The Human Resource Department is responsible for the management of employee recruitment processes, employee classifications, employee relations, employee benefits, and employee development.  The department provides for the coordination and maintenance of all personnel records, policies, and procedures.

The City’s Risk Management functions are also handled through the Human Resources department, which has the responsibility for the administration and coordination of the City’s self-insurance program consisting of Workers Compensation, liability/property insurance, and employment practices insurance.  The City is a member of the Public Agency Risk Sharing Authority of California (PARSAC) and Employment Risk Management Authority (ERMA).

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Darlene Gerdes, City Clerk/HR & Risk Manager


908 Park Avenue

Calimesa, California 92320

Phone:  909.795.9801, ext. 233

Fax:  909.795.4399



7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Monday through Thursday



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Current Opportunities:                    Finance Manager - Closes March 1, 2016

The City of Calimesa Human Resources Department is responsible for recruiting and retaining both full-time and part-time positions and administration of the human resources functions.

The City of Calimesa is committed to ensuring an application process and workplace free from harassment/discrimination on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical handicap, medical condition, marital status, sex or age. The City of Calimesa is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.

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