City of Hesperia

Situated as the gateway to the High Desert, the City of Hesperia is located in beautiful Southern California with a rich history and exciting future. Located conveniently at the base of the San Bernardino Mountain Range, only 90 miles northeast of Los Angeles and 35 miles north of Ontario. With a rural atmosphere, hometown hospitality and more than 350 days of sunshine per year, it’s no wonder more than 94,000 people have come to call Hesperia home. By maintaining a progressive and fiscally responsible approach, Hesperia is set to continue on a path of evolution and growth for many years to come.

Mission Statement

Hesperia is dedicated to enhancing our safe, friendly community, while blending a rural lifestyle with progress and responsible growth.

We, the City of Hesperia employees, value:

  • Our individual contributions to the entire organization
  • High professional standards of integrity and ethical behavior
  • All employees as partners, empowering the work environment that encourages loyalty to the entire organization and open communications
  • Mastering the fine points / details of our work and accepting responsibility for doing our job well
  • Providing superior quality service
  • Our customers
  • Our people as potential innovators and support acceptable risk-taking
  • Recognizing fellow employees for their individual contributions

3 job(s) at City of Hesperia

CITY OF HESPERIA, CA Hesperia, California, United States
Mar 28, 2023
DS-23-03-035 City of Hesperia Open/Competitive Opportunity Accountant $5,349 - $6,521 per month FINAL FILING DATE: MONDAY, APRIL 17, 2023 AT 5:30 P.M. The City of Hesperia is seeking a professional and detail-oriented Accountant who is familiar with principles, procedures, methods, and materials used in governmental accounting. This role is responsible for performance of higher-level accounting functions, maintenance of the general ledger for all funds, maintenance of the purchasing function, and reconciliation of agency bank accounts. Your Role As the Accountant you will perform the higher-level accounting functions of the City Finance Division including preparation and maintenance of financial, accounting, and statistical reports and records, acts in the absence of administrative accounting personnel. You will prepare detailed account analysis, various financial reports; and run daily bank balance reports and determine adequacy of balances. As well as maintain the general ledger for the City and related agencies; input of general ledger data, posting of journal entries, and recording revenue deposits; maintain current budget files, and compile Treasurer’s report for City and related agencies. Join our Team Our team of accountants excel in working together to succeed in all tasks, duties, and projects in Finance. As part of this team, you will collaborate regularly with others to respond and provide succinct information to questions and concerns from City departments, private sectors, and the general public. You will be responsible for generating detailed reports, maintaining accounting and fiscal records, preparing fund reconciliations, journal entries, and assistance with identifying improvement in the water billing lien process. If you are looking to join a high functioning, optimistic team that enjoys problem solving, this position is for you! Desired Candidate Attributes You must be a self-motivated individual with strong analytical skills and astute attention to detail to verify the accuracy of financial data. Have excellent attention to detail; have great communication and organizational skills to properly explain complex subjects, maintain accurate records, assist in the preparation of annual or periodic reports and annual audit requests; and have the highest ethical standard to represent the City and community you serve. The ideal candidate will possess governmental accounting experience and strong knowledge of lien procedures and processes. Minimal Qualifications • The equivalent of three (3) years of directly related experience in accounting, a Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field and a High School diploma or GED. • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid class “C” California driver’s license For more information of this position, please visit the Accountant job description. Please see next page for list of benefits DS-23-03-035 City of Hesperia Standard Employment Benefits Retirement: • Prior Public Service-CalPERS Formula 2.7% @ 55 (Employee contributes 8% (employee cost) and 1% (cost sharing) of annual salary) • CalPERS Pension Reform Formula 2% @ 62 (Employee contributes 6.75% (normal cost) of annual salary) • 401 (a) Deferred Compensation Plan (1% of salary - City paid) • 457 (b) Deferred Compensation Program available • The City does not participate in the Social Security Program, except for the mandatory 1.45% Medicare Contribution Health Benefits: • Health Benefits - Up to $1,450 per month toward medical, dental and vision insurance • City paid o Employee Only Premium for Dental Insurance o Employee Only Premium for Vision Insurance o Life Insurance (One times annual salary) • IRS 125 Plan Flexible Spending Accounts available • Employee Assistance Program available • Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance participation required Additional City of Hesperia Benefits: • Vacation (80 hours accrued during first year) • 12 paid holidays • Sick leave (96 hours per year) • Tuition Reimbursement Program (Up to $3,000 a fiscal year available for eligible employees; $4,000 per fiscal year for employees with five consecutive years of employment) • 4/10, 9/80 and Adjusted Workweek Schedules available City of Hesperia o 9700 Seventh Avenue o Hesperia, CA 92345 o (760) 947-1100 o
