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
Dec 01, 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
CITY OF HESPERIA, CA Hesperia, California, United States
Nov 18, 2022
Public Relations Analyst Career Opportunity City of Hesperia 9700 Seventh Avenue Hesperia, CA 92345 The Community Serving as the gateway to the Mojave River Valley Community, the City of Hesperia is located at the foot of the San Bernardino Mountain Range. Only 90 miles north-east of Los Angeles and 35 miles north of Ontario, the City of Hesperia is strategically located at the intersection of Highway 395 and Interstate 15, a transportation corridor of national significance. Incorporated over 30 years ago, the City has built a strong economic foundation supported by a young and growing population. Once a small unincorporated community containing only a few stoplights and 13,540 people in 1980, Hesperia's population swelled within 40 years to 99,818. Hesperia offers the best of Southern California's lifestyle at a price that families can afford. Clean air, over 350 days of sunshine, and deep blue skies entice both businesses and residents to Hesperia. The Position Assigned to the City Manager's Office, the Public Relations Analyst provides a vital communications link between the City and the community it serves. Using a variety of multimedia outlets, the position designs and implements strategies that promote civic engagement, communication, and awareness by delivering timely, accurate, and impactful information about the City of Hesperia. The position is responsible for developing and carrying out vibrant marketing and public relations plans that convey the City's mission, vision, and accomplishments while staying current with changing social media platforms, practices and policies. The Public Relations Analyst contributes to and administers City events and celebrations such as the annual State of the City address, Community Clean Up Day, National Night Out, and represents the City at community events and other highly visible projects impacting the City. The Ideal Candidate The City of Hesperia is looking for a trusted professional with excellent interpersonal communication skills who can effectively manage and execute city- wide programs and maintain cooperative relationships. The successful candidate will be able to work independently with minimal direction and adhere to multiple deadlines in a fast-paced work environment. The ideal candidate will also demonstrate a high level of initiative and accountability for their work and will be an outgoing individual who enjoys working with elected officials and the public. The Public Relations Analyst will have extensive experience in communications. They should be tech-savvy, interested in keeping up to date with social, political and economic trends, and have high level of social astuteness. A creative and inventive thinker who is able to discern the City's goals, priorities, and initiatives while having a philosophy and approach that fits within the City's culture. Qualifications Experience: Two (2) years of progressively responsible professional experience in public affairs, public and organizational communication and/or public relations experience, preferable in a public agency. Education: Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university in public or business administration, journalism, marketing, telecommunications, or a related field. ** Please visit the Employment page at to view a full job description and expanded list of qualifications required for this position** Salary & Benefits $7,169 - $8,737 per month The City of Hesperia offers a comprehensive benefits package including CalPERS Retirement System: 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 contributes 6.75% (normal cost) of annual salary. Vacation (80 hours accrued during first year) 12 holidays • Sick leave (96 hours per year) 4/10, 9/80 and Adjusted Workweek Schedules Available Employee Assistance Program available 457 (b) Deferred Compensation Program available Tuition Reimbursement Program (Up to $3,000 per fiscal year available for eligible employees; $4,000 per fiscal year for employees with five consecutive years of employment) Health Benefits - up to $1, 450 per month toward medical, dental and vision insurance City Paid Employee Only Premium for Dental Insurance Employee Only Premium for Vision Insurance Life Insurance (One (1) times annual salary) IRS 125 Plan Flexible Spending Accounts Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance participation required The City does not participate in the Social Security program, except for the mandatory 1.45% Medicare Contribution 55 Hours Administrative Leave per fiscal year 2% City Contribution into 401 (a) Deferred Compensation Plan Professional/Supervisory Classifications Benefits How to Apply To be considered, please submit a resume, cover letter and completed application on the City's Employment page at Final Filing Date: December 8, 2022 @ 5:30 p.m. Questions? Please contact City of Hesperia Human Resources with any inquiries: 760.947.1100 Save the Dates: Written Examination - December 19, 2022 Interviews - December 21, 2022 CM-22-11-021
CITY OF HESPERIA, CA Hesperia, California, United States
Nov 02, 2022
City of Hesperia Open/Competitive Opportunity CONSTRUCTION INSPECTION SUPERVISOR ($7169- $8,737 per month) FINAL FILING DATE: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2022 AT 4:30 P.M. The City of Hesperia announces it is now accepting applications to join the Engineering team as the Construction Inspection Supervisor. This supervisor will work collaboratively with the City team to develop solutions for difficult construction situations, and help contractors and developers understand the requirements in the plans and specifications through encouragement of coordination and communication. The new team member 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. The ideal applicant will possess six (6) years’ experience in journey level public works inspection or construction management and two (2) years supervisory experience; or any combination of education and experience that has provided the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for this position. Experience in stormwater inspection and implementation of MS4 permit from agency level preferred. Please visit the Employment Opportunities page at to view the full job description and expanded list of qualifications. Benefits provided to City of Hesperia employees in the Professional/Supervisory Classification: 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) 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) Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance participation required 4/10, 9/80 and Adjusted Workweek Schedules Available Vacation (80 hours accrued during first year) Administrative Leave 55 hours per fiscal year 12 holidays Sick leave (96 hours per year) 401 (a) Deferred Compensation Plan (2% of salary - City paid) 457(b) Deferred Compensation Program available IRS 125 Plan Flexible Spending Accounts available Employee Assistance Program available Tuition Reimbursement Program (Up to $3,000 a fiscal year available for eligible employees). The City does not participate in the Social Security program, except for the mandatory 1.45% Medicare Contribution To Apply: Interested applicants are required to submit a completed City application, Cover letter and Resume using the online employment application system. This application can be accessed from the City’s website at City of Hesperia 9700 Seventh Avenue Hesperia, CA 92345 (760) 947-1100 DS-22-10-017