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City of Foster City

Contact Info 


(650) 286-3221

Operational Hours

M-F, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


610 Foster City Blvd Foster City, CA 94404

About Foster City

Driven by the idea of a planned community on the San Francisco peninsula, T. Jack Foster placed a $200,000 bet on Brewer's Island to build a thriving new city in 1958. The rest is history, and the City of Foster City is now home to almost 34,000 residents and a wide array of industry--including some of the bay area's elite businesses, such as VISA and Gilead Sciences. Conveniently located between San Francisco and San Jose, the City of Foster City prides itself on its well-planned neighborhoods, shopping centers, and most importantly a supreme quality of life.

To fulfill public services for our community, the City of Foster City is continually seeking qualified candidates to join our staff--currently 164 employees (197 if you include the Fire JPA) covering 76 job classifications. We offer a wide range of positions, including police and fire, with potential for growth and advancement. We also offer highly competitive benefits, including alternative work schedules (9/80), a retirement plan, and generous vacation and paid holidays.

Click on the links on this profile to learn more about the City of Foster City.

City Manager
Communications/City Clerk
Community Development
Financial Service/City Treasurer
Human Resources
Parks and Recreation
Public Works
Other Agency Info 


San Mateo County

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