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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, Deputy City Manager/City Clerk


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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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.



City of Calimesa Fire Department invites applications for the following:

INTERN/RESERVE FIREFIGHTER.    Click here for Job Announcement & Application

FIRE CAPTAIN-EMT.  The purpose of this recruitment is to obtain an eligibility list.  There are no positions currently open.   

Click here for Job Announcement & Application

FIRE BATTALION CHIEF.  The purpose of this recruitment is to obtain an eligibility list.  There are no positions currently open.   Click here for Job Announcement & Application.


The following job descriptions and salary schedule are listed for informational purposes only.  When vacancies occur they will be listed above under Job Opportunities.

Classification/job title salary Range No. Job Descriptions
Accounting Technician 20 Accounting Technician
Administrative Assistant I 17 Administrative Assistant I
Administrative Assistant II 20 Administrative Assistant II
Sr. Administrative Assistant 23 Senior Administrative Assistant
Associate Planner 27 Associate Planner
City Manager Contract City Manager
Deputy City Manager/City Clerk 42 Deputy City Manager/City Clerk
Finance Director 41 Finance Director
Maintenance Supervisor 30 Maintenance Supervisor
Maintenance Worker I 18 Maintenance Worker I
Maintenance Worker II 21 Maintenance Worker II
Maintenance Worker Lead 23 Lead Maintenance Worker
Planning Manager 36 Planning Manager
Public Works Director 41 Public Works Director

Adopted Salary Schedule                 Employee Benefits

FIRE Classifications/job titles salary Range No. Job Descriptions
Reserve/Intern Firefighter/EMT Stipened Reserve/Intern Firefighter/EMT
Firefighter/EMT F-4 Firefighter/EMT
Firefighter/Paramedic F-5 No Job Description Adopted as yet
Captain/EMT F-8 Captain/EMT
Battalion Chief (non-exempt) F-9 Battalion Chief (non-exempt)
Battalion Chief (exempt) F-9 Battalion Chief (exempt)
Deputy Chief (exempt) F-10 Deputy Chief (exempt)
Fire Chief (exempt) F-11 Fire Chief (exempt)

Adopted Fire Salary Schedule                  Fire Department Employee Benefits