CITY OF HESPERIA, CA Hesperia, California, United States
Mar 02, 2023
Key Dates: Deadline Open until filled (First review on 3/27/2023) Interviews Interviews tentatively week of April 10th $7,169-$8,737 per month CAREER OPPORTUNITY SALARY & BENEFITS Prior Public Service-CalPERS Formula 2.7% @ 55 (Employee contributes 8% (employee cost) and 1% (cost sharing) of annual salary) CalPERS Pension Reform Formula 2% @ 62 (Employee contributes 6.75% (normal cost) of annual salary) 401 (a) Deferred Compensation Plan (1% of salary - City paid) 457 (b) Deferred Compensation Program available The City does not participate in the Social Security Program, except for the mandatory 1.45% Medicare Contribution BENEFITS: City paid Employee Only Premium for Dental Insurance Employee Only Premium for Vision Insurance Life Insurance (One times annual salary) IRS 125 Plan Flexible Spending Accounts available Employee Assistance Program available Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance participation required Health Benefits - Up to $1,450 per month toward medical, dental and vision insurance Public Works Inspection Supervisor City of Hesperia 9700 Seventh Avenue Hesperia, CA 92345 Retirement Health Public Works Inspection Supervisor Construction Inspectors Public Works Inspector THE TEAM: Engineering is a vital component of the Development Services Department, responsible for addressing the needs of the community both today and in the future through planning, design, and construction of critical infrastructure. Engineering plays an essential part in the City’s Capital Improvement Program and maintains responsibility for water rights acquisition and negotiations. Plant 30Ranchero Road Extension Silverwood - One of the largest new communities developed in Southern California in many years. Wastewater Treatment Plant - As of now, all wastewater is deposited to the regional wastewater treatment plant near the Helendale Community and located more that 11 miles downstream from the City. As a Public Works Inspection Supervisor, you will lead the inspection team from implementation to completion on large projects such as development of the Silverwood community and construction of the Wastewater Treatment Plant. - Planned for more than 9,000 acres - First phase of the project is under construction, bringing approximately 2,000 of the total 15,000 homes entitled for construction - Future construction of 700,000 square feet of commercial retail space - Construction of the project will be in two (2) phases, which will amount to the total of $65 million dollars - Includes a regional lift station, force mains, and gravity sewers - Will have four (4) million gallons of daily capacity - Most importantly, will allow the City to treat wastewater locally and provide the opportunity for the use of recycled water YOUR ROLE: THE IDEAL CANDIDATE: Assigned to the Engineering Department you will regularly collaborate with your team to review and address difficult situations with construction requirements, quality, and safety on various projects throughout the City. You will be responsible for planning, organizing, overseeing the inspection of permitted or contracted construction projects including utilities, public works and Capital Improvement construction projects involving streets, curbs, gutters, sidewalks, water, sewer, storm drains and related construction. In addition, you will ensure that each project follows federal, state, and local laws. You must be a self-motivated team player and be dedicated to support a team-oriented environment, possess excellent attention to detail in order to identify issues that conflict with public safety and access, along with strong time management skills to effectively respond to public complaints and requests regarding right-of-way, easement construction and usage. As well, have productive, problem-solving skills and good judgement in addition to honesty, integrity, and dependability to maintain and support the highest ethical standard to represent the City and community you serve. Silverwood - Crest Club Overlook Park - Site PlanVillage Core - Site Plan QUALIFICATIONS: How to Apply: To be considered, please submit a resume, cover letter and application on the City’s Employment page at Questions ? Please contact City of Hesperia Human Resources with any inquiries: 760.947.1100 Experience & Education Six (6) years of experience in journey level public works inspection or construction management experience or the performance of related work and Two (2) years supervisory experience Coursework in construction management and inspections, civil engineering, or hydraulics is desirable Experience in stormwater inspection and implementation of MS4 permit from agency level is preferred Licenses Possession of a valid class "C" California driver's license
CITY OF HESPERIA, CA Hesperia, California, United States
Dec 08, 2022
DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT SERVICES Classification Specification Non-Represented Senior Management (Unclassified/At Will) DEFINITION: Under administrative direction, leads, plans, organizes, and directs the services and activities of the Development Services Department including Engineering, Community Development, Planning Building and Safety, and the capital improvement program. serves as member of the City's Executive team and represents the City interest with federal, state and local agencies and organizations; assumes additional responsibilities as assigned; performs related duties as required. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This position is responsible for the development and administration of programs designed to address primary areas of City service. The incumbent is expected to exercise honesty, leadership, problem-solving, competent judgment, wisdom, common sense, and initiative in establishing efficient and effective departmental operations involving significant accountability and decision-making responsibility consistent with City Council policies and administrative guidelines established by the City Manager. SUPERVISION RECEIVED/EXERCISED: Receives general direction from the City Manager or designee; and exercises direct and indirect supervision of management, supervisory, professional, technical and administrative staff. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (The following is a typical list of duties assigned to the Director of Development Services. The duties included on this list are examples and are not intended to be all-inclusive or restrictive.) • Identifies, develops, recommends, establishes, implements, and administers policies, procedures, priorities, standards, services, and long-range goals, relating to the department ensuring equitability, efficiency and effectiveness of delivery. • Plans, and directs, department services including Engineering, Community Development, Planning, and Building and Safety; ensures that services are efficient and effective and provided according to Federal and State laws, ordinances, rules, and regulations. Class specifications are only intended to present a descriptive summary of the range of duties and responsibilities associated with specified positions. Therefore, specifications may not include all duties performed by individuals within a classification. In addition, specifications are intended to outline the minimum qualifications necessary for entry into the class and do not necessarily convey the qualifications of incumbents within the position. Director of Development Services Page 2 • Serves as a member of the executive team and a resource for City staff and elected officials; coordinates pertinent information, resources and collaboration to support a positive and productive environment. • Prepares and directs the administration of the Department budget, goals, objectives, policies, and priorities; responsible for strategic implementation and administration of the General Plan, zoning, subdivision, environmental ordinances, adopted development policies, construction permits, mapping system; and land development, Supports recommendations and modifications to programs, codes, ordinances, policies, and procedures when necessary and prepares and presents reports of a complex nature regarding varying projects; supervises and analyzes the creation of staff reports and presentation materials; makes verbal and written presentations to City Staff, Management, Council, community associations, boards, outside agencies or organizations and schools. • Guides the development of comprehensive plans to satisfy future needs for department services. • Serves as the Department head for Development Services; approves and selects Department employees; plans and directs work of assigned staff; develops and establishes work methods and standards; conducts or directs staff training and development; motivates and evaluates employee performance; executes disciplinary action. • Prepares and directs the administration of the City’s capital improvement program, including goals, priorities, budget and assessments of the needed construction or repair of City infrastructure and facilities; monitors the design of systems, facilities, and construction activities; approves completed plans, compiles estimates, contract provisions and specifications and ensures adequate capital resources to fund projects. • Prepares and presents program to City Staff, Management and Planning Commission and works collaboratively with the Finance Department to present program and budget for approval. • Maintains the City’s high standards necessary for the efficient and professional operation of the department; sets expectations and goals for performance and maintains staff accountability for results and actions. • Represents Development Services or delegates such authority in relations with the community, advisory committees, local, State, and Federal agencies, and professional organizations; schedules public hearings and leads discussions regarding proposed and related projects. • Responds to inquiries, requests, and complaints as it relates to the department functions and takes appropriate action; ensures the public and management is kept Director of Development Services Page 3 updated and aware of programs, projects, and other related activities through the department's public notification policies and procedures. Perform other related and peripheral duties as required and necessary for the successful performance of this job. QUALIFICATIONS: (The following are minimal qualifications necessary for entry into the classification.) Education and/or Experience: Any combination of education and experience that has provided the