunities to empower our employees through their entire work life cycle. At the City of Pacifica all employees are valued and expected to achieve excellence through integrity, accountability, individuality and creativity. 

Our team is committed to attracting and retaining a highly qualified and diverse workforce that are well equipped to anticipate and respond to the changing needs of our community. 

We take pride in serving and being a part of the Pacifica community and building and shaping organizational culture that aligns with City Council's goals and initiatives. We strive daily to do the right things right! 

We invite you to take a moment to look at our career opportunities and discover why we are the employer of choice.


The Human Resources team is committed to providing quality service to the City of Pacifica, by attracting the most diverse, competent, professional and talented workforce.

Human Resources also provides policy direction and consultation on labor relations issues, maintains an equitable and competitive salary and benefit packages, coordinates required training programs for employees, manages the worker's compensation program and safety of employees and strives to promote and maintain a positive labor relations relationship between its employee bargaining unit and the city.

The City of Pacifica Human Resources Division's mission is to:

  • Administer the city's personnel merit system, workers' compensation program, employee benefits, employee relations and equal employment opportunity programs
  • Provide diverse and skilled applicant pools, classification and compensation administration, labor relations, human resources management tools, policies/procedures and other support to city departments
  • Represent the city council and city manager on all employee relations matters with representatives of recognized employee organizations
  • Assure that the city has fair and equitable policies and procedures that are uniformly interpreted and implemented
  • Assure that all recruitment, hiring, placements, transfers and promotions are made on the basis of individual qualifications for the position filled


Human Resources organizes and coordinates the employee recruitment, screening and selection process. The City of Pacifica is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, religion, national origin, race, color or disability.


We are social creatures - gathering and greeting each other is important. With the Holidays just around the corner it is important to be vigilant when gathering. Balancing our health and the health of others with our need to be social can be challenging and confusing. We must continue to be transparent and meet our ethical obligations to ourselves and to other people. We must trust that we are all in this together and protecting each other from harm.

Vaccination continues to protect against severe COVID-19 illness, but with the COVID-19 Delta variant now infecting a small percentage of vaccinated people as well as many unvaccinated people, on August 2, 2021, San Mateo County health officer issued a Health Order requiring the use of masks indoors in public places. Vaccines remain the most powerful tool in the fight against COVID-19, including the Delta variant. Nonetheless, the Delta variant is infecting a small percentage of the vaccinated in the Bay Area - who still remain strongly protected against severe illness, hospitalization, and death. I those instances of infection in a vaccinated person, a face covering prevents further spread. Bay Area health officials urge all unvaccinated residents 12 and older to get vaccinated as soon as possible. 

The Order requires all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, to wear face coverings when indoors in public settings, with limited exceptions. "The goal is to avoid disrupting businesses and residents' everyday activities," said Scott Morrow, MD, San Mateo County's health officer. "We want our communities to stay open while being as safe as possible." This Health Order aims to reduce community transmission of COVID-19 and protect everyone. 

Your Human Resources team will continue to provide resources, notifications, information you need to know, and anything else of relevance related to this pandemic. Together we will help you through these difficult and challenging times.