leadership, knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for a Director of Development Services. A typical way of obtaining the required qualifications is to possess the equivalent of a Bachelor’s degree with major work in civil engineering, urban planning, public administration, or a related field; eight (8) years of progressively responsible related experience in one or more of the assigned departments including collaborations and presentations with elected officials, staff, developers, businesses, and residents; four (4) years of direct administrative leadership responsibility. A master’s degree is desirable. Knowledge of Hesperia and the surrounding area is a benefit for this position. License/Certificate: Possession of or ability to obtain a Class “C” California driver's license. KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES: (The following are a representative sample of the KSA’s necessary to perform essential duties of the position.) Knowledge of: Theory, principles, practices and techniques of engineering, urban planning, economic development, and related development services; applicable Federal, State and local law, codes and regulations governing the administration of planning, community development and the design and construction of streets, water systems, capital projects and other public works projects; Subdivision Map Act, California Environmental Quality Act, and Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors Act; Government Code, Public Utilities Code, Streets and Highways Code; municipal planning applications modification, and interrelationships between ordinances, policies, standards, procedures and practices associated with the planning function; methods employed in the preparation of land development projects; contracts, agreements, plans, specifications, procedures and forms associated with public works projects and laws research methods and sources of information related to urban growth and development laws, codes, regulations and principles of community redevelopment; principles and practices of public administration, including budgeting, purchasing, revenue and the maintenance of public records; organization and functions of an elected City Council and appointed boards and Director of Development Services Page 4 commissions; the Brown Act and other laws and regulations governing the conduct of public meetings; the City's Personnel Rules and Regulations; planning, zoning and subdivision design; methods and techniques of public administration research, analysis, narrative, statistical, and technical writing, report preparation and presentation and record keeping; negotiation and conflict resolution techniques; principles of contract negotiation and administration; principles and practices of personnel administration, supervision and training. Skill to: Operate an office computer and a variety of word processing and software applications. Ability to: Lead, plan and direct the comprehensive development services programs and services including building safety, community development, engineering, inspections and planning; delegate, authorize, select, supervise, motivate, train and evaluate staff; prepare and administer the division’s budget; allocate limited resources in a cost effective manner; interact effectively with the public; exercise flexibility, tact, confidentiality and diplomacy in dealing with sensitive, complex, and confidential issues and situations; supervise and analyze complex data in either statistical or narrative form and perform statistical and cost benefit analyses; analyze complex development issues and problems, evaluate alternative solutions, and develop sound conclusions, recommendations and courses of action; communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing; prepare and evaluate verbal presentations and written reports; exercise sound, expert judgment within general policy guidelines; deal constructively with conflict and develop effective resolutions; respond to requests and inquiries from the general public; and establish and maintain cooperative working relationships; develop comprehensive plans to satisfy future needs of department service; and work with the best interest of the entire city in mind. WORKING CONDITIONS: Position requires prolonged or intermittent sitting, standing, walking on level, uneven, or slippery surfaces, reaching, twisting, turning, kneeling, bending, stooping, squatting and crouching. The position also requires grasping, repetitive hand movement and fine coordination in preparing reports and using a computer keyboard in the performance of daily duties. Additionally, the position requires near and far vision when reading correspondence and using a computer and acute hearing is required when providing phone service and communicating in person. The need to lift, carry, push, and pull files, reports and other materials weighing up to 40 pounds is required. The employee may occasionally be required to travel to different sites and locations; when working outdoors the incumbent may encounter extreme weather conditions, including wet, hot, cold, wind, snow, ice, and heavy vehicle traffic. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate when indoors and moderate to loud when outdoors. Director of Development Services Page 5 Revised November 2022 Revised February 2016 Removed responsibilities related to Public Works October 2015 Working Conditions and Formatting Revised July 2008 Revised September 2005